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.

Admissions Information for September 2017 entry

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

Closing date for applications 1st July 2016 – 4pm
11+ test dates Saturday 10th September 2016
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
Examiners CEM (Durham University)
11+ Test Results sent to parents by Monday 10th October 2016
Allocations 1st March 2017
Admissions Gloucestershire Council Phone: 01452 426843
Email: choiceadvice@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Recommended Practice Materials CEM 11+ Practice Materials

NEW CEM Practice Materials now available on our online shop

School Admissions Information

School Gender Places Open Evening
The Crypt School Boys 112 places in Year 7 23 March 2016
High School for Girls Gloucester Girls 128 places in Year 7 Wednesday 20th April 2016, 8.45-10.45am
Marling School Boys 150 places in Year 7 Open Mornings 2016 at 9am; Friday 22 April,
Thursday 21 June,
Tuesday 28 June
Open Evening – Monday 17th October 2016
Pate’s Grammar School) Mixed 150 places in Year 7 Open Mornings 2016;
Wednesday 23 March,
Monday 27 June
Timings 9.15-10.45am or 9.45-11.15am
Ribston Hall High School Girls 120 places in Year 7 Tuesday 26th April 2016
Thursday 28th April 2016
Tuesday 21st June 2016
Sir Thomas Rich’s School Boys 120 places in Year 7 18 & 19 April 2016
Stroud High School Girls 150 places in Year 7 Thursday 21st April 2016

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.
Before acting on any information given here, please verify that it is up to date.

Page updated on 27th October 2016


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