At the age of eleven plus, pupils transfer to one of the secondary schools in our area.
Comprehensive & Grammar Schools
Archway Comprehensive 11-18 years
Katharine Lady Berkeley Comprehensive 11-18 years
Maidenhill Comprehensive 11-16 years
Marling School Boys’ Grammar 11-18 years
Pate’s Grammar 11-18 years
Rednock Comprehensive 11-18 years
Ribston Hall High School Girls’ Grammar 11-18 years
Sir Thomas Rich’s Grammar 11-18 years
Sir William Romney’s School Comprehensive 11-16 years
Stroud High School Girls’ Grammar 11-18 years
The Crypt School Mixed Grammar 11-18 years
Thomas Keble Comprehensive 11-16 years
The secondary allocation procedure is sent out to parents by the Chief Education Officer at the start of the child’s final year at Primary School. Foundation schools are independent of the L.E.A. and will also send details of their admission procedure.
We have good relationships with our secondary schools and encourage links between the two phases. We aim for each child to have acquired the skills and attitudes needed to meet the challenge of secondary schooling. Making the right choice is not always easy. Please contact us if you would like any guidance.
For more information regarding the transfer to secondary school please go the Gloucestershire County Council website
Grammar School Entry
You will need to contact your preferred grammar school direct to find out how to apply or for results of any tests. For information regarding key dates go to the Gloucestershire County Council website
The seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools are planning to hold the Entrance Test as planned on Saturday the 12th of September. Each school will ensure that all guidance on social distancing and hygiene are fully implemented at each testing site. If the date of the Entrance Test has to be changed in light of revised Governmental guidance, then all parents/careers who have registered their child to sit the Entrance Test, will be notified of that change in advance of the 12th of September.
The results of this test will be emailed to parents in October. This will enable you to have the information you need before your completion of the CAF (Common Application Form) for Gloucestershire County Council.
Please view our Virtual Open Event here.
We also have a short video montage, ‘A Taste of Maidenhill’ which can be found here.
Please also take a look at our 2021 admission prospectus. In addition, we would encourage you to visit our ‘Celebrating Success’ link to see some of our students’ achievements and also to view our most recent newsletter.
Virtual Open Evening – Wednesday 20 January 2021
On the evening of Wednesday 20 January 2021, Marling School is holding a virtual open evening. This is predominately aimed at Year 4 and Year 5 (i.e. those that have not yet sat the grammar schools’ entrance test). You will hear a live presentation from the Executive Headteacher, Dr Stuart Wilson and have the opportunity to view a new video of the school in action.
We will be running the event at both 5pm and 6pm. In order to register for this event please email SC@marling.school with your preferred time (please also indicate if you are able to do the alternative time if your preferred session is full) and you will receive a zoom link for the evening.
Please view our Virtual Open Event here.
Our students love to talk about their experience at the school and have filmed themselves talking about their time at the school. Click here to watch.
All parents have questions, here Rob Reid, Assistant Headteacher, answers some of the most commonly asked ones. Our FAQs can also be found by clicking here.
Lastly, we are sure the admission process is an area that you will want to explore, and an additional presentation addresses this key issue, please click here.
The admissions section of our website contains further useful information but if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, including a phone number if you would like us to call you and we will be in contact shortly.
I would like to invite you to join me at one of our Open Mornings this term. Please note that these will be held online via Microsoft Teams – not in person. We are very disappointed not to be able to welcome you personally to the school, but hope that you will join us live online instead.
Russel Ellicott, Head Master
No booking is required. Simply click one of the dates below – the link will go ‘live’ at 10:30am on each date.
There is no need to download the Teams app, just select ‘watch on the web instead’. Very simple. There will be no cameras or mics for attendees, so feel free to relax and enjoy the session as a family. There will be the opportunity to post questions during the session.
Please also see the VIRTUAL TOUR on the front page of our website (here)
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Pate’s has a strong academic tradition and has, for a number of years, upheld its position as the number one co-educational school in the UK.
Sir William Romney’s
Awaiting Virtual Open Event information.