Calday Grange Grammar School was founded in 1636. Located in Birkenhead, the school is a non-denominational, selective grammar school. A boys’ grammar, Calday Grange admits students aged between 11 and 18. The school also has a co-educational sixth form. The school is the oldest grammar in the Wirral and gained academy status in 2013.
In 2015, the school achieved a 99.2% A Level pass rate and all students who applied to university were accepted by their first-choice. Sports play a big part in the school with students competing at local, regional and national level.
For an insight into life in Year 7 at Calday Grange Grammar School, check out this promotional video:
Address: Calday Grange Grammar School, Grammar School Lane, Birkenhead, CH48 8GG
Admissions Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0151 625 2727
School Type: Boys’ Grammar
Number of pupils: 1300+ (approx.)
Number of Places in Year 7: 200
Open Day Date: November and March
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: CEM (Durham University)
Calday Grange admits students from all areas of the Wirral and welcomes students from surrounding areas to apply for entry in Year 7. Admission to the school is based on student performance in the 11 Plus exam. Students who attend a primary school in Wirral will take the test at their school, and pupils who live out with the county can take the test at one of the four Wirral selective schools.
It’s worth noting however, that good performance in the 11 Plus exam does not guarantee a place at the school. The 11 Plus exam is administered by the Wirral Consortium of Schools and follows the CEM Durham University exam format.
In cases where a pupil performance in the exam has been affected by illness, or other exceptional circumstances, parents can write to the school in explanation. The information will be considered by the Independent Assessment Board and parents will be notified of the outcome.
The school’s full admissions policy can be downloaded from their website, here.
In order to apply for Year 7 entry to Calday Grange, in the first instance, parents are asked to complete an Expression of Interest form. Afterwards, parents and students will be invited to an informal meeting with other interested families. These meetings aim to give parents and pupils a general overview of the school and more information on the admission procedure.
The next step in the application process is to attend a Taster Day. Here, students and parents will have the opportunity to meet the school staff, attend lessons and tour the school grounds.
After attending the Taster Day, if students are keen to attend the school, parents need to complete the school registration form, which is available directly from the school.
The 11 Plus exam at Calday Grange Grammar School consists of two tests that will cover Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Ability.
Each test lasts approximately 50 minutes and contains a mixture of multiple choice and standard format questions. Test results are age-standardised to ensure that no pupil has an advantage based on their age.
The most effective approach to studying for the 11 Plus exam is to prepare well in advance of the exam date. The sooner your child starts studying for the tests, the more time they’ll have to improve their overall performance.
It’s a good idea for parents to create a study timetable with their child to ensure that they cover everything they’ll need to know. In addition, we recommend introducing practice exam papers early. Not only do practice papers enable you to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, but they can help your child become familiar with the exam layout and the types of questions they may be asked.
As exam day approaches, you should encourage your child to do timed practice papers under exam conditions. This will help them get used to answering questions under pressure.
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The information provided about Calday Grange Grammar School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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