11+ Applications For Entry Into Year 7 (The 11+ Procedure)

Applications for Entry into Year 7 in September 2023

The online application form for Entry into Year 7 in September 2023 will open on Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 10:00. A link to the online application form will be posted here on that date.

What is the purpose of the Eleven plus selection procedure?

The Eleven plus selection procedure is designed to determine whether or not children in the autumn term of their final year at primary school are suitable for admission to a grammar school.  Parents should note that meeting the academic requirements for entry to the School is not, in itself, a guarantee of an offer of a place.

How do I register my son for the Eleven Plus Test?

In order to register, the School's 11+ Application Form and the Local Authority Common or Secondary Application form (CAF or SAF) must both be completed. 

Bishop Wordsworth's School Applications

Main Round registration for September 2022 Year 7 entry is now closed. Please contact admissions@bishopwordsworths.org.uk for further information.

Local Authority Applications

Local Authority applications for September 2023 Year 7 entry open on 1 September 2022

Wiltshire: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/article/1698/Applying-for-a-school-place

Hampshire: https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/admissions

Dorset: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/apply-for-a-school-place.aspx#/

My son is (or has previously been) entitled to Free School Meals.  How does this affect an application?

Boys with parents/guardians on low incomes are entitled to priority when places are allocated. Applicants who, at the time of the entry exam, meet the eligibility criteria to claim for free school meals currently or in any of the previous six years and who therefore qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant must indicate that their son qualifies for Free School Meals on the 11+ Registration Form and provide documentary evidence.

Does the Eleven Plus Procedure take account of a Special Educational Needs, an Educational Health Plan or other barriers to learning?

Yes.  See the Special Access Arrangements page.

What do I do if I wish to withdraw my son from the examination or he is unwell or isolating?

Please inform us as soon as possible at: admissions@bishopwordsworths.org.uk

Full details are in the 11+ Information Leaflet here which also contains:

  • The arrangements for the exam

  • What the exam involves

  • How the exam scores are calculated

  • Whether there will be enough space for all boys who pass

  • How to apply for a place if a boy passes the exam

  • How the Local Authority allocates places

Does it matter where we live?

For practical reasons we recommend that a pupil’s journey time should be under an hour in order that he can fully participate in the wider life of the school.

To view the current suggested designated area for Bishop Wordsworth's School please click HERE

The 11+ Timetable for entrance to year 7 in September 2022

Wednesday 1st September 2021

Local Authority Applications open

Saturday 18 September 2021

Main Round 11+ test date

Friday 1 October 2021

Bishop Wordsworth's School Late Main Round Applications for September 2022 entry open at 10:00

Mid-October 2021

Main Round 11+ results letters posted to parents/guardians. No results will be given by phone or email.

Sunday 31 October 2021

Local Authority Applications close


Bishop Wordsworth's School Late Main Round Applications for September 2022 entry close at 23:59

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Late Main Round 11+ test date

Early January 2022

Late Main Round 11+ results letters posted to parents/guardians. No results will be given by phone or email.

Tuesday 1 March 2022

National Offer Day

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Bishop Wordsworth's School Main Round Applications for entry into Year 7 in September 2023 open at 10:00

Saturday 17 September 2022

11+ Examination for entry into Year 7 in September 2023 

Financial Assistance

The BWS Foundation provides grants to pupils not currently at the School but who need financial assistance to support their application, for example attending open days and the 11+ examination. For information on how to apply, please see our Financial Assistance page.

Information Leaflet

11+ Entry Information Leaflet
11+ Privacy Notice