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Pates 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

Pates Grammar School is a unique and special school. Founded back in 1574, today it is aa selective co-educational grammar school that cherishes and treasures a rich tradition, yet the school is also known both regionally and nationally for being forward-thinking and leading the way with educational developments.

From the moment you step inside you will recognise a school built on relationships and respect rather than rules. The school community shares a vision of ‘Nurturing Excellence’ through ‘Embracing Challenge’, ‘Supporting Each Other’ and ‘Shaping the Future’. Academic outcomes are exceptional, however the community is about far more than just qualifications. As a school Pates Grammar School is on a journey to being ‘World Class’ in the broadest sense. Learning in this context is not just about outcomes, but also about how you get there.

All students are encouraged to be happy, independent and curious, resilient, creative and enquiring. It is these skills that set Pate’s students apart and that facilitate access to the very best universities both here in the U.K. and abroad.

At Pate's Grammar School students work hard, but play hard too. The extra and super curricular offerings are unrivalled in the state sector. A school House System is the heartbeat of the school and is just one example of the way in which staff both support pupils pastorally and also develop student leadership skills. The Pate’s community is culturally rich and diverse, welcoming students from a phenomenal range of backgrounds. As a school they recognise and celebrate this, helping each individual to ‘be the me I choose to be’.

Pates Grammar School is more than a school, it is a community, an experience and a way of life that ‘nurtures excellence’ in every respect.

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 

Pates Grammar School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to Pates 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:-

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.


Pate’s Grammar School, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham GL51 0HG

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