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Upton Court Grammar School 11 plus

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Upton Court Grammar School: a parents' guide for 2023


Founded in 1912 in Slough, Upton Court Grammar School is a mixed grammar school for Years 7 to 13. Upton Court Grammar School aims to help their pupils fulfil their academic and personal aspirations, with specialisms in languages and science.

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

11 plus exam information for Upton Court Grammar School

  • Address: Lascelles Rd, London, Slough SL3 7PR

  • Area: Slough, Berkshire

  • Admissions info: [email protected], 01753 522892

  • School type: mixed grammar

  • Number of pupils: 1,009 (approximately)

  • Number of places in Year 7: 165 (approximately)

  • Open day date: Currently only available virtually (more information on the school website)

  • 11+ exam dates: September

  • Exam board type: Slough Consortium

Upton Court Grammar School term dates

The term dates at Upton Court Grammar School for 2023–2024 are:

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

  • Half term: 23rd October – 3rd November 2023

  • Spring term: 3rd January – 28th March 2024

  • Half term: 12th–16th February 2024

  • Summer term: 15th April – 24th July 2024

  • Half term: 27th–31st May 2024

Upton Court 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 happen between April and June

Students are eligible for admissions 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, and all children whose Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan names the school will be admitted. Up to 20 places will then be offered to applicants who are currently eligible, or have been eligible within the previous six years, for Free School Meals.

The admissions criteria for Upton Court Grammar School is then as follows:

  • Children of staff/children who attend Pioneer Educational Trust schools (more information available on the school website)

  • Up to 120 pupils in order of their rank in the 11 plus examination results

  • Any remaining places are allocated by proximity of the pupil’s permanent address to the school

What is the Upton Court 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 Upton Court Grammar School 11 plus exam?

Your child can prepare for the Upton Court 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 Upton Court Grammar School 11 plus, take a look at our parents' guide to the Slough Consortium 11 plus.

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