Year 7-11 Admissions

School Information

Herschel Grammar School

Herschel is a selective, co-educational secondary school serving Slough and its surrounding areas. In our last inspection the school was deemed outstanding in all categories by Ofsted.

Herschel has a warm and vibrant atmosphere built on an ethos of mutual trust, high academic standards and a commitment to nurturing and developing every individual pupil. We provide the very best opportunities to ensure every child achieves their potential.

‘Pupils thrive in the school’s academic, yet very caring and secure environment’ (Ofsted)

And our pupils don’t just achieve very good examination results. Their progress between Year 7 and Year 11 places the school in the top 11% of schools nationally.

The school’s success is built on genuine collaboration and partnership between governors, staff, pupils and parents; a partnership which has great aspirations for every child. Teachers have high expectations and work very hard to provide challenge and support. As Ofsted said in their verbal feedback the teachers are ‘enthusiastic, passionate and inspirational’.

Pupils themselves have positive attitudes to learning and work well together. They take responsibility for their own behaviour and have strong emotional intelligence and empathy. As a result our young people leave us as responsible, active citizens ready to contribute confidently to university, the workplace and their communities.

There is a wealth of information on the website that I hope will help you to increase your understanding of the school and to serve as a first point of information. 


Slough Consortium 11+ Entrance Examination

September 2018 Entry

Herschel Grammar School is part of the Slough 11+ testing consortium with Langley Grammar School, St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and Upton Court Grammar School.  The Consortium operates a shared 11+ testing process with the four schools using the same test papers and common eligibility criteria for selection.


Registration for the 11+ Entrance Examination for Year 7 entry in September 2018 opened on Monday 1 May 2017.

The deadline for registration was 12 noon on Tuesday 20 June 2017 and no applications for testing will be accepted after this date.

Information about testing arrangements will be emailed to registered candidates by Monday 17 July 2017 and a reminder will be sent in early September. Please keep this information safely.

A copy of the 11+ Colour Zone Map can be downloaded below.


Please see below the schedule and Guide to the 11+ entrance examination for the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools 11+ testing process for entry to Year 7 in September 2018.

     Key Dates for September 2018 Entry – see download below

     Slough Consortium Guide to the 11+ Entrance Examination - see download below

     General Questions regarding the 11+ - see download below

     Slough Consortium Familiarisation Booklet - see download below

Boys and girls are eligible to be considered for admission to Herschel Grammar School in Year 7 if they meet the required standard in the Slough Consortium 11+ tests. The 11+ tests are designed to identify pupils with the ability and aptitude for a grammar school education.

Open Evening – No appointment necessary

Monday 18 September 2017

5.00pm – 8.00pm


You are invited to view Herschel Grammar School and to meet staff and pupils on Monday 18 September 2017.

You and your child will have the opportunity to look around the school and the Headteacher will talk in the hall four times during the evening.

You will be able to tour the school and staff and pupils will be available to answer your questions. 


Open Morning Tours – please telephone to book a tour 

Tuesday 26 September 2017 – 9.00am

Tuesday 3 October 2017 – 9.00am

Wednesday 11 October 2017 – 9.00am

Wednesday 18 October 2017 – 9.00am


All Open Morning Tours will start promptly.  You and your child will be able to tour the school and these tours are led by our Year 7 Ambassadors.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the Headteacher/Assistant Headteacher and the Admissions Officer.

Places are limited so please call the school to arrange an appointment – 01753 967510 or 01753 520950 or alternatively email and you are asked to arrive promptly for your allocated time.

We look forward to welcoming you to the school.


Name Date  
KEY DATES - SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY 23rd February 2017 Download >
HGS Admissions Policy Sept 2018 Entry 15th March 2017 Download >
HGS Pupil Premium Form Sept 2018 Entry 15th March 2017 Download >
Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools Guide to the 11 test for entry in 2018 17th March 2017 Download >
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS regarding Year 7 Admissions in September 2018 17th March 2017 Download >
Slough Familiarisation Booklet 2017 17th March 2017 Download >
HGS 11 Colour Zone Map 13th July 2017 Download >