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.
For 2022 entry, you will receive your child's test score by Friday 15 October 2021 prior to you completing your Local Authority preference form by 31 October 2021. Parents/carers can then decide whether or not to include any of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham on their home Local Authority preference form. If your child does not achieve the qualifying score or above they will not be considered for a place and you should not list the school on your child's preference form.
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.