Admissions 2017

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Admissions for 2017 entry

Stroud High School operates within the Gloucestershire Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for entry to Year 7
 Please see for more details.

Registration for the entrance exam in September 2016 for entry to Year 7 in September 2017
will open on 1 June 2016 and close at 4pm on 1 July 2016.  Please note that registration has now closed.

 On 1 March your daughter will be allocated a secondary school place by Gloucestershire County Council based on your preferences on the Common Application Form.  After 1 March 2017 but BY Friday 10 March 2017 you have the opportunity to request that your daughter be placed on a waiting list for your preferred school by completing the 'secondary reply form' available on the Gloucestershire County Council website  Only candidates who meet the qualifying standard for Stroud High School can be added to Stroud High School's waiting list.

Gloucestershire County Council strongly advise that you accept the school place which has been offered even if you are unhappy with it, to ensure that your daughter has a school place for September 2017.  Accepting a school place does not affect your right to be placed on a waiting list or to appeal. Further details can be viewed online in the Gloucestershire County Council Secondary Information Booklet 2017 - 18 - click here to view.

 For Gloucestershire residents who are applying for the Grammar School test for the first time and for those candidates who live outside of Gloucestershire, in addition to liaising with your own local authority, it is advisable to download the 'waiting list common application form' via the Gloucestershire County Council website and email the completed form to uk

Candidates who missed the grammar school entrance test in September should contact the school for further information as soon as possible.

 Please click here for further information about the admissions arrangements for entry to Year 7 at Stroud High School from September 2017, or click on the Admissions Downloads link in the left hand menu.

What is the current admissions procedure?

Admission to Year 7 is by an entrance examination taken in September of the previous year (late tests are available for students relocating to the area after the date of the entrance examination). 150 places are available for the highest ranking candidates, in accordance with parental preferences. Students who qualify but do not get offered a place may be placed on an indicated interest register. If any places become available, they are filled from this list. Where several girls achieve the same standard, the following criteria are used to determine the order of offers: i) students from families entitled to claim Free School Meals at the time of the test, ii) geographical proximity to the school measured in a straight line from the place of residence. For further details concerning admissions, please refer to the menu on the left.

Special arrangements can be made for girls under the normal age of transfer - further details are available from the school. Entries to years other than Year 7 can be considered if places are available. Entry to Stroud High School Sixth Form is open to any student who achieves the relevant standards.

The school holds open events in March, June, October, and there is an additional Open Evening in November to provide further information about the Sixth Form.

What transport is available?

Although transport has previously been provided for students by the Local Authority, this has not been the case since September 2012 for new entrants to Stroud High, unless students live over 3 miles from the school, and it is their nearest secondary. Further information about this is available under the School Information menu - 'Transport to School'. Parent groups exist sharing transport arrangements; it is expected that this will develop with the facilitation and support of the school.