top of page

Grammar schools list

showing information for

Denmark Road High School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

Denmark Road High School (Formerly known as High School for Girls)is a girls' grammar school with academy status on Denmark Road, Gloucester. It has a mixed sixth form and is one of only three girls' grammar schools in Gloucestershire.

It consistently ranks in league tables as one of the best schools in England and one of the Top 50 selective schools in the UK.

As a grammar school, Denmark Road has a selective admissions procedure. Girls must achieve an exceptionally high standard in the 11+ exam for admission to the main school, or be expected to do well at GCSE to be admitted to the Sixth Form. Boys and girls from other schools may attend the High School Sixth Form if they meet the entrance criteria.

School site
The school was originally established in Mynd House, closer to the city centre, but relocated to Denmark Road in 1909.In January 2009, the school celebrated its 100th anniversary at the site in Denmark Road. In January 2019, the school name was formally changed from High School for Girls to Denmark Road High School, since the school had been widely known as 'Denmark Road' for many decades

There are five Houses, to which girls are allocated when they join the school. These are Mynd (blue), Barwell (green), Bearland (red), Hartland (yellow) and Kyneburga (white). The names come from various aspects of the school's history: Kyneburga is the patron saint of Gloucester; Mynd was the first home of the school from 1883 to 1904; Barwell was the first headmistress on the Denmark Road site; Bearland was the home of the school from 1904 to 1908 and Hartland was the first chair of the governors at the school.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

CEM 11+version Plus Gloucestershire English (with Verbal Reasoning), Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Denmark Road High School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to Denmark Road High School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Girls’ Grammar

Total Pupils:-



Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

At least 3+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

CEM 11+ for Gloucestershire. Questions on English (with Verbal Reasoning), Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning.


High School for Girls, Denmark Road, Gloucester GL1 3JN

School website:-

(Opens in new window)

school details
bottom of page