Your child has received their 11+ results, but what do they actually mean? The results of the 11 Plus are mostly standardised – this removes variable elements from test scores and allows children to be compared equally. There are anumber of ways that those variables are taken into account, and you can learn about them here.

How are the 11+ results calculated?

There are three variables considered when standardising your child’s 11 Plus score.

Different test papers

Rather than adding up the marks of each paper, the standardisation process means each paper is given equal weight in your child’s overall 11+ results.

Your child’s age

Exam boards and schools recognise that a difference in age can have a significant impact on ability, as in just a year children’s vocabulary can increase on average by 1000 words.

Difficulty of the paper

Examining bodies will ensure that the pass mark is reflective of the difficulty of the paper. If the paper is considered to be less difficult than the previous year then the pass mark would be higher to ensure that there aren’t more passing students than places available

How does 11 Plus standardisation work?

Below is a section of a standardisation table which examining bodies use to calculate the 11+ results’ score. Your child’s marks of the paper (eg. 30 out of 40) are converted to points depending on their age. A point score will be set as the pass mark, taking into account the difficulty of the paper.

A table showing how the 11 Plus scores are standardised.

When are the 11+ results released?

The exact dates of the 11+ results vary from school to school. But they'll mostly be released in mid-October up until the end of October. You can see below when 11 Plus results will be released in your area.

Keep in mind that some schools require a Second Stage entrance exam, which your child will be invited to take if they pass their initial 11 Plus exam.

11+ results in my area

Berkshire

  • Herschel Grammar School: mid-October 2023

  • Kendrick School: mid-October 2023

  • Langley Grammar School: mid-October 2023

  • Reading Girls’ School: before 31st October 2023

  • Reading School: mid-October 2023

  • St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School: mid-October 2023

  • Upton Court Grammar School: mid-October 2023

Buckinghamshire

  • Aylesbury Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Aylesbury High School: 13th October 2023

  • Beaconsfield High School: 13th October 2023

  • Burnham Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Chesham Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Dr Challoner’s Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Dr Challoner’s High School: 13th October 2023

  • John Hampden Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Royal Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Royal Latin School: 13th October 2023

  • Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Wycombe High School: 13th October 2023

Cumbria

  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith: mid-October 2023

Devon

  • Churston Ferrers Grammar School: 17th October 2023

  • Colyton Grammar School: on or before 24th October 2023

  • Devonport High School for Boys: 16th October 2023

  • Devonport High School for Girls: 16th October 2023

  • Torquay Boys’ Grammar School: 16th October 2023

  • Torquay Girls’ Grammar School: on or before 17th October 2023

Dorset

  • Bournemouth School: 13th October 2023

  • Bournemouth School for Girls: 13th October 2023

  • Parkstone Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Poole Grammar School: 13th October 2023

Essex

  • Colchester County High School for Girls: 16th October 2023

  • Colchester Royal Grammar School: 16th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Grammar School: 16th October 2023

  • Shoeburyness High School: 16th October 2023

  • Southend High School for Boys: 16th October 2023

  • Southend High School for Girls: 16th October 2023

  • St Bernard’s High School: 16th October 2023

  • St Thomas More High School: 16th October 2023

  • Westcliff High School for Boys: 16th October 2023

  • Westcliff High School for Girls: 16th October 2023

Gloucestershire

  • Denmark Road High School: mid-October 2023

  • Marling School: mid-October 2023

  • Pate’s Grammar School: mid-October 2023

  • Ribston Hall High School for Girls: mid-October 2023

  • Sir Thomas Rich’s School: mid-October 2023

  • Stroud High School: mid-October 2023

  • The Crypt School: mid-October 2023

Greater London: Barnet

  • Queen Elizabeth’s School: 2nd October 2023

  • St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School: mid-October 2023

  • The Henrietta Barnett School: mid-September 2023 (1st release), mid-October 2023 (2nd release)

