11+ and Selective Grammar Schools

If you want your child to go to a selective grammar school after their primary school years, they will need to achieve the pass score in what is commonly known as the '11+'.   This is a selection test that grammar schools use to help allocate places, although this does not guarantee a place, and it is undertaken by pupils right at the start of Year 6.  A recent change to the Admissions sytem means that you will now know the result of the test before you make your final application .
If you are considering the 11+ for your child and would like some more advice, then please speak to your child's class teacher.  Applications to do the test are completed during the Summer term of Year 5.  From 2019, the 11+ will no longer be administered in Wirral primary schools but is likely to happen at the non catholic grammar schools themselves or another venue such as Wallasey or Birkenhead Town Hall.