Wiltshire 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 two selective grammar schools in Wiltshire, Bishop Wordsworth’s for boys, and South Wilts for girls. Each school administers the 11 plus test. In order to sit the 11 plus test at either of these schools there is a two stage procedure. You must submit the Common Application Form to the Wiltshire County Council and a Supplementary Form (available from the school) to the school directly.
Candidates from outside Wiltshire should submit the Common Application Form through their own local county who will then inform Wiltshire County Council.
South Wiltshire Grammar School (Girls) Admissions Information for September 2018 entry
The following information is provisional and is subject to change
|Closing dates||31st October 2017 the Common Application Form|
|South Wiltshire Grammar School – Friday 1st September 2017|
|11+ test dates||Saturday 23th September 2017|
|Test Types||Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning, all multiple choice|
|Examiner||GL Assessment (NFER)|
|Test Results||Monday 9th October 2017|
|Allocations||1st March 2018|
|Admissions Information||South Wiltshire Grammar School|
|Recommended Practice Materials||Verbal Reasoning|
- Mathematics (50 minutes, GL Assessment)
- English (45 minutes, GL Assessment)
- Verbal Reasoning (50 minutes, GL Assessment)
The Maths test reflects all areas of Key Stage 2 Maths and covers areas of Number, Algebra, Measures, Shapes and Space and Handling Data.
The English Test contains aspects of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2: Reading, Comprehension, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
The scores for the Maths, English and Verbal reasoning tests are standardised and combined and then used to determine admission. The three tests are of equal weighting.
South Wiltshire Grammar School Statistics
|Year of Entry||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|No. of places||150||150||128||128||128||128||128|
|Places offered in-area||100||96||89||72||78||70||66|
|Places offered to siblings||6||9||9||6||6||10||7|
|Places for free school meals||6||0||1||2||-||-||-|
|Places for children in care||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Furthest distance offered||20.3 miles||19.1 miles||13.6 miles||22.6 miles||23.6 miles||22.9 miles||25.7 miles|
|Applicants from Independent schools||13||28||27||31||26||24||25|
Bishop Wordsworth School for Boys – Admission Information for entry September 2018
|Places||160 (risen from 128 last year)|
|Open Day||Thursday 23rd March 2017, Tuesday 27th June – Monday 3rd July 2017|
|Closing date for applications||Thursday 13th July 2017 5pm|
|11+ test dates||Saturday 16th September 2017|
|Test Types|| Two papers of approximately 50 minutes each, multiple choice format, each paper contains several timed sections. There will be a break in between the tests. The paper tests:
Verbal ability (comprehension, vocabulary and verbal reasoning)
Numerical ability (the ability to solve maths problems)
Non Verbal ability (the ability to see how objects/shapes relate to each other)
|Examiners||CEM (Durham University)|
|Pass Mark||CEM design the marking scheme and all marks are standardised according to the age to produce a final score. Places are offered by rank order of the score. The test mark required varies from 72%-75%|
|11+ Test Results||13 October 2017 approx|
|Allocations||1st March 2018|
|Admissions Information||Bishop Wordsworth School for Boys
Admissions Policy 2018
|Recommended Practice Materials||CEM 11+ Practice Materials|
See our information page on CEM
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 22nd February 2017