11 Plus Schools

Dorset 11 Plus

For Entry in 2021

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st.

There are four grammar schools in Dorset: two in Bournemouth and two in Poole.
All 4 schools share the same 11+ test. Children only need to sit one test (with the school they are registered with) and results are shared with the other schools.

Admissions Information for September 2021 entry

Closing date for applications 31st October 2020 for Local Authority
Friday 11th September 2020 by 12 noon
11+ test dates Saturday 26th September 2020
11+ Test Types Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning. All by GL Assessment and all multiple choice format.
Examiner GL Assessment (NFER)
11+ Test Results Posted on Friday 16th October 2020
Pass Mark Scores are standardised and a list is compiled of those who reach the required standard (the score is not known)
Allocations 1st March 2021
Admissions Information Bournemouth Borough Council
Poole Borough Council
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning Practice Materials
Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials

Test Types

The tests are set to be appropriate for the pupils in their final year of the KS2 national curriculum. Tests take account of the fact that candidates may not have covered all areas. All three tests are multiple choice format.

Maths Test (50 minutes) – The Mathematics paper is based on work which candidates would normally cover during Key Stage 2 of the national curriculum. It covers most aspects of Key Stage 2, up to level 5, with some questions aimed at level 6.

English (45 minutes) – The English paper tests comprehension, vocabulary and punctuation.

Verbal Reasoning (50 minutes) – This test is designed to analyse a pupil’s academic potential and does not depend upon prior knowledge.

General School Information

School Admissions Type Gender Places Open Events
Bournemouth School
East Way,
01202 512609
Admissions Policy 2021 Grammar Boys 180 places in Year 7 Thursday 9th July 2020 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Bournemouth School For Girls
Castle Gate Close
Castle Lane West
01202 526289
Admissions Policy 2021 Grammar Girls 180 places in Year 7 TBC
Poole Grammar School
Gravel Hill,
BH17 9JU
01202 692132
Admissions Policy 2021 Grammar Boys 180 places in Year 7 TBC
Parkstone Grammar School
Sopers Lane
Poole Dorset
BH17 7EP
01202 605605
Admissions Policy 2021 Grammar Girls 192 places in Year 7 TBC

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Page updated on 22nd April 2020