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Introduction

Best Grammar Schools in the UK’. Does it still bother you? Not anymore because you have landed on the right page. Explore further and get all the information regarding Grammar Schools in the UK.

Well, not surprisingly but a lot of Parents are curious about getting a place for their child in one of the best Grammar Schools in the UK. It is a worrisome task to gather all the necessary information regarding schools including the school’s location, student amenities, teaching standards and several other factors.

So PiAcademy has come up with a comprehensive guide with all the necessary information.

What is a Grammar School?

Among the other types of schools in the UK, Grammar Schools are the state schools or the public-funded schools for secondary education. Established primarily with the objective of teaching Latin, these schools further broadened their curriculum and included several European languages as well. 

However, present-day Grammar Schools include all subjects, primarily academic, ranging from modern science to Politics and Economics.

Admissions to Grammar Schools

Being a type of State Schools, Grammar schools are allowed to select students on the basis of academic ability. For the students interested in getting a place in any of the preferred Grammar Schools, they are supposed to take the entrance tests which are called the 11+ and the 13+.

  • 11+: The most common entry year happens to be age 11 for students after completing Primary education, therefore the name of the test is 11 Plus (11+).

13+: For the students who, due to some reason, narrowly missed out when they sat for the 11+, an alternative test is conducted which is called the 13 Plus (13+).

Criteria of School Rankings

Progress 8

UK’s department of Education has adopted a new indicator to measure the academic performance of schools. Progress 8 scores are derived out of the Attainment 8 scoring system under which an average grade of 8 subjects taken by students is calculated by the students’ Attainment 8 score compared with the national average of pupils with similar academic starting points.

Progress 8 Scoring goes from -1 to +1. Here +1 means that the students are achieving one grade higher in each qualification compared to similar pupils in other schools. The Department of Education evaluates schools on this basis and the schools that score +0.5 and higher are considered above average. The higher the Progress 8 score, the better.

GCSE Results

The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an academic qualification in a particular subject. Academic performance of Schools in this league table is determined by the number of students who have achieved 5+ A*-C grades at GCSEs.

The GCSE qualification is offered in a list of specific school subjects (e.g. Mathematics, History, Art, etc.). The Progress 8 benchmark scores are thus calculated based on the results of students in eight GCSEs including Maths and English.

Top 10 Grammar Schools in UK

As mentioned above, the Schools in the top 10 league table are ranked based on the GCSE results. Moreover, the featured schools in the list display a metric identified as ‘Progress 8′. Hence this statistics has been used to construct the following list of the top 10 Grammar schools in the UK.

  1. Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
  2. Nonsuch High School for Girls
  3. The Henrietta Barnett School
  4. Wallington High School for Girls
  5. Wilson's School
  6. St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
  7. The Latymer School
  8. The Tiffin Girls School
  9. Tiffin School
  10. Newstead Wood School
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What Parents Are Saying?
  • Using PiAcademy for 8 months, Simply Amazing website. I have a lot of experience with other 11 + resources and found it hard to find any more difficult Math papers appropriate for the more independent academic schools. These exam papers are amazing, and very easy to follow with the thorough solutions. highly recommended for every parent.
    Sharon King , 11+ Parent
    Great, My daughter is taking her 11+ next month so we are using these papers to revise over the summer holidays. These topicwise questions are well set out and is a great practice for my daughter. These papers are a perfect way to help your kid to be as prepared as they possibly can for the 11+ exam.
    Amber , 11+ Parent
  • Excellent, This website is perfect, initially i wasted three months just thinking whether to subscribe or not, After subscribing i found out that it was worth it. I recommended to almost all my friends and their kids are also busy now in practicing for 11+
    El Loro , 11+ Parent
    Practice makes perfect!, PiAcademy have come out with a super range of new 11+ practice papers, designed to stretch, challenge and test your child for forthcoming entry examinations. The topicwise questions include numbers problems, algebra, geometry, probability, permutation and combinations, measurement...etc
    lana green , 11+ Parent
  • Great exam papers. These test papers are amazing, they are a lot more up-to date than some of the 11+ stuff I have bought earlier for my daughter.
    gerry , 11+ Parent
    Using PiAcademy for 8 months, Simply Amazing website. I have a lot of experience with other 11 + resources and found it hard to find any more difficult Math papers appropriate for the more independent academic schools. These exam papers are amazing, and very easy to follow with the thorough solutions. highly recommended for every parent.
    Sharon King , 11+ Parent
  • Using PiAcademy for 8 months, Simply Amazing website. I have a lot of experience with other 11 + resources and found it hard to find any more difficult Math papers appropriate for the more independent academic schools. These exam papers are amazing, and very easy to follow with the thorough solutions. highly recommended for every parent.
    Sharon King , 11+ Parent
  • Great, My daughter is taking her 11+ next month so we are using these papers to revise over the summer holidays. These topicwise questions are well set out and is a great practice for my daughter. These papers are a perfect way to help your kid to be as prepared as they possibly can for the 11+ exam.
    Amber , 11+ Parent
  • Excellent, This website is perfect, initially i wasted three months just thinking whether to subscribe or not, After subscribing i found out that it was worth it. I recommended to almost all my friends and their kids are also busy now in practicing for 11+
    El Loro , 11+ Parent
  • Practice makes perfect!, PiAcademy have come out with a super range of new 11+ practice papers, designed to stretch, challenge and test your child for forthcoming entry examinations. The topicwise questions include numbers problems, algebra, geometry, probability, permutation and combinations, measurement...etc
    lana green , 11+ Parent
  • Great exam papers. These test papers are amazing, they are a lot more up-to date than some of the 11+ stuff I have bought earlier for my daughter.
    gerry , 11+ Parent

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