Year 7 Admissions 2023

September 2023 Entry

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. We operate a shared 11+ entrance examination process using the same examination papers and common eligibility criteria. The 11+ examination for entry in September 2023 was held on Saturday 17 September 2022.

Please note that registration for the 11+ examination closed on
12th June 2022.

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. 

At the bottom of this page there are key documents to give you more information about the Slough Consortium 11+ testing process for entry to Year 7 in September 2023. Our 2023 Determined Admissions Arrangements  (also known as the admissions policy) can also be found below. 

Results for the 11+ examination held in September 2022

The results for the 11+ examination for the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools will be available from 4pm on Friday 14th October.

Please log on to the portal to view your child’s 11+ result:  

Please use the email and password you set when registering your child for the examination.

To see the result – please click on ‘update’ under the test results icon.

If your child scores 111 or above in the test, they will be eligible to be considered for a place at any of the Slough Consortium grammar schools that you name on your Common Application Form.

Please note that the 11+ results do not in any way mean your child is being offered a grammar school place.

There will be far more eligible applicants than there are places available, so schools will apply their oversubscription criteria to decide how the places are offered.  If you have questions about any particular school’s admissions arrangements, please contact that school’s admissions officer directly.

You must complete your Common Application Form by 31st October 2022, listing the schools to which you wish to apply in your genuine order of preference. 

You will be able to find out which school your child has been allocated on 1st March 2023.

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions regarding Admission Test Results and Statistics summary for 2022 entry documents from the documents list at the end of this page.

Open Evening Monday 26 September 2022

Thank you to those who attended our rescheduled open evening on Monday 26th September.  It was wonderful to open our doors and see so many people interested in attending Herschel. For those who were unable to attend or those who did not attend the Headteacher's presentation, please find the PowerPoint presentation below.

11+ Information Online Event

An online information briefing for parents was held on Thursday 28th April 2022.  The aim of this briefing was to provide information about registering your child for the 11+ examination and the arrangements for competing the Common Application Form. 

Following the presentation, a question and answer session was held.  A summary of the questions asked by parents, and the Consortium responses, can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

A recording of the presentation can be accessed below:


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