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Change to the 11+ Testing Date

Posted on: 17th Jul 2020

The admission test for entry into Year 7 in September 2021 for applicants sitting the tests at any of the four Slough grammar schools was originally scheduled for Saturday 12th September, for candidates who were registered before the closing date, 12 midnight on Sunday 14 June 2020.

The test will not now take place on this date and instead will take place in the week beginning Monday 12th October 2020. We cannot provide any further details at this stage other than to advise applicants to be prepared to be tested on any day of that week, and to confirm that the test will still take place at one of the four Slough grammar schools. We cannot accommodate any requests for specific testing days unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Testing day arrangements will be sent out by mid-September 2020. We ask that you do not contact the schools to request more information but to wait for your test day arrangements email.

The admissions code states that schools have to take ‘all reasonable steps’ for parents to receive the results before completing the Common Application Form (CAF). We are sure you will all agree that this year is exceptional.  By delaying the test until October, you should be aware that you will not get the results of the entrance test until after the deadline for CAF completion.  You will therefore need to make your choices very carefully; if you wish your child to be considered for entry to any of the four Slough grammar schools should he or she be considered eligible on the basis of the standardised score, you will need to name the relevant school or schools on the CAF.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the above dates could change if circumstances and/or government guidance require us to do so.

If you did not register by the deadline of Sunday 14 June and have requested a late testing registration form, your child will not be included in any testing session until Spring 2021.  For operational reasons, it is not possible to include any additional candidates in the testing arrangements at this stage.

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