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Getting your child into their chosen school is getting more difficult than ever. According to figures from the Department for Education, 82.1% of secondary school applicants in England got a place at their first choice in 2018 – a drop from the previous year.

However, the figures for oversubscribed schools vary considerably across different parts of the country.

Take London. Figures show that almost half of pupils missed out on their first choice of secondary school in parts of the capital for the September 2018 intake.

Children in Hammersmith and Fulham had the smallest chance of getting into their preferred school. In this borough, just 51% were allocated their first choice.

And in Kensington and Chelsea, the City of London and Lambeth 55% or less got into their favoured school.

The reason? This year an extra 3,908 children applied for secondary school places in London, bringing the total to 92,509. And while nationally 83.5% of pupils were granted their first choice, in London that figure was just 66%.

 

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Not just the Top Grammar Schools in London

Not that London is the only city with oversubscribed schools. The picture in other big cities such as Birmingham is broadly similar. Just 19 per cent of those who put King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys as their first choice secondary secured a place for this September.

The school had 1.4 first preference applications for each of its 143 places – 204 in total. And of those who put the school as their first pick, only 38 were successful.

Other Birmingham grammar schools were also popular with King Edward’s Five Ways the second most oversubscribed school in the city with just 27% of those who put it as a first preference for getting a place. There were 2.5 first preferences for the school, a total of 457, for each of its 181 places offered.

But it’s not the same everywhere. For example in Bradford and the East Riding of Yorkshire more than 96% got into their first choice school, well above the national average, while in Northumberland 98% were successful.

The places with the highest rate of first choice secondary school offers are:

  • Northumberland – 98.1%
  • East Riding of Yorkshire – 96.7%
  • Bedford – 96.4%

The places with the lowest rate of first choice secondary school offers are:

  • Hammersmith & Fulham – 51.4%
  • Kensington and Chelsea – 54.3%
  • Lambeth – 55.2%

 

Increasing Grammar school demand

What is certainly true is that demand for Grammar schools is higher than ever in areas of England where they are still prevalent (there are 163 Grammar Schools in England, compared to around 3000 state secondary schools). That’s according to a BBC Grammar School survey.

“Right across the country grammar schools are oversubscribed,” Philip Bosworth, Treasurer of The National Grammar Schools Association, recently told The Telegraph. “Parents are exercising their choice for their children to sit the 11-plus.”

 

Most grammar school places for 20 years 

The BBC’s analysis shows that while there 110,600 grammar school pupils, aged 11 to 15, in 2010 the number increased to 118,200 by 2017 (the figures do not include burgeoning sixth-form numbers). This rise in the total roll of 7,600 students is equivalent to building 11 averaged-sized grammar schools.

And by 2021, the data suggests, the number of extra places created will be equivalent to 24 new grammar schools compared to eight years ago, including sixth form students.

 

Ten Most Over-Subscribed Grammar schools 

  • Stratford Girls Grammar, Warwickshire
  • Bourne Grammar, Lincolnshire
  • Newport Girls’ High, Telford and Wrekin
  • Alcester Grammar, Warwickshire
  • The Boston Grammar, Lincs
  • Burnham Grammar, Bucks
  • The Tiffin Girls, Kingston Upon Thames
  • Queen Mary’s Grammar, Walsall
  • Colchester County High for Girls, Essex
  • Invicta Grammar, Kent

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1) Ask yourself, is now the best time to start your 11+ Prep for 2019?

2) If so, here are some useful Grammar School application tips. You need to consider 11 Plus Exam By UK Region.

– If you are considering those grammar schools in Outer London then we have a useful London Grammar school list.

– Otherwise, England’s other grammar schools are accessed from this regional grammar school list.

3) Are the grammar schools of interest CEM 11+ exam Grammar schools. If so focus on School Entrance Tests’ 11 plus practice tests of CEM 11 Plus type.

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5) So, select the most relevant 11 plus exams from our comprehensive list of 11 Plus Past Exam Papers.

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English 11+ topics

Here are in our opinion the 11 plus English topics that are most likely to come up in your 11 plus English questions:

  • Alliteration
  • Ordering Alphabetically
  • Antonyms
  • Apostrophes
  • Capital Letters
  • Commas
  • Compound Word
  • Comprehension
  • Connectives / Conjunctions
  • Direct Speech
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Indirect Speech
  • Metaphors
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Paragraphs
  • Prepositions
  • Punctuation
  • Similes
  • Synonyms
  • They’re, Their, There
  • Verbs
  • You’re, Your

  

 11 Plus Maths topics

Some of the 11 plus Maths topics to come up in your 11 plus Maths questions:

  • Capacity Measurements
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Date Handling
  • Decimals
  • Distance Measurements
  • Fractions
  • Negative Numbers
  • Number Sequences
  • Ordering Figures
  • Percentages
  • Perimeter and Area Measures
  • Place Value
  • Properties of Numbers
  • Ratios
  • Rounding Up/Down
  • Shapes
  • Problem-Solving
  • Time Differences
  • Weights and Measures

Verbal Reasoning 11+ topics

Here are in our opinion the 11 plus Verbal Reasoning topics that are most likely to come up in your 11 plus Maths questions:

  • Anagrams
  • Similes
  • Complete Sums and Words
  • Compound Words
  • Follow Logical Instructions
  • Find Hidden Words
  • Insert Letters
  • Connect Letters / Words / Numbers / Symbols
  • Make Words
  • Make Larger Words
  • Move Letters
  • Number Series
  • Grouping Words
  • Opposite Meetings
  • Words Questions
  • Related Numbers / Words
  • Same Meaning
  • Odd Words Out
  • Word Connections
  • Word-Number Codes
  • Words with Multiple Meanings

Summary of UK grammar schools

Grammars using their own 11 plus tests

Essex has:

  • 13 grammar schools.
  • Eleven of these schools form the Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex (CSSE) and administer their own tests.
  • Children who apply for a place at a CSSE school write 2 tests, each worth 60 marks.

Hertfordshire:

  • Firstly, no longer has any fully selective grammars schools.
  • Secondly, have several partially selective schools.
  • 7 of these in South West Hertfordshire administer their 11+ as a Consortium.With each having their own different criteria for admission though. There are a further 7 partially selective schools across Hertfordshire that administer their own tests.
  • In some cases, academic test results are not the selection criterion. Some of these schools base their selective places on sports or music aptitude.

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