Hertfordshire - South West Herts-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 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:
- The South-West Herts Consortium Schools
- Other partially selective schools in Herts that are not part of the consortium
- Three wholly selective grammar schools in the London Borough of Barnet and one partially selective school
- One wholly selective school (Latymer) in the London Borough of Enfield
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.
You will find here detailed information about the ENTRANCE TEST FOR THE CONSORTIUM SCHOOLS
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.
Details can be found HERE
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
Details can be found HERE
Admissions Information for September 2018 Entry
Important Notice: Changes to SW Herts Schools’ Exams
Please note that the SW Herts Schools Consortium are currently updating their website indicating there is a possibility of a change in the testing. However the dates below are confirmed. Be aware that the information below may be subject to change
|Closing date for applications||Registration for test online – Friday 16th June 2017
(Registration opens Monday 24th April 2017)
link to online form is here
Secondary Application (CAF) 31st October 2017
|Test venue and time notification- Monday 3rd 4th July 2017|
|11+ test dates||Saturday 9th September 2017 – Academic Test (11+)|
|Tuesday 12th September 2017 – Music Aptitude Test see details|
|Queens’ Sports Aptitude Test – Friday 15th September 2017 or Tuesday 19th September 2017
|Saturday 23rd September 2017 – Bushey Meads’ Technology Aptitude Test, see details|
|Week commencing Monday 25th September 2017 – Second round of Music Tests|
|Test Types|| Two tests, Mathematics (50 minutes) by GL Assessment
Verbal Reasoning by CEM (approximately one hour testing vocabulary, comprehension)
Test details on South West Herts Consortium
|Test Results||Monday 16th October 2017|
|Examiners||Maths – NFER administered by GL Assessment (Please note no changes have been announced for the Maths paper)
Verbal Reasoning – CEM (Durham University)
|Allocations Day||1 March 2018|
|Admissions||Hertfordshire County Council
Tel: 0300 123 4043
South West Herts Consortium
|Recommended Practice Materials||Verbal Reasoning|
|Bushey Meads Technology Test|
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
|Bushey Meads School||Admissions Policy 2018||Mixed||Partially Selective||200 places 10% of places allocated on aptitude for technology; remaining places are allocated by “banding” based on the consortium tests||TBA|
|Parmiter’s School||Admissions Policy 2018||Mixed||Partically Selective||208 places 25% of places elected on general ability, 10% of places for aptitude for Music||Thursday 29th September 2016 4pm – 8.30pm|
|Queens’ School (Bushey)||Admissions policy 2017||Mixed||Partially selective||265 places 35% of places selected on general ability, 5% for musical aptitude, 5% for sporting aptitude||TBA|
|Rickmansworth School||Admissions policy 2017||Mixed||Partially Selective||196 places 25% of places selected on general ability, 10% of places for musical aptitude, 49 of those are selected according to academic ability, 19 on the basis of music ability||28th September 2016 5.30pm – 9.00pm|
|St Clement Danes School (Chorleywood)||Admissions Policy 2018||Mixed||Partially Selective||240 places 10% general ability, 10% musical aptitude||Saturday 7th October 2017|
|Watford Grammar School for Boys||Admissions Policy 2018||Boys||Partially Selective||196 places 25% (49 places) of places selected on general ability, 10% (19 places) of places for musical aptitude||Saturday 1st October 2016 9am – 12 noon|
|Watford Grammar School for Girls||Admissions policy 2018||Girls||Partially Selective||210 places 73 specialist places (35%)||Monday 10th October 2016 6 pm – 9 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.
Before acting on any information given here, please verify that it is up to date.
Page updated on 17th March 2017