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

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About Herschel Grammar School

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Herschel Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school with academy status for 11 to 18-year-olds in Slough, Berkshire. The school was established in 1952 and supports around 900 students.

Excellent facilities are on offer for Herschel students such as an AstroTurf, tennis courts, and sports field. The school also offers a rich variety of extracurricular activities like martial arts, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, orchestra, and drama club as well as an annual skiing trip.  

Herschel’s core values are responsibility, success, and care. They express that they are committed to building students’ “social and emotional skills, knowledge, and behaviours” for the future and promise that their students will graduate from Herschel as “self-confident, tolerant, and fulfilled individuals” who contribute to their local community.

Their impressive academic performance is reflected in their 2022 results with around 79% of GCSEs results being grade 9-7 and 72% of A Levels being A*-B. Moreover, in their most recent report, Ofsted, who rated Herschel as an ‘Outstanding’ school, wrote of the school: “Pupils thrive in the school’s academic, yet very caring and secure, environment.”

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

Admissions information for 2024 entry to Herschel Grammar School at 11 Plus (11+)

Registration for Year 7 entry into Herschel Grammar School will be made available until mid-June 2023. The exam will be held in September and your child will receive their results in October.

It is important that you also submit your Common Application Form (CAF) to your local home authority by the end of October listing ‘Herschel Grammar School’; do note that the order you list schools in is reflected as your order of preference.

National school offer day is held on 1 March 2024, the expected Published Admission Number (PAN) is 150, and the eligibility score is 111.

How can I register my child for the 11 Plus (11+) exam at Herschel Grammar School?

To register your child for the entrance exam, you as their parent/legal guardian must complete the online registration form through the Slough Consortium’s 12 registration portal, before the 12 June 2023 deadline. 

When registering your child, make sure that your child’s home address is within the catchment area to be eligible for admission.

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

The exam format is composed of two papers each lasting approximately 60 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice with no written sections. These papers, produced by GL Assessment, will include the following areas:

  • English – comprehension, based on KS2 curriculum
  • Maths – based on KS2 curriculum 
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

How to prepare your child for the 11 Plus (11+) Herschel Grammar School exam

The most useful way to prepare for Herschel Grammar School’s 11+ entrance exam is to use practice tests to familiarise your child with the exam content and format.

These tests can help your child to build their confidence and improve their performance in the exam.

For Herschel Grammar School (Slough Consortium) 11+ preparation, we recommend the following packs: 

Slough Consortium 11+ Practice Tests

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