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Burnham Grammar School

Burnham Grammar School

Burnham Grammar School (BGS) is a coeducational grammar school for pupils aged 11 to 18 in Burnham, Buckinghamshire. Established in 1960, the school achieved academy status in 2011 and is recognised as a Specialist Science College.     

BGS implements a house system divided into four houses, each carrying the name of a prominent historical figure. Burnham Grammar School adheres to the national curriculum and prioritises preparing pupils for their chosen career paths by providing them with a strong foundation of knowledge in key subjects such as maths, literature, sciences, arts, and languages. Moreover, pupils are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities after school or during lunch breaks. Some of the most popular clubs include rugby, netball, musical choirs, Italian language, drama, etc.      

The primary ethos of Burnham Grammar School is to produce responsible learners. It aims to equip its pupils with the necessary knowledge, skills, and mindset to learn from their mistakes and grow throughout their educational journey. By fostering a healthy environment and nurturing students’ learning processes and habits, the school strives to bring out the best in each individual.

County / Area:
Mixed Grammar

A catchment area is established, and priority for admissions is determined by the geographical location and proximity of students' residences to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
Around 30% achieve the qualifying score, and the allocation of places is subsequently based on the proximity of students' residences to the school gate.
Burnham Grammar School, Hogfair Lane, Burnham, Slough, Buckinghamshire SL1 7HG, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment
1. Test - 1 (Comprehension, English and Verbal Reasoning)
2. Test - 2 (Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning & Mathematics)

GL Assessment is the designated exam board for the 11+ Test in Buckinghamshire, specifically for the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test. This comprehensive test comprises two papers designed to assess the following:

1. Comprehension, technical English, and Verbal Reasoning

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

Each of the test papers has a duration of approximately 45 minutes, and all questions are presented in a multiple-choice format. The 11+ Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

- Verbal Ability – 50%

- Non-Verbal Ability – 25%

- Numerical Ability – 25%

During the test, students provide their answers on a separate answer sheet, where each correct response earns one raw age-standardized mark.

To prepare for the Secondary Transfer Test, students are offered the opportunity to take a Practice Test. The primary purpose of the Practice Test is to simulate the testing environment, allowing students to become familiar with the format of the 11+ STT and helping them gain valuable experience under exam conditions.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2023
5th May 2023
16 June 2023

Results can be checked through school website.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Technical English, Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Mathematics).  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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