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COLYTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Expectation & Excellence
established 1546

INTRODUCTION

The school is a State Co-educational Selective Grammar School.  The school is an Academy Trust School and therefore responsible for setting its own admission arrangements and, in common with state schools throughout the country, the school is part of a Co-ordinated Local Admission scheme.

Associated school policies
Admission Arrangements 2016 (Consultation)
Admission Arrangements 2015
Admission Arrangements 2014

BACKGROUND FOR ADMISSION
All school preferences expressed by parents must be given equal consideration.

Although there are minor variations in practice across the country, each Local Authority Area shares the following common features:

  • A single Common Application Form (CAF) covers application to all state secondary schools
  • Parents can express at least three school preferences
  • A child will receive only one offer of a school place

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY TO COLYTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Colyton Grammar School is a Selective Co-educational Academy, responsible for its testing arrangements and admission criteria.

CHANGE TO 11+ ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
Colyton Grammar School is an 11-18 selective Academy Trust School. As an Academy, the Trust is the admission authority and has responsibility for setting these admission arrangements and for making decisions regarding admissions applications.

The proposed 2016 policy (see link above) details the admission arrangements for our school.  All policies and procedures seek to comply with the requirements of the School Admissions Code 2012, the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and other relevant legislation.

A consultation on the Admission Arrangements for 2016 is open for the period 12 October 2014 to 16 January 2015.

Comments should be directed to the Clerk to the Governors via admin@colytongrammar.devon.sch.uk or in writing to the school.

Separately, parents should note that Colyton Grammar School, in collaboration with the three grammar schools in Torbay, namely Torquay Boys’ Grammar, Torquay Girls’ Grammar and Churston Ferrers Grammar, and Bishop Wordsworth School for Boys, Salisbury, will operate a co-ordinated entrance examination,  with all students taking the same main tests on the same days. 

Currently, the tests in each school vary but all include GL Assessment verbal reasoning papers, and some form of English and Mathematics papers.  The five schools are planning to replace the GL Assessment tests with two CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) Entrance Assessment Tests. The change would take effect for testing in September 2015 for 2016 entry. 

The CEM tests will assess verbal ability (comprehension, vocabulary and verbal reasoning), numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.  CEM do not produce commercially available practice material for the tests, but on registering parents will be given a familiarisation booklet which does give a feel for the appearance of the tests, the range of disciplines tested and answer formats used.

The five schools will continue with supplementary tests.  At Colyton, this will include a ‘creative writing’ paper taken on the same day as the CEM tests.