Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is a secondary grammar school and sixth form with academy status, granted in 2011, in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. In 2004, the school was awarded a ‘Science College’ status.
The school is partnered with Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School; the two schools collaborate throughout the academic year in events such as drama performances and music recitals.
Since the introduction of the Education Bill (2011), schools previously judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted are no longer subject to whole-school inspections unless concerns are raised. In April 2011, Ofsted contacted Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls to confirm their assessment ‘outstanding’.
Address: Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 5PT
County: West Midlands
Admissions information: [email protected] or 0121 354 1479
School type: girls’ grammar
Number of pupils: 1,100
Number of places in Year 7: 180
Average applicants per place: 5 or more
Catchment area: there is no ‘catchment area’ - entry is based solely on the results of the 11 plus entrance exam
Open day dates: open days are usually held in June and September
Exam date: September
The school’s term dates for 2022/2023 have yet to be announced. Please see the term dates for 2021/2022 below as a guide:
Autumn term: 1st September to 17th December
Half term: 25th October to 29th October
Spring term: 5th January to 8th April
Half term: 21st February to 25th February
Summer term: 25th April to 21st July
Half term: 30th May to 3rd June
## Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 11 plus admissions process
To apply for entry to Year 7, parents must register their daughter with the Grammar Schools of Birmingham Consortium. Girls are selected based on their age-standardised score in the 11 plus exam. It should be noted that due to oversubscription, not every candidate who achieves the qualifying score can be offered a place.
Where the number of applications for admission exceeds the number of places available at the school, places are offered to children as follows:
Looked After/Previously Looked After Children
Children eligible for the Pupil Premium
By order of those living closest to the school
More information about the admissions policy of Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls can be found on the school’s website.
To make an application to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, parents need to register their daughter with the Grammar Schools of Birmingham Consortium. Additionally, parents must complete a Local Authority (LA) Preference Form that allows their choice of schools to be ranked in order of preference.
The application process opens in May and should be completed by the end of June.
There are two exam papers, each of approximately 50 minutes, with additional time for instructions to be given. Papers are divided into smaller individually timed sections which test:
Each exam will cover a range of all topics and consist of both multiple-choice questions and standard exam questions. Both exams include verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, and maths. One exam will also include an English 'cloze test’, where students are given samples of text with words removed and asked to replace the missing item.
Find out more from our guide to the CEM 11 plus format.
The entrance exams usually take place in early September. Normally, the school sends out results to parents in October.
The familiarisation booklets linked below are designed to inform parents and children about the Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls entrance exam. These booklets will:
Give a feel for the appearance of the actual assessment
Introduce some of the symbols and phrases used in the assessment
Inform parents and candidates of the invigilation procedure
Indicate the range of disciplines that will be tested
Highlight the range of answer formats used in the assessment
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