Wiltshire 11 Plus

The New Schools Admissions Code, by law from 2012 , due to take effect for admissions for Entry from September 2013, states that schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for applications by noon on 31st of October of that year.

There are two selective grammar schools in Wiltshire, Bishop Wordsworth’s for boys, and South Wilts for girls. Each school administers the 11 plus test. In order to sit the 11 plus test at either of these schools there is a two stage procedure. You must submit the Common Application Form (CAF) to the Wiltshire County Council and a Supplementary Form (available from the school) to the school directly.
Candidates from outside Wiltshire should submit the Common Application Form through their own local county who will then inform Wiltshire County Council.

Test Types

Bishops Wordsworth:
The test consists of two papers each lasting 50 minutes and administered in about one hour:

CEM Paper 1

CEM Paper 2

Each paper assesses verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability and is in multiple choice format. Applicants are expected to show competence in skills appropriate to KS 2 English and Mathematics and to be able to apply these skills creatively. Each paper comprises several individually timed sections.

South Wilts:
Mathematics (50 minutes, GL Assessment)
English (45 minutes, GL Assessment)
Verbal Reasoning (50 minutes, GL Assessment)
The Maths test reflects all areas of Key Stage 2 Maths and covers areas of Number, Algebra, Measures, Shapes and Space and Handling Data.

The English Test contains aspects of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2: Reading, Comprehension, Spelling , Punctuation and Grammar.

The scores for the Maths, English and Verbal reasoning tests are standardised and combined and then used to determine admission. The three tests are of equal weighting.

Admissions Information for September 2018 entry:

School Gender Open Afternoons (2 p.m.- 4.15 p.m.)
Bishop Wordsworth’s School Boys Tuesday 26th June to Monday 2nd July 2018 inclusive
South Wiltshire Grammar School Girls Tuesday 26th June to Monday 2nd July 2018 inclusive




Admissions documents for 11 + takers in September this year for admission in 2019:

Bishop Wordsworth

South Wilts