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11 plus grammar schools

Grammar schools are academically-oriented secondary schools, one among the three types of schools forming the Tripartite System. This is the first nationwide system of state-funded secondary education in England and Wales, created under the 1944 Education Act and was later echoed by the Education (Northern Ireland) Act 1947.

There are only about 163 Grammar Schools in England, some 3,000 state secondary schools, and about 69 Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland. State Grammar Schools are not found in Scotland and whales, and although some retain the name "grammar school", which have a selective schools process neither nor have any special status.

Grammar schools are state funded, but the children who pass their entrance exams can only secure a seat here.

Grammar schools are quite different from modern secondary schools as they take students' school admissions based on academic achievement, whereas a secondary modern may not. These are non-fee-paying schools. 

Grammar schools were intended to teach an academic curriculum to the most intellectually able 25 per cent of the school population as selected by the 11 plus examination.

Grammar schools are highly selective with high standards. For this reason, you will find many grammar schools at the top of national school league tables.

We also provide a list of the Top 100 Independent Schools in the U.K  based on GCSE results in 2018. Check out the link below for the Top 100 Independent Schools:


Grammar School’s Selection process:

The schools select their pupils through an examination known as the "11-plus". The typical grammar school test age is considered to be 11, hence the name eleven plus.

If your child is longing to get into a Grammar School, it’s necessary to know the prerequisites regarding the desired school entrance exams. To enrol your child into any Grammar School, he/she should take the entrance exam termed as 11+ Exam, conducted by CEM / GL boards.

The exam boards, namely conduct the 11 plus exams.

  1. GL assessment 11+ – previously known as NFER.
  2. CEM 11+ – developed by the Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring at Durham University.

Please go through the article CEM Vs GL to know more about these boards, their exam pattern and style etc. https://www.11plusehelp.co.uk/blog/2017/04/07/cem-vs-csse-vs-gl-assessment/.

Grammar school 11+ Entrance Exams can consist of all or a combination of the following subjects:

• 11+ Maths

•11+ English

•11+  Verbal Reasoning

• 11+ Non-verbal reasoning

• Creative writing.

They also provide economic funding to those students who qualified for the 11 plus test. This made secondary education after 14 free for those potentially able students with weaker economic backgrounds.

 11PluseHelp.co.uk  paves your child’s path to ace the 11+ Exams and helps to enrol in their desired Independent / Grammar State school.

Grammar school test papers with answers, Grammar 11 plus past papers, Grammar school test papers free, mock on 11 plus Grammar school exam papers.

Your child can have unlimited online practice on 11 Plus subjects -11+ Maths, 11+ English,11+  Verbal Reasoning. 11+ online practice tests record time, marks, and preserves history, weakness report per test, and explanations for all questions and other useful tips.

Check out our article to know more about 11 Plus Regions:


We have detailed step by step explanations (self-explanatory) to all  11+ Maths questions including, GL Maths papers.

11Plusehelp.co.uk Maths Sample:

GL Assessment


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11Plusehelp.co.uk English Sample:


Manchester Grammar School


11Plusehelp.co.uk, some of the Grammar Schools achieved:

List of Grammar Schools

To access Virtual Mock Exams, please visit:  https://11plus-mockexams.co.uk/

We also provide 11+ Grammar Schools Registration links, Test dates and a lot more. Go through the link below:


Top Grammar Schools in the UK:


11 Plus Grammar and Independent Schools Achieved:


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11 Plus Grammar and Independent schools Preparation:


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