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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 direct to find out how to apply or for results of any tests

Gloucestershire Grammar School Entrance Test

For those parents that have registered for their child to sit the Gloucestershire grammar school entrance test, please be advised that the test day has changed. Following the recently published Department for Education guidance, the Gloucestershire grammar schools have made the decision to hold the Entrance Test on Saturday 17th October 2020, rather than on Saturday 12th September as had been previously advertised.

Due to the later test date, parents/carers will not receive the outcome of the Entrance Test by the deadline for submitting the secondary school application form (31st October 2020).

Therefore, we strongly advise that you use at least one of your five preferences to list comprehensive secondary school(s).

Please remember that all school places are allocated on the basis of each school’s admissions policy. Therefore if you later find out that your child did not achieve the qualifying standard for the grammar schools, your comprehensive school preference(s) will not have been disadvantaged.

If you have further questions in reference to the Entrance Test, please contact the grammar schools in September.

Key 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
7 September 2020 Online Secondary/High School transfer application facility opens
Saturday 17 October 2020 Grammar Entrance Test Day
By the end of November 2020 Grammar Test results sent to parents

Please also read page 7 of the Secondary School An 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.

Cheltenham

Gloucester

Stroud

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