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In Birmingham, there are 8 grammar schools. 

These schools are state schools and do not charge fees. 

The examination is now set by GL Assessment 
This examination includes:
English
Verbal Reasoning  
Mathematics
Non verbal/spatial reasoning
The examination format is always subject to change; solid literacy skills in all areas remain important.

Registration is open via this link
and the deadline to register is 4pm on 30 June 2023 (14 June if there are special requests) 
The examination will be on Saturday 16th September 2023. 

Parents receive their child's 11+ test score by 20 October allowing an informed decision to be made on preference choices, which are due by 31 October at the latest.


Past entry scores

Last entry score refers to the last score offered on offer day in March; waiting lists may have moved after that.

The pass scores can decrease by up to 2-8 points as children from the waiting list are offered places.

  • Bishop Vesey's Grammar (boys)  
  • (last entry score in '11 was 215, in '12 was 212, in '13 was 217, in '14 was 217, in '15 was 219, in '16 was 220, 
  • in '17 was 220, in '18 was 222, in '19 was 228, in '20 was 223, in '21 was 221 (214 from waiting list), in '22 was 223, in '23 is 228
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  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls,  
  • (last entry score in '11 was 207, in '12 was 210, in '13 was 215, in '14 was 211, in '15 was 215, in '16 was 218, 
  • in '17 was 217, in '18 was 218, in '19 was 221, in '20 was 217,  in '21 was 215, in '22 was 221,, in '23 is 222
The admissions criteria for KEVI schools changed from the 2020 cohort. Historic score records for these schools are at the foot of this page. The aim is to offer to all Pupil Premium pupils in catchment  on 205+ and other catchment children on 224+ 
Further information about these changes and catchment areas is available here.
        King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, 
  • (in 2020, catchment boys offered up to 4775m) 
  • In 2021, catchment boys offered up to 4353m (initially published as 5699m) 
  • In 2022, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 256 score
  • In 2023, catchment boys offered up to 5865m

  • King Edward VI Five Ways (co-ed),  
  • (in 2020, catchment pupils offered up to 4461m) 
  • In 2021, all catchment offered and out-of-catchment (sibling tie) above 244 score
  • In 2022, catchment pupils offered up to 5028m (we know that all catchment did receive a place and 237 was offered out of catchment in April)
  • In 2023, all catchment offered and out-of-catchment above 256 score
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls,
  • (in 2020, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment above 245 score)
  • In 2021, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment  above 236 score (221 from waiting list)
  • In 2022, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment  above 241 score
  • In 2023, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment  above 249 score
  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Girls
  • (in 2020, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment above 214 score)
  • In 2021, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment above 212 score (207 from waiting list)
  • In 2022, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment  above 215 score 
  • In 2023, all catchment girls offered and out-of-catchment  above 217 score 
  • King Edward VI Aston 
  • In 2020, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 213 score
  • In 2021, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 211 score
  • In 2022, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 213 score
  • In 2023, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 216 score
  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys
  • (in 2020, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 213 score)
  • In 2021, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 210 score
  • In 2022, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 211 score (sibling tie)
  • In 2023, all catchment boys offered and out-of-catchment above 215 score
  •      2023 Note: An LA error allocating places for Queen Mary's Grammar/High meant that many children who should have been given QM places (first choice) were given places at other Grammar schools (especially in Sutton/Aston/Handsworth) and as this error is rectified, it is possible that waiting lists for those schools will fall to a lower last-entry score than initially expected according to 2023 data. 

Independent Schools

There are several selective Independent Schools (fee paying) in and around Birmingham. 

These include Solihull, Bromsgrove, Warwick, King's Worcester and King's High (Warwick).

Some of our pupils choose to attend King Edward's School and King Edward's High School, in Edgbaston, for their 11+ place, and every year a number receive scholarships and/or assisted places (see Good News).

The independent schools can provide academic/ music scholarships to children, and fee assistance to children who have performed well and are financially eligible. 

The KEHS examination will be on Friday 6th October. The deadline to apply is 25th September at 12pm. More information and the link to apply is here

The KES examination will be on Saturday 7th October. The deadline to apply is 13 September at 12pm. More information and the link to apply is here


Grammar Schools in Neighbouring Authorities

Warwickshire  

The examination is now set by GL Assessment and is the same exam/same date as the Birmingham Grammars.
If you reside in Warks/are choosing Warks Grammars as priority, then you will register via the Warks Grammar Schools portal (link will be placed here when live)

King Edward VI School, Stratford Upon Avon (Boys)

Last entry score for 2017 entry on 1 March was 232, in 2018 was 230, in 2019 was 233, in 2020 was 234, in 2021 was 240, in 2022 was 229 for inner priority area & 244 for outer priority area, in 2023 was 232 for inner priority area & 245 for outer priority area.

