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  • Dear Parents/Carers/Guardians, the new academic year begins for each year group at the following dates and times:
  • Thursday 3rd September - Year 7 (8.30am) Year 9 (9.00am) and Year 12 (9.30am)
  • Friday 4th September - All Year Groups (8.30am)
  • For details of the full opening of Upton Court Grammar School for all year groups in September please click here.
  • The school would like to thank all parents for their support during this period of school closure. We wish all of our students and their families a restful summer break and we look forward to welcoming all students back to school in September.
  • Year 7 Entry September 2021

    11+ Entrance Examination Information

    The admission test for entry into Year 7 in September 2021 for applicants sitting the tests at any of the four Slough grammar schools was originally scheduled for Saturday 12th September, for candidates who were registered before the closing date, 12 midnight on Sunday 14 June 2020.

    The test will not now take place on this date and instead will take place in the week beginning Monday 12th October 2020. We cannot provide any further details at this stage other than to advise applicants to be prepared to be tested on any day of that week, and to confirm that the test will still take place at one of the four Slough grammar schools. We cannot accommodate any requests for specific testing days unless there are exceptional circumstances.

    Testing day arrangements will be sent out by mid-September 2020. We ask that you do not contact the schools to request more information but to wait for your test day arrangements email.

    The admissions code states that schools have to take ‘all reasonable steps’ for parents to receive the results before completing the Common Application Form (CAF). We are sure you will all agree that this year is exceptional.  By delaying the test until October, you should be aware that you will not get the results of the entrance test until after the deadline for CAF completion.  You will therefore need to make your choices very carefully; if you wish your child to be considered for entry to any of the four Slough grammar schools should he or she be considered eligible on the basis of the standardised score, you will need to name the relevant school or schools on the CAF.

    IMPORTANT: Please note that the above dates could change if circumstances and/or government guidance require us to do so.

    If you did not register by the deadline of Sunday 14 June and have requested a late testing registration form, your child will not be included in any testing session until Spring 2021.  For operational reasons, it is not possible to include any additional candidates in the testing arrangements at this stage.

     

    A presentation setting out the process for the 11+ examination can be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/FOEe1IG0Ky0. This presentation replaces the Information Evenings which were due to be held in late April/early May. To register for the Slough Consortium 11+ examination please go to the consortium website at www.sloughconsortium.org.uk. Registration opens on Friday 1st May and closes at midnight on Sunday 14th June.

     

    KEY DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 ENTRY

    SLOUGH CONSORTIOUM 11+ ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

    Upton Court Grammar School is part of the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools with Herschel Grammar School, Langley Grammar School and St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School.    The Consortium operates a shared 11+ examination process with the four schools using examination papers from the same provider and common eligibility criteria for selection.

    The Registration form for the 11+ entrance examination for September 2021 entry will be available from Friday 1st May until midnight on Sunday 14th June 2020.

    The 11+ examination for September 2021 Entry will take place on Saturday 12th September.

     

    OPEN EVENING 

    You are warmly invited to Upton Court Grammar School to meet the Headteacher, senior team, staff and students on Wednesday 30th September 2020 from 4.00pm until 7.00pm.   No booking required.

    You will be able to hear presentations from the Headteacher at:

    4.15pm

    5.15pm

    6.15pm   (If you wish to have a tour of the school, please ensure you do so prior to the presentation)

    Tours of the school will be available until 6.45pm.  The event will finish promptly at 7.00pm.

    There is no on-site parking.  The closest public parking is Upton Court Park next to Long Close School.

     

    OPEN MORNING TOURS - Due to the current circumstance the school is currently closed and we will only be able to reopen when instructed to do so by the Department for Education. We will provide further information on whether or not the open morning tours are able to go ahead in due course.

    You and your child will have an opportunity to meet the Headteacher/member of the senior team and ask questions of them and the Admissions Officer. You will be able to tour the school with our student leaders.

     

    BOOKING REQUIRED – PLACES ARE LIMITED

    Tuesday 14th July – 10.00 am

    Further dates will be available in October.

    All Open Morning Tours will start promptly. Visitors are asked to arrive no later than 9.50 am.

    Please email office@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk  stating the number of people attending.  Please be advised that open mornings are not suitable for younger siblings.

    There is no on-site parking.  The closest public parking is Upton Court Park next to Long Close School.

    Downloads

    File Name
    Comprehension Familiarisation Sheet
    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS regarding Year 7 Admissions in September 2021
    KEY DATES 2021 ENTRY
    Maths Familiarisation Sheet
    NVR Familiarisation Sheet
    Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools - Guide to the 11+ test for entry in 2021
    Slough Familiarisation Booklet 2021 Entry
    UCGS Admissions Arrangements 2021 - 22
    Word Choice Familiarisation Sheet