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11 plus results 2022: what to expect

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Is your child currently in the admissions cycle for entry to a grammar school in England in 2023? Find out when you can expect to find out their 11 plus entrance exam results and the next steps in the admissions process.

When do grammar schools in my area release exam results?

After your child has taken the entrance exam in September 2022, you will receive your child’s results during the month of October. This is usually in the form of an email, online link, and/or letter sent by first-class post – either by the secondary school itself or by the school consortium (if the school belongs to one).

We’ve included the key dates for grammar schools in your county or local borough below.

Berkshire

  • Herschel Grammar School: mid-October 2022

  • Kendrick School: mid-October 2022

  • Langley Grammar School: mid-October 2022

  • Reading School: mid-October 2022

  • St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School: mid-October 2022

  • Upton Court Grammar School: mid-October 2022

Birmingham

  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School for Boys: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Aston School: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Five Ways School: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Girls: 21st October 2022

  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls: 21st October 2022

Buckinghamshire

  • Aylesbury Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Aylesbury High School: 14th October 2022

  • Beaconsfield High School: 14th October 2022

  • Burnham Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Chesham Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Dr Challoner’s Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Dr Challoner’s High School: 14th October 2022

  • John Hampden Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Royal Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Royal Latin School: 14th October 2022

  • Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Sir William Borlases’s Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Wycombe High School: 14th October 2022

Devon

  • Churston Ferrers Grammar School: 17th October 2022

  • Colyton Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Devonport High School for Boys: 14th October 2022

  • Devonport High School for Girls: 14th October 2022

  • Plymouth High School for Girls: 14th October 2022

  • Torquay Boys’ Grammar School: 17th October 2022

  • Torquay Girls’ Grammar School: 17th October 2022

Essex

  • Colchester County High School for Girls: 21st October 2022

  • Colchester Royal Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • Shoeburyness High School: 21st October 2022

  • Southend High School for Boys: 21st October 2022

  • Southend High School for Girls: 21st October 2022

  • St Bernard’s High School for Girls: 21st October 2022

  • St Thomas More High School: 21st October 2022

  • Westcliff High School for Boys: 21st October 2022

  • Westcliff High School for Girls: 21st October 2022

Gloucestershire

  • Denmark Road High School: 21st October 2022

  • Marling School: 17th October 2022

  • Pate’s Grammar School: 17th October 2022

  • Ribston Hall High School for Girls: 17th October 2022

  • Sir Thomas Rich’s School: 21st October 2022

  • Stroud High School: 21st October 2022

  • The Crypt School: 21st October 2022

Greater Manchester

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys: October 2022 (no specified date)

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Girls: October 2022 (no specified date)

  • Loreto Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • Saint Ambrose College: 21st October 2022

  • Sale Grammar School: October 2022 (no specified date)

  • Stretford Grammar School: October 2022 (no specified date)

  • Urmston Grammar School: October 2022 (no specified date)

Hertfordshire

  • Bishop’s Stortford High School: after 8th October 2022

  • Chancellor’s School: 10th–14th October 2022

  • Croxley Danes School: 19th October 2022

  • Dame Alice Owen’s School: 29th October 2022

  • Goffs Academy: mid-October 2022

  • Hertfordshire & Essex High School: after 8th October 2022

  • Hockerill Anglo-European College: 10th–14th October 2022

  • Parmiter’s School: 19th October 2022

  • Queens’ School: 19th October 2022

  • Rickmansworth School: 19th October 2022

  • St Clement Danes School: 19th October 2022

  • The John Warner School: after 11th October 2022

  • Watford Grammar School for Boys: 19th October 2022

  • Watford Grammar School for Girls: 19th October 2022

Kent & Medway

  • Barton Court Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Borden Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Chatham Grammar School: 4th October 2022

  • Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Cranbrook School: 18th October 2022

  • Dane Court Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Dartford Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Dartford Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2022

  • Dover Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2022

  • Dover Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2022

  • Fort Pitt Grammar School: 4th October 2022

  • Gravesend Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Highsted Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Highworth Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Holcombe Grammar School: 4th October 2022

  • Invicta Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Maidstone Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Maidstone Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2022

  • Mayfield Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Oakwood Park Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Rainham Mark Grammar School: 4th October 2022

  • Rochester Grammar School: 4th October 2022

  • Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School: 4th October 2022

  • Sir Roger Manwood’s School: 18th October 2022

  • The Folkestone School for Girls: 18th October 2022

  • The Harvey Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • The Judd School: 18th October 2022

  • The Langton Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2022

  • The Norton Knatchbull School: 18th October 2022

  • The Skinner’s School: 18th October 2022

  • Tonbridge Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2022

  • Weald of Kent Grammar School: 18th October 2022

  • Wilmington Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2022

  • Wilmington Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2022

Lancashire

  • Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School: 6th October 2022

  • Lancaster Royal Grammar School: 5th October 2022

Lincolnshire

  • Boston Grammar School: 15th October 2022

  • Boston High School for Girls: 15th October 2022

  • Bourne Grammar School: 15th October 2022

  • Carre’s Grammar School: 15th October 2022

  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School: 15th October 2022

  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School: 15th October 2022

  • King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth): 15th October 2022

  • King Edward VI Academy (Spilsby): 15th October 2022

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (Alford): 15th October 2022

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School (Horncastle): 15th October 2022

  • Queen Elizabeth’s High School (Gainsborough): 15th October 2022

  • Skegness Grammar School: 15th October 2022

  • Spalding Grammar School: 15th October 2022

  • Spalding High School: 15th October 2022

  • The King’s School Grantham: 15th October 2022

London Borough of Barnet

  • Queen Elizabeth’s School: 3rd October 2022

  • St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School: mid-October 2022

