Year 7 Admissions 2021

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Herschel Grammar School Virtual Open Evening 14 September 2020 










September 2021 Entry

Below are the Key Dates for the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools 11+ examination process for entry to Year 7 in September 2021.

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.

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.


11+ Entrance Examination Information

The admission test for entry into Year 7 in September 2021 for applicants sitting the tests at any of the four Slough grammar schools was originally scheduled for Saturday 12th September, for candidates who were registered before the closing date, 12 midnight on Sunday 14 June 2020.

The test will not now take place on this date and instead will take place in the week beginning Monday 12th October 2020. We cannot provide any further details at this stage other than to advise applicants to be prepared to be tested on any day of that week, and to confirm that the test will still take place at one of the four Slough grammar schools. We cannot accommodate any requests for specific testing days unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Testing day arrangements were sent out in mid-September 2020. 

The admissions code states that schools have to take ‘all reasonable steps’ for parents to receive the results before completing the Common Application Form (CAF). We are sure you will all agree that this year is exceptional.  By delaying the test until October, you should be aware that you will not get the results of the entrance test until after the deadline for CAF completion.  You will therefore need to make your choices very carefully; if you wish your child to be considered for entry to any of the four Slough grammar schools should he or she be considered eligible on the basis of the standardised score, you will need to name the relevant school or schools on the CAF.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the above dates could change if circumstances and/or government guidance require us to do so.

If you did not register by the deadline of Sunday 14 June and have requested a late testing registration form, your child will not be included in any testing session until Spring 2021.  For operational reasons, it is not possible to include any additional candidates in the testing arrangements at this stage.

Pupil Premium

If you wish to apply for a place in year 7 at Herschel Grammar School for September 2021 under the Pupil Premium criteria, you must complete the relevant form in addition to your common application form.  The pupil premium form will be available from this page as soon as the 11+ examination results are released.

Please email Amanda Thorne our Admissions Officer on with any queries.







Name Date  
HGS Determined Admissions Arrangements Sept 2021 Entry 2nd March 2020 Download >
KEY DATES 2021 ENTRY 2nd March 2020 Download >
Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools Guide to the 11 test for entry in 2021 20th March 2020 Download >
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS regarding Year 7 Admissions in September 2021 20th March 2020 Download >
Slough Familiarisation Booklet 2021 Entry 20th March 2020 Download >
NVR Familiarisation Sheet 20th March 2020 Download >
Word Choice Familiarisation Sheet 2 20th March 2020 Download >
Maths Familiarisation Sheet 20th March 2020 Download >
2020 Comprehension Familiarisation Sheet 1 14th July 2020 Download >
HGS Transport pick up points times costs Sep 20 24th September 2020 Download >
11 for 2021 entry 2020 statistics summary Final 25th September 2020 Download >
11 Colour Zone Map Weekdays 2nd October 2020 Download >
11 Colour Zone Map Saturday 2nd October 2020 Download >
Questions from Open Evening Sep20 6th October 2020 Download >