Gloucester grammar schools 11 plus test practice

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Gloucestershire 11 plus guide


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What are the key Gloucester grammar school entry dates?

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Gloucestershire’s grammar schools:Denmark Road High School, Marling School, Pate’s Grammar School, Ribston Hall High School, Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Stroud High School, and The Crypt School. These schools all have the same 11 plus exam and key dates.

Find out more about the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools’ Entrance Test.

  • 20th May 2024: Gloucestershire Grammar Schools’ Entrance Test registration opens

  • 28th June 2024: Grammar Schools’ Entrance Test registration closes

  • 14th September 2024: Gloucestershire Grammar Schools’ Entrance Test

  • Mid-October 2024: parents receive test results

  • 31st October 2024: secondary school common application deadline

  • 3rd March 2025: national school offers day

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

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


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

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Best southwest grammar schools in the Gloucester area

1. Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham (4)
2. Colyton Grammar School, near Axminster (13=)
3. Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Gloucester (63)
4. Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury (79)
5. Denmark Road High School, Gloucester (99)
6. Torquay Girls’ Grammar School (101)
7. Bournemouth School for Girls (104)
8. Devonport High School for Girls (111)
9. Stroud High School (121=)
10. Parkstone Grammar School, Poole (123=)

Best comprehensive schools in the southwest

1. Kingsbridge Community College (200)
2. Balcarras School, near Cheltenham (218=)
3. The Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water (246)
4. Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School, Wotton-under-Edge (250)
5. Malmesbury School (251=)

Best private schools in the southwest

1. Cheltenham Ladies’ College (36)
2=. St Mary’s Calne (57=)
2=. King Edward’s School, Bath (57=)
4. Redmaids’ High School, Bristol (66)
5. Marlborough College (75)
6. Canford School, Wimborne (81)
7. Exeter School (94)
8. Bristol Grammar School (96)
9. Kingswood School, Bath (112)
10. The Maynard School, Exeter (137)

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