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Rugby High School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Rugby High School 11 plus: A Parents' Guide for 2022

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Founded in 1903, Rugby High School is a selective girls’ grammar school located in Bilton, Warwickshire with an attached co-educational sixth form. The school aims to educate students as ‘ambitious and creative thinkers’ in addition to striving for academic excellence in their studies and has a wide range of extracurricular activities, including drama and sports.

11 plus exam information for Rugby High School School

  • Address: Rugby High School, Longrood Road, Rugby, CV22 7RE

  • County: Warwickshire

  • Admissions info: [email protected]

  • School type: girls’ grammar

  • Number of pupils: 800 (approximately)

  • Number of Year 7 places: 120

  • Open day: June 2022

  • 11 plus exam dates: Saturday 17th September 2022

  • Exam board: Warwickshire Grammar SchoolsGL Assessment

Rugby High School term dates

Rugby High School School’s term dates for 2022/2023 are as follows:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 16th December

  • Half term: 24th – 28th October

  • Spring term: 4th January – 31st March

  • Half term: 20th – 24th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 25th July

  • Half term: 29th May – 2nd June

What is the catchment area for Rugby High School?

The catchment for Rugby High School admissions comprises all areas within the ‘priority circle’, which is defined as a circular area of 10 miles from Rugby Water Tower. You can find out more detail through the Warwickshire Priority Area Maps Tool here.

Evidence will be required to prove that the child is resident within the priority circles by the deadline of 11.59pm on 31st December 2022.

Rugby High School 11 plus admissions process

If you’re interested in Rugby High School you can find out more at their open day by registering here.

Warwickshire County Council's Admissions Service (Warwickshire Admissions) coordinates Rugby High School’s Year 7 admissions policy on the school’s behalf. Whether a student is admitted to Rugby High School depends on their performance in the 11 plus, and is subject to the catchment area outlined above.

Both Warwickshire and Birmingham Consortium of Grammar Schools operate the same 11 plus test. You can request that your child's results are shared with the Birmingham Consortium if you are considering applying to those schools also.

To apply for Year 7 admission, you will need to register for the 11 plus test by the 30th June deadline and name Rugby High School on the relevant Common Application Form to your Local Authority. Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Places are allocated in order of the following priorities:

  • Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC)

  • Children who are or have been looked after

  • Children in receipt of the Pupil Premium residing within the catchment area

  • Children residing within the inner priority circle who achieve the Automatic Qualifying Score (up to 70 places)

  • Children who live within the outer priority circle who achieve the Automatic Qualifying Score

  • All other children

When is the Rugby High School 11 plus exam taken?

For 2023 school entry, Rugby High School 11 plus is taken on Saturday 17th September 2022.

Rugby High School 11 plus exam format

The Warwickshire 11 plus test is made up of two papers, the first comprising maths and non-verbal reasoning, and the second paper testing reading comprehension and verbal reasoning.

Each section is likely to be multiple choice format, with a separate answer sheet to the question booklet. The question booklet is not marked, and any working out completed in this booklet will not be considered. Applicants will be given a question booklet with the test questions along with a separate answer sheet, which are marked electronically.

Learn more detail about what to expect from the Warwickshire 11 plus here.

How to prepare for the Rugby High School 11 plus

Approaching the 11 plus can be daunting, but with the right preparation your child will be able to approach the test confidently. It's always recommended to begin preparation as early as possible. Once your child has securely mastered the core curriculum, you can begin to introduce 11 plus material in short bursts, which will help make the preparation more manageable and minimise stress.

You can then begin to introduce online mock tests into your child’s routine to build up exam technique and get an idea of how well your child is currently performing and any areas they might need further support.

How Atom can help your child prepare for the Rugby High School 11 plus

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