Grammar School Admissions

Grammar school admission arrangements for 2014 entry, and Warwickshire County Council’s admission arrangements.

Re-offers of Secondary school places for September 2014 continue on an ongoing basis as places become available. Should your child be considered for a re-offer the Admissions service will contact you directly.

Registration for the 11+ test for September 2015 entry will open in June 2014.

11+ results letters were posted first class to parents on Friday 18th October 2013. The deadline for on-time applications was Thursday 31st October 2013.

Timetable for 2014 entry

Important Dates
Week commencing 3rd June 2013 Application packs sent to year 5 children in Warwickshire schools, including Stratford Preparatory School, The Croft School, Bilton Grange, Milverton House and Crescent School
10th July 2013 Closing date for 11+ registration forms
7th September 2013 Main 11+ testing session
14th September 2013 and
17th September 2013
Supplementary dates for 11+ testing
18th October 2013 11+ results letters posted to parents/carers first class (please be advised letters will take 1 – 3 working days to arrive)
31st October 2013 Closing date to apply for a place at a secondary school
3rd February 2014 Final date for families moving into the area
(proof of address must be provided by this date)
3rd March 2014 National Offer Day for applications to secondary school

To apply for a Grammar school in Warwickshire you must do two things:

Secondary school applications must be made through your own local authority. You may pick schools in any local authority to list as preferences on your application. If you do not list a Warwickshire grammar school on your secondary school application form, your child will not be considered for a place, regardless of the score achieved in the tests.

Late Registration

Late registration for the test, or a late secondary school application,  means that if your child achieves the qualifying score they are not likely to be offered a grammar school place on 1st March 2014. Children will be placed on the waiting lists of schools they have applied for only if  they have achieved the relevant  minimum waiting list score.

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The 11+ test

  • The main test date is 7th September 2013
  • It will take place in the morning
  • Letters will be sent two weeks before the test to inform you of the venue and start time
  • The supplementary testing date is 14th & 17th September 2013
  • The test is made up of two 45 minute papers with approximately 100 – 125 questions on each paper.

We do not release past papers and there are no practice papers available. Any papers purchased from third parties are in no way affiliated to Warwickshire County Council or the University of Durham’s CEM centre which produces the test papers for Warwickshire County Council.

Two weeks before the test, applicants will receive a sample sheet containing example questions.

Sample questions from previous tests:

11+ Sample Paper 2013


11+ Sample Paper 2012

Priority areas -  Grammar schools

You can search using your childs postcode and view the priority areas for Warwickshire grammar schools on the map.

Grammar schools priority areas map

Any queries regarding priority areas or if you cannot find your property please contact the Admissions Service.

There are six Grammar schools in Warwickshire.

South Grammar schools

  • Alcester Grammar
  • King Edward VI School (KES) (boys only)
  • Stratford Grammar School for Girls

Southern Priority Circle – The priority area is a circle with a radius of approximately 17 miles. The centre of this circle is the clock tower in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please call the Admissions Service to confirm your priority area if your address falls on the border-line on the priority area map.

East Grammar schools

  • Ashlawn Selective
  • Lawrence Sheriff School (boys only)
  • Rugby High School (girls only)

Eastern Priority Circle – 50% of the places will be offered to children who reach the qualifying score in the selection test and reside within area 2, This circle has a radius of approximately 10 miles.

East Warwickshire – 50% of the places will be offered to children who reach the qualifying score in the selection test and reside within area 1. These areas include:

Rugby plus the parishes of Dunchurch, Thurlaston, Leamington Hastings, Birdingbury, Grandborough, Wolfhamcote, Willoughby, Binley Woods, Brinklow, Brandon and Bretford, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Bubbenhall, Wolston, Church Lawford, Long Lawford, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Princethorpe, Frankton, Marton, Bourton and Draycote, Churchover, Clifton-on-Dunsmore, Combe Fields, Cosford, Easenhall, Harborough Magna, Kings Newnham, Little Lawford, Monks Kirby, Newton and Biggin, Pailton, Stretton-under-Fosse, Wibtoft, Willey and Withybrook.

Please call the Admissions Service to confirm your priority area if your address falls on the border-line on the priority area map.

Applying for a Grammar school in other year groups

If you wish to apply for your child to move to a Warwickshire grammar school from their current secondary school, you must apply through your own local authority for a change of school.

If you live in Warwickshire, please see changing schools for the application form. However, you may also need to arrange testing. Testing will be arranged for you by Warwickshire County Council if your child has not taken the 11+ and is under 12 years old. For other applications you will need to contact the school directly, unless your child comes under one of the following categories:

Testing is not required if:

  • the child has previously taken the Warwickshire 11+
  • applying for Ashlawn Selective School when child is over 12

Questions about the 11+ Test

For query’s relating to the Warwickshire 11+ test, please contact our School Admissions office at:

Secondary school admissions information

Grammar School Admissions was last updated on April 8, 2014.