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Exam Dates for the Slough Consortium
The examination for the selective tests are usually held within the first week of November. The results for these tests are given in the first week of December. 

Exam Types
The Slough tests consist of English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning papers which are all multiple choice. All papers are set by NFER. The eleven plus test types for Reading are different. Please look below in the 'General information' section for more details.

Local Education Authorities
Below is a list of authorities that deal with education in Slough and Reading.

Slough Borough Council
Mr Chris Spencer
Director of Learning and Cultural Services
Tel: 01753 875700
Fax: 01753 692499
Email: christopher.spencer@slough.gov.uk

Reading Borough Council
Mr Andrew Daykin
Director of Education & Community Services
Tel: 0118 939 0900
Fax: 0118 958 9770
Email: Andrew.Daykin@reading.gov.uk

General Information
There are a total of six grammar schools in Berkshire, but Slough has its own consortium which is made up of Langley Grammar, Herschel Grammar and St Bernards Catholic Grammar School. Children that are outside this catchment area will sit their examinations on the first Saturday of November. These are areas in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Pupils inside the catchment areas will take their exams in their own Primary schools in the first week of November.

Slough Grammar is different to the rest of the schools in the area. The tests are the same and the admission forms need to be obtained from the school itself. You will also need the Local Authority Common Application Form, which can be gained from the Local Education Department.

A list of these schools can be found below. Any other schools that are outside the consortium that have selective testing should have their own tests, therefore it is advisable that parents check with these schools or their local education authority for details. For information on admissions to a selective Slough grammar scholl, please downlaod the Slough Secondary School Booklet.

NOTE: Grammar schools in Reading have different tests. The Kendrick Girls Grammar school test is taken in November. This consists of Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning (both set by NFER). They are both standard version. The Reading School exams consist of Verbal or Nonverbal Reasoning, English and a mathematics test. For admissions information please visit the Reading Council Education and Learning page and select the school that you wish to enter for.

Berkshire Grammar Schools (in Consortium)

Slough Consortium
Herschel Grammar School
Langley Grammar School
St Bernards Grammar School

Other Slough Grammar Schools
Burnham Grammar School
Slough Grammar School

Kendrick Girls' Grammar School
Reading School

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