Admissions Information

Stroud High School is a selective Grammar School for girls aged 11-16 years with a co-educational Sixth Form.  Only students who are deemed to be of selective ability as a result of the testing process will be eligible for entry. The required standard is not a pre-defined pass mark, but reflects a child’s position in the rank order of standardised scores in the entrance test, usually taken at the start of Year 6.  Stroud HIgh School operates within the Gloucestershire County Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Year 7 entry.

In the normal primary to secondary entry, all girls in their correct chronological cohort for Year 6 must sit an entrance test organised by the school.  Parents/Carers must register their daughter to be considered for entry by completion of the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools' Registration form.  Girls who achieve the required standard in the entrance test will need to declare Stroud High School as one of their choices on their Common Application Form (CAF) which must be submitted to the Local Authority by 31 October, if they wish to gain a place. Confirmation will be sent to Parents/Carers after the entrance test indicating whether or not the required standard has been attained. However, achievement of the required standard does not constitute an offer of a place.  Allocation of places will be advised by the Local Authority on National Offer Day (normally 1 March).

Out of county applications will be accepted for students, however Parents/Carers will need to contact their own Local Authority in relation to the CAF.  The process should then enable that Local Authority to liaise with Gloucestershire County Council regarding allocation of schools.

Any admission enquiries for girls aged 11-16 years should be directed to the Admissions Team, including in-year applications on or phoning the school direct.

All Sixth Form admission enquiries should be directed to Julia Merrett in the Sixth Form on 

At the beginning of December 2013, the seven Gloucestershire Grammar Schools made a joint decision to start using Durham University (CEM) for the admissions test. CEM are one of the largest independent providers of educational assessment and monitoring systems in the world. They have been developing selection assessments since 1999, and provide tests for a number of grammar schools in other counties.

The schools are concerned by the amount of tutoring that takes place and CEM design their tests to enable all children to demonstrate their academic potential without excessive preparation. CEM do not produce commercially available practice materials and they advise that the best preparation for their tests is to read books that challenge the reader and use mathematics on a regular basis. However, a familiarisation paper is available in our Admissions Downloads section.

 Please see the relevant Admission Year or Admissions Downloads for further information about the process for entry to one of the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools