11 Plus Schools

Hertfordshire - South West Herts-11 Plus

For Entry in 2020

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 no fully selective grammar schools remaining in the county of Hertfordshire, but there are several high-performing partially selective schools. Competition for places is extremely fierce.

Hertfordshire operates a Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme, which includes the partially-selective schools in this section.

The schools that are, broadly speaking, treated as being in Hertfordshire (because of historic geographic links) are:

South-West Herts Consortium Schools

Seven partially selective schools in South-west Hertfordshire administer their 11+ tests as a consortium, sometimes referred to as the South-West Herts Consortium of Schools.
A percentage of places in each school are available in merit order by reference to academic ability. All applicants must take a mathematics and verbal reasoning test. No minimum score is required to gain admission.

A percentage of places are offered in all the Consortium schools except Bushey Meads on the basis of proven aptitude in Music. All applicants under this criteria have to take a written music test administered by the SW Herts Consortium. The test does not require any previous knowledge of music or music theory.
Applicants who achieve the qualifying score are invited back for a 2nd stage practical musical assessment. Places are offered on the basis of scored achieved in the 2nd stage.

Bushey Meads offer an additional test which is called the Technological Aptitude Test, based on non-verbal reasoning consisting of two multiple choice papers. 17 places are offered in descending order of scores. This is an additional test and is entirely optional. However, all applicants have to sit the Consortium Test.

Queens offer a few places with those with exceptional sporting ability and live within the catchment area. Applicants have to take the PE Aptitude Test which cover the core movement skills. The tests have been selected by the Council of European Physical Fitness
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Admissions Information for September 2020 Entry

Places Please see table below
Closing Dates 31st October 2019 for CAF form
Closes – Fri 21st June 2019
11+ Test Dates Academic Test – Sat 7th September 2019
Music Test Round One – Mon 9th September 2019
Music Test Round Two – Mon 23rd September 2019
Sports (Queens’ School Only) – Fir 13th September 2019 and Tue 17th September 2019
Test Types Academic Test – Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning by GL Assessment in multiple choice format
Music Test Round One – consists of 60 questions in four sections based on a CD being played
Round Two – consists of a 3 minute performance
Sports test – based on Eurofit tests and consists of seven events
Scores Notified to Parents Wed 16th October 2019
Familiarisation paper click here
Allocation March 2020
Admissions South West Herts Schools Consortium

Please Note There is no telephone number for the South West Herts Consortium. All mainline enquiries should be directed to one of the schools within the consortium.

Historical Information regarding applications and allocations can be found HERE

Consortium Schools

School Admissions Gender Type Places Open Day
Croxley Danes School
3, Wolsey Business Park,
Rickmansworth
Hertfordshire,
WD18 9BL
01923 284483
Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed Partially Selective 180 places, 10% of places allocated on aptitude for music Open Evening: Tues 24th September 2019
Parmiter’s School
High Elms Lane,
Garston,
Nr, Watford,
Hertfordshire,
WD25 0UU
(0)1923 671424
Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed Partically Selective 208 places 25% of places elected on general ability, 10% of places for aptitude for Music Thurs 26 September 2019 from 4pm to 8.30pm
Queens’ School
Aldenham Road,
Bushey
Herts.
WD23 2TY
01923 224465
Admissions policy 2020 Mixed Partially selective 270 places 35% of places selected on general ability, 5% for musical aptitude, 5% for sporting aptitude Annual Open Day takes place in October
Rickmansworth School
Scots Hill,
Rickmansworth,
Hertfordshire,
WD3 3AQ
01923 773296
Admissions policy 2020 Mixed Partially Selective 226 places 25% of places selected on general ability, 10% of places for musical aptitude Thurs 26th September 2019 5.30pm-9pm
St Clement Danes School
Chenies Road,
Chorleywood
Hertfordshire,
WD3 6EW
01923 284169
Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed Partially Selective 240 places 10% general ability, 10% musical aptitude Sat 28th September 2019 9.00am – 12.00pm
Watford Grammar School for Boys
Rickmansworth Road
Watford
WD18 7JF
01923 208900
Admissions Policy 2020 Boys Partially Selective 224 places:146 community places (65% of the whole) and up to 78 specialist places (35% of the whole) 25% (56 places) of places selected on academic ability, 10% (22 places) of places for musical aptitude Sat 5 October 2019, 9am to 12 noon
Watford Grammar School for Girls
Lady’s Close,
Watford
Hertfordshire,
WD18 0AE
01923 223 403
Admissions policy 2020 Girls Partially Selective 210 places: 137 community places (65% of the whole) and up to 73 specialist places (35% of the whole) 25% (52 places) of places selected on academic ability, 10% (21 places) of places for musical aptitude Thurs 10th October 2019 6pm-9pm

Other partially selective schools in Herts that are NOT part of the consortium:

School Admissions Gender Places & Info Open Day
Dame Alice Owen’s School
Dugdale Hill Lane,
Potters Bar,
Hertfordshire
EN6 2DU
01707 643441
Admissions policy 2020 Mixed 200 places
Click here for more information and key dates for 2020 entry
Thurs 18th July 2019 from 2 – 5 pm
Bishops Stortford High School
London Road
Bishop’s Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM23 3LU
01279 868686
Admissions Policy 2020 Boys 156 places
Click here for more information and key dates for 2020 entry
Thurs 26th September 2019
Chancellors School
Pine Grove,
Brookmans Park,
Hatfield,
Herts
AL9 7BN
01707 650702
Admissions Policy 2020 Mixed 210 places
10% of places selected for musical aptitude
Click here for more information and key dates for 2020 entry
Thursday 21st September 2017 6pm-9pm
Hertfordshire and Essex High School
Warwick Road,
Bishop’s Stortford,
Hertfordshire
CM23 5NJ
01279 654127
Admissions policy 2020 Girls 180 places 5% of places selected for sporting aptitude, 5% for musical aptitude
Click here for more information and key dates for 2020 entry
Thurs 26 September 2019, 5.30 – 8.30 pm

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