What are the real chances of getting into a Birmingham Grammar School?

Birmingham does not have a full provision of Grammar Schools. In Kent for instance the top 25% of primary school pupils will find a place , in Birmingham the figure is much lower but not as low as it is in other areas.

As a result of the lack of available places, getting into a Birmingham Grammar school is something of a lottery. There will be plenty of children who are capable of getting into the highest zone of marks who don’t manage it on the day for a variety of reasons. One of the core reasons some children will get through and others won’t is simply how they deal with the pressure on the day.

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