Key 11 Plus dates

Admissions arrangements for entry to Year 7 are co-ordinated in conjunction with the Local Authority (BCP Council).

Selection to any of the four local grammar schools is by an 11 Plus Entrance Test. Students will be considered for admission to the grammar school of their choice, if they meet the required standard in the entrance tests used and administered by the local grammar schools.

There is one set of selection tests for Bournemouth School for Girls, Bournemouth School, Parkstone Grammar School and Poole Grammar School (the “Consortium”). Whilst the testing procedures are shared, each school has its own admission policy and over-subscription criteria.

Dates you need to know

The following table details key dates you need to know, if your child is starting Year 7 in September 2025.

15 April 2024Register for Entrance Exam via chosen Grammar School Website
Midday 6 September 2024Closing date for registration
9 September 2024Deadline to submit Access Arrangements form & evidence
21 September 202411 Plus Entrance Exam
11 October 202411 Plus results posted by first class post / sent via email
Midday 31 October 2024Closing date for school applications to local authorities
1 March 2025School offer letter sent by local authorities

Local Grammar School Admission Policies

To find out more about the admission criteria for each of the grammar schools, click on the links below:

Girls Schools

Bournemouth School for Girls (Entry – 2025)

Parkstone Grammar School (Entry – 2025)

Boys Schools

Once published the 2025 admission policies will be included. The 2024 are detailed below for information.

Bournemouth School (Entry – 2025/26)

Poole Grammar (Entry – 2025)

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