There are currently eight grammar schools in the Birmingham Grammar School Consortium. For 11 Plus and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:
Registration Closing Date: June
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)
Results Date: October
Pass Mark: Varies, according to school – previously 204-215 (subject to change)
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: May and June
Admissions Info: Birmingham City Council, 0121 303 1888
Prospective pupils aiming to gain a Year 7 place at a Birmingham grammar school must sit the 11 Plus exam. Each of the eight schools mentioned above host specific open events for prospective pupils and parents to visit the schools, learn more about their curriculum and ask any questions about admission to Year 7.
With admissions coordinated by the Birmingham Grammar Schools Consortium, parents must register their child for the eleven plus exam before the deadline.
Parents must register their child for a Year 7 place at a Birmingham grammar school via the Birmingham Consortium before June. Following this, parents should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) before October; this step can be completed online via the Birmingham City Council website. Parents can select more than one preferred school on this form.
The Birmingham 11+ exam consists of two papers that each last approximately 50 minutes. All eight schools within the Birmingham Consortium use the same test papers, which assess a child’s Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Reading skills.
Results from the 11 Plus will be available to parents online in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March the following year.
For students currently preparing for the Birmingham 11 Plus exam, we would recommend the following practice resources:
The information provided about the Birmingham Grammar School Consortium was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.
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