11 Plus Schools

Gloucestershire 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 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 2021 entry

Closing date for applications 31st October 2020- Secondary application (CAF)
TBC- Test registration closes
(registration opens TBC)
Test Information TBC
11+ test dates TBC
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 Fri 12th October 2019
Allocations 1st March 2021
Admissions Gloucestershire Council
Phone: 01452 426843
Email: choiceadvice@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Recommended Practice Materials CEM 11+ Practice Materials
Maths Practice Materials
English Practice Materials
Verbal Practice Materials
Non-Verbal Practice Materials

NEW CEM Practice Materials now available on our online shop

School Admissions Information

School Admissions Gender Places Open Evening
The Crypt School
Podsmead Road
01452 530291
Admissions Policy 2021 Mixed 150 places Open Mornings – Wednesday 25th March 2020, Thursday 18th June 2020, Monday 22nd June 2020
High School for Girls Gloucester
Denmark Road,
01452 543335
Admissions Policy 2021 Girls 150 places Open Morning – Thursday 25th June 2020 – Timings TBC
Marling School
Cainscross Road,
GL5 4
01453 762251
Admissions Policy 2021 Boys 150 places Open Mornings: Thursday 25 June 2020 arrive for 9am or 9:30am.
Open Evening: October 2020 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Pate’s Grammar School
Princess Elizabeth Way
GL51 0HG
01242 523169
Admissions Policy 2021 Mixed 150 places Open Mornings:
Monday 22nd June 2020 9:00am – 11:15am
Ribston Hall High School
Stroud Road
01452 382249
Admissions Policy 2021 Girls 150 places Open Morning: Tuesday 16th June 2020 – 9am – 11am
Sir Thomas Rich’s School
01452 338400
Admissions Policy 2021 Boys 150 places Wednesday 6th May 2020 and Thursday 7th May 2020 8:30am or 2:15pm – 3:30pm
Stroud High School
Beards Lane
Cainscross Road
01453 764441
Admissions Policy 2021 Girls 150 places Friday 26th June 2020 9:15am – 12 noon

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 20th April 2020