Slough Consortium 11+ Exam Stats

CEM

11+ exam format

136

Highest scored by a pupil

4550

Pupils sat the exam

Herschel Grammar School

Herschel is part of the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools and selects candidates on the basis of performance in the CEM 11+ entrance exam. The total number of pupils, at the age of 11, that are planned for admission to this school are 150. A minimum standardised score of 111 is required to make the applicant eligible for consideration for admission. All applicants who score above 111 standardised score will then be selected in the order of preference (unless the total number of applicants is less than or equal to 150).

Preference would be given to applicants with legal status as Looked after Children. Basically, these are children under local authority care and are looked after by the local authority.

The next preference would be given to applicants who live in the catchment area of 4 miles radius.

Upto 10 places would be open for pupils within a 10 miles radius and who are eligible for Pupil Premium.

Then children of the staff would be given preference.

The remaining seats would then be filled based on the performance of the applicants in the 11+ exam.

Quick stats from last exam

111

Minumim score requirement

150

Total number of seats available

4

Catchment area within (miles)

10

Pupil premium within (miles)

1257

Total applicants who applied for this school

836

Applicants who scored above 111

117

Lowest scores that got admitted

Find more information on the schools website at www.herschel.slough.sch.uk

Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School require a successful performance in the 11+ exam. Anyone in Slough and the surrounding area can apply for adimission into the school. The school is part of the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools and admits candidates based on the performance in the CEM based 11+ entrance exam.

The school has planned to admit a total of 180 pupils, at the age of 11. A minumum standardised score of 111 is required for consideration for admission into this school. A score of 111 is the eligibility criteria an not a guarantee of admission.

Prefrence would be given to children who have a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education Health and Care Plan where the School has been named by the Local Authority will be admitted automatically.

The Looked after Children or children in public care will get priority over others.

The remaining places would be allocated based on the Priority Areas defined by the postcodes. Where candidates would be first selected from inner priotiry area, then outer and finally the general. In all cases, in the rank order of performance in the Slough consortium 11+ exam.

Find more information on the schools website at www.lgs.slough.sch.uk

Quick stats from last exam

111

Minumim score requirement

180

Total number of seats available

SL3

Priority 1 catchment area

1234

Total applicants who applied for this school

828

Applicants who scored above 111

114

Lowest scores that got admitted

Postcode Coverage

Priority Area 1 (Inner)- SL3 7, SL3 8, SL3 9, SL3 0

Priority Area 2 (Outer)- SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3 (outside Area 1), SL4 TW18, TW19, TW20 UB3, UB4, UB7, UB8, UB10

Priority Area 3 (General)- SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9 TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW13, TW14, TW15 UB1, UB2, UB5, UB6, UB9 HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6 W5, W7, W13 RG12, RG42

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School

St. Bernard’s which is a Roman Catholic, Voluntary-Aided grammar school and therefore gives priority to baptised Roman Catholic children. You need to have a written reference letter from the Romain Catholic priest. The school plans to admit 150 pupils through the 11+ examination process.

When applying to St.Bernard's you will need to fill additional forms apart from the common application form.

A child will need to obtain a minimum of 111 standardised score to be considered for application into this school but does not guarantee an offer from the school.

Preference would be given to children with Educational Health and Care (EHC) plan. These children still need to score above 111 during the 11+ exam.

In situation where the number of eligible applicants are more than 150 then preference would be given to Catholic children.

Find more information on the schools website at st-bernards.slough.sch.uk

Quick stats from last exam

111

Minumim score requirement

150

Total number of seats available

738

Total applicants who applied for this school

440

Applicants who scored above 111

113

Lowest scores that got admitted

Upton Court Grammar School

The schools plans to admit 165 pupils however they do not need to fill all the places. Like all other grammar schools in the consortium, Upton Court gammar school selects pupils based on the performance of the pupils in the 11+ exam administered by the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools.

Pupils need to obtain a minimum score of 111 in the 11+ entrance exam.

Children with special education needs and ones with EHC plan would be admitted automatically.

If the number of applicants exceed the number of places then preference would be given to Looked after Children, i.e. children who are under the public care.

Upto 15 places would be allocated to chidren with Pupil Premium

Next preference would be given to children of the staff

Chilren attending Foxborough Primary School or Trevelyan Middle School would be given priority over the others.

