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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 2015
Admission Arrangements 2014
Admission Arrangements 2013

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, 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 Entrance Assessment Tests (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) and will shortly be consulting on the proposed change which 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. 

Information regarding the consultation for the 2016 Admission Policy will be published on the Schools’ websites after publication of a new Admissions Code by Government this autumn.