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Corporate Director- Education, Education Offices, Cumbria County Council, 5 Portland Square, Carlisle, CA1 1PU
Telephone: 01228 606060
Fax: 01228 606896
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
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Academic year 2013-2014
This policy has been determined according to the statutory requirements of the 2012 Department for Education School Admissions Code and following the Cumbria County Council Proposed Co-ordinated Scheme for Admissions for 2013-2014.
When can I come to visit the school?
The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School open evening will be on Wednesday 11th July 2012, and school tours will take place from Monday 10th September to Friday 14th September 2012. At the end of each school tour there will be an opportunity to stay behind to ask questions of the Senior Management Team.
How are pupils selected for a place at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School?
Pupils will be selected on the basis of their aptitude for the academic nature of the education offered at the school, such selection being by way of evidence of aptitude from the entrance test. All who are considering applying for a place at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School should fill in theschool’s own entrance test application form and return it to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School by Friday 14th September 2012. Please note that this does not replace the local authority SA3 form which must also be completed, otherwise a valid application will not have been made.
When is the entrance test?
Applicants should take the entrance test in Queen Elizabeth Grammar School on Saturday 29th September 2012.
What is the format of the entrance tests?
The tests used will be the GL Assessment tests in Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non- Verbal Reasoning. The scores for each paper for each child will be age-adjusted using standardisation software provided by GL Assessment and then added together to give a total score. The software automatically balances the individual paper scores so that they are of equal weighting when creating the total score.
When and how are the test scores reported to parents and carers?
Parents and carers will be informed of their child’s total score in the tests by letter, before going ahead to make an application for a school place through the Local Authority’s Coordinated Admissions Process. The information about scores of children tested on 29th September 2012 will be posted to parents on or before 12th October 2012, thus enabling families to make a relatively informed choice of school place when completing the Local Authority SA3 form which is to be submitted to the appropriate primary school by the end of October 2012. (Children who take the catch-up test will be informed of their total score in January, by letter.)
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