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Bishop Wordsworth School for Boys

Bishop Wordsworth School for Boys

Bishop Wordsworth’s School, often abbreviated as BWS, is a grammar school exclusively for boys catering to students aged 11 to 18. Situated in Salisbury, Wiltshire, the school has a rich history, dating back to its establishment in 1889.

In recent times, Bishop Wordsworth’s School has undergone significant redevelopment initiatives, resulting in the addition of new facilities such as a classroom block, a drama studio, sports hall, PE facilities, a modern sixth form block, and a cookery room. Achieving academy status in 2011, the school holds specialisms in Languages and Science.

The school's outstanding facilities, coupled with a dedicated staff, contribute to a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment, fostering an atmosphere where students are inspired to realize their full potential. Bishop Wordsworth’s School places a strong emphasis on character development, leadership skills, and instilling a sense of responsibility, aiming to equip students with the tools needed for success and meaningful contributions to society.

Consistently recognized as one of the top-performing schools for exam results in England, Bishop Wordsworth’s School particularly excels in the English Baccalaureate, further affirming its commitment to academic excellence.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

A catchment area is in place, and admission priority is determined by the proximity and distance of applicants from the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3+ applicants for every place
Bishop Wordsworth's School, Exeter Street, Salisbury, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment
Paper 1 : English and Verbal-Reasoning
Paper 2 : Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Bishop Wordsworth’s School utilizes GL Assessment tests as part of the entry process for Year 7. To maintain fairness, scores are age-standardized, eliminating any advantage based on a student's age.

The Bishop’s 11 Plus exam comprises two papers that assess the following subject areas:

1. Verbal Skills, encompassing English and Verbal Reasoning tests.

2. Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning, which includes Spatial Reasoning.

Each paper is structured with timed sections, and students are tasked with recording their answers on a separate answer sheet.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
16th September 2024
April 2024
July 2024

Ensure that you can log in to your Bromcom account prior to results day, as no results will be provided over the phone or through email. Information regarding the review of marking process has been communicated to students and parents through email.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Bishop Wordsworth School for Boys
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