11 plus results and pass marks explained

Want to know more about 11 Plus results and pass marks before your child's results are released? Read our handy guide!

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.

2024 11+ results in my area

Berkshire

  • Herschel Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Kendrick School: mid-October 2024

  • Langley Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Reading Girls’ School: before 31st October 2024

  • Reading School: mid-October 2024

  • St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Upton Court Grammar School: mid-October 2024

Buckinghamshire

  • Aylesbury Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Aylesbury High School: 11th October 2024

  • Beaconsfield High School: 11th October 2024

  • Burnham Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Chesham Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Dr Challoner’s Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Dr Challoner’s High School: 11th October 2024

  • John Hampden Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Royal Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Royal Latin School: 11th October 2024

  • Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Wycombe High School: 11th October 2024

Cumbria

  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith: mid-October 2024

Devon

  • Churston Ferrers Grammar School: 14th October 2024

  • Colyton Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Devonport High School for Boys: mid-October 2024

  • Devonport High School for Girls: 14th October 2024

  • Torquay Boys’ Grammar School: 14th October 2024

  • Torquay Girls’ Grammar School: on or as soon as possible after 14th October 2024

Dorset

  • Bournemouth School: 11th October 2024

  • Bournemouth School for Girls: 11th October 2024

  • Parkstone Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Poole Grammar School: 11th October 2024

Essex

  • Colchester County High School for Girls: mid-October 2024

  • Colchester Royal Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • King Edward VI Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Shoeburyness High School: mid-October 2024

  • Southend High School for Boys: mid-October 2024

  • Southend High School for Girls: mid-October 2024

  • St Bernard’s High School: mid-October 2024

  • St Thomas More High School: mid-October 2024

  • Westcliff High School for Boys: mid-October 2024

  • Westcliff High School for Girls: mid-October 2024

Gloucestershire

  • Denmark Road High School: mid-October 2024

  • Marling School: mid-October 2024

  • Pate’s Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Ribston Hall High School for Girls: mid-October 2024

  • Sir Thomas Rich’s School: mid-October 2024

  • Stroud High School: mid-October 2024

  • The Crypt School: mid-October 2024

Greater London: Barnet

  • Queen Elizabeth’s School: 1st October 2024

  • St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School: mid-September 2024

  • The Henrietta Barnett School: 3rd-4th September 2024 (1st release), 1st October 2024 (2nd release)

Greater London: Bexley

  • Beths Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Bexley Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Townley Grammar School: mid-October 2024

Greater London: Bromley

  • Newstead Wood School: week of 21st October 2024

  • St Olave’s Grammar School: mid-October 2024

Greater London: Enfield

  • The Latymer School: mid-October 202

Greater London: Kingston upon Thames

  • Tiffin Girls’ School: on or around 15th October 2024*

  • Tiffin School: on or around 15th October 2024*

*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 2025.

Greater London: Redbridge

  • Ilford County High School: mid-October 2024

  • Woodford County High School: mid-October 2024

Greater London: Sutton

  • Greenshaw High School: mid-September 2024 (SET)*

  • Nonsuch High School: mid-September 2024 (SET), mid-October 2024 (Second Stage)*

  • Sutton Grammar School: mid-September 2024 (SET), mid-October 2024 (Second Stage)*

  • Wallington County Grammar School: mid-September 2024 (SET), mid-October 2024 (Second Stage)*

  • Wallington High School for Girls: mid-September 2024 (SET), mid-October 2024 (Second Stage)*

  • Wilson’s School: mid-September 2024 (SET), mid-October 202 (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: mid-October 2024

  • Burntwood School: mid-October 2024

  • Chestnut Grove Academy: mid-October 2024

  • Graveney School: by mid-October 2024

Greater Manchester

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Boys: mid-October 2024

  • Altrincham Grammar School for Girls: mid-October 2024

  • Loreto Grammar School: on or before 23rd October 2024

  • Saint Ambrose College: no later than 21st October 2024

  • Sale Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Stretford Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Urmston Grammar School: mid-October 2024

Hertfordshire

  • Croxley Danes School: 19th September 2024 (1st round), 16th October (2nd round)

