11 Plus Schools

Gloucestershire 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 seven grammar schools in Gloucestershire. All the schools use the same testing process. Parents need to fill in the Common Application Form and a test registration form available from the school. Failure to complete the Local Authority’s form means the child cannot be offered a place, even if achieves a qualifying score.

It possible for parents applying to Pate’s school to sit the test at another local grammar school.Parent must notify the school they are applying to of their preference in such a case.
Children are not normally able to sit the test at other UK locations; parents may make an application to Pate’s in such a case, the decision will be made at the discretion of the school.
Pate’s school allow applicants living outside the UK to sit the test at the child’s current school in certain circumstances. Parents should apply in the normal way, ie apply to the LA and the school and contact the school directly to discuss these arrangements.

Stroud High school accepts underage children provided: they are in Year 5 and are following a year 6 curriculum, there is a letter of support from the primary school and their score in the test is in the top 50% of applicants. If the score is not in the top 50%; that score may be carried forward and be considered for entry the following year.

Also at Stroud High School, if a student is unsuccessful in the test for year 7 entry, they are permitted to sit a test once more for entry into year 8,9 or 10.

At the beginning of December 2013, the seven Grammar schools in Gloucestershire have made a decision to change the examining board to Durham University – CEM (Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring). This is because they are concerned by the amount of tutoring that takes place. The CEM tests enable children to demonstrate their academic ability without excessive tutoring. CEM do not produce any books or papers. The test relies heavily on good mathematical and English skills.

Although not all CEM tests are the same, there are some similarities. Please see other areas already administering the CEM test for examples of the style of the test: Birmingham and Warwickshire

Admissions Information for September 2018 entry

Closing date for applications 31st October 2017- Secondary application (CAF)
Friday 30th June 2017 at 4pm – Test registration closes
(registration opens Thursday 1st June 2017)
Test Information sent by 8th September 2017
11+ test dates Saturday 16th September 2017
Test Types Two multiple choice tests, 45-50 minutes each which is split up into smaller timed sections.
Each paper will test Verbal Ability (comprehension and verbal reasoning), Numerical Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning
Familiarisation Booklet
Examiners CEM (Durham University)
11+ Test Results sent to parents by Thursday 12th October 2017
Allocations 1st March 2018
Admissions Gloucestershire Council
Phone: 01452 426843
Email: choiceadvice@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Recommended Practice Materials CEM 11+ Practice Materials

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School Admissions Information

School Admissions Gender Places Open Evening
The Crypt School Admissions Policy 2018 Boys 150 places 22nd March 2017, 27th & 28th June 2017
High School for Girls Gloucester Admissions Policy 2018
Girls 150 places Tuesday 25th April 2017, 8.45am-10.45am
Tuesday 27th June 2017 8.45am-10.45am
Marling School Admissions Policy 2018 Boys 150 places Open Mornings; Friday 31st March 2017 9am,
Wednesday 28th June 2017 9am
Open Evening; Monday 16th October 2017
Pate’s Grammar School Admissions Policy 2018 Mixed 150 places Open Mornings 2017;
Wednesday 8th March, Wednesday 5th April, Monday 3rd July
Timings 9.15am-10.45am or 9.45am-11.15am
Ribston Hall High School Admissions Policy 2018 Girls 120 places Tuesday 27th April 2017
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Sir Thomas Rich’s School Admissions Policy 2018 Boys 120 places 3rd & 4th May 2017
Stroud High School Admissions Policy 2018 Girls 150 places 28th April 2017 & 30th June 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