• Registering for the Entrance Test

    When to apply

    See the admissions timetable for details of when you can register.

    To be eligible for a place at a grammar school in Birmingham for September 2023 entry, applicants must sit the optional entrance test and achieve the qualifying score or above. Your child's date of birth will be between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 and you register for test during the registration period when your child is in Year 5.

  • Pupil Premium

    Each of the grammar schools give some priority to 'Pupil Premium' applicants.  

    Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. For the school to receive Pupil Premium funding, the child must have been registered and in receipt of Free School Meals (due to family low income for example) at any point in the last six years. This is different to Universal Free School Meals which all children in Reception - Year 2 receive regardless of income.  

  • Special Arrangements

    Unable to sit the test on a Saturday

    If your child is unable to sit tests on Saturdays for religious reasons we are able to arrange an alternative test day. You must tick the relevant box when registering your child's details online for the test and supply a supporting letter from their religious leader if you would like us to do this. An alternative date will not be offered without a supporting letter. This letter must be submitted no later than 30 June 2022.

  • The Test

    Pupils wishing to apply for places at any of The Grammar Schools in Birmingham are required to sit the entrance test. Places at the schools are offered in accordance with each school’s admission policy, with reference to the score obtained in the entrance test.

    All costs associated with the entrance test, including the test itself, are paid for by the grammar schools - the test is not to be used as a practice or ‘mock test’ by candidates with no intention of applying for a place at any of The Grammar Schools in Birmingham.

  • Admissions Timetable

    Admissions Timetable (2023 entry)

    9 May 2022 Test registration opens

    You can register your child for the entrance test from this date. You will receive an email acknowledgement immediately after submitting your registration to confirm it has been successful. Following registration, you will be sent a further email in due course advising you of the venue of the test. 

  • Entry to Other Years

    Sixth Form

    All of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham welcome applications for places in their Sixth Form. Please contact the school that you are interested in for full information or visit the school’s own website.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Schools and Open Days

    Please visit the school websites for the most up-to-date information regarding open events and to view any virtual events.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Bishop Vesey's Grammar School (www.bvgs.co.uk)

    Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield
    Birmingham B74 2NH

    Head: Mr Dominic Robson