Queen Mary's High School

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Year 7 September 2025 entry

Key Dates

11+ test registration opens for September 2025 entry: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Queen Mary’s High School Open Evening: Tuesday 25th June 2024, 5pm – 7pm

11+ test registration closes for September 2025 entry: Friday 28th June 2024, 4pm


11+ test at Queen Mary’s High School: Saturday 14th September 2024

11+ results to be issued to parents/carers: EITHER week commencing 14th October 2024 OR week commencing 21st October 2024

LA preference form deadline: Thursday 31st October 2024

The online portal for applications is now CLOSED

West Midland Grammar Schools and the 11+ Entrance Test for 2025 Entry

The test provider for 2025 entry is GL Assessment. In 2023, Queen Mary’s High School began a new partnership with other Midlands based selective schools, known as ‘West Midlands Grammar Schools’, which incorporates all Birmingham, Shropshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, and Wolverhampton grammar schools.

Sharing Data

The West Midlands Grammar Schools (WMGS) partnership provides an opportunity for schools to share candidate results amongst other partnership schools, if requested on a child’s application form. This means that if your child sits the entrance test in Walsall, they can be eligible to apply for any of the grammar schools in Birmingham, Shropshire, Warwickshire or Wolverhampton. If you intend to apply for multiple schools within the WMGS partnership, you must tick the relevant box on the test application form to consent to share your child’s details and entrance test result. Any request to share results after the registration closing date (4pm, 28th June 2023) will not be considered until after the first round of school offers have been made in March 2025. Please note that admission criteria to each school within the partnership will differ and we strongly recommend you check individual school websites for further details.

Aged Standardised Scoring

Results will be released throughout the West Midlands Grammar Schools’ partnership using an age-weighted standardisation around a median score of 200.

The table below shows highest/lowest scores in the test for the last four years, as well as the “lowest score allocated a place”, which tells you the score of the last pupil offered a place on national offer day in March. Where possible, all scores below have been expressed as standardised to both 300 (the previous scoring system used for 2023 entry and before) and to 200 (the new scoring system since 2024 entry). Please note that examples of age standardisation to 200 have been provided for previous years data, but this is approximate.

Test results

Minimum Qualifying Scores and Cut-Off Scores

For 2025 entry, the Minimum Qualifying Score will be unknown until October 2024. The cut-off score will also be unknown until March 2025. These scores will be updated on this page as soon as is appropriate to do so.

Parents/carers can decide whether or not to include any of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham, Shropshire, Walsall, Warwickshire or Wolverhampton on their home Local Authority preference form, which is due for submission by 31st October 2024. Your child’s results letter will be issued in October, ahead of the Local Authority preferences deadline and will provide an indication on whether or not your child would be considered for a place with us, should you choose to apply. For Queen Mary’s High School, if your child does not achieve the qualifying score or above in the test, they will not be considered for a place and we would advise you not to list the school on your child’s preference form.

The scores for each section are standardised to take into account differences in age, meaning younger children are not disadvantaged compared to children in the same cohort who could be almost a year older.


Late Test for September 2025 Entry

Late applications are those where the parents of a candidate have not registered with the school by 4:00pm on 28th June 2024. All late candidates will be tested as per our published Admission Arrangements.

Once a late application to QMHS has been made, you will receive a ‘late applications form’ allowing you to state the reason for the late application. This will be considered by the Governors to determine if it is considered exceptional, or not. By definition, most reasons will not be exceptional. Candidates considered to have exceptional circumstances will be considered as having applied on-time. Candidates that are not deemed to have exceptional circumstances will be considered for a waiting list place only, once the first round of offers has been made. Students who perform well in the late test will still have the opportunity to be allocated a place at the school from our waiting list, so we encourage you to apply and to amend your Local Authority CAF / preference form, should you not already include us on the original form in October 2024. Please refer to the Admission Arrangements further explanation.

Enquiries received after 1st February 2025

If you have missed the deadline for both the main and late tests for entry into Year 7 in September 2025, but are still interested in a place with us, please see our Mid-Year Admissions page for more information.


❗️Important Information❗️

When you apply to register your child to sit the Entrance Test, your child will be allocated a test centre that is closest to their home address. You are not able to select a test centre of your choice, and should you state a different post code than the home post code at the start of the process, please be aware your registration form will be rejected, and you will be instructed to re-apply using the correct postcode.

In the registration form for your child to sit the Entrance Test, you will be given the following information:

Please select from the list below the schools that you would like your child to be considered for.
This is separate from the Local Authority preferences process, which has a separate deadline of the 31st October 2024.
You must choose from the list below which schools you wish your child’s test results to be shared with. This may be different from the school at which they sat the Entrance Test.
We cannot share data with schools if they are not selected at this point.
It will not be possible to change your selections once this application to sit the Entrance Test is submitted. 

If you do not select a particular school then that school will not be able to consider your application at all, even if you later list the school on your preferences form.