Gloucestershire Grammar Schools

Entrance Test for admission into Year 7 in September 2021
Essential Information before you start to register

Please ensure you read the information on the school websites before you start.

There are further guidance notes to help you at the start of each section.  Please read these carefully before you complete the section.  

This website uses cookies.  If cookies are not enabled in your browser you will not be able to submit your registration form.

Some fields are required -  these are clearly indicated on the form.  If you leave any of these required fields blank the registration form cannot be submitted.

You will encounter difficulties if you attempt to register on a SmartPhone.  Please use a PC or Tablet where you can easily read the prompts and the instructions. The majority of errors and mistakes are caused when attempting to complete the Registration Form on a SmartPhone.

We will be sending you emails as part of the registration process. It is essential that you receive ALL our emails.  Some ISPs (email providers) block any emails received from any email address that is not in your Safe Senders.  This is a world wide problem and outside of our control.

To avoid this happening to you, before you start to complete the on-line registration form, you must add the following email address to your “Safe Senders”. This should ensure that all our emails are delivered to your Inbox.

If you do not receive a confirmation email from us it may have gone to your spam, bulk or junk mail folder.  If you find the email there, your ISP or your own software spam-blockers or filters are diverting our email.  We have no control over this -  only you or your ISP can change the settings.  Please follow the instructions above and add our email address to your “Safe Senders”.

If you have already registered and you have printed or photographed the “Proof of Submission” page as advised (see below) but not received a confirmation email please follow the instructions above regarding “Safe Senders” and then email us using the link at the top of the on-line form to confirm that you have done this and to request a second copy.  If you do not have a “Proof of Submission” it means that your on-line form has not been submitted and you will need to submit a new on-line registration form.
On-Line Registration
How will I know if my Registration Form has been submitted successfully?

When you have completed your Registration Form and you click the Submit button, if your form has been successfully submitted, you will be taken to a “Proof of Submission” page.

This will display your child’s name, a unique Proof of Submission number and the date and time that the form was submitted. You MUST print or photograph this page.  In the event of any dispute regarding the submission of your on-line registration form you will need to send us this page as evidence.  Without it we will not investigate any claims that an on-line form has been submitted on time.  

If you have left any of the required fields blank, instead of the “Proof of Submission” page, your registration form will be re-displayed and any errors will be highlighted in RED at the top of the form.  You need to complete these required fields and then click the “Submit Registration” button again.  You should then be taken to the “Proof of Submission” page.  If you do not have a “Proof of Submission” it means that your on-line form has not been submitted and you will need to submit a new on-line registration form.

If you find that you cannot submit your form, please read the notes at the very bottom of this page and send us the details.  We will do our best to help you.  See “Unable to Submit on-line registration form” in the Additional Links section at the bottom of this page.  However, responsibility remains with you to ensure that your completed registration form is received before the deadline - 12 noon on 30 June 2020.  No exceptions or extensions to the deadline will be considered.

Important Notice about Confirmation emails

Except in the first few days most Registration Forms are processed within twenty-four hours and a confirmation email is sent as soon as it has been processed.

If you think you have not received your confirmation email please check your spam, bulk and junk folders -  it may be there!

If you have a copy of your “Proof of Submission” page (see above) and checked your spam, bulk and junk folders and have not received a confirmation email after three days you must follow the instructions above regarding “Safe Senders” and then click on the icon at the top of the On-Line Registration Form to send us an email.  

Responsibility for ensuring that your registration form has been received and processed before the deadline (12 noon on 30 June 2020) rests exclusively with parents / carers.  If you do not contact us we have no way of knowing that there is a problem.

Do NOT submit a duplicate Registration Form.  Duplicate Registration Forms will be deleted automatically without being processed.

Deadline for submitting On-Line Registration Forms is 12 noon on Tuesday 30 June 2020.   

No exceptions will be made for registration forms not received and processed by the deadline.

Changes to Shared Schools will not be accepted after the deadline.

After the close of registration at 12 noon on 30 June 2020, please check this webpage ( regularly for any general announcements that affect all candidates.  This is especially important during the summer holidays when the schools are closed.

After you have added our email address to your “Safe Senders” you are ready to complete the on-line registration form.  Click here to go to the On-Line Registration Form.
Additional links

Test Day ID

After you have submitted the on-line registration form you need to download and complete the Test Day ID Form (click the link above). Your child must bring it to the test signed and with a photograph attached (see section 4 in Notes about Admission Arrangements and Testing).  This applies to ALL candidates.

SEN-D Form

When you receive your confirmation email from us, if you included anything in the Special Needs box on the On-Line Registration Form, you will be directed to download and complete the SEN-D Form (click the link above).  This must be submitted to your Preferred Test Centre together with any supporting evidence within FIVE days of completing your On-Line Registration Form or 12 noon on 30 June 2020 whichever comes first.  Any information / supporting evidence sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Corrections to data already submitted

If you wish to correct mistakes you made when completing the On-Line Registration Form please click the link above.  Please note we do not key any data. We process the data that you submit.  We will not change your Preferred Test Centre once you have submitted your On-Line Registration Form (see notes on On-Line Form).  You cannot add or remove any share schools after the deadline

Unable to submit on-line registration form

If you are unable to submit the On-Line Registration Form you need to carefully read the notes above which explains what happens after you click the Submit Registration button.  If you have followed all the instructions and are still unable to submit your form click the link above and send us the details.  We will require exact details if we are to help you - so please make sure you include all the details including any error messages.  “I cannot submit the form” is too vague if you want us to help.  This MUST be submitted before the deadline (12 noon on 30 June 2020).  We usually try to phone you so it is important that you answer our call when we ring.  No exceptions or extensions to the deadline will be considered.
Coronavirus and the Entrance Test
It is hoped that schools will reopen in September 2020 at the latest and that the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools’ Entrance Test will go ahead on 12 September 2020 as planned.
Parents should register their children for the test by the deadline - 12 noon on Tuesday 30 June 2020.  
Should Government instructions cause the date of the test to be changed parents will be notified of any alternative arrangements.  Please check this website and the individual school websites for details of any changes.
Please note there will be no change to the requirement to register by 12 noon on 30 June 2020.
If you need further information or advice please check the individual school websites first. If you need to contact the schools please email the Admissions Officer as at present most staff are working from home and will not necessarily be available by telephone.  As Government advice and guidance will change final decisions on arrangements are unlikely to be made until August.  Your patience and understanding is much appreciated.  Thank you.
The Entrance Test is independent of the Local Authority - please do not contact them regarding the Entrance Test.