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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 closed.

If you are interested in your son or daughter joining Colyton Grammar School in September 2022, please see the relevant section below:

Telephone: 01297 552327

For further information please see our Admissions PoliciesJoining Our School Film

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 closed. 

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. The application window is now closed

For more guidance on the process and guidance on the 11 + eligibility tests can be found:

Admissions the process for 2023Admissions FAQS

Familiarisation Booklet

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.

11 + Familiarisation Booklet Comprehension, Maths, Pictures and Word Choice

Year 7 Admission Arrangements 2022-23

Year 7 Admission Arrangements 2021-22 Determined


Year 7 Admission Policy 2024-25


Discover Project

Discover Project

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.

Familiarisation Programme

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. 


In-Year Admissions

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.

In-Year Admission Arrangements 2022-23

In-Year Admission Arrangements 2021-22 DeterminedIn-Year-Admissions-2023-2024-Determined.pdf

In Year Admissions Policy 2024-25

Sixth Form Admissions

Financial Support