Thank you for considering Colyton Grammar School for your child.
Our main entry point is in the Autumn term for Year 7, although entry is possible to other year-groups or at other times of the school year, dependent on the availability of spaces. Colyton Grammar School is a Selective Co-educational Academy in the state sector, responsible for its testing arrangements and admission criteria.
Year 7 September 2023 entry - Applications for 11+ registration is now open. Click on 'The Process for Entry at year 7' tab below to apply.
If you are interested in your son or daughter joining Colyton Grammar School in September 2022, please see the relevant section below:
The school has written to the Regional Schools Commissioner – South West, requesting a variation of our 2022-23
In-Year Admissions Policy. Given that Key Stage 2 SATs are scheduled to take placed this summer, the School is looking to prioritise the allocation of any places that become available during the academic year, to Looked After Children; Previously Looked After Children; Pupil Premium and Service Premium candidates. Consequently, any such children who have a SAT score of 110 or above would be ranked to fill the vacant place in the first instance. If no such children come forward to fill the vacancy, the School would look to test any other interested children who would then be ranked by score as in previous years. A notice, together with the amended policy, will be placed on this web site, when the variation has been approved.
The Process for Entry at Year 7
Year 7 September 2023 entry - Applications for 11+ registration is now open. Click on the link below to complete an online admission registration form.
An online registration form is required by the school to enable entrance testing to be arranged. This is made available via a secure page on the school website. Anyone unable to complete an online application should contact the school.
Children may only take the entrance test once in each academic year. Entry is determined by performance indicating appropriate ability in the entrance tests. A single Common Application Form (CAF) covers application to all state secondary schools. A child will receive only one offer of a school place.
Applicants achieving eligible scores will be ranked on the basis of performance in the tests. All children, including those with an EHC Plan or Statement naming the school must be eligible to be admitted.
Closing date for applications - Midday 8th September 2022.
For more guidance on the process and guidance on the 11 + eligibility tests can be found:
The familiarisation booklet and the accompanying guides are designed to inform parents and candidates about the entrance test in order to:
- Give a feel for the appearance of the actual assessment.
- Introduce some of the symbols and phrases used in the assessment.
- Inform parents and candidates of the invigilation procedure.
- Indicate the range of disciplines that will be tested.
- Highlight the range of answer formats used in the assessment.
The familiarisation booklet and the accompanying guides are NOT definitive and the inclusion of any question types does not guarantee that they will be found in the final assessment.
Please note: there are no commercially available practice test papers for these assessments.
The aim of the Discover Project is to make Colyton Grammar School more accessible for primary school aged children from all backgrounds and to inspire those children to take the entrance test.
Children who are eligible for Pupil Premium are invited to attend familiarisation workshops at Colyton Grammar School.
Our more able Year 12 students run sessions in Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical skills for primary school aged children. We believe that children will be inspired by the intellectual challenge and exciting atmosphere of these sessions. They will be fun and a great learning experience for children regardless of whether they have considered Colyton Grammar School as a future secondary school.
Parents/Guardians are most welcome to join us at the final session and we will provide a tour and answer any questions you may have about the school and the admissions process.
Your child will have access to workbooks via our Virtual Learning Environment and other resources that we feel will support your child and the programme will end with a familiarisation test.
The sessions and the familiarisation will take place here at Colyton Grammar School.
Enquiries regarding in-year admission should be made to the school; we are happy to provide advice regarding the process. There are entry eligibility requirements for Years 7 to 9 in the form of online tests.
14+ Test application is now open
Deadline for 14+ applications: 2nd May 2022
The 14+ Test will take place week commencing 9th May 2022
Click here to register for the 14+ Test
Sixth Form Admissions
Open Day Tours for Year 7 2023 admission
Tuesday 26 April 10.00am and 2.00pm
Thursday 5 May 10.00am and 2.00pm
Tuesday 12 July 10.00am and 4.15pm
Tuesday 6 September 10.00am and 2.00pm
Each tour will be the same comprising a welcome briefing, tour of the school, explanation of the admissions process and a question and answer session.
Families will need to register for each slot prior to the Open Days. Online registration forms can be submitted by clicking here. Anyone unable to complete an online registration form should contact the school.