11 Plus Schools

Wirral (inc. Liverpool) 11 Plus

Entry in 2021

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.

Wirral Grammar Schools

The 11 plus in Wirral is administered by the Wirral Borough Council for:

  • Calday Grange Grammar School
  • West Kirby Grammar School
  • Wirral Grammar school for Girls
  • Wirral Grammar school for Boys

Whereas, St. Anselm’s College and Upton Hall School administer their own tests.

Admissions Information for Entry 2021

Closing date for applications TBC
11+ test Date Monday 21st September 2020
Test Types Verbal ability (tests vocabulary, comprehension, verbal reasoning)
Numerical reasoning (tests the ability to solve mathematical problems)
Non-verbal reasoning (tests the ability to see how objects relate to each other)
There will be two test papers of approx 50 mins each; each one containing a mixture of multiple choice questions, divided into timed sections. The questions in each paper will be a mixture of the above subjects. A few maths questions will not be multiple choice
Familiarisation Booklet
Examiner GL
Test Results TBC
Allocations 1st March 2021
Admissions Information: Wirral Borough Council Admissions
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
Verbal Reasoning
Non Verbal Reasoning

School Information

School Admissions Gender Places Open Evening
Calday Grange Grammar School Admissions Policy 2020 Boys 200 places in Year 7 Tuesday 8th July 2019
West Kirby Grammar School Admissions Policy 2020 Girls 180 places in Year 7 TBA
Wirral Grammar School for Girls Admissions Policy 2020 Girls 180 places in Year 7 TBA
Wirral Grammar School for Boys Admissions Policy 2020 Boys 155 places in Year 7 Any day – contact school

St Anselm’s College Admissions for September Entry 2021

Places 156 in Year 7
Closing date for applications 31st October 2020 – Common Application Form
Open Day TBC
11+ test dates September 2020
Test Types 3 written papers Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English and a mental Maths paper
English is 45 minutes long, it consists of a comprehension with questions that are not multiple choice and an essay on a given topic (about 20 mins on each section)
Maths is 45 minutes long, standard format, a lot of worded questions.
Sample papers can be found on the school’s website here
Examiner Maths and English are written by the school
Sample Entrance Exam Papers
Allocations 1st March 2021
Admissions Information St Anselm’s College
Admissions Policy 2021
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English

Upton Hall School Admissions for September Entry 2021

Places 156 in Year 7
Closing date for applications Monday 13th July 2020 – Schools Form
31st October 2020 – Common Application Form
Open Day Thursday 18th June 2020 5:30pm – 8pm and Thursday 17th September 2020 5:30pm – 8pm
11+ test dates Saturday 5th September 2020
(Thursday 10th September 2020 – Follow up test for special needs or those who missed the first test due to illness)
Test Types Two Verbal Reasoning papers, multiple choice. Both 50 mins each. There will be a break in between.
Examiner GL Assessment (NFER)
Test Results Sent to parents by Friday 16th October 2020
Pass Mark Scores of both tests added together; a required score of 236 or above.
In the event of over-subscription, priority is according to the following criteria:
1. to girls who are Baptised Roman Catholics,
2. to girls who are Roman Catholics but not baptised
3. to girls living closed to the school
Allocations 1st March 2021
Appeals Applications for an appeal should be made within 20 days of receipt of allocations letter.
Admissions Information Upton Hall School Admissions
Admissions Policy 2021
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning

Liverpool Grammar Schools

There is only one grammar school remaining in Liverpool – The Blue Coat School. It is a mixed school and admits 180 children each year into Year 7. In addition there are three partially selective schools in Liverpool.

The Blue Coat School Entry September 2021

Open Evening TBC
Places 180 places in Year 7
Closing date for applications Test registration – TBC
(Registration forms available from TBC)
31st October 2020- CAF Form
11+ test dates TBC
Test Types Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Maths – 45 mins, English – 50 mins, Non-Verbal Reasoning – 20 mins
Test Results TBC
The test is marked out of 450. Typically children who are admitted range from 330-410. This can vary from year to year.(see table below)
Eligibility for a place is based on the following criteria:
1. Up to 27 places for children who achieve a score of 320 or more and are entitled to free school meals
2. Remaining places are allocated to highest scores
In the event of a tie, the place will go to the highest non-verbal reasoning score. If there is still a tie, the highest English score will determine the result.
Allocations 1 March 2021
Appeals closing date TBC
Appeals TBC
Admissions Information The Liverpool Blue Coat School
 
Admissions Policy 2018
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English
Non-verbal Reasoning

The Blue Coat School – previous years’ scores

Group 2016 2015 2014 2013
Top 180 scores 342-403 339-413 336-409 335-401
Scores that just miss the top 180 336+ 333+ 330+ 331+
All others 186+ 173+ 186+ 184+

Partially selective schools in Liverpool

The three partially selective schools in Liverpool are:

School Admissions Gender Places Open Evening
King David High School Admissions Policy 2018 Mixed Selects 17 places musical aptitude
Jewish faith-based school
 
More info 2018 entry
TBC
St. Hilda’s C of E High School Admissions Policy 2018 Mixed (previously girls) 170 Selects 15 percent of pupils for general ability
 
More info 2018 entry
Wednesday 12th July 2017
St. Margaret’s C of E High School Admissions Policy 2018 Boys 160 places in year 7 (24 places selected for general ability)
 
More info 2018 entry
Thursday 29th June 2017

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Page updated on 15th April 2020