11-plus examination for school entry in September 2022

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 Sunday 31 October 2021 will be included in the first allocation round notified on Tuesday 1 March 2022. 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 2022 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.


The Online registration will be available from Monday 26 April 2021.

Register for 11+

Due to the on going Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions you will not need to provide the two passport type photographs of your daughter.

Note: We need to have received the registration form by 5pm on Tuesday 31 August. Late receipts will not be included in the first allocation round.

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


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 19 April and Tuesday 31 August 2021. 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 18 and 25 September 2021. You'll receive a letter telling you the time and location nearer to the examination date.

The results

Results will be sent out on Friday 15 October 2021.

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

Offer letters will be issued on the offer date of Tuesday 1 March 2022. Only at this stage will you know if your child has been successful in gaining a place.

11-plus testing for entry in September 2023

The 2023 arrangements will be part of the consultation on the admission arrangements for 2023/24 which will take place between December 2021 and January 2022. Visit our school admission consultations page in mid-December 2021 for more information.