11+ Information

11+ Grammar School Information

If you wish for 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.

The local authority have determined that, for testing in September 2024, the test provider for entry to the following schools will be GL assessment:

Caldy Grange Grammar School;

West Kirby Grammar School for Girls;

Wirral Grammar School for Boys;

Wirral Grammar School for Girls.

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.

Registration for testing, for admission to grammar schools in 2024 will be available from the 1st May 2024 when parents will be able to complete and submit an online assessment request form on the Wirral LA website.

The 11+ test is administered at Wirral Grammar schools or other premises decided upon by Wirral Council.

There are other selective schools in Wirral that administer their own admission examinations and processese. They are:

Upton Hall Grammar school for girls

St Anselm's Grammar school for boys

Birkenhead High School Academy

Parents should contact these schools individually to discuss entrance requirements.