11+ Information for parents

11+ Grammar School Information 
 
If you want your child to go to a selective grammar school after their primary school years, they will need to achieve the pass score in what is commonly known as the '11+'.   This is a selection test that grammar schools use to help allocate places, although this does not guarantee a place, and it is undertaken by pupils at the start of Year 6. 
 
The local authority have determined that, for testing in September 2020, the test privider for entry to Caldy Grange Grammar School; West Kirby Grammar School for Girls; Wirral Grammar School for Boys and Wirral Grammar School for Girls will be GL Assessment. 
 
GL selective tests will assess the pupil’s understanding and application of knowledge and skills taught in and up to the end of Year 5, in various contexts. The tests will continue to look at verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematics. The tests will continue to be standardised for the child’s age and gender. There will be two papers taken on the same day, in September of Year 6. The test date in 2020 will be Monday, 21st September.
 
Registration for testing for September 2020 for admission to grammar schools in 2021 will be available from the 1st May when parents will be able to complete and submit an online assessment request form on the Wirral LA website. Links to this form will also be available on each of the grammar schools’ websites from 1st. May.
 
From 2019, the 11+ will no longer be administered in Wirral Primary Schools but is likely to happen at one of the grammar schools themselves or another venue such as Wallasey or Birkenhead Town Hall. 
 
Further information regarding the 11+ tests can be found below: