Year 7 Admissions 2023

School Information

September 2023 Entry 

The Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools consists of Herschel Grammar School, Langley Grammar School, St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and Upton Court Grammar School. We operate a shared 11+ entrance examination process using the same examination papers and common eligibility criteria. 

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+ examination. The 11+ entrance examinations are designed to identify pupils with the ability and aptitude for a grammar school education. 

At the bottom of this page there are key documents to give you more information about the Slough Consortium 11+ testing process for entry to Year 7 in September 2023. Our 2023 Determined Admissions Arrangements  (also known as the admissions policy) can also be found below. 

In line with guidance from the Department for Education regarding the period of national mourning for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Slough Consortium 11+ examination will go ahead as planned on Saturday 17th September.

New Date - Open Evening Monday 26 September 2022 5pm – 8pm

For those wanting to join Year 7 from September 2023, we are excited to open our doors and welcome you to our annual Open Evening.

Listen to our Headteacher, our Head Girl and Head Boy, speak to our fantastic staff, and hear from our many student ambassadors as you wander around our school and grounds to find out what sets Herschel apart.

Limited Car parking is available onsite via Northampton Avenue, however, to avoid congestion and to respect our neighbours, we urge you to take public transport or walk, and if you need to drive please try to park further away from the main school site. 

Once you have arrived, please use our main entrance on Northampton Avenue. Where you will be greeted by our sixth form ambassadors, some queuing will be outside so, please check the weather forecast.

There will be four presentations in our main hall scheduled at 17:15, 18:00, 18:45 and 19:30*

Each presentation will last half an hour, after which you will have time to explore the school.

*For those wanting to attend the 19:30 presentation, please note there will not be time to explore the school site or visit departments after the presentation, as the evening ends at 8pm. So we urge you to arrive earlier so you can explore the school site before the 19:30 presentation.

11+ Information Online Event

An online information briefing for parents was held on Thursday 28th April 2022.  The aim of this briefing was to provide information about registering your child for the 11+ examination and the arrangements for competing the Common Application Form. 

Following the presentation, a question and answer session was held.  A summary of the questions asked by parents, and the Consortium responses, can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

A recording of the presentation can be accessed below:













Name Date  
HGS Determined Admissions Arrangements Sept 2023 8th March 2022 Download >
Slough Consortium Key Dates for 2023 Entry 8th March 2022 Download >
Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools Guide to the 11+ test 2023 Entry 11th March 2022 Download >
2023 Entry - Familiarisation Guide 4th May 2022 Download >
2023 Entry - Familiarisation Booklet 4th May 2022 Download >
Slough Consortium Sept 2021 - Anonymised Results 4th May 2022 Download >
11+ information event Q&A summary 5th May 2022 Download >