Herschel Grammar School

Admissions and 11 Plus exam information for Herschel Grammar School. Use the site to help you find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to Herschel Grammar School.

County Berkshire
Address Herschel Grammar School, Northampton Avenue, Slough SL1 3BW
Type Mixed Grammar
Pupils 879
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days September
Competition 5+ applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format Berkshire CEM 11 Plus – Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, English 


Information about the School – Herschel Grammar School

Herschel Grammar School is a selective, co-educational school for pupils aged 11 to 18 years.

It is slightly smaller than average, but the number of pupils has increased since the last inspection in 2008, as has the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups, which is now 81%. Over 30% of pupils are of Indian origin, 22% are of Pakistani heritage and 28% are White British. There are more boys than girls in most year groups.

There is a very small number of pupils with disabilities or special educational needs: 1.9% on school action and 1.1% on school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs.

The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is 4.1%, which is well below the national average.

The school is part of a post-16 consortium with Baylis Court School and The Westgate School.

Herschel has maintained its Leading Edge status and runs the Herschel Pupil Training Centre for pupils from Slough and neighbouring local authorities, in partnership with Haybrook College.

The school has specialist status in technology, science, mathematics and computing. It converted to an academy in February 2012.

The school has achieved the Investors in People bronze standard and is preparing to be re-assessed in November 2012. It also has the Sportsmark and Healthy Schools awards.

The school has met the government’s floor standards for the end of Key Stage 4.