Year 7 Admissions 2020

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11+ Admissions Process - September 2020 Entry

Year 7 Entry

Below are the Key Dates for the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools 11+ examination process for entry to Year 7 in September 2020.

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.

Our 2020 Determined Admissions Arrangements can also be found below.

Further information about the admissions process for entry to Year 7 in September 2020 can be found in the following documents which can be found at the end of this page.

Slough Consortium - Guide to the 11+ examination

Frequently Asked Questions

Familiarisation Booklet

Slough Consortium 11+ Entrance Examination


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

Registration for the 11+ Entrance Examination for Year 7 entry in September 2020 opened on Wednesday 1 May 2019. The deadline for registration was 12 midnight on Friday 14 June 2019.

Information about testing arrangements will be emailed to registered candidates during week beginning 15 July 2019 and a reminder will be sent in early September. Please keep this information safely. 


Open Evening – No appointment necessary

Monday 16 September 2019

5.00pm – 8.00pm


You are invited to view Herschel Grammar School and to meet staff and pupils on Monday 16 September 2019.

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 phone/email to book a tour


Wednesday 25 September – 9am

Wednesday 23 October – 9am

Thursday 24 October – 9am

Further open mornings in May/June – dates to follow


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 email You are asked to arrive promptly for your allocated time. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the school.


Name Date  
KEY DATES 2020 ENTRY 28th February 2019 Download >
HGS Determined Admissions Arrangements Sept 2020 Entry 28th February 2019 Download >
Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools Guide to the 11 test for entry in 2020 20th March 2019 Download >
FAQs for year 7 admission in September 2020 20th March 2019 Download >
Familiarisation Booklet Slough 2020 Entry 20th March 2019 Download >
SCofGS 11 Information evenings 2020 Entry 27th March 2019 Download >
11 Colour Zone Map 16th July 2019 Download >