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

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About Upton Court Grammar School

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Upton Court Grammar School is a selective grammar school with academy status for over 1000 students aged 11-18 in Slough. The school was established in 1982 when Slough Grammar School for boys and Slough High School for girls, which were both separately founded in the 1930s, re-merged. 

The school offers a rich co-curricular programme with clubs such as badminton, choir, reading, orchestra, and table tennis. Furthermore, they have an impressive selection of facilities including a library, sports hall, drama studio, cricket pitch, and netball courts.

The school’s core values are unity, service, growth, and curiosity; their motto is ‘Ad Astra!’ meaning ‘To the stars!’. Their goal is to fulfil their students personal and academic aspirations, moulding them into successful citizens who care about their community. 

In 2022, the school achieved some impressive results with 54% of students being awarded eight or more 9-7 grades at GCSE Level and 73% of all A Level results being grades A* – B. In addition, 88% of their KS5 students have accepted a university place. In their most recent inspection of the school, Ofsted reported Upton Court Grammar School to be ‘Outstanding’ overall.

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

Admissions information for 2024 entry to Upton Court Grammar School at 11 Plus (11)

Applications for Year 7 entry into Upton Court Grammar School will be made available until mid-June 2023. Open events will be held at the school on the 3, 5, and 12 July, you will need to book a slot in advance through their website, and their admissions department will contact you in May with confirmation of your booking.

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 ‘Upton Court Grammar School’; do note that the order you list schools in is reflected as your order of preference. 

National School Offer Day is held at the start of March 2024. The expected Published Admission Number (PAN), the number of places available for Year 7 entry, is 165, and the eligibility score is 111.

Priority, in the case of oversubscription, is given to:

  • Looked after, or previously Looked After, children
  • Children eligible for Pupil Premium (PP)
  • Children with parents that have worked at the school two or more years
  • Children attending their feeder schools
  • Children in rank order of performance in the entrance exam
  • Children living the closest distance from the school

How can I register my child for the 11 Plus (11+) exam at Upton Court 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 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 Upton Court 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, which are 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
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How to prepare your child for the 11 Plus (11+) St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School exam

The most useful way to prepare for St Bernard’s Catholic 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 St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School (Slough Consortium) 11+ preparation, we recommend the following packs: 

Slough Consortium 11+ Practice Tests

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