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King Edward VI School

King Edward VI School

Situated in the enchanting town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, King Edward VI School has stood as a bastion of education since its establishment in 1553. Founded a mere nine days before the passing of the young King Edward VI, the school boasts a storied legacy intricately connected with the iconic Bard himself. It is widely believed that William Shakespeare, the illustrious son of Stratford, received his education within these hallowed walls. King Edward VI School is celebrated for its unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Demonstrating consistent top-tier performance in national examinations, the school empowers its students with the knowledge and skills essential for success in their chosen fields. Beyond academics, the institution nurtures a spirit of curiosity, encourages critical thinking, and instills a profound love for lifelong learning.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

There are two priority circles used to determine catchment area:

  • Inner Priority Circle: This has a radius of 13 miles from the Fountain in Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Living within this circle guarantees the highest priority for admission.

  • Outer Priority Circle: This has a radius of 16.885 miles from the same point. Living within this circle gives lower priority than the inner circle but may still qualify you for admission depending on available places and other factors.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6+ applicants for every place
King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Warwickshire's 11 plus test in the West Midlands has two 60-minute papers covering English, Maths, Verbal reasoning, and Non-verbal reasoning. It's all multiple-choice, no writing. Maths and English questions check understanding of Key Stage 2 curriculum, testing reasoning. Reasoning questions assess logic and problem-solving, including spotting patterns.

Warwickshire utilizes the West Midlands 11 plus test, consisting of two papers, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. A few minutes are designated at the beginning of each paper for children to listen to instructions and complete some unmarked practice questions.

Both papers are subdivided into smaller, individually-timed sections that evaluate:

- English comprehension

- Maths

- Verbal reasoning

- Non-verbal reasoning

The test is exclusively in a multiple-choice format, with no writing sections. Children record their answers in a separate answer booklet, which is electronically marked.

The maths and English questions gauge your child's grasp of Key Stage 2 national curriculum content, including Year 6 objectives, assessing their ability to reason and apply knowledge accurately.

The reasoning questions evaluate your child’s logical and problem-solving abilities. Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, typically not taught in school, aim to measure how well children can identify patterns, connect, and manipulate written and visual information.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

Results can be delivered either electronically or through postal mail. Parents or guardians who submitted applications online through the Parent Portal also have the option to access and review their child's results through the same platform.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English Comprehension, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning & 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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