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 2020 entry

Closing date for applications 31st October 2019- Secondary application (CAF)
Sun 30th June 2019 at noon – Test registration closes
(registration opens Sat 1st June 2019)
Test Information sent September 2019
11+ test dates Saturday 14th September 2019
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 2nd March 2020
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
Gloucester
GL2 5AE
01452 530291
Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 150 places Tues 25th June 2019 & Wed 26th June 2019
High School for Girls Gloucester
Denmark Road,
Gloucester,
GL1 3JN
01452 543335
Admissions Policy 2020 Girls 150 places Tues 25th June 2019, 8.50am-10.45am
Marling School
Cainscross Road,
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4HE
01453 762251
Admissions Policy 2020 Boys 150 places Open Mornings; Tues 25th June 2019 9am,
Open Evening; Mon 21st October 2019 4.30-7.00pm
Pate’s Grammar School
Princess Elizabeth Way
Cheltenham
GL51 0HG
01242 523169
Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 150 places Open Mornings 2019;
Mon 24th June
Timings 9.15am-10.45am or 9.45am-11.15am
Ribston Hall High School
Stroud Road
Gloucester
GL1 5LE
01452 382249
Admissions Policy 2020 Girls 150 places Tues 18th June 2019 9.15am-11.00am
Sir Thomas Rich’s School
Oakleaze
Longlevens
Gloucester
GL2 0LF
01452 338400
Admissions Policy 2020 Boys 150 places Wed 8th and Thurs 9th May 2019
Stroud High School
Beards Lane
Cainscross Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4HF
01453 764441
Admissions Policy 2020 Girls 150 places Fri 28th June 2019, 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 10th June 2019