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Grammar Schools in Warwickshire: Complete Guide

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About Warwickshire 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 challenging to find comprehensive information concerning the different schools available and the best options for your children.

This guide aims to provide clear and concise information regarding the grammar schools in Warwickshire. There are five fully-selective and one partially-selective grammar school in Warwickshire: Alcester Grammar School, King Edward VI School, Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby High School, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, and Ashlawn School. 

From 2023, the grammar schools in Warwickshire, Birmingham, Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton share their 11+ examination process. This means you only need to register once, and your child only has to take one test to apply to any grammar school in these areas.   

This guide includes general information, details about the tests, and key information 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 Warwickshire Grammar Schools at 11 plus (11+)

Important dates:

  • Registration deadline: 30 June 2023
  • Exam dates: between 16 or 18 September 2023 
  • Academic test results: mid-October 2023
  • CAF deadline: 31 October 2023
  • National school offer day: 1 March 2024

Admissions information:

  • Scoring: scores are age-standardised and ranked- the 180 candidates with the highest scores are automatically considered the priority group for their chosen school
  • Eligibility criteria: Year 6, within the cut-off distance
  • Priority criteria: (dependent on the school) 
  • Appeals: Reviewed by an independent panel
  • Admission Contact details: 01926 414143, [email protected], www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Exam format for the Warwickshire 11 plus (11+) entrance exam

The grammar schools in Warwickshire use the West Midlands 11 Plus Test. GL Assessment administers this test. 

The test consists of two multiple-choice papers, each lasting 60 minutes. Children are given time at the beginning of each paper to read through the instructions and complete some practice questions. Children must record their answers in a separate answer booklet, which is then marked electronically. 

Both of the papers are divided into smaller, individually-timed sections. The subjects covered in these papers are:

  • Maths
  • English comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning 

 

The maths and English questions are based on the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum objectives for Years 5 and 6. 

Verbal reasoning assesses your child’s language-based problem-solving abilities by testing their vocabulary, spelling, arithmetic, and pattern recognition skills.

Non-verbal reasoning tests your child’s visual problem-solving abilities through sequential pattern recognition as well as logical and spatial thinking.

There is no single pass mark for the Warwickshire 11+ exams, as the qualifying scores depend on the year of entry and the individual school’s criteria. The test scores are standardised to avoid any age disadvantage. The qualifying scores are then calculated based on the top-scoring percentage of the year group. 

Alcester Grammar School

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School type: mixed grammar

Number of pupils: 1,325

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 150

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 93

Headteacher: Rachel Thorpe 

Address: Birmingham Road, Alcester, B49 5ED

Catchment area: you can find a map of all the Warwickshire grammar schools’ priority areas here

Priority criteria in rank order: PLAC; children who live in the priority area who are eligible for free school meals; children who live in the priority area who achieve the qualifying score; children who live outside of the priority area who achieve the qualifying score; children who score below the qualifying score, but above the minimum academic standard for the waiting list

2022 Results: GCSE: 73.6% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 76% of students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01789 762 494, [email protected], www.alcestergs.com

King Edward VI School

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School type: boys’ grammar

Number of pupils: 793

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 87

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 10

Headteacher: Bennet Carr 

Address: Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BE

Catchment area: you can find a map of all the Warwickshire grammar schools’ priority areas here

Priority criteria in rank order: PLAC; max.13 places for children who live in the priority areas who are eligible for free school meals; max. 70 places for children who live in the inner priority circle who achieve the qualifying score; children who live in the outer priority circle who achieve the qualifying score; children who live outside the priority circles and achieve the qualifying score; children who score below the qualifying score, but above the minimum academic standard for the waiting list

2022 Results: GCSE: 91.2% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 92.2% of students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01789 293 351, [email protected], www.kes.net

Lawrence Sheriff School

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School type: boys’ grammar

Number of pupils: 1,031

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 150

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 54

Headteacher: Teresa Mpofu

Address: Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3AG

Catchment area: you can find a map of all the Warwickshire grammar schools’ priority areas here

Priority criteria in rank order: PLAC; max. 30 places for children who live in the catchment area who are eligible for free school meals; max. 5 places for children who live in the inner catchment area who are eligible for Pupil Premium; children who live in the catchment area who achieve the qualifying score

2022 Results: GCSE: 76.8% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 85.3% of students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01788 542 074, [email protected], www.lawrencesheriffschool.com

Rugby High School

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School type: girls’ grammar

Number of pupils: 868

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 120

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 96

Headteacher: Mark Grady

Address: Longrood Road, Rugby, CV22 7RE

Catchment area: you can find a map of all the Warwickshire grammar schools’ priority areas here

Priority criteria in rank order: PLAC who achieve the qualifying score or up to 15 marks below it; children who live in the priority areas who are eligible for free school meals and achieve the qualifying score; children living in priority area 1 (east Warwickshire) who achieve the qualifying score; children living in area 2 (eastern priority circle) who achieve the automatic qualifying score; children living anywhere who achieve the qualifying score; children living anywhere who don’t achieve the qualifying score, but above the required minimum academic standard for the waiting list

2022 Results: GCSE: 81.4% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 71.8% of students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Good

School’s Contact details: 01788 810 518, [email protected], www.rugbyhighschool.co.uk

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School

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School type: girls’ grammar

Number of pupils: 824

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 120

The Sunday Times Parent Power National Rank: 13

Headteacher: Jacqueline Cornell

Address: Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9HA

Catchment area: you can find a map of all the Warwickshire grammar schools’ priority areas here

Priority criteria in rank order: PLAC who achieve the qualifying score or up to 20 marks below it; max. 19 places for children who live in the priority areas who are eligible for free school meals and achieve the qualifying score or up to 20 marks below; children living in the priority areas who achieve the qualifying score; children living anywhere who achieve the qualifying score; children who don’t achieve the qualifying score, but above the required minimum academic standard for the waiting list

2022 Results: GCSE: 94.4% of students achieved grades 9-7, A Level: 90.4% of students achieved grades A*-B

Ofsted ranking: Outstanding

School’s Contact details: 01789 293 759, [email protected], www.sggs.org.uk

Ashlawn School

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School type: mixed grammar

Ages: 11-18

PAN: 256

Headteacher: Paul Brockwell

Address: Ashlawn Rd, Hillmorton, Rugby CV22 5ET

Catchment area: you can find a map of all the Warwickshire grammar schools’ priority areas here

Priority criteria in rank order: PLAC; max. 31 selective places for children who have reached the qualifying score; max. 25 places for children who have achieved the required score in the Modern Language Aptitude Test; same-year siblings in the same application cycle; children living in the priority area who have a sibling at the school; children living outside of the priority area who have a sibling at the school

School’s Contact details: 01788 573425, [email protected], www.ashlawn.org.uk

Examberry Papers

The most effective way to prepare for the West Midlands 11+ entrance exam is to use practice tests written by experts.

Each of our practice tests:

For Warwickshire 11+ preparation, we recommend the following packs:

Warwickshire 11+ Practice Tests

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