Apply for a late transfer grammar school test (12 and 13 plus)

The day of the test

The Late Transfer Test is on Saturday 4 February 2023.

Identification and fit for testing form

When your child arrives for testing, they must bring with them a completed 'identification and fit for testing' form. This form is to enable you to confirm that your child is well on the test date

You'll receive more information about the 'identification and fit for testing' form with your testing invitation. You must fill in this form and bring it to the late transfer testing session. Without this form we'll not be able to test your child. Attach a photograph of your child to the form so we can check their identity too.

About the test

GL Assessment (the provider of assessments) will provide the late transfer test for September 2023 entry.

The paper-based test is designed to assess a child’s suitability for grammar school.  It tests whether your child can think through and work out verbal, non-verbal and mathematical problems. This gives your child the chance to show their skills in different ways - using words, numbers and pictures or diagrams.

There is one late transfer test paper which is multiple-choice and lasts approximately one hour.

An invigilator will give the instructions for the test.

Children living abroad

If you are currently living abroad, we will not test your child until they return to the UK.

Illness on the day of the test

It's very important that if your child is unwell they do not take the late transfer test. 

If your child is unwell and is due to take the test at a grammar school, you must give us evidence to show why your child is not able to take the test. If the evidence shows there were exceptional reasons for your child not taking the test, we will offer one alternative test date.

If your child does not attend testing at the grammar school on the day of the late transfer test you'll need to tell us why. Unless there is a reasonable explanation, we'll withdraw your child from the testing process.

If your child can not come to the tests at the grammar school due to illness, you'll need to send us a letter from your GP. This letter must confirm that your child was not well enough to take the test.

If your child becomes unwell during testing, and is unable to complete a test paper, they'll not be able to resit that paper on a later date.