11 Plus Schools

Yorkshire 11 Plus

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st.

There are three Local Authorities in Yorkshire with Grammar Schools within their boundaries: Calderdale (two grammar schools), Kirklees (one grammar school) and North Yorkshire (three grammar schools).

Appropriate Practice Materials for the Yorkshire 11+ Test

All of the recommended materials are listed in the Yorkshire part of the 11+ Regions section of the online shop where you can purchase these in a convenient place.

More information and advice can also be found in the Yorkshire section of the 11+ Forum

Calderdale Grammar Schools Admissions Information for September 2022 entry

Admissions to the two Calderdale grammar schools are managed jointly and the admission process is handled by Calderdale Council.

Places 180 in Year 7 for The Crossley Heath Grammar School
180 in Year 7 for The North Halifax Grammar School
Open Evening The North Halifax Grammar School – TBC
The Crossley Heath School – TBC
Closing date Schools test registration: Friday 2nd July 2021
CAF Form: 31st October 2021
11+ test dates Saturday 25th September 2021
Test Types Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English
All 3 papers are multiple choice (English was standard format before 2021)
Test Details Maths – 50 questions in 50 minutes; English – 50 questions in 50 minutes, Verbal Reasoning 50 questions in 30 minutes
Test Format Multiple Choice
Examiners GL Assessment
Test Results Saturday 23rd October 2021
Allocations 1st March 2022
Appeals Deadline – 15th March 2022
Admissions Calderdale Council
The Crossley Heath School Admissions Policy 2022
North Halifax Grammar School Admissions Policy 2022
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

Kirklees Grammar Schools Admissions – Heckmondwike Grammar

Admissions to Heckmondwike Grammar School are managed by Kirklees Council. Heckmondwike Grammar School changed their exam in September 2014 to that of CEM (The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) by University of Durham. The reason for the changes are to prevent extensive coaching.

Information for September 2022 entry to Heckmondwike Grammar School

Places 180 in Year 7
Closing date School’s Form: 28th June 2021
31st October 2021 for the CAF and LA
Open Day 23rd & 24th June 2021 (TBC)
11+ test dates 13th September 2021 (TBC)
Test Types Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning
English
Numerical Reasoning
Test Format Multiple Choice
Examiners CEM (University of Durham)
Test Results 18th October 2021
Allocations 1st March 2022
Acceptance closing date 11th March 2022
Closing date for Appeals 6th April 2022
Admissions Heckmondwike Grammar School
Admissions Policy 2022
Appeals
Recommended Practice Materials CEM 11+ Practice Materials

North Yorkshire Grammar Schools Admissions Information for September 2022 entry

The three Grammar Schools in North Yorkshire are responsible for their own admissions policy; and the Local Authority manages the admission arrangements on behalf of Ermysted Grammar School and Ripon Grammar School.

Skipton High School administers it’s own selection tests. Children in Skipton and Ripon are automatically entered for the selection test; parents have to write or email to admissions if they do not wish their child to sit the test.

Ermysted Grammar Schools entry 2022

Places 120 places in year 7
Open Day Tuesday 6th July 2021 6-8pm
Closing date Ermysted – 6th September 2021 (noon). Registration opens Monday 12th April 2021
31st October 2021 for the CAF form
Test Date Ermysted – Saturday 25th September 2021
Test Types Two multiple choice papers assessing Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning
Test Details One paper contains a mixture of questions on
Mathematics and non-verbal reasoning; the other, a mixture of questions on verbal reasoning and English.
Both papers contain timed sections.
Test Format Multiple Choice
Examiners NFER administered by GL Assessment
Scores Places offered to the highest scoring 28% who live in the catchment area. If there are surplus places; they are offered to boys outside the catchment area.
Test Results Ermysted – w/c 11th October 2021
Allocations 1st March 2022
Admissions Information: North Yorkshire County Council
Ermysted’s Grammar School
Admissions Policy 2022
Sample Questions and Answers for North Yorkshire 11+ Tests can be found on the council’s website
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English
Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning

Ripon Grammar School Entry 2022

Places Ripon Grammar – 117 in year 7, including 14 boarding
Closing date Ripon- 27th June 2021
31st October 2021 for the CAF form
Test Date Ripon – 11th or 12th September 2021
Test Types Each test will consist of a Verbal Reasoning & a Non- verbal Reasoning. Both are multiple choice
Test Details Verbal Reasoning – 80 questions, 50 minutes
Non Verbal Reasoning – 4 sections, 20 questions in each section, with 10 minutes for each section. At the beginning of each sections, candidates are given brief instructions. Once a section has been completed, candidates cannot go back to that section.
Test Format Multiple Choice
Examiners NFER administered by GL Assessment
Scores Places offered to the highest scoring 28% who live in the catchment area. If there are surplus places; they are offered to boys outside the catchment area.
Test Results Ripon – 15th October 2021
Allocations 1st March 2022
Appeals Closing date -29th March 2022
Hearings – April/June
Admissions Information: North Yorkshire County Council
Ripon Grammar School
Sample Questions and Answers for North Yorkshire 11+ Tests can be found on the council’s website
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-Verbal Reasoning

Cut- off scores

Year Ripon cut-off Skipton cut-off
2017 201 218
2016 210 213
2015 214 218

Skipton Girls’ High School entry in 2022

Places 116 in Year 7
Closing dates Test registration: Monday 30th August 2021 by 4pm
CAF Form: 31st October 2021
Open Events Wednesday 14th July 2021, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
11+ Test Saturday 25th September 2021.
Test Types Verbal reasoning, Maths, English
Each paper is multiple choice. There will be no extended writing
Test Details Mathematics – 50 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes.(Sample papers from schools’ website)
Verbal Reasoning – 85 questions, 50 minutes, multiple choice
English – 50 multiple choice questions, 45-50 minutes, the test consists of 2 extracts with questions, plus questions on spelling, punctuation, grammar.
Examiners GL Assessment
Test Results By 11th October 2021
Allocations 1st March 2022
Admissions Skipton Girls’ High School
Admissions Policy 2022
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

Historic Pass Marks

  1. Cut off scores for Skipton Girls’ High School and Ermysted’s Grammar School were 220 (2011) 227 (2010) 221 (2009) and 222 (2008). In the event of oversubscription places are allocated by distance.
  2. Cut off scores for Ripon Grammar School were 210 (2011) 206 (2010) 209 (2009) and 207 (2008)

Provided a child has achieved the required cut-of score, places are then allocated in the following order, with distance from school gates being used in the event of any tie-break:

  1. Children in care
  2. Siblings of children living in the school’s catchment area
  3. Children in living in catchment
  4. Siblings of children living outside of catchment
  5. All others

All of the recommended materials are listed in the Yorkshire part of the 11+ Regions section of the online shop where you can purchase these in a convenient place.

More information and advice can also be found in the Yorkshire section of the 11+ Forum

Information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of writing, but we would not necessarily be aware of subsequent changes unless someone brings them to our attention.
Before acting on any information given here, please verify that it is up to date.

Page updated on 7th July 2021

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