Entry requirements, Exams and Assessments
Please read the information below regarding entry choices and assessments.
Pupils enter the Junior School in Year 2 (age 6) through to Year 6; with the majority joining the Senior School in Year 7 (age 11) or Year 12 (age 16). A small number of students join us in Years 8, 9 and 10.
Entry to Bradford Grammar Junior School for pupils is by assessment. Children are invited into school for a day where they sit age appropriate assessments in English and Maths.
Members of staff will also spend time with the boys and girls to assess their social skills and their potential.
Following the assessment day you will receive a letter from the Head of the Junior School informing you of the outcome.
Please note we are unable to offer bursaries to children entering the Junior School. Nor do we offer bursaries for those children in Clock House Year 6 transferring into Year 7 (Senior School).
Children who join us in the Junior School are not required to sit further exams or assessments for entry to the Senior School, unless in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Head.
Year 6 pupils have a taster day in the Senior School prior to entering Year 7 in September.
Children looking to start in Year 7 will be required to spend a day with us in January prior to entry in September. Boys and girls will be invited to Bradford Grammar School to sit entrance exams in Maths and English and in the afternoon will take part in practical assessments with the Headmaster, Dr Hinchliffe and Head of Year 7, Mrs Tomlinson.
We do offer a small number of assisted places to students entering Year 7 and the process for these starts a little earlier.
Our entrance exam and assessment procedures are less formal than in previous years. By being involved with the practical afternoon sessions, Dr Hinchliffe and Mrs Tomlinson will have the opportunity to meet and get to know a little about each of the children.
A letter giving the results will be posted to parents at the start of February together with an invitation for our successful candidates to join us for a Taster Day. Boys and girls are invited into school to sample lessons, lunchtime activities and sport/music/art in the afternoon. This Taster Day gives children an opportunity to meet their future classmates, make friends and see what BGS has to offer. Taster Days are extremely popular and often help boys and girls make a decision on which school is right for them.