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. 

School allocations and appeals for September 2023 entry

Parents will be able to access their child's school allocation through their relevant local authority portal on Wednesday 1st March 2023. 

Those who have been offered a place at Herschel Grammar School will receive a welcome email from the school via the "applicaa" system on 02 March 2023.  It is important that you confirm your place with your local authority and the school immediately.  If you have been allocated a place at Herschel Grammar School and have not received an email by Friday 3rd please contact Trina Ghosh at the school.

The opportunity to appeal is available to parents if their child is not offered a place in their preferred grammar school which has been named on the Common Application Form.

Applications for appeals must be made by Friday 31st March 2023 and timely appeals will be heard by the Independent Appeals Panel in April, May and June 2023.

Please click here or use the link below to access the Slough Consortium Appeals website.

Please note:

  • You cannot start an appeal until Wednesday 1st March 2023.
  • Do not contact the individual schools regarding appeals as the process is carried out independently to ensure fairness and objectivity.

Herschel Grammar School Admissions arrangements for 2023 entry

Information about the admissions arrangements for Year 7 entry in September 2023 can be found below.

The formal Determined Admissions Arrangements (also known as the admissions policy) for entry to Herschel Grammar School in September 2023 can be accessed here

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

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+ Online Information 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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