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Langley Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2023

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Langley Grammar School: a parents' guide for 2023


Founded in 1956 in Slough, Langley Grammar School is a mixed grammar school for Years 7 to 13. It has consistently been awarded ‘outstanding’ Ofsted ratings, as well as becoming an Apple Distinguished School in 2017.

The school aims to incorporate innovative technology used to push pupils to be well-rounded, confident and creative, and their positive impacts can be clearly seen with their outstanding exam results. The A level and GCSE grades achieved in 2022 put Langley Grammar School as the best grammar school in Slough.

Other schools within the Slough Consortium include Herschel Grammar School, St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and Upton Court Grammar School.

11 plus exam information for Langley Grammar School

  • Address: Reddington Dr, Langley, Slough SL3 7QS

  • County: Slough

  • Admissions info: [email protected], 01753 598300

  • School type: mixed grammar

  • Number of pupils: 1,095 (approximately)

  • 2022 GCSE results: 84.7% A*/A/9/8/7

  • 2022 A level results: 85.5% A*–B

  • Number of places in Year 7: 180 (approximately)

  • Open day date: currently only available virtually (can be booked on the school website)

  • 11+ exam dates: September

  • Exam board type: Slough Consortium

Langley Grammar School term dates

The term dates for Langley Grammar School in 2023–2024 are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 15th December 2023

  • Half term: 23rd–27th October 2023

  • Spring term: 32nd January – 28th March 2024

  • Half term: 12th–16th February 2024

  • Summer term: 15th April – 19th July 2024

  • Half term: 27th–31st May 2024

Langley Grammar School 11 plus admissions process

  • Registration: open between May and June

  • 11 plus exam dates: September

  • Result notification: End of October

  • Place allocation notification: March

  • Appeal hearings: must be applied for within 20 school days of place allocations being published. Hearings take place between April and June

Students are eligible for admission if they achieve a score of 111 on the 11 plus entrance exam. Using information from the most recently published test information, here is an insight into the number of pupils who applied to each of the four schools in the Slough Consortium, and their success rate:

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Admissions are also determined by whether the child is or has been in care, as well as the catchment area.

What is the Langley Grammar School catchment area?

Priority Admission Areas determine admissions choices if the school is oversubscribed, which is likely. These areas are determined by postcode:

  • Priority Area 1: SL3 7, SL3 8, SL3 9, SL3 0

  • Priority Area 2: SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4, TW18, TW19, TW20, UB3, UB4, UB7, UB8, UB10

  • Priority Area 3: SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW13, TW14, TW15, UB1, UB2, UB5, UB6, UB9, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6, W5, W7, W13, RG12, RG42

What is the Langley Grammar School 11 plus exam format?

The Slough Consortium formally used CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) as its 11 plus provider until 2022. However, CEM has given notice that it will no longer be offering paper-based tests for entry to grammar schools. Alternative arrangements are now being put in place by the Slough Consortium for entry to a Slough grammar school in 2024.

Further information will be made available here when these arrangements are confirmed.

How can my child prepare for the Langley Grammar School 11 plus exam?

Your child can prepare for the Langley Grammar School 11 plus exam by recapping the content they have learnt in Key Stage 2 English and maths, and practising verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning questions.

To learn more about preparing for the Langley Grammar School 11 plus, take a look at our parents' guide to the Slough Consortium 11 plus.

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