Greater London: Bexley

  • Beths Grammar School: by 17th October 2023

  • Bexley Grammar School: by 17th October 2023

  • Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School: by 17th October 2023

  • Townley Grammar School: by 17th October 2023

Greater London: Bromley

  • Newstead Wood School: week of 16th October 2023

  • St Olave’s Grammar School: week of 16th October 2023

Greater London: Enfield

  • The Latymer School: before 31st October 2023

Greater London: Kingston upon Thames

  • Tiffin Girls’ School: on or around 17th October 2023*

  • Tiffin School: on or around 17th October 2023*

*This will be the first results release for these schools - at this point you'll find out if your child has been invited for the Stage Two Tests. The results for these tests will release in March 2024.

Greater London: Redbridge

  • Ilford County High School: mid-October 2023

  • Woodford County High School: mid-October 2023

Greater London: Sutton

  • Greenshaw High School: mid-September 2023 (SET)*

  • Nonsuch High School: mid-September 2023 (SET), mid-October 2023 (Second Stage)*

  • Sutton Grammar School: mid-September 2023 (SET), mid-October 2023 (Second Stage)*

  • Wallington County Grammar School: mid-September 2023 (SET), mid-October 2023 (Second Stage)*

  • Wallington High School for Girls: mid-September 2023 (SET), mid-October 2023 (Second Stage)*

  • Wilson’s School: mid-September 2023 (SET), mid-October 2023 (Second Stage)*

*Selective state schools in Sutton will release your child's results for the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) approximately a week after the exam in mid-September. If your child is then invited to the Second Stage entrance exam they'll receive their results in mid-October (Greenshaw High School doesn't require the Second Stage entrance exam for entry).

Greater London: Wandsworth

  • Ashcroft Technology Academy: by 24th October 2023

  • Burntwood School: by 24th October 2023

  • Chestnut Grove Academy: by 24th October 2023

  • Graveney School: by 24th October 2023

Greater Manchester

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys: before 31st October 2023

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Girls: before 31st October 2023

  • Loreto Grammar School: on or before 20th October 2023

  • Saint Ambrose College: 20th October 2023

  • Sale Grammar School: before 31st October 2023

  • Stretford Grammar School: before 31st October 2023

  • Urmston Grammar School: before 31st October 2023

Hertfordshire

  • Croxley Danes School: 18th October 2023

  • Dame Alice Owen’s School: 20th October 2023

  • Parmiter’s School: 18th October 2023

  • Queens’ School: 18th October 2023

  • Rickmansworth School: 18th October 2023

  • St Clement Danes School: 18th October 2023

  • Watford Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2023

  • Watford Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2023

Kent

  • Barton Court Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Borden Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Cranbrook School: 18th October 2023

  • Dane Court Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Dartford Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Dartford Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2023

  • Dover Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2023

  • Dover Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2023

  • Gravesend Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Highsted Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Highworth Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Invicta Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Maidstone Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Maidstone Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2023

  • Mayfield Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Oakwood Park Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Sir Roger Manwood’s School: 18th October 2023

  • The Folkestone School for Girls: 18th October 2023

  • The Harvey Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • The Judd School: 18th October 2023

  • The Langton Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2023

  • The Norton Knatchbull School: 18th October 2023

  • The Skinner’s School: 18th October 2023

  • Tonbridge Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2023

  • Weald of Kent Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Wilmington Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2023

  • Wilmington Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2023

Lancashire

  • Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School: week of 16th October 2023

  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School: 12th October 2023

  • Lancaster Royal Grammar School: 11th October 2023

Lincolnshire

  • Boston Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Boston High School for Girls: 13th October 2023

  • Bourne Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Caistor Grammar School: 17th October 2023

  • Carre’s Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School: 13th October 2023

  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School: 13th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Academy, Spilsby: 13th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth: 13th October 2023

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford: 13th October 2023

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle: 13th October 2023

  • Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough: 13th October 2023

  • Skegness Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Spalding Grammar School: 13th October 2023

