To be eligible for a place at a grammar school in Birmingham for September 2022 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 2010 and 31 August 2011 and you register for test during the registration period when your child is in Year 5.
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.
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 2021.
Update 08/10/2021: Entrance test results for 2022 entry will be sent via email on Monday 11th October and Tuesday 12th October. Emails will be sent to the address that you provided on your child's test registration.
Due to the quantity of results emails to be sent out, it will not be possible to send all emails on Monday (due to restrictions placed upon the volume of emails that can be sent per day by Microsoft).
Do not contact the admissions office regarding your child's entrance test result until Wednesday 13th October.
The entrance test for 2022 entry will be held on Saturday 11 September 2021. It is likely that two sessions will be held (AM and PM) and you should therefore plan to keep the whole of 11 September free from other commitments. If the test is held over two sessions, your child will be allocated to a session and you will receive confirmation of this in early September.
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.