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Herschel Grammar 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

Herschel Grammar School is a selective, co-educational secondary school serving Slough and its surrounding areas. In a latest inspection the school was deemed outstanding in all categories by Ofsted.

Herschel has a warm and vibrant atmosphere built on an ethos of mutual trust, high academic standards and a commitment to nurturing and developing every individual pupil. Herschel Grammar School provides the very best opportunities to ensure every child achieves their potential.

‘Pupils thrive in the school’s academic, yet very caring and secure environment’ (Ofsted)

All pupils achieve very good examination results. Their progress between Year 7 and Year 11 places the school in the top 11% of schools nationally.

The school’s success is built on genuine collaboration and partnership between governors, staff, pupils and parents; a partnership which has great aspirations for every child. Teachers have high expectations and work very hard to provide challenge and support. Ofsted said in their verbal feedback the teachers are ‘enthusiastic, passionate and inspirational’.

Pupils themselves have positive attitudes to learning and work well together. They take responsibility for their own behaviour and have strong emotional intelligence and empathy. As a result the young people leave Herschel Grammar School as responsible, active citizens ready to contribute confidently to university, the workplace and their communities.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Berkshire version of CEM 11+ with questions on Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and English.

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Herschel Grammar School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to the Herschel Grammar 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:-

Mixed Grammar

Total Pupils:-



Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

5+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

Berkshire version of CEM 11+


Herschel Grammar School, Northampton Avenue, Slough SL1 3BW

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