Founded in 1904 in Poole, Poole Grammar School is a boys’ grammar school for Years 7 to 13. It has consistently been awarded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, with both outstanding academic results as well as a deeply caring pastoral system to allow the students to thrive.
Address: Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU
Area: Poole, Dorset
Admissions info: [email protected], 01202 692132
School type: boys’ grammar
Number of pupils: 1,200
Number of places in Year 7: 180
Open day date: Wednesday 21st June, 5-8pm
11 plus exam dates: September
Exam board type: 3 GL papers
The Poole Grammar School term dates for 2022/2023 are:
Autumn term: 1st September to 16th December
Half term: 24th-28th October
Spring term: 3rd January to 31st March
Half term: 13th-17th February
Summer term: 17th April to 21st July
Half term: 29th May-2nd June
Registration: open between April and September
11+ exam dates: September
Result notification: October
Place allocation notification: March
Appeal hearings: must be applied for before April 1st, with appeals held between May and June
Admissions are determined by the child’s rank in the exams, as well as by whether the child is or has been in care. The admissions policy is as follows:
Those who live in BH12, BH13, BH14, BH15, BH16, BH17, BH18 and BH21 3 who currently receive Pupil Premium
Those who live in BH12, BH13, BH14, BH15, BH16, BH17, BH18, and BH21 3 who do not receive Pupil Premium
Sons of current members of staff (who have worked at the school for a minimum of two years)
Boys who live outside of the above-mentioned postcodes but receive Pupil Premium (in rank order of the exam scores)
Boys who live outside of the above-mentioned postcodes who do not receive Pupil Premium (in rank order of the exam scores)
The Dorset Consortium 11 plus entrance examination is provided by GL Assessments. It consists of a maths, English and verbal reasoning paper, lasting 45-50 minutes. Extra time can be requested during the registration period if supporting evidence is supplied.
Take a look at the familiarisation material on Poole Grammar School's website for examples of the question and answer formats. The results of these tests will determine whether your son will be considered for a place at Poole Grammar School.
A great way to prepare for the Poole Grammar School 11 plus exam is to practice as many questions as possible in the format of the GL exams. These questions can be found in the example papers linked on the school website (as mentioned above).
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