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

Click here for Bishop Wordsworth's School Online Application Form for entry into Year 7 in September 2022

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

Registration for September 2022 Year 7 entry is open online. Applications must be submitted by 23:59 hours on Wednesday 30 June 2021. If you require a paper copy of the application form, please contact admissions@bishopwordsworths.org.uk

Local Authority Applications

Local Authority applications for September 2022 Year 7 entry open on 1 September 2021

Wiltshire: https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php

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 catchment area for Bishop Wordsworth's School please click HERE

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

Tuesday 20th April 2021

Bishop Wordsworth's School Applications for September 2022 entry open at 10:00.

Wednesday 30th June 2021

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

Wednesday 1st September 2021

Local Authority Applications open

Saturday 18 September 2021

11+ test date

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
Bishop Wordsworth's School Privacy Notice 2020