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Burnham Grammar School 12 Plus (12+) Entrance Exam Information – Late Transfer


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Founded in 1960, Burnham Grammar School (BGS) is a co-educational grammar school in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. It caters for approximately 1250 students in line with the motto Embracing Challenge, dividing them across four houses named after Nicholas Winton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali. [1]


A wide-ranging syllabus is at the heart of BGS’ thriving community, allowing pupils to explore their academic strengths without holding back. Mathematics, science, languages, social sciences and many other disciplines are taught to actively prepare the cohort for future challenges, enhancing their learning skills in the process.


Extracurriculars include drama, choir, rugby, Cryptography Club, debating, orchestra and Italian, some taking place after school, and others running during lunch or break time. Students are encouraged to sign up to as many clubs as they like, and hence maximise the benefits of the educational journey through both socialisation and self-realisation. [2


A number of residential and international trips are organised on an annual basis. Destinations have included Spain, Germany, France, Iceland and the States, allowing students to grow in confidence as they visit key historical sites and explore the landscape of some of the world’s most exciting locations. [3]


Burnham Grammar School 12 Plus (12+) Exam Information


Address: Hogfair Lane, Burnham, SL1 7HG

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions info: or 01628 604812

School type: Co-ed grammar school 

12+ Exam date: February of Year 7

12+ Exam type / Board: GL Assessment


Burnham Grammar School 12 Plus (12+) Admissions                   


The admissions process at 12+ starts with registration, to be completed by the deadline in October of the year preceding entry. 


At this stage of the procedure, you will be asked to provide your school preferences and indicate your eligibility for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals. Any medical or social needs that may affect your child’s ranking should also be disclosed. 


Following registration, your child will receive a formal invitation to sit the Late Transfer test. Their attendance must be confirmed by a specified date (in December). The test, which covers three broad areas and is assessed through GL-style questions, takes place in February and lasts approximately one hour, with results communicated in March.


Burnham Grammar School 12 Plus (12+) Exam Format – Late Transfer


The Burnham Grammar School 12+ entrance examination consists of the following tests:


  • Mathematics (GL)
  • Verbal Reasoning (GL)
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning (GL)


The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper will include multiple-choice questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.


The multiple-choice Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test and assess logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


The multiple-choice Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Burnham Grammar School 12+ entrance examinations.


How to Prepare for the Burnham Grammar School 12 Plus (12+) Exam


Our 12+ practice tests are an effective tool for successful Burnham Grammar School entrance exam preparation. They provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with the style and format of the exam, which can help increase their confidence on the day of the test.


By covering all the potential question types and identifying areas that require improvement, our practice tests offer a targeted approach to exam preparation, allowing students to develop a more structured study plan.


Taking our practice tests under timed conditions is also recommended, as it enables students to hone their time-management skills and perform better under the pressure.


Thousands of students successfully use our practice tests every year to prepare for competitive entrance exams. Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Burnham Grammar School 12 plus entrance examination can be found below.


Burnham Grammar School 12 Plus (12+) Exam Practice Papers


Recommendations for each section of the Burnham Grammar School 12 Plus exam can be found below:




We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Burnham Grammar School 12+ maths test:


12+ Mathematics Pack 1

12+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

12+ Mathematics: Problem Solving


Verbal Reasoning


The following packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the Burnham Grammar School 12+ Verbal Reasoning exam:


12+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

12+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2



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