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Rugby High School 11-Plus

Guide for students seeking entry into a Rugby Grammar School - September 2025

If you're considering enrolling your daughter at Rugby High School, this page contains all the information you will need for the 2025 We have also provided useful information for each of the Rugby Grammar Schools which you find on this page, or by using the drop down menu.

Rugby High School 2021

Rugby High School

Rugby High School, established in 1903, is a distinguished girls’ grammar school situated in Bilton, Warwickshire, and features a mixed sixth form.

Its core objective is to shape the minds of its students into highly motivated and imaginative individuals who relentlessly pursue academic excellence across various fields of study and extracurricular pursuits.

Rugby High School aims to encourage its ‘students to be ambitious and creative thinkers, to face challenges, to work together, to learn to apply and adapt their knowledge and understanding so that they are prepared and excited for the future, whatever it may bring.’

School Information

Address: Longrood Road, Rugby, CV22 7RE Local authority: Warwickshire County Council School type: Girls' Grammar Headteacher: Mark Grady National Rank: 96 Sunday Times Parent Power A Level Results: 71.8% A*-B GCSE Results: 81.4% 9/8/7 Ofsted Report: View Report № of Pupils: 888 Student to Teacher Ratio: 19:1

Year 7 Entry Information

Admissions Contact: Online Form № of Year 7 Places: 120 Qualifying Score: 211 Last Cut-off Score: 211 Lowest admitted score last academic year 11-plus Exam Application: Apply Online 11-plus Registration Opens: May 2024 11-plus Registration Closes: 4pm, 30th June 2024 Open Day: Virtual Open Day Exam Date: September 2024 Exam Type: West Midlands 11+ Test National school offer day: 1st March 2025 Common Application Form (CAF) Deadline: 31st October 2024

Rugby High School Term Dates

These are the 2024-2025 term dates for the Rugby High School:

Autumn Term: 5th September – 22nd December 2023 Half Term: 30th October – 3rd November 2023 Spring Term: 9th January – 22nd March 2024 Half Term: 12th–16th February 2024 Summer Term: 8th April – 19th July 2024 Half Term: 27th–31st May 2024

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How far away is Rugby High School?

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How to Apply to Rugby High School

This particular school shares a common entrance test and admissions process with 18 other grammar schools in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Wallsall, and Wolverhampton. This means that your child is only required to take one exam in order to apply to any of these schools.

1: Register for the West Midlands 11-plus test

When your child reaches Year 5, sign them up for the 11 plus at Rugby High School Online Here. Registration begins at 9am on the May 2024, and concludes at 4pm on 31st October 2024.

If your child is a recipient of Pupil Premium, make sure to indicate this on the registration form and provide the necessary documentation. This will give your child priority in accordance with the school's admission criteria.

2: Apply for School Places

Once your daughter has taken the 11-plus exam, you will receive the results in mid-October.

If your child receives a mark of 211 or above, they can put this, and other Rugby grammar schools on their local authority application form.

The application form must be submitted by 31st October 2024.

Before listing this school as a preference, you see the admissions criteria here

Select the area in which you live below to see which local authority you should use for your application.

3: National school offer day

On 1st March 2025 you will receive notification of the school where your child has been admitted. Your highest-ranked school preference that matches their qualifications and has available spots will be the school they are assigned to. In the event that none of your preferred schools have vacancies, an alternative school in your vicinity will be designated. .

Entry Criteria

The planned admission number (PAN) for the school is 120.

Priority for admission is given to children who named Rugby High School as their choice and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), and have attained the minimum academic standard that is required by the school or higher.

In cases where the number of qualifying children exceeds the available places (which is highly probable), the school follows a specific order when offering places:

  1. Children who have been Looked-After, or were previously Looked-After, and have attained at the automatic qualifying score in the 11 Plus, or 15 marks below it.
  2. Children receiving free school meals who live within the priority areas and have attained automatic qualifying score in the 11 Plus, or 15 marks below it.
  3. Children residing in priority area 1 who have attained the automatic qualifying score or above in the 11 Plus.
  4. Children residing in priority area 2 who have attained the automatic qualifying score or above in the 11 Plus.
  5. Children residing within or outside the priority areas who have attained the automatic qualifying score or above in the 11 Plus.
  6. Children residing within or outside the priority areas who have not attained the automatic qualifying score, but achieved a score above the required minimum academic standard to attain a place in the waiting list.

The priority circle for Rugby High School is within a radius of 10.004 miles from the Rugby Water Tower. This circle is divided into two distinct areas:

  • Priority Area 1
    East Warwickshire (Rugby and surrounding villages)
  • Priority Area 2
    The remaining areas within the priority circle

What's on the 11-plus Exam in Rugby?

The exam will take place on the September 2024.

The West Midlands 11 plus test is provided by GL Assessment and consists of two papers, each taking approximately 60 minutes to complete. A brief period is allotted at the start of each paper for students to receive instructions and complete ungraded practice questions.

Each paper is subdivided into separately timed sections that evaluate students’ abilities in:

  • English comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning

The test is exclusively in multiple-choice format, with no written portions. Students record their responses in a separate answer booklet that is graded electronically.

The mathematics and English questions examine students’ knowledge of Key Stage 2 national curriculum material, including Year 6 targets. It evaluates their ability to reason and apply their knowledge accurately.

The reasoning questions assess students’ logical and problem-solving abilities. Verbal and non-verbal reasoning are usually not taught in school. They are designed to measure how well students can detect patterns, connect ideas, and manipulate written and visual information.

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