Consultation on Stratford Girls' Grammar School's Admissions Policy for entry 2022
Stratford Girls’ Grammar School has published its proposed Admissions Policy for 2022 entry and has initiated a consultation period which will run from Friday 6th November to Friday 18th December 2020. You can find a copy of this document in the links at the bottom of this page.
If anyone wishes to comment on Stratford Girls’ Grammar School’s draft policy, they should write to Mrs C Spooner, Clerk to the Governors, at the school address: Stratford Girls' Grammar School, Shottery Manor, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HA.
The deadline for receipt of comments is midday on Friday 18th December 2020.
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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 2021 or click here)
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 2009 and 31st August 2010, you may apply for her to sit the test for entry in September 2021. Candidates may sit the Entrance Test once only.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01926 742037 / 01926 74204
Information and Important Dates for Parents and Carers
During the summer term of 2020 parents/carers of all the children in Year 5 in Warwickshire primary/ junior schools will be issued with a leaflet, relevant to their area, about the process of selection. Parents/carers will be asked to register if they want their child to be tested. Parent/carers of children not attending those schools can contact the Warwickshire Admissions to request that information or visit the Warwickshire Admissions website for more information.
Parents/carers whose children have a disability and/or require special resources to sit the Entrance Test must complete a supplementary form as well as a registrations form and submit these to Warwickshire Admissions or the Grammar Schools in Birmingham (depending with whom you are registering for the Entrance Test) by Wednesday 10th June 2020.
The closing date for registering for selection tests for all the selective schools in Warwickshire is Friday 26th June 2020. Registration after that date will be considered as late. An exception will be made for parent/carers who can provide evidence of a move of address into the priority circle by Tuesday 29th December 2019. Late registrations will only be considered after the first round of offers and may not be tested before the National Offer Day.
Please note that the test dates for September 2021 entry have been moved from Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020 to Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2020 as a result of government guidance. In the event of a further lockdown preventing the test taking place on these dates, we will post the revised test date on the school’s website as soon as it is known.
Applications will be made on the home authority’s Common Application Form as part of the co-ordinated process with neighbouring authorities. As set out in the Schools Admissions Code (2014), Friday 30th October 2020 is the national closing date for secondary applications. Applications received after this date will be considered late and will be given a lower priority for places. An exception will be made for children moving into the priority circle where independent evidence can be provided by Tuesday 29th December 2019.
From Monday 12th October 2019, parents/carers will be notified by post of their child’s score in the Entrance Test.
The available places will be offered in accordance with the admission criteria in the first round of offers – on National Offer Day, which is Monday 1st March 2021.
There will be two papers, each of approximately 50 minutes. The papers will be divided into smaller, individually timed sections, which test verbal ability, numerical ability and non-verbal ability.
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, is available on the Warwickshire County Council website and in paper form on request (www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elevenplus). 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.
11+ Familiarisation Materials
The familiarisation guides (which can be found at the bottom of this page) are designed to inform parents and candidates about the entrance test in order to:
- Give a feel for the appearance of the actual assessment.
- Introduce some of the symbols and phrases used in the assessment.
- Inform parents and candidates of the invigilation procedure.
- Indicate the range of disciplines that will be tested.
- Highlight the range of answer formats used in the assessment.
The guides also include examples to indicate the range of skills required to complete the assessment and the manner in which questions are answered. The familiarisation booklet and the accompanying guides are NOT definitive and the inclusion of any question types does not guarantee that they will be found in the final assessment.
Please note: there are no commercially available practice test papers for these assessments.
The following article highlights why our familiarisation efforts are even more important this year:
It is strongly recommended that parents/applicants establish the cost and availability of transport to the School if it is intended to use a bus or train service (public or otherwise), before application is made for admission. Further information on Warwickshire transport policy and application process can be found on the Warwickshire County Council website.