You will need to contact your preferred grammar school directly with queries regarding the test or the results.
Gloucestershire Grammar School Entrance Test
Please be advised that the Grammar School Entrance Test was sat on Saturday 17 October 2020 and the Late Entrance Test was sat on Saturday 6 February 2021. If you child has not sat either test, you cannot apply for a grammar school place through the School Admissions team.
Please speak with the grammar school/s of your choice to enquire if there are any further options.
If your child has previously taken the test but you did not request the test score to be shared with other schools, you can now do so by listing the school/s on your reply form. Please see the Apply for a Secondary School page for the online secondary reply form.
If your child has previously taken the test but did not achieve a qualifying score, you cannot request to be on the waiting list for the grammar school. However, you do have the right to appeal. To submit an appeal for a grammar school, please contact the school/s directly for their appeal forms.
|From noon 18 May 2020 to
noon on 30 June 2020
|Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test|
|September 2020||Letters sent out explaining how to apply for School/Academy places|
|Monday 7 September 2020||Online Secondary/High School transfer application facility opens|
|Saturday 17 October 2020||Grammar Entrance Test Day|
|Saturday 31 October 2020
||Closing date for secondary applications|
|Tuesday 1 December 2020||Grammar Test results sent to parents. Please note - the results are sent out by the grammar schools so please direct any queries to your preferred grammar school|
|Saturday 6 February 2021
||Late Entrance Test|
|Monday 1 March 2021
||Allocation Day and Late Test results sent to parents by the grammar schools|
|By Midnight Monday 8 March 2021
||Closing date to return reply form accepting the school place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s|
|After Monday 29 March 2021
||Outcome of waiting list requests|
|Wednesday 7 April 2021
||Closing date for the return of reply forms|
|May 2021 to July 2021
||Appeal hearings - Please contact the schools directly for their appeals forms. Full details of the appeals timeline can be found on individual school websites|
Information for September 2022 Admission to a Grammar School
The grammar schools have stated that the registration window for the 2022 Admissions Entrance Test will be open 17 May 2021 to 30 June 2021. The schools are planning for the Entrance Test to take place on Saturday 11 September 2021. This date is subject to any government restrictions/advice at the time and communications will be ongoing with all registered candidates.
Please read page 7 of the Secondary School and Academy Guidance Booklet 2021 on the Apply for a Secondary School page for further information regarding grammar school testing arrangements or contact the school directly for further information.
There are seven grammar schools in the county. Admission to Year 7 is competitive and the entrance examination will be held in September at each school for entry the following academic year.
Please visit the school websites for more information.
Parents moving into the area who wish their child to be considered for admission to a grammar school for Years 7-11 should contact the relevant school.
- Pate's Grammar SchoolOpens new window (11-18 mixed)
- Denmark Road High SchoolOpens new window (11-16 girls, mixed 6th form)
- Ribston Hall High SchoolOpens new window (11-16 girls, mixed 6th form)
- Sir Thomas Rich's SchoolOpens new window (11-16 boys, mixed 6th form)
- The Crypt SchoolOpensewwindow (Year 7 co-ed, Years 8 – 11 boys, Sixth Form co-ed)
- Marling SchoolOpens new window (11-16 boys, mixed 6th form)
- Stroud High SchoolOpens new window (11-18 girls)