  • Dame Alice Owen’s School: mid-October 2024

  • Parmiter’s School: 16th October 2024

  • Queens’ School: 16th October 2024

  • Rickmansworth School: mid-October 2024

  • St Clement Danes School: 16th October 2024

  • Watford Grammar School for Boys: 16th October 2024

  • Watford Grammar School for Girls: 16th October 2024

Kent

  • Barton Court Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Borden Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Cranbrook School: 17th October 2024

  • Dane Court Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Dartford Grammar School: 18th October 2023

  • Dartford Grammar School for Girls: 17th October 2024

  • Dover Grammar School for Boys: 17th October 2024

  • Dover Grammar School for Girls: 17th October 2024

  • Gravesend Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Highsted Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Highworth Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Invicta Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Maidstone Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Maidstone Grammar School for Girls: 17th October 2024

  • Mayfield Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Oakwood Park Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Sir Roger Manwood’s School: 17th October 2024

  • The Folkestone School for Girls: 17th October 2024

  • The Harvey Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • The Judd School: 17th October 2024

  • The Langton Grammar School for Boys: 17th October 2024

  • The Norton Knatchbull School: 17th October 2024

  • The Skinner’s School: 17th October 2024

  • Tonbridge Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys: 17th October 2024

  • Weald of Kent Grammar School: 17th October 2024

  • Wilmington Grammar School for Boys: 17th October 2024

  • Wilmington Grammar School for Girls: 17th October 2024

Lancashire

  • Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Clitheroe Royal Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School: 12th October 2024

  • Lancaster Royal Grammar School: 9th October 2024

Lincolnshire

  • Boston Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Boston High School for Girls: 11th October 2024

  • Bourne Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Caistor Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Carre’s Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School: 11th October 2024

  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School: 11th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Academy, Spilsby: 11th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth: 11th October 2024

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford: 11th October 2024

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle: 11th October 2024

  • Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough: 11th October 2024

  • Skegness Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Spalding Grammar School: 11th October 2024

  • Spalding High School: 11th October 2024

  • The King’s School Grantham: 11th October 2024

Medway

  • Chatham Grammar School: 8th October 2024

  • Fort Pitt Grammar School: 8th October 2024

  • Holcombe Grammar School: 8th October 2024

  • Rainham Mark Grammar School: 8th October 2024

  • Rochester Grammar School: 8th October 2024

  • Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School: 8th October 2024

Merseyside

  • Calday Grange Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • St Anselm’s College: before the end of October 2024

  • The Liverpool Blue Coat School: 19th September 2024 (1st round), 16th October 2024 (2nd round)

  • Upton Hall School: by 11th October 2024

  • West Kirby Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Wirral Grammar School for Boys: mid-October 2024

  • Wirral Grammar School for Girls: mid-October 2024

North Yorkshire

  • Ermysted’s Grammar School: week of 14th October 2024

  • Ripon Grammar School: mid-October 2024

  • Skipton Girls’ High School: 14th October 2024

Shropshire

  • Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School: by 18th October 2024

  • Newport Girls’ High School: around 18th October 2024

Warwickshire

  • Alcester Grammar School: 18th October 2024

  • Lawrence Sheriff School: 18th October 2024

  • Rugby High School: 18th October 2024

  • King Edward VI School: 18th October 2024

  • Stratford Girls’ Grammar School: 18th October 2024

West Midlands

  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Aston School: 18th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys: 18th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls: 18th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Five Ways School: 18th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys: 18th October 2024

  • King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls: 18th October 2024

  • Queen Mary’s Grammar School: 18th October 2024

  • Queen Mary’s High School: 18th October 2024

  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls: 18th October 2024

  • Wolverhampton Girls’ High School: 18th October 2024

West Yorkshire

  • Crossley Heath Grammar School: by 19th October 2024

  • Heckmondwike Grammar School: by 16th October 2024

  • North Halifax Grammar School: by 19th October 2024

Wiltshire

  • Bishop Wordsworth’s School: mid-October 2024

  • South Wilts Grammar School: 11th October 2024

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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