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Admissions

We are delighted that you are considering Stratford Girls' Grammar, one of the best state schools in the country and the top performing school in Warwickshire. To find out more, please join us at one of our Open Events.

Each year we take 120 students into Year 7. Admission to the School in Year 7 is determined by a child's performance in the Entrance Test (the 11+) and the School's oversubscription criteria. (For details of our oversubscription criteria please see the School’s Admissions Policy for 2022 or 2023 below)

Our Year 7 Admissions are coordinated by Warwickshire County Council (Warwickshire Admissions) on behalf of the school.If your daughter was born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 you may apply for her to sit the test for entry in September 2023. Candidates may sit the Entrance Test once only.

Please refer to our Admissions Policy for information regarding your application for a Year 7 place. For any other query, prior to National Offer day on 1st March 2023, please contact the Headteacher's PA by email on headsPA@sggs.org.uk

To find out more about admissions or registering for the 11+, including how to register your daughter, please visit Warwickshire County Council's website or contact the Schools Admission Service on admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk or telephone 01926 414143

Information and Important Dates for Parents and Carers

For September 2022 entry:

The national offer day for secondary schools has now passed. Applications received henceforth will be considered late and will be given a lower priority for places.

For September 2023 entry:

· You can register for the test from 9th May 2022.

· Applications for a place must be submitted to your home local authority by 11.59pm on 31st October 2022.

· Parents/carers should be aware that registering for the 11+ test is not the same as applying for a school place – see the section ‘Applications for a School Place’ (2.3.9) in our Admissions Policy below

· The closing date for registration is 11.59pm on 30th June 2022.

· Details of test venues will be sent by Warwickshire Admissions to families who registered their child to sit the test via Warwickshire by the deadline from 15th August 2022. Packs will be sent in batches throughout August. If you registered your child for the entrance test by the published deadline and you

have not received an invitation pack by 26th August 2022 then you must contact Warwickshire Admissions as a matter of urgency

· The available places will be offered in accordance with the admission criteria in the first round of offers – Wednesday 1st March 2023 (2023 Admissions).

The Test

There will be two papers, each of approximately 45 minutes. The papers will be divided into smaller, individually timed sections, which test Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numeracy.

For each paper, the children will be given a question booklet which contains the test questions and a separate answer sheet to mark their answers. The answer sheets will be processed electronically and scanned to make a record of each child’s answers.

A familiarisation booklet, containing information about the format of the test and some example questions, will be available on the Warwickshire Admissions website and in paper form on request. This will allow children to become familiar with the type of questions likely to be asked and the format of the test booklet and answer sheet, and information about how to write their answers on the answer sheet.

In-Year Transfers - Years 8 to 11

If your daughter is 12 years or older please contact the Headteacher's PA by email on HeadsPA@sggs.org.uk for further advice. In your email, please include your daughter’s name, current year group, date of birth and current school. Please also let us know if she has taken the 11+ test and if so when it was taken and what her score was.

If you have not yet moved to the area, please include a date for when you intend to do this.

Please note our school entrance tests cannot be conducted online, so your daughter will need to be booked to sit our test. Various dates are available throughout the year. The next scheduled day for testing is Tuesday 20th September 2022.  The tests normally take place in the morning.

If your daughter is 11 years old, please contact the Warwickshire County Council Schools Admission Service on 01926 414143 or email them on admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk

Our Appeals Process

Warwickshire Admissions organise admission appeals on behalf of SGGS. Details (including the timetable for organising and hearing admission appeals) can be found here.