Firstly, you will find stars representing those parts of England where there are still
grammar schools. So, this will tell you ‘Where are local Grammar schools near me’?
Then, we then suggest you establish which specific type of 11 Plus test applies.
Checking your 11 plus region
Each region has different types of questions and even different subjects. Most 11-Plus exams incorporate verbal reasoning (word puzzles), Maths and English (comprehension and/or creative writing). Some also include non-verbal reasoning (picture puzzles) and Science. Some are multiple-choice, others require candidates to write the answers.
Looking for the top grammar schools?
Top grammar school league tables
First thing you need to know is your local catchment area? And then establish which schools are within that catchment area.
top grammar schools
Where can I find the top grammar schools?
The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph websites allow you to add filters to their published league tables. You can pull out those schools for which you are in the catchment area. Then compare your chosen school group on those criteria which are most important to you.
How do I interpret grammar school league tables?
The primary school league table rankings are based on national key standards, called the SATs. Non-exam based criteria are also used to determine the rankings.
You need to conduct your own analysis to determine which school best suits your child’s specific needs.
Ofsted Reports for grammar schools
Check the latest Ofsted report too. Each Ofsted report is an analysis of that school’s teachers’ professional competence Plus, whether Ofsted’s performance standards have been met across the school. There are three possible outcomes: under-achieving; achieving; or outstanding.
To search you put in the name of any school. You then can access its history of Ofsted inspections and their associated scores, percentage of Progress 8 success, etc.
More refined searches are recommended. So, for grammar schools, we advise checking GCSE results. Then compare these against the national standards for GCSE results. Which of those grammar schools you are checking exceeded these national averages?