We are delighted that you are considering Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. Please find our admissions policies below which detail the admissions procedure. The information below will direct you to application forms and important dates depending on the age of your child. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us on 01768 864621 to request a call from the admissions department.

Year 7 Admissions

Thank you for considering Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for the next stage in your child’s education.

Pupils will be selected for a place at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School on the basis of their aptitude for the academic nature of the education offered at the school, such selection being by way of evidence of aptitude from the entrance test. All who are considering applying for a place at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School should register for the entrance test application online. Please note that this does not replace the Local Authority online preference form (SA3) which must also be completed, otherwise a valid application will not have been made.

Please refer to the Admissions Policy below for further information.

Admission to Year 7 in 2025

Entrance Test Registration
Opens 1st May 2024
Closes 12th July 2024

Year 5 Open Evening
Tuesday 25th June 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm – Places do not need to be booked

School Tours
Thursday 27th June & Friday 5th July 2024 – See below for bookings

Entrance Test
Saturday 14th September 2024

Further Information

Admissions Policy 2024-2025
Admissions Policy 2025-2026
Catchment Area Map
Free School Meals and Clothing Grant

School Tours

Our school tours will give families a chance to come and look around the school on a normal school day.  Tours have been scheduled for Thursday 27th June and Friday 5th July.

There will be four tour sessions available each day at 9.05, 10.20, 12.35 and 14.45.  Places are limited and early booking is advised. Please only book one tour session per family.

To Book for Thursday 27th June 2024

To Book for Friday 5th July 2024

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Grindrod, Admissions Secretary at

Entrance Test – Admissions into Year 7 in September 2025

The Entrance Test registration is now open and closes on 12th July.

The form can be accessed by following this link:

We are pleased to announce our entrance test provider for 2025 entry will be GL Assessments.

GL Assessments are the largest provider of 11+ tests to grammar and independent schools in England. GL Pride themselves on the reliability and accuracy of assessments, and are constantly adding new rigorously tested questions to make sure tests are up to date.

Test results are aged-standardised and robustly analysed.

The entrance test for 2025 entry will compromise of two papers, each being 50 minutes in length. The entrance test will assess Verbal Reasoning, English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning Skills.

We recommend children familiarise themselves with the multiple-choice layout of the test, content and examples of some types of questions they will face. To give all children the opportunity to experience sample questions across a range of question types in advance of the test, we are delighted to announce that GL Assessments provide 10 hours of free familiarisation materials. These are particularly useful for verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning tests as children may not have encountered these types of questions before.

The materials can be downloaded by using the following link:

A printed copy of the materials will be available once you have registered for the entrance test.

Year 12 Admissions

We have a large and thriving Sixth Form at the school with an excellent record of academic success as well as outstanding achievements in sports, the arts and enterprise. The Sixth Form provides not just a wide range of academic courses but many social, cultural and sporting activities. There are also opportunities for you to contribute to the school and wider community with various voluntary activities.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School offers a comprehensive programme of academic and pastoral support. This encourages students to realise their full potential within a supportive and caring environment.

Apply Online

To make an application, please complete our online  form – CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Application deadline: 8th March 2024
Sixth Form Induction: 1st & 2nd July 2024
GCSE Results: 22nd August 2024

Year 12 Prospectus

Year 12 Curriculum

Other Years

Applicants for admission in Years 8 to 11 and in Year 7 from the beginning of the Spring term should download and return an in-year application form above or request one from the Admissions Secretary, Janet Grindrod – 

Vacancies are rare and are normally filled from the waiting list for the relevant year group. Places on the waiting list are subject to an entrance test. If the appropriate tests have already been taken in the applicant’s current school, then it may be possible to use the existing test results. However these must be provided and verified independently by the current school.

A place may be offered if the results fall within the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School range for the appropriate year group. However, if two or more children are applying for one place, and both children achieve scores within the range for the appropriate age group, then the place will be offered to the child who achieves the highest score. If two or more children achieve an equal score within the range for the appropriate year group, then the over subscription criteria will be applied as detailed in the Admission Policy, and only one place will be offered. In Years 10 and 11 the possibility of being offered a place will be influenced by the courses available within the school.

Any places which arise will be allocated using the Governing Body’s admission policy as explained above; length of time on the waiting list will not be a factor. If parents or guardians wish their child’s name to remain on the waiting list, they should contact the school in the first week of July to register continued interest. If an email or letter is not received then the child’s name will be removed from the waiting list until further notice.

In Year Admissions Application Form

Admission Arrangements 2023-2024