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Announcement – The Grammar Schools in Birmingham Entrance Test

If your child is currently in Year 5 and you would like them to sit the entrance test for entry to Year 7 in September 2021, you will need to register online for the test between 4 May 2020 – 26 June (by 4pm).

The qualifying score for entry in September 2021 will remain at 205. The priority score will be increasing from 222 to 224

The current admissions map and admissions policy are available at the end of this page.

Register for the Entrance Test

Register online at the Grammar Schools Website:

A home Local Authority preference form will also need to be completed. The LA will consider your application to each of the schools you have named on your home LA preference form. You can name up to six schools.
Results will be sent out by the Local Authorities on 1 March each year (or the next working day). (If your LA allows applications online then results may arrive sooner by email than those posted.)

Information on how places are allocated is given in your home LA booklet. Please read the booklet very carefully.

All LAs have an equal preference system so, if your child meets the criteria for two or more schools, the LA will offer you a place at the school you have ranked highest on the LA form. Therefore, if you put a grammar school first on your LA Form, but your child is not successful in the entrance test, you will not put at risk your chance of being offered a place at any other school you have listed. Your child’s application for other schools will be treated in the same way as every other application. For example, it will depend on the distance between your home and the school for most comprehensive schools. Remember, if grammar schools are you first choice, put them first on the LA preference form.

For more information about the King Edward’s Foundation, visit their website: