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 Entrance test and the Late Entrance test for the grammar schools have both been sat and therefore if your child has not sat either test, you cannot apply for a grammar school place. Please speak with the grammar school/s of your choice to enquire if there are any 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 do so by listing the school/s on your reply form. From 7 April 2022, we will be processing all requests on a weekly basis.

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.

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

2022 Intake Key Dates

From noon 17 May to noon 30 June 2021 Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test
From September 2021 Letters sent out explaining how to apply for a school place
6 September 2021 Application facility opens
11 September 2021 Grammar School Entrance Test day
After noon, 14 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
Midnight, 31 October 2021 Closing date for applications
5 February 2022 Late Grammar School Entrance Test day
1 March 2022 Allocation Day (and late test results sent to parents by the grammar schools)
Midnight, 8 March 2022 Closing date for acceptances/declines and waiting list requests
After 29 March 2022 Outcome of waiting list requests sent out
7 April 2022 Closing date for waiting list round acceptances
May 2022 to July 2022 Appeals

Grammar Test Information for September 2023 Intake

The grammar schools have stated that the registration window for the 2023 Admissions Entrance Test will be open noon, 19 May 2022 to noon, 30 June 2022. The schools are planning for the Entrance Test to take place on Saturday 17 September 2022.

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 2022 and the closing date of 31 October 2022.

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.

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Stroud

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