11 Plus Schools

Yorkshire 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 three Local Authorities in Yorkshire with Grammar Schools within their boundaries: Calderdale (two grammar schools), Kirklees (one grammar school) and North Yorkshire (three grammar schools).

Appropriate Practice Materials for the Yorkshire 11+ Test

All of the recommended materials are listed in the Yorkshire part of the 11+ Regions section of the online shop where you can purchase these in a convenient place.

More information and advice can also be found in the Yorkshire section of the 11+ Forum

Calderdale Grammar Schools Admissions Information for September 2017 entry

Admissions to the two Calderdale grammar schools are managed jointly and the admission process is handled by Calderdale Council.

Places 180 in Year 7 for The Crossley Heath Grammar School
180 in Year 7 for The North Halifax Grammar School
Open Evening The North Halifax Grammar School – Tuesday 27th June 2017 from 5pm – 8pm
The Crossley Heath School – Thursday 29th June 2017 5pm – 8pm
Closing date Schools test registration: Friday 1st September 2017
CAF Form: 31st October 2017
11+ test dates Saturday 30th September 2017
Test Types Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English
Verbal reasoning is multiple choice format and has 50 questions in 30 minutes
Maths is multiple choice format and has 40 questions in 30 minutes
English is standard format (1 hour)
English Sample paper
Maths Sample paper
Examiners Verbal Reasoning – GL Assessment or University of Edinburgh
Maths paper is written by the school
Test Results Friday 20th October 2017
Allocations 1st March 2018
Appeals Deadline – 15th March 2018
Hearings – June 2018
Admissions Calderdale Council
The Crossley Heath School Admissions Policy 2018
North Halifax Grammar School Admissions Policy 2018
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

Kirklees Grammar Schools Admissions – Heckmondwike Grammar

Admissions to Heckmondwike Grammar School are managed by Kirklees Council. Heckmondwike Grammar School changed their exam in September 2014 to that of CEM (The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) by University of Durham. The reason for the changes are to prevent extensive coaching.

Information for September 2018 entry to Heckmondwike Grammar School

Places 180 in Year 7
Closing date for School Entrance Exam form 26th June 2017 by 12 noon
31st October 2017 for the CAF and LA
Open Day 21st & 22nd June 2017
11+ test dates Saturday 16th September 2017
Test Types Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning
English
Numerical Reasoning
Examiners CEM (University of Durham)
Test Results by 14th October 2017
Allocations 1st March 2018
Acceptance closing date 10th March 2018
Closing date for Appeals Tuesday 4th April 2018
Admissions Heckmondwike Grammar School
Admissions Policy 2018
Appeals Closing date 4th April 2018
Recommended Practice Materials CEM 11+ Practice Materials

North Yorkshire Grammar Schools Admissions Information for September 2017 entry

The three Grammar Schools in North Yorkshire are responsible for their own admissions policy; and the Local Authority manages the admission arrangements on behalf of Ermysted Grammar School and Ripon Grammar School.

Skipton High School administers it’s own selection tests. Children in Skipton and Ripon are automatically entered for the selection test; parents have to write or email to admissions if they do not wish their child to sit the test.

Ermysted & Ripon Grammar Schools entry 2017

Places Ripon Grammar- 117 in year 7, including 14 boarding
Ermysted – 112 places in year 7
Closing dates Friday 22 July 2016
31st October 2016 for the CAF form
First test Saturday 10th September 2016
Second test Saturday 17th September 2016
Test Types Each test will consist of a Verbal Reasoning & a Non- verbal reasoning. Both are multiple choice
Test Details Verbal Reasoning – 80 questions, 50 minutes
Non Verbal Reasoning – 4 sections, 20 questions in each section, with 10 minutes for each section. At the beginning of each sections, candidates are given brief instructions. Once a section has been completed, candidates cannot go back to that section.
Examiners NFER administered by GL Assessment
Scores Places offered to the highest scoring 28% who live in the catchment area. If there are surplus places; they are offered to boys outside the catchment area.
Test Results 14th October 2016
Allocations 1st March 2017
Appeals Closing date – 29th April 2017
Hearings – April/June 2017
Admissions Information: North Yorkshire County Council
Sample Questions and Answers for North Yorkshire 11+ Tests can be found on the council’s website
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning

School Information

School Admissions Policy Gender Places Open Event
Ermysted’s Grammar School Admissions Policy 2018 Boys 120 places in Year 7 TBC
Ripon Grammar School - Mixed 117 places in Year 7, of which up to 14 are boarding places Monday 26th June 2017 at 5.30pm

Cut- off scores

Year Ripon cut-off Skipton cut-off
2017 201 218
2016 210 213
2015 214 218

Skipton Girls’ High School entry in 2018

Places 116 in Year 7
Closing dates Test registration:Wednesday 13th September 2017 (registration from 1st May 2017)
CAF Form: 31st October 2017
Open Events Thursday 13th July 2017 6pm – 8.30pm
11+ Test Saturday 30th September 2017
Test Types Verbal reasoning, Maths, English
Each paper is multiple choice. There will be no extended writing
Test Details Mathematics – 50 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes.(sample papers from schools’ website)
Verbal Reasoning – 85 questions, 50 minutes, multiple choice
English- 50 multiple choice questions, 45-50 minutes, the test consists of 2 extracts with questions, plus questions on spelling, punctuation, grammar.
Examiners GL Assessment (NFER)
Test Results Monday 16th October 2017
Allocations 1st March 2018
Admissions Skipton Girls’ High School
Admissions Policy 2018
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

Historic Pass Marks

  1. Cut off scores for Skipton Girls’ High School and Ermysted’s Grammar School were 220 (2011) 227 (2010) 221 (2009) and 222 (2008). In the event of oversubscription places are allocated by distance.
  2. Cut off scores for Ripon Grammar School were 210 (2011) 206 (2010) 209 (2009) and 207 (2008)

Provided a child has achieved the required cut-of score, places are then allocated in the following order, with distance from school gates being used in the event of any tie-break:

  1. Children in care
  2. Siblings of children living in the school’s catchment area
  3. Children in living in catchment
  4. Siblings of children living outside of catchment
  5. All others

All of the recommended materials are listed in the Yorkshire part of the 11+ Regions section of the online shop where you can purchase these in a convenient place.

More information and advice can also be found in the Yorkshire section of the 11+ Forum

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 29th April 2017

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