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Chesham Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam: 2024 Entry Guide

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About Chesham Grammar School

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Chesham Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school with academy, specialist, and humanities college status for 11 to 18-year-olds in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. The school, which was established in 1947, currently educates over 1300 students.

Their impressive academic performance is reflected in their 2022 results with 70.6% of students achieving grades 9-7 in English and maths, and 57.2% of students achieving grades A*-A at A Level. The school has on offer a range of extra-curricular clubs including music, film, drama, Dungeons & Dragons, and sports.

Chesham Grammar’s vision for their school is for everyone to “enjoy, achieve and belong” and to fully prepare their students for their futures; their core values are aspiration, kindness, and respect. In their most recent 2014 inspection, Ofsted reported Chesham Grammar School to be ‘Outstanding’ in all categories.

Key information for 2024 entry to Chesham Grammar School at 11 Plus (11+)

  • School type: Co-educational grammar with academy, specialist, & humanities college status
  • Consortium: The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TGBS)
  • Registration deadline: 16 June 2023
  • Practice test: 12 September 2023
  • Exam date (STT):  14 September 2023
  • Results: 13 October 2023
  • CAF deadline: 31 October 2023
  • National Offer Day: 1 March 2024
  • Contact details: 01494 782854, [email protected], www.cheshamgrammar.org, www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/contact-admissions
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Admissions information for 2024 entry to Chesham Grammar School at 11 Plus (11+)

Registration is available on Buckinghamshire Council’s website till June. Your child will then be invited by email on 9 August of the September 2023 test date.

For children who attend a state-funded Buckinghamshire primary school or Partner School, they will sit the practice test and the Secondary Transfer Test (STT) in their school; all other children will sit the practice test and STT at a grammar school test centre. In the latter case, some test slots may be scheduled for after 14 September.

Results will be released in October and after receiving this information, you must submit a Common Application Form (CAF) to your home local authority which names ‘Chesham Grammar School’.

Offers will be sent out on National Offer Day at the start of March 2024. It is important to note that there is a catchment area with priority given to applicants based on distance from the school.

How can I register my child for the Chesham Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) exams?

If your child’s current primary school is in Buckinghamshire, they will be automatically registered for the 11+ exam. You, as their parent/guardian, will still need to submit a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which you can download through the school website.

If your child currently lives outside of Buckinghamshire, you will need to register their place for the 11+ exam through the Buckinghamshire Council website. You must request more information through the admissions section, selecting the query option ‘I would like information about testing for September 2021 entry or later’ to access information and register your interest in the STT.

What is the 11 Plus (11+) entrance exam format for Chesham Grammar School?

The entrance exam is called the Secondary Transfer Test (STT) and consists of two 60-minute papers which are provided by GL Assessment. The test will measure the following skills:

Paper 1

  • English and verbal reasoning (50% weighting)

Paper 2

  • Non-verbal reasoning (25% weighting) – includes spatial reasoning
  • Maths (25% weighting)

The exam is administered by The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS), a consortium composed of the thirteen grammar schools in Buckinghamshire. 

A few days before your child takes the official exam, they will take a shorter practice test to help them to better understand the format of the entrance exam. As previously mentioned, Buckinghamshire primary school or partner school students will sit the test at their school but all other children will sit the test at a grammar school centre.

To be considered for admission into Chesham Grammar School, your child must achieve a pass mark of 121 or higher. Notably, the assessments are age-weighted (based on the candidate’s age and the assessment date) to ensure all candidates are equally considered. 

You will be able to access these results in October through the Buckinghamshire Council website. The details you will need for the Transfer Test results are:

  • Your child’s student number (which will have been provided in a letter or email)
  • Your child’s surname
  • Your child’s date of birth
  • Your name and email address as the parent or legal guardian

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