Year 7 Admissions 2024

2024 Consultation 

Subject to paragraph 1.45 of The School Admissions Code (issued under Section 84 of the Standards and Framework Act 1998), Herschel Grammar School would like to give notice it is consulting on its school admissions policy for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

It is our legal duty to consult when there has been a change to any part of this policy.

For Years 7 to 11, there are no substantive changes to the policy and no changes to the published PAN, eligibility criteria and oversubscription criteria.  We have however made changes to our Sixth Form admissions.

The draft policy for consultation can be viewed below, or a paper copy is available, on request, from the school:  

Herschel Grammar School (as its own admissions authority) invites comments on the proposed policy. 

The consultation will run from 21st October to 2nd December. 

Comments can be sent via email to or in writing to: 

Admissions Officer
Herschel Grammar School
Northampton Avenue
SL1 3BW 

01753 520 950 

Further information regarding 2024 admissions arrangements will appear here over the coming months.

CEM, the current 11+ test provider for the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools, has given notice that it will no longer be offering paper-based tests, but will only be providing online testing.  

The number of candidates sitting the Slough Consortium test makes an online test impractical, and alternative testing arrangements will therefore be put in place for the September 2023 test.

The four grammar schools in the Slough Consortium are currently in discussion to agree the format and provider of the 2023 test, and further information will be made available on the school websites when these arrangements are confirmed.  No further comment will be made until then.

Please note that Slough Consortium does not support or promote tutoring for the 11+ examination – regardless of provider – as the test outcomes should be an indicator of the child’s natural academic ability and their potential to benefit from the kind of academic education provided in the grammar schools.


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