Apply for a grammar school entry test

You can register for the selective test for entry in September 2025, between Tuesday 7 May 2024 and 4:00pm on Friday 28 June 2024. Note that late registrations are not permitted.

The test will take place on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Test results

Wait for your child's test results before naming a grammar school as one of your six preferences on your online application.

If you submit your application with a grammar school listed and your child is not successful in the selective test, you will have reduced the number of schools you could have listed as preferences.

The West Midland Grammar Schools group will send you the entrance test results by Friday 18 October 2024.

Once you have received your test results, you should decide whether to name a grammar school as one of your preferences on your home authorities preference form, which must be submitted by the national closing date of Thursday 31 October 2024.

Pupils who accept places at selective schools in Birmingham will not be entitled to free transport from the local authority if an appropriate place is available at a maintained school within three miles of their home address.

Pupil Premium

Refer to each school's admission policy for details of how places are offered. Each of the Birmingham grammar schools below prioritises applicants who are registered for Pupil Premium.

Parents of children registered for Pupil Premium (Free School Meals) must tick the relevant box online when registering their child for the test.

You cannot apply under Pupil Premium if you forget to tick this box when completing your selective test application.

  • Bishop Vesey's Grammar School
  • King Edward VI Aston School
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
  • King Edward VI Five Ways School
  • King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys
  • King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

For the admissions arrangements for grammar schools outside Birmingham visit the school’s own website.

Page last updated: 1 May 2024

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