Entry Procedure


For admission to S1 (Y7) at Birkdale Senior School, your son will firstly need to be registered as a prospective pupil. Entry to the Senior School is academically selective and all applicants are required to sit our 11+ Entrance Test when they are in Y6. A Registration Form should be completed and submitted with a photocopy of your son’s birth certificate. A £50 registration fee is payable and details of how to pay can be found on the form. The closing date for registering to sit the main 11+ Entrance Test to join S1 (Y7) in September 2020 is Friday 6 December 2019.

The 11+ Entrance Test for admission to Birkdale Senior School in September 2020 will be held on Wednesday 22 January 2020 and will consist of assessment in:

English Mathematics Non-Verbal Reasoning

A specimen paper for the English and Mathematics components can be found here to give candidates an idea of what to expect on the day. We do not provide a specimen paper for the Reasoning test.

The outcome of the 11+ Entrance Test will be communicated in writing by the February half term holiday, when the formal offer of a place at Birkdale will be made to all those who have met the academic standard for entry.

Late registrations received after the 11+ Entrance Test will be placed on a waiting list and will be invited to be assessed for entry if places are still available once the original deadline (in March 2020) for offer acceptance has passed. It is not possible for pupils registered late to be considered for any of the 11+ Scholarships and consideration for means-tested bursary funding is unlikely to be possible.

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Summary of key dates for 2020 entry

Saturday 19 October 2019 Senior School Open Morning

Friday 6 December 2019 Closing date for 11+ Entrance Test, Scholarship/Bursary applications

Wednesday 22 January 2020 11+ Entrance Test

Friday 24 January 2020 11+ Sports Scholarship assessment day

Wednesday 29 January 2020 11+ Music Scholarship assessment day

Thursday 6 February 2020 11+ Academic Scholarship examination

By Friday 15 February 2020 Letters sent confirming places and scholarship/bursary awards

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