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11-plus examination for school entry in September 2023

Grammar school admissions

Grammar school places (Devonport High School for Boys, Devonport High School for Girls and Plymouth High School for Girls) are allocated according to proven ability in the 11-plus examination.

Only candidates who have registered and sat the 11-plus examination at the required time and who have submitted an application for a school place by Monday 31 October 2022 will be included in the first allocation round notified on Wednesday 1 March 2023. It's anticipated that all grammar school places will be filled in the first allocation round. Generally, candidates who either apply late or who take the 11-plus examination later won't be included in the first allocation round.

For 2023 entry, all three grammar schools in Plymouth will be using Maths and English examination papers supplied by GL Assessment. Maths and English is taught in all schools and as such, the local authority does not advocate tutoring for the 11-plus. Free practice papers are available on the GL Assessment website for parents who would like to familiarise their children with the multiple-choice layout of the test, content and examples of some types of questions they will face.


You need to register your child to take the 11-plus examination.

Note: We need to have received the registration form by 23.59pm on Wednesday 31 August. Late receipts will not be included in the first allocation round.

If you're applying after the registration has closed, email or call 01752 307469 for advice (school admissions staff are available from 11am to 3pm).

We will no longer be asking you to provide the two passport type photographs of your daughter.


Familiarisation/Practice (mock) for the 11-plus examination, please complete the Google Form to express your interest in this session (date and time of the session is to be confirmed) and to receive further information.

Register direct with Devonport High School for Boys between Monday 25 April and Wednesday 31 August 2022. If you're applying after the registration has closed, contact the school direct.

The 11-plus examination

The 11-plus examination takes place over two Saturdays on 17 and 24 September 2022.

You will receive information via email telling you the time and location of the examinations between Monday 12 September 2022 and Tuesday 13 September 2022. If you have not received an email by the 14 September 2022 please contact us on 01752 307469 (school admissions staff are available from 11am to 3pm). 

The results

Results will be sent out on Friday 14 October 2022.

The results of the examination don't confirm that a place will be offered.

Offer letters will be issued on the national offer date of Wednesday 1 March 2023. Only at this stage will you know if your child has been successful in gaining a place.

11-plus timeline