Gloucestershire Grammar Schools

(Missed test registration window - 2021 entry)

These are the next stages when you have missed the 30 June test registration deadline.

Please be aware that these dates and timescales may need to change due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We would recommend, at present, that you follow point 1 below, and you will be advised of any other changes as required.
1. From July 2020 onwards

Please check the website of your preferred Gloucestershire Grammar School. There will be information regarding other testing opportunities and registering your interest in a late test. Please note, parents will still need to check the Schools’ websites in January for the final testing details.

Please note that the Late Test is to give your child an opportunity to join the Waiting List for your chosen grammar school(s). Regrettably, they will not be able to be offered a grammar school place on Allocation Day, due to the timescales involved.
2. October 2020

You will need to complete and return your Common Application Form in October to your Local Authority (Gloucestershire County Council or other if you live outside Gloucestershire). You can include Grammar Schools on this Common Application Form if you wish. However, your child cannot be considered for a grammar place until they have a test result. Alternatively, you can use your five choices for other schools, and then ask to be considered for a grammar school place during Gloucestershire LA’s waiting list round once your child has their results.

3. Early January 2021

Please check the website of your preferred Gloucestershire Grammar School for more details about how to register your child to sit a Late Test.

4. Late January 2021

The Online Registration for the Late Test will open. The Online Registration will give you the option to share your child’s test result with other Gloucestershire Grammar Schools you may be considering.

5. Early February 2021

Test Day

6. Late February 2021

Results will be sent to parents

7. Monday 1 March 2021

National Allocation Day is on 1 March. Your child will be allocated a secondary school (not a grammar school) based on your preferences on the Common Application Form. At this point, if you live in Gloucestershire, you should also receive details on how to request to be considered during the waiting list round – see point 8 below.

8. After 1 March but BY Monday 8 March 2021

You will need to contact the Gloucestershire Local Authority and complete the Waiting List Common Application Form for the Grammar Schools you are considering. This form will be available on the Gloucestershire Local Authority Website. Children who have not met the qualifying standard (i.e. passed the test) are unable to join the waiting list.

9. During March 2021

The Local Authority update the waiting list and can add your child to the list, which is held in rank (test result) order and taking into account oversubscription criteria, as detailed in Admission Policies.

10. After 31 March 2021

This is the end of the post allocation process at which point final allocations and refusals are confirmed. If any allocated places are declined, they will be reallocated to children on the waiting list, in rank order. This is when your child may be offered a place.

11. April 2021

If you have not been allocated a place, then you have a legal right to appeal. Appeals are usually heard in May/June.

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