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11+ Familiarisation

Welcome to our 11+ familiarisation section. Since 2014 we have been working with primary schools to offer opportunities for bright children from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter our selective schools. you may recall we changed our Admissions policies in order to get 20% of children on Free School Meals into our schools and we are succeeding with that challenge.

In addition to the policy change we also developed a series of “familiarisation” sessions at our grammar schools. Whilst they have been attended by over 2000 children we recognise and have had direct feedback from you that there are challenges with getting your children to these sessions, whether that be with transport, costs or staff resources.

We have now decided to offer this familiarisation online and would like to work with you to ensure that we can still reach your high attaining children who can benefit from this resource. In addition, all of our schools will still be offering opportunities to visit them with activities which will be challenging and fun.

We have now launched our 2018 familiarisation course and this will be available to those who apply for our schools and indicate that they are on Free School Meals. We hope that this will enable us to give help and support to those who need it the most and we would like to thank those who have enabled us to get this course up and running.