There are six grammar schools in Yorkshire, split across three Local Authorities. The schools below have been organised according to their boundaries. for 11+ information specific to each particular school, please click on the following links:
Registration Closing Date: Calderdale – September, Kirklees – June, North Yorkshire – July
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Calderdale and North Yorkshire – GL Assessment and set by school, Kirklees – CEM (University of Durham)
Results Date: October
Pass Mark: Varies year to year
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: June
To be considered for a Year 7 place at a Yorkshire grammar school, pupils must pass the eleven plus exam. While some schools in the area are responsible for their own admissions, they must comply with the North Yorkshire Coordinated Scheme for secondary school admissions to Year 7.
The schools encourage prospective pupils and parents to attend an open evening during the academic year. Usually at these events, school staff will provide additional information about the admissions process and visitors will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet staff members.
Year 7 admission to any of the Yorkshire grammar schools is based on the results of an 11 Plus exam entrance test. To enter for this exam, parents must register their child with their local authority (LA) before the closing date. Parents must also complete a Supplementary Information Form via the preferred school’s website.
Please note, late applications will only be considered once the initial round of allocations has been completed.
For Calderdale schools:
Prospective pupils to both Crossley Heath Grammar School and North Halifax Grammar School must sit three tests at 11+. These tests cover English, mathematics and verbal reasoning. The maths paper is written by the school, while the Verbal Reasoning paper is created by GL Assessment.
For Kirklees (Heckmondwike):
Children will sit two exams, created by CEM (University of Durham) that test verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. Each paper contains a mix of multiple choice and standard format questions.
For North Yorkshire:
All three grammar schools in North Yorkshire set their own admissions policies. North Yorkshire Council manages admissions for Ermysted Grammar School and Ripon Grammar School. Skipton High School administers its own tests.
– For Ermysted and Ripon:
The 11 Plus tests for both schools consists of two multiple choice papers that focus on both verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
– For Skipton Girls:
Pupils will sit three tests that cover mathematics, English and verbal reasoning. All three exams are multiple choice and there is no extended writing exercise.
For Crossley Heath and North Halifax grammar schools, we would recommend the following resources:
For schools in the North Yorkshire authority, we would highly recommend these 11 Plus practice resources:
NB: For Ermysted Grammar School and Ripon Grammar School, only the Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning practice papers below are relevant.
For those preparing for the Kirklees 11 Plus exam (Heckmondwike), we specifically recommend:
For those preparing for the Skipton High School 11 Plus exam, we specifically recommend:
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The information provided about Yorkshire 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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