Warwickshire has six secondary grammar schools, which all allocate places based on the results that a child achieves in an 11+ test.

All of Warwickshire’s grammar schools are Academies, but they are still state schools so they are free to attend. You do not have to pay for your child to sit the 11+ test either.

The six 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 the 2020 entry year. Visit each school’s website to get a copy. We advise that you carefully read through the arrangements for every school you are thinking of applying for.

Residency requirements

Warwickshire’s grammar schools have their own, specific residency requirements. At the beginning of December 2019, the Admissions Service will contact all applicants who have applied for at least one Warwickshire grammar school. This correspondence may be in the form of a posted letter or via email with the letter attached so check your junk and spam folders. If you have not received this correspondence from the Admissions Service by Friday, 6 December 2019 then you MUST contact the team as a matter of urgency.

Failure to comply with these residency requirements will mean that your application for all of the Warwickshire grammar schools that you have applied for will be classed as late. The documents which will be requested from you must be received by the Admissions Service by Tuesday, 31 December 2019. Our preferred method of sending is via email - PDF copies will be accepted, as will photographs, as long as they are clear and readable.

If your application for a grammar school is classed as late then your child will not be considered in the first round of offers, which will be released to parents on 2 March 2020. Instead, they will only be considered for an offer from the waiting list, where there are vacancies, and only where the child’s score from the 11+ test meets the minimum score threshold to be placed on the waiting list for the relevant grammar school. Further information about this will be available after 2 March 2020.