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Poole Grammar School

Poole Grammar School

Situated on the south coast of England in Dorset, Poole Grammar School (PGS) is a grammar school exclusively for boys aged 11-18. Established in 1904, PGS holds academy status and specializes in mathematics and computing.

Approximately 1,000 boys benefit from top-notch facilities on the school campus. Sports play a significant role in the life of PGS, with the school boasting multiple playing fields on its grounds. Poole Grammar School offers a comprehensive education that places emphasis on academic excellence while encouraging pupils to engage in diverse social and cultural activities.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

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
Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, 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.

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