There are six selective grammar schools throughout Warwickshire, all of whom allocate their places based on the results achieved in the 11+ selection test. The grammar schools are free-to-attend academies, with the 11+ test itself also incurring no charge(s) to participants.

The six selective schools are:

  • King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon (boys only)
  • Stratford Girls’ Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon (girls only)
  • Alcester Grammar School in Alcester (boys and girls)
  • Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby (boys only)
  • Rugby High School* in Rugby (girls only)
  • Ashlawn Selective** in Rugby (boys and girls)

*Rugby High School is a girls’ grammar school. Do not confuse with ‘Rugby School’, which is a fee-paying school in the private sector.

**Ashlawn School is a mainstream school that includes one class of up to 31 students who are allocated places in line with the 11+ test results. These students will remain as one set, and follow a slightly different curriculum to the rest of the cohort, in Years 7 and 8.

Admission arrangements

All six of Warwickshire’s grammar schools have their own admission arrangements for each entry year. These can be found on each school’s website. We advise that you carefully read through the arrangements for every school you are thinking of applying for, prior to submitting your secondary school application.

Residency requirements

Warwickshire’s grammar schools have their own, specific residency requirements in addition to the basic proof of address required of all applicants by Warwickshire County Council.

At the beginning of December, the Admissions Service will contact all applicants who have applied for at least one Warwickshire grammar school to request proof of address. This will either be posted or emailed to you, so please check your junk and spam folders.

If you have not heard from us by Friday, 9 December 2022, then please email as soon as possible. Failure to comply with these residency requirements will mean that your application for any Warwickshire grammar school(s) will be classed as late.

The documents requested from you must be received by the Admissions Service by Friday 30 December 2022. Our preferred method of sending is via email - PDF copies will be accepted, as will photographs, as long as they are clear and readable.

Evidence should be emailed to

If your application for a grammar school is classed as late then your child will not be considered in the first round of offers. Instead, they will be considered after National Offer Day from the relevant waiting list, only where there are vacancies and the child’s 11+ score meets the minimum academic standard for that entry year.