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.

Allocation of places for September 2020

Places in Year 7 for September 2020 were offered by your local authority on Sunday 1 March 2020.  Offer packs from Herschel Grammar School will be sent by email as soon as possible.  Candidates who are on the waiting list will also receive an email from us confirming their waiting list position as at 2 March 2020 as soon as possible.


If your child has not been offered a place in their preferred grammar school which you named on the common application form, you may appeal by using the online appeals form.  

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

The website will open on 1 March 2020.  Appeals must be lodged and supporting evidence returned to the Clerk by Friday 27 March 2020.

The Appeals Information below may help you when considering whether or not to make an appeal.


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.



Name Date  
KEY DATES 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 >
Determined Admissions Arrangements Sept 2020 Entry 8th October 2019 Download >
11 for 2020 entry 2019 statistics summary 14th October 2019 Download >
FAQs for results 2020 entry 14th October 2019 Download >
HGS Appeals information 2020 entry 3rd March 2020 Download >