11+ grammar school test

On time registration for the 11+ test

Warwickshire County Council and The Grammar Schools in Birmingham will hold a common entrance test on Saturday 10th September 2016 for entry to Year 7 in September 2017.

If you are registering your child to sit the test with The Grammar Schools in Birmingham or are considering applying for a place at a Birmingham Grammar School please visit Birmingham Grammar Schools website

Parents living in Warwickshire must register for the test with Warwickshire Admissions.

Parents living in Birmingham must register for the test with The Grammar Schools in Birmingham.

The registering for the 11+ is not an application for a school place.

Parents living in other authorities should register for the test in the region in which they would most like their child to attend a grammar school.

If you are considering applying for a place in a Birmingham Grammar School and your child sits the test in Warwickshire you will need to agree for their information to be shared with The Grammar Schools in Birmingham. This can be done as part of the registration process.

Any registrations received after the deadline will be classed as late and this may affect the chance of your child being offered a place at a grammar school. All registrations will be acknowledged by post within 14 working days.

Details of test venues will be sent to parents by Warwickshire Admissions from Monday 22nd August 2016.

This will include a ‘Fit and Well’ sheet which must be brought to the test session with a photograph of the child sitting the test. This photograph must be signed and dated by the Headteacher of your child’s current school.

If you arrive at the test centre without the Fit and Well sheet or a photograph of your child they will not be able to sit the test until later in the year. This may affect the likelihood of your child being offered a grammar school place.

The 11+ test

The 11+ test is designed to reflect a child’s academic potential. The results from the test are then used to allocate places at Warwickshire grammar schools. You only need to register your child for the 11+ test if you wish to apply for a place at one or more of Warwickshire’s grammar schools. Only those children who score within a specific ability range for each grammar school will be considered for a place.

The main test date is 10th September 2016.

Letters will be sent two weeks before the test to inform you of the venue and start time.

** Please note: There is no guarantee your child will be tested on the main test date. **

The test consists of two separate booklets, each containing a mixture of Verbal Reasoning, Numeracy and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions.

Each booklet contains approximately 50 minutes of questions and is administered over about an hour.

Although the test questions will be presented in a booklet, children will need to mark their answers on a separate answer sheet.

Familiarisation Booklet (pdf, 1,194.6 Mb) for 2017 entry.

Qualifying scores for September 2017

Secondary school offers for September 2017 were sent out second class on 27th February 2017.

2017 11+ Qualifying Scores (PDF, 264.87 KB)

Questions about the 11+ test

For queries relating to the Warwickshire 11+ test, please contact our School Admissions office at: elevenplus@warwickshire.gov.uk