Around this time a lot of parents start to think about registration for the 11+ grammar school exam. Although a little early, being aware of the next steps in the process and when to register your child for the 11+ exam is crucial.
After all, we want to give your child the opportunity to show off what hard work and dedication can achieve!
So, when can you register your child for the 11+ exam?
For the Birmingham Consortium: Registration opens on
Monday 9th May 2022 and closes Thursday 30th June 2022 at 4pm.
For the Warwickshire Consortium: Registration opens on the 9th May 2022, with a deadline of 30th June 2022.
For the Queen Mary Grammar Schools in Walsall: All applications have to be made before the deadline, which is 4pm on the 7th July 2022.
These dates are critical. If you do not register your child by the dates specified they will be unable to sit the exam and attend the school.
Do you register the children?
No. As we are not legal guardians or parents we cannot register your child for the 11+ exam.
How do you know which consortium to register for?
Firstly, it is really important that you think about location – both in terms of how far you are willing to travel and in regards to if you are within a catchment area. To find out which consortium or grammar school is for you and your child, follow the next steps below:
- Look at specific schools.
You can obtain prospectus’s at any time of the year and this can give you a really good indication of school values and activities.
2. Look at Catchment areas.
A lot of grammar schools have catchment areas, which means they prioritise local students. To find out if schools do have a catchment, have a look online at their website.
3. Attend an open day.
Go to the school, explore, ask questions and see if it is the right school for your child.
Once you have completed these three steps, you will then be able to pick the best grammar school for your child and therefore the best consortium to apply for.
What happens next?
It is now time to register. Once you have chosen your school and the registration is open, you can log on to the relevant consortium and register your child for the 11+ exam.
Check to see whether there are any additional forms for you to fill in along with your application. Please note that some Faith schools can require a SIF to prove your commitment to that faith (for example some Catholic schools require a written declaration from a priest that the child has been confirmed and/or attends church regularly with the parents).
There is a lot to remember, however, help is just a phone call away! If you need any support with the 11+ grammar school exam or are looking to support your child with tuition – give us a call today!