ENTRANCE TEST TIMETABLE AND ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO OUR GRAMMAR SCHOOLS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ARE AS FOLLOWS:
February 2017 You will find details of the test on The Grammar Schools website at www.birminghamgrammarschools.org
Late April 2017 Information brochures to arrive at Primary Schools informing parents how to register ONLINE.
Monday 1st May 2017 Test registration opens; Test registration can be made via any of the Schools’ websites.
Wednesday 21st June 2017 Deadline for receipt of applications for special arrangements for children with disabilities or requiring additional resources to sit the test.
4.00pm Friday 30th June 2017 Deadline for registration to sit the test.
Saturday 9th September 2017 Date of the entrance test for The Grammar Schools in Birmingham.
Friday 13th October 2017 Results of the test published to parents.
Tuesday 31st October 2017 Parental preference forms must be with your home Local Authority (This is a national date).
1 March 2018 (or next working day) Local Authority to offer places to parents (This is a national date).
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST INCLUDE THE SCHOOLS YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR ON YOUR CHILD’S LOCAL AUTHORITY PREFERENCE FORM OR LOCAL AUTHORITY ONLINE APPLICATION.
Admission to all five of the King Edward VI Grammar Schools is based entirely on merit and is free. There are no fees. There is no discrimination on religious, racial, or social grounds. There are no reserved places for pupils from junior schools, state or private. Only a sufficient score in the entrance test gives entry.
All pupils receive assistance with music tuition costs. Uniform grants, travel grants and free school meals are also available to those eligible.
At present, 730 places are available in Year 7 and a test is held early in the Autumn Term for those seeking admission the following September.
All enquiries relating to entry after the age of 11, including Sixth Form admissions, should be directed to the individual schools. Click here for a list of their contact details.
We advise you and your child to visit all the schools open to him or her before you make a decision. The dates for the Open Days at each school are available by visiting www.kingedwardthesixth.org. On that site and in the Admissions Brochure you will find details of how to register.
PARENTS SHOULD READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND NOTE THAT ONE FORM REGISTERS THEIR CHILD FOR THE TEST AND ANOTHER MUST BE SENT TO THEIR LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY (WHICH MAY BE BIRMINGHAM OR ANOTHER LEA).