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The full details of these Liverpool grammar schools 11+ entry exam and key Liverpool 11 plus exam dates are shown below:

Merseyside’s grammar schools: Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby Grammar School, Wirral Grammar School for Boys and Wirral Grammar School for Girls all use the same 11 plus exam known as the Wirral Admissions Test.

St Anselm’s College, Upton Hall School and The Liverpool Blue Coat School have their own tests and admissions processes.

  • 2nd June 2024: Wirral Admissions Test registration closes

  • 1st July 2024: The Liverpool Blue Coat School exam registration opens

  • 12th July 2024: Upton Hall School exam registration closes

  • 2nd September 2024: The Liverpool Blue Coat School exam registration closes

  • 13th September 2024: St Anselm’s College exam registration closes

  • 14th September 2024: Upton Hall School entrance exam

  • 16th September 2024: Wirral Admissions Test

  • 20th September 2024: St Anselm’s College entrance exam

  • Mid-October 2024: parents receive outcome of entrance exams

  • 31st October 2024: secondary school common application deadline

  • 3rd March 2025: 11 plus results day


Which type of 11 plus exam format do the Liverpool grammar schools use?

Wirral and Liverpool Grammar Schools include six grammar schools in the Wirral region, and one in Liverpool. The admissions process here can go via the LA or the school of choice, depending on the area. Almost all Wirral Schools use GL Assessment, whilst The Blue Coat School in Liverpool use their own papers.


Liverpool grammar schools list

  • Wirral’s non-Catholic grammar schools 11 plus exam
  • King David High School 11 plus exam
  • St Margaret’s C of E Academy 11 plus exam
  • St Hilda’s C of E High School 11 plus exam
  • Blue Coat School 11 plus exam
  • St Anselm’s College’s 11 plus exam in Oct 2020.
  • Upton Hall 11 plus exam


How to know if your child is on track to pass?

We advise that Liverpool 11 plus pupils who are consistently scoring around the 80 to 85% mark (or higher!) will pass the Merseyside grammar school 11 plus exam.


You can find out more about how other grammar schools calculate their 11 plus pass mark here.

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North West England’s Grammar School Regions

    • Cumbria
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • Trafford
    • Wirral


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When to start 11 plus tuition?

Most parents start 11+ tuition from Year 4 or Year 5. Initially, a specialist 11+ tutor will assess the child’s current levels before then going on to ensure a rich and rigorous foundation across all core skills. Then go on to prepare pupils for the actual 11+ exam demands. As well as building confidence and exam technique.

What is a Grammar School?

The earliest schools connected to monasteries were called scolae grammaticales. These schools initially were established to teach Latin grammar, the language of academia, thus the origins of the name. However, in more recent days, Grammar schools are seen as selective academically-oriented secondary schools in England.


In what year is the 11plus?

Grammar schools select their pupils into Year 7 by means of an academic examination called the 11+ or “11 plus”. A small number of grammar schools also have an intake into Year 8 or Year 9 and test pupils with an equivalent 12+ or 13+ Exam.

How many grammar schools are there?

There are over 3000 state-funded secondary schools in the UK, and out of these currently, 164 are state-funded grammar schools, with approximately 167,000 pupils. Grammar schools can be co-educational or single-sex; although most single-sex grammar schools now accept both boys and girls in the sixth form.

Why Grammar School?

A key perceived advantage of attending a grammar school is that of social mobility. Grammar schools have a track record of producing students who have very successful careers and develop large networks of influential friends. Pupils who attend a grammar school end up earning more than those who attend comprehensive schools.


Liverpool 11+ papers

  • King David High School
  • St Margaret’s C of E Academy
  • St Hilda’s C of E High School
  • Blue Coat School
  • St Anselm’s College
  • Upton Hall

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