11 Plus Schools

Dorset 11 Plus

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 2018 entry

Closing date for applications 31st October 2017 for Local Authority
8th September 2017 by 12 noon
11+ test dates Saturday 23rd September 2017
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 13th October 2017
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 2018
Admissions Information Bournemouth Borough Council
Poole Borough Council
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning

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) – 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) – covers comprehension, vocabulary and punctuation.

Verbal Reasoning (50 minutes)

General School Information

School Admissions Type Gender Places Open Events
Bournemouth School Admissions Policy 2018 Grammar Boys 150 places in Year 7 Thursday 6th July 2017
Bournemouth School For Girls Admissions Policy 2018
Grammar Girls 166 places in Year 7 Tours:
Friday 27th January 2017
Friday 24th February 2017
Friday 17th March 2017
Open day:
Monday 3rd July 2017
Poole Grammar School Admissions Policy 2018 Grammar Boys 180 places in Year 7 Tuesday 4th July 2017
Parkstone Grammar School Admissions Policy 2018 Grammar Girls 180 places in Year 7 Thursday 6th July 2017

Information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of writing, but we would not necessarily be aware of subsequent changes unless someone brings them to our attention.
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Page updated on 18th March 2017