Bishop Wordsworth’s School

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County Wiltshire
Address Bishop Wordsworth’s School, 11 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EB
Type Boys’ Grammar
Pupils 884
Places in Year 7 120
Open Days June/July
Competition 3+ applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format CEM 11 Plus – Verbal Reasoning (including comprehension),         Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning (Maths).


Description of the school – Bishop Wordsworth’s School

Students joining in Year 7 come from over 45 different schools covering a wide area. Their attainment on entry is well above average. The proportion of students with learning difficulties or disabilities is much lower than in schools nationally. There are few students from minority ethnic backgrounds. Very few students are eligible for free school meals. Most students continue into the school’s sixth form and around 30 new students join in Year 12. The sixth form is very large. Since 1998 a significant proportion of sixth form courses have been run collaboratively with the nearest grammar school for girls. Bishop Wordsworth’s became Voluntary Aided in 1999 and was granted specialist status in languages in 2004.