Year 7 Admissions 2021

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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.

Registration for 11+ entrance examination for September 2020 entry will be available from Wednesday 1 May until Friday 14 June 2019 at 12midnight.


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 will be sent out mid-September 2020. We ask that you do not contact the schools to request more information but to wait for your test day arrangements email.

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.

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

Open Morning Tours  

Dates to be advised.



Virtual Open Evening – Monday 14 September 2020 from 6pm to 7pm


A virtual Open Evening is planned for Monday 14 September 2020 from 6pm to 7pm.  

You will have the opportunity to hear from the Headteacher and the admissions arrangements will be explained.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.  Further details to follow.




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 >