Year 7 Admissions 2024
Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools
The Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools consists of Herschel Grammar School, Langley Grammar School, St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and Upton Court Grammar School. The schools work together to operate a shared 11+ entrance examination process using the same examination papers and common eligibility criteria.
All information about the admissions arrangements for Year 7 entry in September 2024 can be found on this page.
The formal Determined Admissions Arrangements (also known as the admissions policy) for entry to Herschel Grammar School in September 2024 were approved by the Governing Board and can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
The purpose of the Consortium is to coordinate arrangements for entry to Year 7 through a common 11+ examination. We operate a shared 11+ entrance examination process using the same examination papers and common eligibility criteria. The 11+ examination for entry to Year 7 in September 2024 will be held on Saturday 16 September 2023.
Herschel Grammar School Open Evening
Monday 18th September 2023 5pm to 8pm. No pre-booking is required.
For those wanting to join Year 7 from September 2024, we are excited to open our doors and welcome you to our annual Open Evening.
Listen to our Headteacher and our Head Prefects speak to our fantastic staff, and hear from our many student ambassadors as you wander around our school and grounds to find out what sets Herschel apart.
Limited Car parking is available onsite via Northampton Avenue, however, so to avoid congestion and to respect our neighbours, we urge you to take public transport or walk, and if you need to drive please try to park further away from the main school site. Please do not park on Northampton Avenue.
Once you have arrived on foot, please use our main entrance on Northampton Avenue. Where you will be greeted by our sixth-form ambassadors, some queuing will be outside so please check the weather forecast.
There will be four presentations in our main hall scheduled at 5.15 and repeated at 6.00, 6.45 and 7.30pm*
Each presentation will last half an hour, after which you will have time to explore the school.
*For those wanting to attend the 7.30 presentation, please note there will not be time to explore the school site or visit departments after the presentation, as the evening ends at 8pm. So we urge you to arrive earlier so you can explore the school site before the 7.30 presentation.
11+ Information Online Event for September 2024 entry to Year 7
An online event was held on Tuesday 25th April 2023, which explained the Slough Consortium 11+ entrance examination process in detail along with more details on the format of the 11+ examination. A recording of the live presentation by John Constable, Headteacher of Langley Grammar School can be found below.
Registration for the Slough Consortium 11+ Examination
Registration for the Slough Consortium 11+ Examination for Year 7 entry in September 2024 will be open from Thursday 27th April 2023 until Monday 12th June 2023 at 10am.
Please click here or visit the link below to register.
Registration closed at 10am on Monday 12th June 2023.
11+ test provider from September 2023
The Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools has contracted with GL Assessment as the test provider for the 11+ examinations to be held in September 2023, 2024 and 2025.
The structure and format of the examinations from September 2023 are similar to those used under the previous provider. Pupils will sit two test papers, with questions covering a combination of verbal and non-verbal reasoning, English and mathematics. All marking and standardisation will be carried out by the test provider.
The eligibility score will remain at 111 on a standardised scale. Pupils who score 111 or above will be in the top 35% of the cohort sitting the examination and will be considered eligible for consideration for a grammar school place should their parents apply on their behalf.
The Slough Consortium has its own contract with GL Assessment and there will be no sharing of 11+ scores with any other schools.
Parents are advised to read the information about the 11+ examination process which will be posted on the websites of each of the four grammar schools later this term, and should not rely on other sources which may not be accurate.
11+ GL Assessment Familiarisation material
The test provider GL has produced some familiarisation material which may be helpful in preparing your child for the test in September.
GL familiarisation materials - Parent's guides with some example test question booklets and answer sheets. You can access these by downloading from the document list at the end of this page. More examples and materials may also be available online.