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Grammar Schools in Slough: Complete Guide

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About Slough Grammar Schools

Making the right choice between different grammar schools can be a tough decision for parents. Whilst all grammar schools offer great starts for children, it is often difficult to find comprehensive information concerning the different schools available and the best options for your children out there.

 This guide aims to provide clear and concise information regarding the four grammar schools in the Slough Consortium. This includes general information, information concerning the tests followed by key details about each school including statistics, facilities, results, and Ofsted reviews.

In the coming sections of this article, the below listed key terms mean the following:

  • CAF: Common Application Form, the form you must submit to your local authority listing the schools of your choice in order of preference
  • PAN: Published Admission Number, the number of places available for year 7 entry in 2024 at 11 plus (11+) level
  • EHCP: Education, Health and Care Plan, a legal document that describes a person’s special educational needs
  • Pupil Premium: a grant that improves educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils
  • PLAC: (previously) looked after children

Key information for 2024 entry into Slough Grammar Schools at 11 plus (11+)

Important dates:

  • Registration deadline & portal: 12 June 2023 (10am), Slough Consortium website
  • Reasonable adjustment deadline: June 2023
  • Exam date & type: 16 September 2023, GL Assessment
  • Results: 14 October 2023
  • CAF deadline & local authority: 31 October 2023, Slough Borough Council
  • National school offer day: 1 March 2024

 

Admissions information:

  • Scoring: standardised and ranked, qualifying score of 111
  • Eligibility criteria: Year 6, within the cut-off distance
  • Priority criteria: candidates who are (previously) PLAC, receive Pupil Premium, have an EHCP, live within the catchment/priority area, are Catholic (in the case of St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School), currently have a sibling or parent working as a staff member at the school
  • Appeals: Slough Consortium
  • Admission Contact details: www.sloughconsortium.org.uk 

 

Schools information:

  • Consortium: Slough Consortium
  • Included schools: Herschel Grammar School, Langley Grammar School, St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School, Upton Court Grammar School

Exam format for the Slough Grammar School 11 plus (11+) entrance exam

For Slough based grammar schools, students must take the Slough Consortium 11 plus (11+) test; only one entrance test is required for entrance into any of the four Slough grammar schools. This entrance test is composed of two papers each lasting approximately 60 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice with no written sections. These papers, which are produced by GL Assessment, will test the following areas:

  • English – questions are based on the KS2 curriculum
  • Maths – questions are based on the KS2 curriculum 
  • Verbal Reasoning – test of skill, problem-solving questions like written instructions requiring a solution, sequences, or number/letter code-cracking
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – test of visual thinking, questions may involve deciphering relationships, determining similarities/differences between different sequences, shapes, and patterns

Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar school building
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School type: Mixed

Number of pupils: 1,245

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 180

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 37

Headteacher: John Constable

Address: Langley Grammar School, Reddington Drive, Langley, Berkshire, SL3 7QS

Open events: 3, 5, 11, 13 July 2023 (9.00-9.50am/2.15-3.05pm), 26 September 2023, book spaces for open events here

Catchment area: Priority Area 1 (inner): SL3 7, SL3 8, SL3 9 & SL3 0 postcodes, Priority Area 2 (outer): SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3 (outside Area 1), SL4, TW18, TW19, TW20, UB3, UB4, UB7, UB8 & UB10, Priority Area 3 (general): SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW13, TW14, TW15, UB1, UB2, UB5, UB6, UB9, HA1, HA2, HA4, HA5, HA6, W5, W7, W13, RG12 & RG42

Facilities: Astro pitch, sports hall, six netball/tennis courts, dance studio, four outdoor cricket nets & fitness suite

2022 Results: GCSE: 84.7% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 85.5% students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01753 598300, [email protected], www.lgs.slough.sch.uk

Click here to view the full exam information article for this school. 

Herschel Grammar School

Herschel Grammar school building
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School type: Mixed

Number of pupils: 900

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 150

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 106

Headteacher: Joanne Rockall

Address: Herschel Grammar School, Northampton Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3BW

Open event(s): Not listed, check school website’s Year 7 Admissions 2024 page for updates

Catchment area: 4-mile radius from school address

Facilities: AstroTurf, tennis courts, & sports field

2022 Results: GCSE: 79% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 72% students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01753 520950, [email protected], www.herschel.slough.sch.uk

Click here to view the full exam information article for this school. 

 

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School

St Bernard's Catholic Grammar school building
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School type: Mixed

Number of pupils: 973

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 150

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 151

Headteacher: Paul Kassapian

Address: St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School, 1 Langley Road, Slough, Berkshire SL3 7AF

Open evening: 21 September 2023, book through the school’s website here

Catchment area: Pastoral area of St Peter’s including the following primary schools: Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Primary School, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School 

Facilities: dance studio, sports hall, & tennis/netball/basketball courts

2022 Results: GCSE: 72.7% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 68.9% students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01753 527020, [email protected], www.st-bernards.slough.sch.uk

Click here to view the full exam information article for this school. 

Upton Court Grammar School

Upton Court Grammar school building
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School type: Mixed

Number of pupils: 1,106

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 165

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 142

Headteacher: Mark Pritchard

Address: Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Slough, Berkshire SL3 7PR

Open event(s): 3, 5, 12 July 2023, book spaces for open events here

Catchment area: No catchment area but there are two feeder schools whose students are given priority: Foxborough Primary School & Trevelyan Middle School

Facilities: library, sports hall, drama studio, cricket pitch, & netball courts

2022 Results: GCSE: 67% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 73% students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01753522892, [email protected], www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk

Click here to view the full exam information article for this school. 

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