Year 7 Admissions 2018


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.


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.

Allocation of places for September 2018

Places in Year 7 for September 2018 will be offered by local authorities on Thursday 1 March 2018.

Requests for remark

All the entrance tests are double scanned and checked using different optical mark readers and different staff.  The process is reliable and trustworthy and as a result re-marks would be unnecessary.  The likelihood of any mistake being made in recording the correct test responses from the multiple choice answer sheets is negligible.  The cost of a re-mark would be £50 per paper.  Requests for a remark should be made in writing to the school where your child sat the test. 


Appeal Guidance for Parents and the online appeal form can be accessed from 

Appeals must be lodged and supporting evidence returned to the Clerk by Thursday 29 March 2018.

Name Date  
KEY DATES - SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY 23rd February 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 Determined Admissions Arrangements Sept 2018 Entry 14th November 2017 Download >