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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 2023

The registration window for the 2023 Admissions Entrance Test opened noon 19 May 2022 and closed noon 30 June 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.

The grammar schools held the Entrance Test to take place on Saturday 17 September 2022. After the test, each 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. Parents/carers should be informed of their child’s result before 31 October 2022. Again, this is carried out by the Gloucestershire grammar schools and 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/carer 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, even if they have qualified, if it has not been listed on your secondary school application form.

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

Key Dates

From noon 19 May 2022 to noon 30 June 2022

Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test

September 2022

Letters sent out explaining how to apply for school places

5 September 2022

Online application facility opens

17 September 2022

Grammar School Entrance Test Day

17 October 2022

Grammar School Test results sent out - all results will be sent to parents/carers by the schools, this team does not have access to the results so please direct all queries to the schools

Midnight, 31 October 2022

Closing date for applications

1 March 2023

Allocation Day

Midnight, 8 March 2023

Closing date for acceptances/declines and waiting list requests

After 29 March 2023

Outcome of waiting list requests sent out

7 April 2023

Closing date for waiting list round responses

May to July 2023






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