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 for Year 7 from September 2022

The registration window for the 2022 Admissions Entrance Test opened noon 17 May 2021 and closed noon 30 June 2021. 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. To register, please access one of the grammar school website where there should be a link to the registration form.

The grammar 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.

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. If the test proceeds as planned on 11 September, subject to Covid restrictions in place at the time, parents/carers should be informed of their child’s result before 31 October 2021. Again, this is carried out by the Gloucestershire grammar schools so the Co-ordinated Admissions Team will 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 6 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.

Parents who wish their child to be considered for admission to a grammar school for Years 7-11 should contact the relevant school.

2021 Dates

From noon 17 May 2021 to
noon 30 June 2021
Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test
September 2021 Letters sent out explaining how to apply for school places
6 September 2021 Application facility opens
17 September 2021 Grammar School Entrance Test Day
Before 31 October 2021 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
31 October 2021
Closing date for school applications
1 March 2022
Allocation Day
Midnight, 8 March 2022
Closing date for acceptances/declines and waiting list requests
After 29 March 2022
Outcome of waiting list requests
7 April 2022
Closing date for waiting list round acceptances
May 2022 to July 2022
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