Stratford Upon Avon Grammar School for Girls

 Last entry score for 2017 entry on 1 March was 220, in 2018 was 222, in 2019 is 215, in 2020 was 223, in 2021 was 224, in 2022 was 224, in 2023 is 224.

Alcester Grammar (co-ed)

Cut off for offers for 2017 entry on 1 March was 213, in 2018 was 215, in 2019 is 215, in 2020 is 217, in 2021 was 221, in 2022 was 218, in 2023 is 218.


These schools have an inner and an outer  'priority area' of around  13 and 17 miles radius from Stratford upon Avon clock tower. 

This map shows the priority area. Only KES Stratford use the inner area. 

Stratford Grammar for Girls and Alcester Grammar's 2022 admissions policy only use the outer area.

If you live near the boundary of either of these, is advisable to check with Warwickshire Admissions whether you reside in the area or not. 

More information on the new admissions criteria for KES Stratford (Boys) can be seenat the foot of the page here


Walsall 

The examination for 2023 is now set by GL Assessment and will be the same exam same date as the Birmingham Grammars.
The examination will be on Saturday 16th September 2023.  Entry is offered based on examination results and not linked to location/catchment.

If you reside in Walsall/Wolves/Wrekin are choosing these Grammars as priority, then you will register via the Walsall Grammar Schools portal (link will be placed here when live)

The previous scores for this examination appear higher because it was a 'three-way' CEM system with children being allocated a third of the marks for Maths, a third for VR and a third for NVR. Therefore the overall average was 300.

Queen Mary's Grammar School (boys)  

Cut off for offers for 2017 entry in March was 324, in '18 was 337, in '19 was 333, in '20 was 324, in '21 was 332, in '22 was unknown, in '23 is unknown

Queen Mary's High School (girls) 

 Cut off for offers for 2017 entry in March was 320, in 2018 was 320 in '19 was 325 in '20 was unknown, in '21 was unknown, in '22 is unknown, in '23 is unknown

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Historical KEVI Grammar School Records

The information below regarding 'last entry score' concerns previous years and is kept as a historical record.

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, 
  • (last entry score in '11 was 232, in '12 was 234, in '13 was 240, in '14 was 235, in '15 was 243, in '16 was 239, 
  • in '17 was 240, in '18 was 242, in '19 was 249)

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, 
  • (last entry score in '11 was 222, in '12 was 225, in '13 was 229, in '14 was 226, in '15 was 231, in '16 was 235, 
  • in '17 was 235, in '18 was 236, in '19 was 238)

  • King Edward VI Five Ways (co-ed),  
  • (last entry score in '11 was 227, in '12 was 225, in '13 was 227, in '14 was 224, in '15 was 232, in '16 was 233, 
  • in '17 was 233, in '18 was 232, in '19 was 237)
  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Girls, 
  •  (last entry score in '11 was 211, in '12 was 215, in '13 was 216, in '14 was 215, in '15 was 219, in '16 was 223, 
  • in '17 was 222, in '18 was 224, in '19 was 226)
  • King Edward VI Aston (boys),  
  • (last entry score in '11 was 215, in '12 was 216, in '13 was 220, in '14 was 214, in '15 was 224, in '16 was 221,     in '17 was 222, in '18 was 220, in '19 was 225)

  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys
  •  (last entry score in '14 was 203, in '15 was 207, in '16 was 209, in '17 was 208, in '18 was 208, in '19 was 219)

Historical Pupil Premium last-scores:

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys: 

last entry score for PP pupils in '15 was 219, in '16 was 224, in '17 was 226, in '18 was 229, in '19 was 222

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls:

last entry score for PP pupils in '15 was 210, in '16 was 216, in '17 was 215, in '18 was 219, in '19 was 221

                                                                       King Edward VI Five Ways (co-ed):

last entry score for PP pupils in '15 was 206, '16 was 210, in '17 was 211, in '18 was 207, in '19 was 213

                                                                         King Edward VI Aston (boys): 

last entry score for PP pupils in '15 was 207, in '16 was 209, in '17 was 207, in '18 was 205, in '19 was 206

                                                                    King Edward VI Handsworth (girls): 

last entry score for PP pupils in '15 was 209, in '16 was 209, in '17 was 209, in '18 was 209, in '19 was 213

                                                                           Bishop Vesey Grammar (boys): 

last entry score for PP pupils in '17 was 204, in '18 was 204, in '19 was 204