  • The Henrietta Barnett School: late October 2022

London Borough of Bexley

  • Beths Grammar School: 7th October 2022

  • Bexley Grammar School: 7th October 2022

  • Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School: 7th October 2022

  • Townley Grammar School: 7th October 2022

London Borough of Bromley

  • Newstead Wood School: 17th–21st October 2022

  • St Olave’s Grammar School: following the stage 2 test for shortlisted candidates on Friday 11th November 2022

London Borough of Enfield

  • The Latymer School: before 31st October 2022

London Borough of Redbridge

  • Ilford County High School: before 31st October 2022

  • Woodford County High School: before 31st October 2022

London Borough of Sutton

  • Greenshaw High School: 3rd–7th October 2022

  • Nonsuch High School: 3rd–7th October 2022

  • Sutton Grammar School: 3rd–7th October 2022

  • Wallington County Grammar School: 3rd–7th October 2022

  • Wallington High School: 3rd–7th October 2022

  • Wilson’s School: 3rd–7th October 2022

Merseyside (Wirral & Liverpool)

  • Calday Grange Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • St Anselm’s College: end of October 2022

  • The Liverpool Blue Coat School: 21st October 2022

  • Upton Hall School: 14th October 2022

  • West Kirby Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • Wirral Grammar School for Boys: 21st October 2022

  • Wirral Grammar School for Girls: 21st October 2022

North Yorkshire

  • Ermysted’s Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Ripon Grammar School: 14th October 2022

  • Skipton Girls’ High School: 10th October 2022

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

  • Tiffin School: 17th October 2022 (stage 1 test results)

  • The Tiffin Girls’ School: 17th October 2022 (stage 1 test results)

  • Tiffin School: 2nd March 2023 (stage 2 test results)

  • The Tiffin Girls’ School: 2nd March 2023 (stage 2 test results)

Warwickshire

  • Alcester Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • Ashlawn School: 21st October 2022

  • King Edward VI Grammar School: 21st October 2022

  • Lawrence Sheriff School: 21st October 2022

  • Rugby High School: 21st October 2022

  • Stratford Girls’ Grammar School: 21st October 2022

West Midlands

  • Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School: October 2022 (no specified date)

  • Newport Girls’ High School: October 2022 (no specified date)

  • Queen Mary’s Grammar School: early-mid October 2022

  • Queen Mary’s High School: early October 2022

  • Wolverhampton Girls’ High School: October 2022 (no specified date)

West Yorkshire

  • Heckmondwike Grammar School: 17th October 2022

  • North Halifax Grammar School: 22nd October 2022

  • The Crossley Heath School: 22nd October 2022

Wiltshire

  • Bishop Wordsworth’s School: mid-October 2022

  • South Wilts Grammar School: 7th October 2022

Check all the key dates for entry to grammar schools in 2022–23 in our comprehensive guide.

11 plus key dates in 2022

What happens on 11 plus results day?

When you receive your child’s test results, you will find out if they have achieved the ‘qualifying standard’. This is a pass mark set by the school or the school consortium and determines which children are eligible for entry.

It is important to remember that if your child has achieved the qualifying standard, this does not automatically mean that they will be allocated a place at the school. Schools will then work through prioritisation criteria – usually applied in the case of oversubscription – to determine which children will be offered places.

Some schools and consortiums will disclose the exact score your child obtained on the test, while others will only let you know whether or not they have passed. Check your target school’s admissions policy for specific details.

What happens after I receive my child’s results?

Filling out your Local Authority Application Form

Regardless of which school you have applied to, you will receive your child’s scores before 31st October 2022. This is to ensure that you have enough time to complete and submit your Local Authority Application Form before 31st October.

You can find your Local Authority Application Form on your local authority website. Even if you register for a school in a different council, you can apply via your own authority. You can find out which local authority you live in on gov.uk.

You will need to list at least three secondary schools in order of preference on your Local Authority Application Form (six if you are applying for a school in London). If you have been informed that your child has reached the qualifying standard for the grammar schools you have applied for, you can list these on the form. However, bear in mind that a place at the school will then be determined by how well your child matches the prioritisation criteria, so make sure that you include at least one school which you know will likely give your child a place.

If your child qualifies for more than one school on your list, you will be offered a place at the highest – so it is advised to put your most preferred school at the top. Only the local authority knows which schools you have applied to, so don’t limit your options by leaving blanks on the form.

School prioritisation process

After the 31st October deadline has passed, the school will rank the candidates who have achieved the qualifying standard according to their prioritisation criteria. This process helps schools decide which children to offer places to if more children have reached the qualifying score than there are places in Year 7.

Priority will always be given to looked-after children and previously looked-after children who achieve the qualifying score, with the second priority often given to children who receive Pupil Premium. Other prioritisation criteria may include, in no particular order in this instance:

  • Distance from the school, or children whose primary home is within a defined catchment area, to prioritise local residents

  • Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (ECHP) which names the specific school

  • Children who are members at particular local primary schools (the grammar school may have partnerships with these schools)

  • Children of members of staff who are permanently employed by the school

  • Siblings of children currently enrolled at the school

  • Children of particular religious faiths (e.g. children who are baptised Catholic applying to a Catholic school)

  • Children of parent(s) in HM Forces

You can find the criteria for your child’s target school in their admissions policy. This can always be found on the school website.

When will I know if my child has a place?

All secondary schools in England will let parents know if their child has been successful in securing a place at the school on the same date (known as National Offers Day). This date is 1st March 2023 for children starting Year 7 in September 2023. Offers of places are strictly embargoed before 1st March.

Your child’s primary school will likely know the test scores for their students before this date, but they will not be able to pass this information on to parents before National Offers Day.


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