Most students enter St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School in Year 7 through the 11+ academic selection process. There are occasional vacancies for places in other year groups. A further group of students will join in the Sixth Form at the start of Year 12.
Boys and girls are considered for admission to St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School if they meet the required standard in the 11+ examination, which is designed to identify pupils with the ability and aptitude for a grammar school education. The school is part of an 11+ testing consortium with Herschel Grammar School, Langley Grammar School, and Upton Court Grammar School.
The school holds an Open Evening in September which provides prospective students and their parents the opportunity to find out more about the school and to look around the site and to gather information from teaching staff.
We invite all new pupils to an induction and orientation day in July in preparation for their admission in September. On this day, they will meet with their new form tutor and other members of their tutor group.
There is also a new Parents’ Evening in September, when you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s form tutor.
For general Information about the school’s admission arrangements for 2019 entry, please go to the 2019 Admission page.
Details regarding Year 7 admissions arrangements for September 2020 entry will be available here from March 2019.
The vast majority of Year 11 students at St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School stay on to the Sixth Form, and we also welcome a number of students transferring from other schools providing they meet the entry requirements.
For further information about entry to the Sixth Form go to the Sixth Form Admissions page below