Entry Procedure

11+ (2022)

Please note that we are currently reviewing the 11+ Entrance Test format for entry to S1/Y7 in 2022 and beyond.  To receive information once details are confirmed, please complete our ‘Request a Prospectus’ form.  If you are happy for us to record your details, please indicate your consent on the form.  This will enable us to keep in touch with other relevant information e.g. details of our open mornings.

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11+ (2021)

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 2021 is Friday 4 December 2020.

The 11+ Entrance Test for admission to Birkdale Senior School in September 2021 will be held on Saturday 9 January 2021 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 2021) 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 2021 entry

Friday 4 December 2020 Closing date for 11+ Entrance Test, Scholarship/Bursary applications

Saturday 9 January 2021 11+ Entrance Test

Tuesday 26 January 2021 11+ Sports Scholarship assessment day

Wednesday 27 January 2021 11+ Music Scholarship assessment day

Thursday 28 January 2021 11+ Academic Scholarship examination

By Friday 12 February 2021 Letters sent confirming places and scholarship/bursary awards


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