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Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton Grammar Schools 11-Plus

Guide for students seeking entry into a Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton Grammar School - September 2025

All the information you will need for applying to Birmingham Grammar schools for a 2025 entry, and preparing for the West Midlands 11-plus exam.

We have also provided useful information for each of the Birmingham Grammar Schools which you will find on this page, or by using the drop down menu.

Grammar Schools

Select one of the schools below to see specific information on the school, the admissions policy, and lots more. We have also provided a detailed comparison for all Grammar schools here.

Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton 11-Plus: Important Info

Here is some key information and dates to note when considering applying for your chid’s enrolment into a Birmingham Grammar School. Some information may vary per school, please select a school for specific information.

How to register: See here 11-plus Registration Opens: May 2024 11-plus Registration Closes: 4pm, 30th June 2024 Exam Date: September 2024 Exam Board: GL Assessment Exam Type: Multiple Choice (two papers) Results: 20th October (typically) Apply for Schools: via your local authority website (Birmingham, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton) National School Offer Day: 1st March 2025

What is the West Midlands 11+ examination?

The West Midlands 11 plus test is an admissions test utilised by UK grammar schools (public selective secondary schools) to assess a child's academic aptitude and determine if they are suited for a grammar school environment. Children can take this exam in September while they are in Year 6.

The Grammar Schools in Birmingham Foundation consists of eight grammar schools.

What is the West Midlands Grammar Schools partnership?

Starting in 2023, the 11+ testing procedure is jointly conducted by grammar schools in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Walsall, and Wolverhampton. You only need to register once, and your child only needs to take a single test to apply to grammar schools across these regions. The results are shared, and each school applies its own admission policies.


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Compare Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton Grammar Schools

These charts compare the entry requirements, national rank, and GCSE/A Level exam results of Grammar schools in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton.

Entry Requirements

Dashed line represents average Tuition Tree student score

GCSE/A Level Results

This chart shows the average GCSE and A level result achieved by students at each Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton Grammar School. (Higher is better)

National Rank

This chart shows the national ranking of Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton Grammar Schools based on Sunday Times Parent Power Assessment. (Lower is better)

Closest Grammar Schools to Me

The distance that you live from your preferred Grammar school can be a big factor in securing a place. Enter your postcode on the map below to see which grammar schools are closest to you.

How to Apply to Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton Grammar Schools

1: Register for the West Midlands 11-plus

Select the area in which you live below to see which local authority you should use for your application. Exam application open May 2024 and the deadline is 4pm, 30th June 2024.

2: Apply for School Places

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

If your child receives a mark of or above, they can put this, and other 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, and compare the school with other grammar schools here.

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..

What's on the West Midlands 11-plus Exam in Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton?

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