Upto 120 remaining places would then be allocated based on the rank order or performance in the 11+ exam.

If there are still places remaining then they would be offered based on the proximity to the school. Children living nearest (based on the Crow distance) would be given priority.

Find more information on the schools website at uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk

Quick stats from last exam

111

Minumim score requirement

165

Total number of seats available

5

Catchment area within (miles)

1608

Total applicants who applied for this school

1112

Applicants who scored above 111

121

Lowest scores that got admitted

Key Dates

11+ Entrance Exam Exam Day September 20
11+ Information Evenings - Parents Herschel Grammar School May 21
11+ Information Evenings - Parents Langley Grammar School May 21
11+ Information Evenings - Parents Upton Court Grammar School May 21
11+ Information Evenings - Parents St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School May 21
Apeals Apeals April April 21
Apeals Apeals May May 21
Apeals Apeals June June 20
Common Application Form (CAF) Opens online September 20
Common Application Form (CAF) Closes October 20
Open Days - Parent & child Herschel Grammar School September 20
Open Days - Parent & child Langley Grammar School September 20
Open Days - Parent & child St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School September 20
Open Days - Parent & child Upton Court Grammar School September 20
Registration Registrations Open May 21
Registration Registrations Close June 20

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Other questions you may ask

Is there an eligibility criteria for Slough grammar schools in the consortium?

Yes, there are two main criteria. The child must sit the Slough Consortium 11+ Exam and must score more than 111 standardised score.

If I score more than 111 will I get a place?

The score above 111 makes you eligible for consideration but does not guarantee a place in the schools. Each school will follow their own admission policy and priority rules to select candidates.

How can I increase the likelihood of securing a place at the school of my choice?

Carefully go through the admission policies and selection rules for each school and determine how you can improve your chances. A few of things you can do include moving within the catchment area of the school, owning a permanent home within the priority area and start preparation for 11+ early to increase your chances of scoring high.

Can I sit the exam again if I am not offered a place?

If a place is not offered and the waiting list did not result into an offer then you cannot re-sit the exam.

Can I sit the exam again if I do not get the minimum eligibility score?

No. Once you have sat the Slough Consortium 11+ entrance examination, you will not be permitted to sit the exam again and will not be considered for entry into the school between Year 7-11. You will can get another opportunity in Year 12 where the school admits between 50-60 pupils from outside the school.

Is there a waiting list?

Any applicants who are not offered a place in the school are placed on a waiting list until 31st December, ranked in the order of performance in the 11+ tests.

Can I request remarking of the paper?

Yes, you can request to re-mark by paying £50 and writing directly to the school where the exam was conducted. The chances of a variation in the result is highly inlikely due to the stringent process that the consortinum already follows to ensure the validity of the results. The marks are calculated twice before publishing so the chances of a different result after the thrid scan is very slim.

Can I appeal?

Yes, you can appeal and the process for appealing would be available from the schools website.

Is there a sample paper to get an idea about CEM format?

Use this Sample Paper to get an idea of CEM format and the type of questions.

The sample paper or familiarisation paper published by the schools do not reflect the reality and the real paper would be much harder than this.

How to register for the exam?

You can do it from the schools website or Slough Consortium of Grammar School's website. Registrations normally start in May.

How can I contact the schools?

Herschel Grammar School
SL1 3BW
Tel: 01753 520950
herschel.slough.sch.uk

Langley Grammar School
SL3 7QS
Tel: 01753 598300
lgs.slough.sch.uk

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School
SL3 7AF
Tel: 01753 527020
st-bernards.slough.sch.uk

Upton Court Grammar School
SL3 7PR
Tel: 01753 522892
uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk

When will my child sit the exam?

Children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 will sit the exam in September 2020 for entry in September 2021.

How many pupils sat the Slough exam?

The total number of candidates sitting the Slough Consortium exam has grown considerably in the last 10 years and is expected to further grow next year. This should give you a good idea about the competition and the need for solid preparation if you are planning to sit for the next Slough Consortium exam.


How prepare for the Slough Consortium 11+ exam?

The exam format that you need to focus on is CEM. It covers numerical reasoning, comprehension, verbal reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning.

Here is a Sample Paper that you can check to see how the exam paper might look like.

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