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Stroud High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Stroud High School is a girls-only grammar school located in Gloucestershire. Established in 1904, it caters to students between the ages of 11 and 16 with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school runs a house system, and its pupils are divided into five houses.

 

The curriculum aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen career paths. Throughout all key stages, pupils have the opportunity to gain significant insights into subjects such as literacy, language, communication, technology, engineering, mathematics, etc. This approach to learning sets them up for success in any desired professional field.

 

Stroud High School takes great pride in encouraging students to pursue additional skills outside of school hours. The participation rate is very high, and pupils are enthusiastic about joining and excelling in many of the clubs offered by the school. Among the most popular choices are sports, drama, and art. In addition, the school organises various trips throughout the year.

 

The school places its pupils and their well-being at the centre of its ethos. It provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment where girls can thrive and strive to achieve maximum results. It also cares deeply for mental health, organising pastoral support for each student. Overall, Stroud High School takes a holistic and sensitive approach to student wellbeing.

 

Stroud High School has a well-established reputation for academic excellence, and its students achieve results worth praise. Ofsted regards it as a top-notch school and awarded it with an “Outstanding” grade in its recent inspection. [1]

 

Stroud High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: Beards Lane, Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4HF

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions info: admin@stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk, 01453 764441

School type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 871 (approx.)

Number of places in Year 7: 150

Open Day date: April, June and October

Exam date: September 16th 2024

Pass mark: Aim for 75%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.

Exam type / Board: GL Assessment

 

Stroud High School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

Admission to Stroud High School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 150 places allocated to Year 7 students. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of their open events, which take place at key times in the academic year. More information about the admissions process is provided on the night and students will have the opportunity to meet with staff.

 

Once pupils have taken the entrance exam, an application needs to be made through the local authority’s application system. In most cases, applications can be made online through the local authority’s website.

 

SHS has an average of three applications for every place at Year 7, so in the event of oversubscription, the school will give priority to:

 

  1. Children in Public Care
  2. Students from families entitled to Pupil Premium
  3. Rank order from the admissions test

 

To find out more about SHS’s admissions process, please visit the school’s website. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Stroud High School

 

Stroud High School’s Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council. Parents who wish their daughter to sit the eleven plus test must complete the Gloucestershire Grammar Test Registration Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration is open.

 

In order to be considered for a place at Stroud High School, parents or guardians must complete the Local Authority (LA) Common Application Form (CAF), which should be submitted to the LA by the published closing date. You can get full details of this process online or call the LA on 01452 425000.

 

Parents will receive results of the 11+ test in October and if students meet the qualifying standard, they can apply for a Year 7 place at SHS.

 

Stroud High School Catchment Area

 

Does Stroud High School have a catchment area?

 

The school doesn’t have a catchment area.

 

Stroud High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Stroud High School test consists of two multiple-choice papers that cover the following subjects:

 

  • English Comprehension, Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning (including Spatial Reasoning)

 

Both tests are taken on the same day and each session lasts about an hour.

 

How to Prepare for the Stroud High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam?

 

Stroud High School is a popular grammar school in Gloucestershire, so it’s of little surprise that in Year 7, children should prepare for the 11 Plus exam well ahead of exam day.

 

Practice exam papers are an effective tool for preparation for the Stroud High School entrance exams. The earlier students start with these practice papers, the sooner they will be aware of any subject areas that need additional work. The papers not only familiarise students with the layout of the 11+ exam, but also help them to improve their time management skills.

 

Stroud High Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores

 

The qualifying standardised score ranges from year to year. If there are more pupils with qualifying scores than there are places available, applicants’ results will be valued in descending order and places will be allocated accordingly.

 

Pupils who are able to score 75%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Stroud High Grammar School 11+ test. Whilst there are no guarantees, this is a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Stroud High Grammar School 11+ exam. Please click here to learn more.

 

Stroud High Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Exam Papers

 

Since SHS is part of the Gloucestershire School Consortium, they use the shared Gloucestershire test for their 11+ Exam. This exam is created for Gloucestershire by the exam board GL Assessment. The resources below are specifically designed to match the GL Assessment format used by Gloucestershire Grammar Schools. They will therefore prove ideal for children currently preparing for the Stroud High Grammar School eleven plus exam:

 

Gloucestershire – Full Practice Tests

 

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Gloucestershire – Subject Specific Practice

 

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English Comprehension and Vocabulary

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Verbal Reasoning

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Mathematics

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Skill specific practice

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

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Spatial Reasoning

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Stroud High School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Stroud High 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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