For 2025 entry, you will receive your child’s test score by Friday 18th October 2024 prior to you completing your Local Authority preference form by 31st October 2024. Parents/carers can then decide whether or not to include any of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham on their home Local Authority preference form. 

If your child does not achieve the qualifying score or above they will not be considered for a place and you should not list the school on your child’s preference form. 

The scores for each section are standardised to take into account differences in age, meaning younger children are not disadvantaged compared to children in the same cohort who could be almost a year older.

We do not provide raw scores and we do not provide information that details how many available marks there are in each section or in the test as a whole.

The multiple choice answer sheets are scanned and marked by a computer. We do not re-mark answer sheets. The entrance test score provided in the results letter is accurate and based on how many questions your child has answered correctly – any re-mark would result in the same test score.


Offers will be made by your Local Authority on 1 March 2024 for 2024 intake. 

All Local Authorities must operate an equal preference system so, if your child meets the criteria for two or more schools, the Local Authority will offer a place at the school ranked highest on your preference form.  Therefore, if you put a grammar school first on your preference form but your child is not offered a place, you will not put at risk the chance of them being offered a place at any other school you have listed.  Your child’s application for other schools will be treated in the same way as every other application.  For example, it will depend on the distance between your home and the school for most non selective schools.

Your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list for any schools listed higher than the school offered on your preference form providing they have achieved the qualifying score or above. 

'Cut-Off' Scores

The Qualifying Score for all of the schools for 2024 entry is 205. 

The Priority Score for the King Edward VI Grammar Schools is 224. 

The cut-off scores below show the score required for entry at each of the schools. The cut-off score is the score achieved by the child offered the final place at the school at offer day in March.

  2022 intake (Pupil Premium) 2023 intake (Pupil Premium) 2024 intake (Pupil Premium)
Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School 223 (all PP offered) 229 (all PP offered) 230 (206)
King Edward VI Aston School Cat 5, 213 8157m (all PP offered) Cat 5, 216, 5952m (all PP offered) Cat 5, 218, 4389m (Cat 3, 214, 3258m)
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Cat 5, 256, 8923m (Cat 3, 217, 5429m) Cat 4, 5865m (Cat 3, 228, 7526m) Cat 5, 260, 3092m (Cat 3, 239, 6965m)
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls Cat 5, 241, 7724m (Cat 3, 236, 5839m) Cat 5, 249, 12014m (all Cat 2 PP offered, no offers from Cat 3) Cat 5, 239, 6826m (all Cat 2 PP offered, no offers from Cat 3)
King Edward VI Five Ways School Cat 4, 5028m (Cat 3, 218, 10375m) Cat 5, 256, 5545m (all PP offered) Cat 4, 5625m (all PP offered)
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys Cat 5, 211, sibling, 3506m (all PP offered) Cat 5, 215, 1871m (all PP offered) Cat 5, 217, 9964m (all PP offered)
King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls Cat 5, 215, 2603m (all PP offered) Cat 5, 217, 7705m (all PP offered) Cat 5, 217, 5463m (all Cat 2 PP offered, no offers from Cat 3)
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 221 (all PP offered) 222 (all PP offered) 229 (all PP offered)

Appeals must be submitted by Friday 12th April 2024.

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Appeals will be heard by Monday 17th June 2024.