Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

There are seven grammar schools in Gloucestershire. For eleven plus details and admissions information for each school, please visit the pages below:


High School for Girls, Gloucester

Marling School

Pate’s Grammar School

Ribston Hall High School

The Crypt School

Sir Thomas Rich’s School

Stroud High School


11 Plus Exam Information for Gloucestershire Grammar Schools


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: No specific pass mark revealed

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Gloucestershire County Council, 01452 425000


Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions


All Year 7 places across the grammar schools in Gloucestershire are determined by pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Each school hosts various open events throughout the academic year, which are open to both parents and prospective pupils. More information about the admissions process is provided at these events and students will have the opportunity to take a tour around the school campus as well as meet with staff and current pupils.


All admissions to Gloucestershire grammar schools in Year 7 are coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council. For children to be considered for a grammar school place, parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11 Plus exam date in September.


How to Register for the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


To apply for a Year 7 place at a Gloucestershire grammar school, parents must register their child with the Local Authority, Gloucestershire County Council. Next, parents should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) before October, which can be done online via the Council’s website.


Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format


All grammar schools in the region use the same 11+ exam from CEM (University of Durham). The test consists of two multiple choice papers containing questions related to verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning.


Each exam takes around an hour to complete, which includes reading the instructions and completing some worked examples at the beginning. The tests themselves are around 45 to 50 minutes. Both tests are taken on the same day and there is a 20-minute break between the papers.


Results will be available for parents in October, with notification of final Year 7 place allocations published in March.


Practice Papers for the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam


Practice exam papers are an effective tool to help prepare  successfully for the Gloucestershire 11 Plus. We would highly recommend the resources below for students taking the exam in the near future:



The information provided about the Gloucestershire grammar schools 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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