  • Spalding High School: 13th October 2023

  • The King’s School Grantham: 13th October 2023

Medway

  • Chatham Grammar School: 3rd October 2023

  • Fort Pitt Grammar School: 3rd October 2023

  • Holcombe Grammar School: 3rd October 2023

  • Rainham Mark Grammar School: 3rd October 2023

  • Rochester Grammar School: 3rd October 2023

  • Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School: 3rd October 2023

Merseyside

  • Calday Grange Grammar School: mid-October 2023

  • St Anselm’s College: before the end of October 2023

  • The Liverpool Blue Coat School: 27th October 2023

  • Upton Hall School: by 13th October 2023

  • West Kirby Grammar School: mid-October 2023

  • Wirral Grammar School for Boys: mid-October 2023

  • Wirral Grammar School for Girls: mid-October 2023

North Yorkshire

  • Ermysted’s Grammar School: 9th October 2023

  • Ripon Grammar School: 11th October 2023

  • Skipton Girls’ High School: 9th October 2023

Shropshire

  • Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School: by 20th October 2023

  • Newport Girls’ High School: around 16th October 2023

Warwickshire

  • Alcester Grammar School: 16th October 2023

  • Lawrence Sheriff School: 16th October 2023

  • Rugby High School: 16th October 2023

  • King Edward VI School: 16th October 2023

  • Stratford Girls’ Grammar School: 16th October 2023

West Midlands

  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School for Boys: 20th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Aston School: 20th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys: 20th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls: 20th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Five Ways School: 20th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys: 20th October 2023

  • King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls: 20th October 2023

  • Queen Mary’s Grammar School: 20th October 2023

  • Queen Mary’s High School: 20th October 2023

  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls: 20th October 2023

  • Wolverhampton Girls’ High School: 20th October 2023

West Yorkshire

  • Crossley Heath Grammar School: by 21st October 2023

  • Heckmondwike Grammar School: 16th October 2023

  • North Halifax Grammar School: by 21st October 2023

Wiltshire

  • Bishop Wordsworth’s School: on or around 17th October 2023

  • South Wilts Grammar School: 6th October 2023

What happens after 11 Plus results?

My child passed…

Congratulations, it’s time for applications! Passing 11 Plus doesn’t automatically guarantee a place as schools have different policies on place allocation. They may prefer students that already have siblings at the school and will consider how far away you live and whether your child receives free school meals. So try applying to multiple schools to avoid disappointment

My child didn’t pass…

If your child didn’t pass, they may still be awarded a place through the appeals system, so be sure to check appeals requirements with the school. Your child won’t be alone in this as there can be up to 8 applications for every 1 place. There will still be many options for a rich education in your local area, so consider your options and remember that we’re always here to help.

Next steps…

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11+ Results FAQs

When are the 11 Plus results out?

The exact date for the 11+ results varies. Typically, results are released a few weeks after the examination in October and are always sent prior to the secondary school application cut-off date (October 31st).

How To Appeal 11 Plus Results?

To appeal 11+ results, contact the school or the examining body directly to request a review or re-mark. When appealing, you will typically need to provide valid reasons or evidence if your child was unwell on the exam day. It’s also essential toadhere to the deadline set by the authority for appeals, which is typically a short period after the results are released.

How Do You Find Out 11 Plus Results?

11+ results are usually either sent to you by post, email or via an online link. It’s crucial to provide up-to-date contact details during the exam registration to avoid any potential delays.

What Is a Good 11 Plus Score?

A “good” 11 Plus score can vary depending on the region, the school and the year. Generally, scores above the 100th percentile are considered good, with the top score typically hovering around 140.

What’s The Pass Mark for 11 Plus?

The pass mark for the 11 Plus exam can differ from one school to another. However, each year, the pass mark typically hovers around at least 80%.

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