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Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus: A Parents' Guide for 2022

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Founded in 1704 under the name of the Free School by Dame Elizabeth Fuller, the charity school eventually became the Watford Grammar Schools, for Boys and Girls respectively, in 1881. Watford Grammar School for Boys became an academy in 2010 and is accredited as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school has a wide and diverse catchment area and is a partially selective ‘all-ability’ school while having high academic standards.

What kind of school is Watford Grammar School for Boys?

Watford Grammar School for Boys is a partially selective boys’ grammar school.

11 plus exam information for Watford Grammar School for Boys

  • Address: Watford Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD18 7JF

  • County: Hertfordshire

  • Admissions info: [email protected]

  • School type: boys’ academy, partially selective

  • Number of pupils: 1,265 (approximately)

  • Number of Year 7 places: 224

  • Open day: October 2022

  • 11 plus exam dates: September 2022

  • Exam board: GL Assessment – SW Herts Consortium

Watford Grammar School for Boys term dates

Watford Grammar School for Boys term dates for 2022/2023 are as follows:

  • Term 1: 2nd September to 21st October

  • Term 2: 31st October to 16th December

  • Term 3: 4th January to 11th February

  • Term 4: 18th February to 31st March

  • Term 5: 17th April to 17th May

  • Term 6: 3rd June to 21st July

What is the catchment area for Watford Grammar School for Boys?

The priority Watford area postcodes for Watford Grammar School for Boys are:

WD17 1-4, WD18 0,6-9, WD19 4-7, WD23 1 to 7 and 9, WD24 4 to 7 and 9, WD25 0, 5, 7 to 9, WD3 3

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Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus admissions process

To apply for admission to Watford Grammar School for Boys you must apply online to your Local Education Authority, naming Watford Grammar School for Boys as your school of choice. You must then complete the School Information Form (SIF) on the school’s website from 1st September.

When is the Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus exam taken?

Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus is to be taken in September of 2022.

When can I apply for the 11 plus exam in Hertfordshire?

The official deadline is 31st October for applications, both to your Local Authority and Watford Grammar School for Boys. Registration for the Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus opens Monday 11th April via the SW Herts Consortium here.

Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus exam format

The South West Herts Consortium 11 plus test is a paper based exam. You can apply for either of the following via the consortium website:

  • Academic aptitude test

  • Musical aptitude test

If you're interested in your child sitting the Watford Grammar School 11 plus, you can find out more about SW Herts Consortium’s 11 plus test – what is covered and how to prepare – with help from Atom Learning here.

How to prepare for Watford Grammar School for Boys 11 plus

Starting your preparation early for the 11 plus is essential to getting the best outcome. Give your child the best chance at achieving in the 11 plus without causing undue pressure by making sure they are confident with the assessment material. This is best done by revising frequently in short bursts and slowly building up stamina over time.

Introducing online mock tests into your child’s routine will then improve their exam technique and allow you to get an idea of how well your child is currently performing, as well as any areas they might need further support.

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