You will receive your child's test score by by post. The letter will indicate the scores required for admission to each of the schools in the previous three years. Parents/carers can then decide whether or not to include any of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham on their home Local Authority preference form.
Parents/carers MUST complete a Local Authority preference form. These are available from your child’s school or your home Local Authority.
If a school is not named on your child’s Local Authority form they cannot be offered a place.
Offers will be made by the Local Authority on 1st March 2017 (or the next working day) and full details are given in your Local Authority booklet which is available online.
Parents will only receive one offer and will not hear from any school unable to offer their child a place.
The rankings for each of the Grammar Schools will be passed to Local Authorities who will allocate places.
Your home Local Authority will consider your application to each of the schools you have named on the preference form. You may be able to name up to six schools.
Information on how places are allocated is given in your home Local Authority booklet that is available online. Please read the information very carefully.
All Local Authorities must now operate an equal preference system so, if your child meets the criteria for two or more schools, the Local Authority will offer them a place at the school ranked highest on the Local Authority form. Therefore, if you put a grammar school first on your Local Authority form, but your child is not successful in the entrance test, you will not put at risk the chance of them being offered a place at any other school you have listed. Your child’s application for other schools will be treated in the same way as every other application. For example, it will depend on the distance between your home and the school for most community schools.
'CUT OFF' SCORES
Please see below the scores of the last child to be offered a place for entry in 2016 and 2015 (for information) as at 1st March: