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Year 7 Admissions

 

Admissions for Entry - September 2022 

Key Dates for Entry in 2022 

Online Registration opens for September 2022

Open from Monday 17 May 2021 at 12 noon until                                  12 noon on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

The on-line registration window opens. A link to the                                      Registration will be available on our website. No late                                    registrations can be accepted after 12 noon on 30 June.

Entrance Test

Saturday 11 September 2021

however this will be subject to any government restrictions/                guidance at the time.

The School will communicate with all Parents/Carers who have            registered their child.  The same test will be held at all 7                  Gloucestershire Grammar Schools on this day.

Test Centre Arrangements

On or before Monday 6 September 2021 your child’s Test Centre School will contact you with times, what to bring, what not to bring,
etc on or before Monday 6 September.

Test Results

Thursday 14th October noon onwards
Results for Denmark Road High School will be emailed to                  Parents/Carers

Local Authority Application

By 31 October 2021
Parents/Carers must submit their Secondary Common                          Application Form (CAF) to their Local Authority by 31 October 2021.

National Allocation Day

1 March 2022
Your Local Authority will inform you which school your child has              been allocated on this day.

Parents are responsible for checking with the relevant Grammar Schools and the Local Authority that this information is still correct at the time of application.

Pupil Premium 

The information below was provided during the Registration process in June.

Section 8.  Pupil Premium and Service Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

You must provide written evidence to your allocated Test Centre before your child sits the Entrance Test.

If you live outside of Gloucestershire you will need to request written evidence from your Home Local Authority and ask them to send the evidence to your allocated Test Centre.  The onus is on the Parent / Carer to ensure that the evidence is provided.

Service Pupil Premium

Please click on the link below for an explanation of Service Pupil Premium and who is eligible:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium/service-pupil-premium-what-you-need-to-know

For Service Pupil Premium please contact the Admissions Officer of each school you have selected in Section 7.  They will advise you on the school’s over-subscription policy and any evidence you need to submit.  Each school has its own policy so it is essential that you check directly with each school.

The Grammar Schools are not responsible for collecting or requesting the evidence.

Non-Qualifying Standard 

Girls who did not achieve the qualifying rank are unable to be considered for a place at Denmark Road High School or to be placed on our waiting list. 

If you need any further information regarding Admissions to Denmark Road High School, please contact the Admissions Officer via email admissions@denmarkroad.org

If you need any further information regarding the allocation of school places, please contact the Admissions and Transfers Team  school.admissions@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Appeals 

Advice on registering for Year 7 Appeal for September 2021

Important Dates:

  • Appeal Registration opens on 1 April 2021.  Registration forms are available to download from the school website.
  • Deadline to submit appeals: 3:00 pm on Monday 26 April 2021.
  • Deadline for submitting an additional paperwork: midnight on Thursday 6th May 2021.
  • Dates of Appeal Hearings: Denmark Road High School Appeal hearings will take place between May and July (final details to be confirmed 10 days before)

Please note that the admissions test itself is designed, set, marked and  administered externally by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), based    at Durham University.  As such, Denmark Road High School hold very little   information on individual test scores. 

However, if your child has not achieved a qualifying standard and you require confirmation of your child’s ‘ranking’ in the results for Denmark Road High School we can provide this; please email your request to admissions@denmarkroad.org giving your child’s name and date of birth.  We would be grateful if you could avoid telephoning the Admissions Office at this very busy time; we will endeavour to answer all email enquiries within 5 schooll days.

Before launching an appeal for your child to have a place at Denmark Road High School, we would urge you to consider whether you have grounds for appeal that go beyond suggesting that your child (like many others) would benefit from a Denmark Road High School education.  Our admissions criteria and, based upon experience, the independent Admissions Appeal Panel have not given weight in their reported deliberations to factors such as the nearness to school, travel arrangements, sibling links, the fact that a child would contribute to a great deal to the school (academically, musically, in sporting or other arenas), family or child upset at not getting a place, negatives you perceive about the alternative school allocated.  Very few appeals are successful.  In the end, however, it must be your decision.  One of the main concerns at Appeal is whether the admissions process has been conducted in a reasonable way, in line with the admissions policy or whether there has been a significant flaw in procedure that would have changed the outcome of allocation of places.  They have sometimes also taken note of significant illness or other similar factor that would have caused under-performance on the day.

If you require an Appeals Pack, please email admissions@denmarkroad.org            but please note that school will be closed for the Easter holidays from 2nd - 16th      April inclusive.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How does my daughter gain admission to Denmark Road High School?

Denmark Road High School is a selective school. To gain a place your child must first sit and achieve the required standard in the Grammar School entrance test.  For 2022 entry, the test will be held on Saturday 11 September 2021.

How do I apply to sit the grammar school entrance test?

You must complete the Grammar School Registration to enable your child to sit the entrance test. Information on this will be found on this website at the appropriate time.  Registration for 2022 entry will be open from Monday 17 May at 12 noon and closes Wednesday 30 June at 12 noon. Once you have registered on line you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this confirmation email within a few hours of registering you must contact the school. At the beginning of the school term in September (before 6 September) you will receive a letter detailing timings of the day and what your daughter should bring.

What is the format of the test?

The test consists of multiple choice style questions on verbal ability (comprehension, vocabulary and verbal reasoning), numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. There are two papers each lasting 50 to 55 minutes with additional time for instructions and some worked examples. There will be a break between the papers.

Why has the test been changed?

The seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools are concerned by the amount of tutoring that currently takes place. CEM are one of the largest independent providers of educational assessment and monitoring systems in the world. They have been developing selection assessments since 1999, and provide tests for a number of grammar schools in other counties. CEM design their tests to enable all children to demonstrate their academic potential without excessive preparation.

Is it possible to obtain some practice papers/sample questions beforehand?

A familiarisation booklet iss available from the website which gives examples of the sorts of questions used in the test. CEM does not produce commercially available practice materials. Please be aware that materials sold on the Internet or provided by tutors, other than CEM familiarisation and practice materials, are not genuine CEM samples.

How should my daughter prepare for the test?

Beyond the familiarisation material, the best preparation for the tests is to read books and use mathematics on a regular basis.

When will I get the results?

The results will be sent via email in October (date and time to be confirmed).  The length of time between the test and the result is longer than in previous years but the results are published in good time for you to be able to complete the Local Authority’s Common Application Form.

If my daughter reaches the qualifying standard how do I apply for a place at Denmark Road High School?

If your daughter meets the qualifying standard you will be informed and can apply for a place at Denmark Road High School by completing the Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF) for allocation of school places. The deadline for this is usually 31 October.

Does the school have a catchment area?

Denmark Road High School does not have a catchment area.

This information is based on the most up-to-date information available to us at the time and may be subject to change.  

Transport Information 

Please see below.