Partially selective schools are of two types:

Bilateral Schools, which contain both grammar and non-selective streams, with the two groups of students taught separately. There are eight bilateral schools in England, all of them in areas that have retained fully selective grammar schools. As a result of the competition from grammar schools, some of the bilateral schools tend to be under-subscribed for their grammar streams. Details of the eight Bilateral Schools are shown below.

Partially Selective Schools, which are schools that elected to retain some selection by academic ability or aptitude in a named specialism after the national grammar school system was dismantled. It should be noted that partially selective schools are not the same as schools that have acquired specialist status and have therefore been able to introduce up to 10 percent selection in the specialist subject as a result. A list of the 37 partially selective schools is shown below.

Bilateral Schools

To be admitted to the selective stream of a bilateral school, applicants must achieve the qualifying standard in an eleven plus exam, usually the same test used by local grammar schools. As a result of the competition from grammar schools, bilateral schools tend to be under-subscribed for their grammar streams. Where that is the case they are required to fill the vacant places with non-selective pupils, unlike grammar schools which can remain under-subscribed if insufficient pupils qualify for entry.

LincolnshireKing Edward VI Humanities CollegeMixed
MedwayThe Howard SchoolBoys
ReadingReading Girls’ SchoolGirls
Southend-on-SeaSt Bernard’s High School for Girls
Southend-on-SeaSt Thomas More High School for BoysBoys
TorbayWestlands SchoolMixed
WarwickshireAshlawn SchoolMixed

Partially Selective Schools

All of these schools are heavily over-subscribed, with competition for places being particularly fierce in those schools that select pupils for general academic ability.

BarnetMill Hill County High SchoolMixed10% Technology
10% Music
5% Dance
CroydonThe Archbishop Lanfranc SchoolMixed15% General Ability
CroydonEdenham Park High School
CroydonRiddlesdown High SchoolMixed15% General Ability
CroydonShirley High SchoolMixed15% General Ability
DorsetBudmouth Technology CollegeMixed12% General Ability
DudleyOld Swinford HospitalBoys27% General Ability
EssexThe King John SchoolMixed15% General Ability
HertfordshireDame Alice Owen’s SchoolMixed32.5% General Ability
5% Music
HertfordshireParmiter’s SchoolMixed25% General Ability
10% Music
HertfordshireQueens’ SchoolMixed35% General Ability
5% Music
5% Sport
HertfordshireRickmansworth SchoolMixed25% General Ability
10% Music
HertfordshireSt. Clement Danes SchoolMixed10% General Ability
10% Music
HertfordshireWatford Grammar School for BoysBoys25% General Ability
10% Music
HertfordshireWatford Grammar School for GirlsGirls25% General Ability
10% Music
KentArchbishop’s SchoolMixed15% General Ability
KentHomewood SchoolMixed20% General Ability
1% Music
KentWestlands SchoolMixed10% Maths
LambethArchbishop Tenison’s SchoolBoysWeighted Banding
LambethLondon Nautical SchoolBoysNautical or Sport
LancashireRipley St. Thomas Church of England High SchoolMixed15% Language
LiverpoolKing David High SchoolMixed17% Music
LiverpoolSt. Hilda’s C of E High SchoolMixed15% General Ability
LiverpoolSt. Margaret’s C of E High SchoolBoys15% General Ability
NottinghamNottingham Bluecoat SchoolMixed10% Maths and Science
PeterboroughThe Kings SchoolMixed10% General Ability
2.5% Music
PoolePoole High SchoolMixed10% General Ability
Southend-on-SeaCecil Jones CollegeMixed10% General Ability
Southend-on-SeaShoeburyness High SchoolMixed10% General Ability
SurreyGlyn Technology SchoolBoys15% General Ability
SurreyThe Winston Churchill SchoolMixed9% General Ability
5% Music
SuttonGreenshaw High SchoolMixed25% General Ability
WandsworthBurntwood SchoolGirls25% General Ability
WandsworthChestnut Grove SchoolMixed20% Art and Design
20% Languages
WandsworthErnest Bevin CollegeBoys33% General Ability
WandsworthGraveney SchoolMixed25% General Ability