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Parkstone Grammar School

Parkstone Grammar School

Established in 1905, Parkstone Grammar School (PGS) is a selective institution for girls aged 11-18. Located in the coastal town of Poole, Dorset, PGS attained academy status in 2011, specializing in science and languages.

With a commitment to providing a broad and balanced education, the school serves approximately 1,250 girls. PGS endeavors to instill a love of learning while nurturing independence for life beyond the school years. The institution actively champions pupil health and well-being through a variety of extracurricular sports and a dedicated healthy eating program.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Certainly, there exists a catchment area where priority is determined by the location and proximity to the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5+ applicants for every place
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11 Plus examination for Dorset grammar schools comprises three tests: Mathematics, English, and Verbal Reasoning. These tests are aligned with the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Each test, presented in a multiple-choice format, has a duration of approximately 50 minutes.

The 11 Plus Exam for Dorset grammar schools comprises three multiple-choice tests that evaluate proficiency in:

- English: This section gauges comprehension, vocabulary, and technical English skills.

- Mathematics: The test focuses on assessing problem-solving and arithmetic skills, emphasizing numerical reasoning and foundational mathematical concepts.

- Verbal Reasoning: This component evaluates the ability to comprehend and process language, analyze textual information, and draw logical conclusions from written passages.

Each test paper includes questions appropriate for students in their final year of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and has a duration of approximately 50 minutes.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
April 2024
September 2024

Notification of the results will be provided in October. Upon a successful completion of the admissions procedure, your child will be assigned a place in March.

How to prepare:

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

Why Progress Academy for 
Parkstone Grammar School
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