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Ermysted’s Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Founded in 1492, Ermysted’s Grammar School is located in the market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire. A selective school with over 800 boys in attendance, Ermysted’s is funded by its local education authority. The seventh oldest school in Great Britain, the school has consistently reported excellent examination results and in 2006 was noted as the best school in Yorkshire, and amongst the top 25 nationally.


Pupils are split into four houses: Ermysted, Hartley, Petyt and Toller, all named after notable figures in the school’s history. Throughout the school year, the houses participate in a variety of competitions.


11 Plus Exam Information for Ermysted’s Grammar School



Address: Ermysted Grammar School, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1PL

County: North Yorkshire

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01756 792186

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 815 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment


Ermysted’s Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions



Ermysted’s Grammar School is maintained by the North Yorkshire Education Authority, which coordinates all of the School’s admissions via its selection scheme. There are 120 places available at Year 7 and priority is given to those who live within the school’s catchment area. To be considered for a place at the school, all prospective pupils must take the 11 Plus test coordinated by GL Assessment.


The school will offer places to the highest scoring 28% of pupils who live within the catchment area. In the event of any surplus places, these will be offered to pupils outside of the catchment.


In recent years, there has been five Year 7 applications for every one place, so in the event of oversubscription, the school will adhere to the following criteria in order of priority:


  • Boys who are currently, or have previously been, looked after by the Local Authority.
  • Boys who live within the catchment area.
  • Boys who live outside of the catchment area.


Get more details about Ermysted’s Year 7 admission criteria.



How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Ermysted’s Grammar School



Boys living within Ermysted’s Grammar School’s catchment area will be automatically entered into the Local Authority’s selection scheme (unless parents choose to withdraw their child from the process). Those living outside of the catchment can apply online via the Local Authority’s website. Parents should be aware that testing may not be possible for pupils who registered after the closing date until after the date of allocation of school places.


Parents will receive details of their child’s results in October and place allocations will be distributed in March the following year.



Ermysted’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format



The 11 Plus test for Ermysted’s Grammar School consists of two multiple-choice papers:


  • Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is divided into four sections, with 10 minutes allocated to each one. Once a section has been completed by pupils, they cannot go back to that section.


How to Prepare for the Ermysted’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?



With its strong reputation for an excellent all-round education, Ermysted’s Grammar School attracts applicants from over 50 primary schools in its local area and beyond. With this in mind, parents should be prepared to start their child’s 11 Plus revision well ahead of the actual exam.


North Yorkshire’s Local Authority 11 Plus tests focus on reasoning, so we would recommend reading the following articles ahead of your child’s revision sessions:


11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam Preparation

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Advice


Practice exam papers can be an effective way of increasing your child’s confidence for the Ermysted’s Grammar School’s 11+, as they can help familiarise them with the test requirements and better understand the types of reasoning questions they may be asked.


As test day gets closer, consider doing timed practice papers with your child to help improve their time management skills and get them used to answering questions to a deadline.


Practice Papers for the Ermysted’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam


Our 11 Plus practice tests can help your child to prepare for Ermysted’s exam; we highly recommend the following packs:


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4 (GL)


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)


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The information provided about Ermysted’s 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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