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Due to the current COVID‑19 situation, there will be a reduced team working available to answer phone calls. Please try and email us with any queries and we will reply as soon as possible. Staff will be available to support you during this process but please bear with us during these difficult times.

Please email the team who will be able to respond to your query as soon as possible

Grammar schools

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.

2021 Dates

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 on going with all registered candidates.

Please be advised that the registration for and administration of the Admissions Entrance Test is all carried out by the Gloucestershire grammar schools themselves and therefore any queries in reference to the Entrance Test should be directed to the grammar schools. After the test, every grammar school you have opted to share your child's score with will send you confirmation of whether your child has achieved a qualifying score for that school or not. Again, this is carried out by the Gloucestershire grammar schools and the Co-ordinated Admissions Team does not have access to this information.

It is important to note that obtaining a qualifying rank on the Entrance Test is not an automatic offer of a place in the grammar school(s). Parent/carers must also list the grammar school(s) on their secondary school application form to their home local authority between September 2021 and the closing date of 31 October 2021.

Please note - your child will not be offered a place in a grammar school if it has not been listed on your secondary school application form.

Page 7 of the Secondary School and Academy Guidance Booklet 2021 on the Apply for a Secondary School page holds further information regarding grammar school testing arrangements or contact the school directly for further information. The school websites are listed below.

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.

Cheltenham

Gloucester

Stroud

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