List of grammar schools in England

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This is a list of the 164 state-funded fully selective schools (grammar schools) in England, as enumerated by Statutory Instrument.[1][2][3] This list does not include former direct grant grammar schools which elected to remain independent, often retaining the title "grammar school". For such schools see the list of direct grant grammar schools.

Under the Tripartite System of secondary education in England between the 1940s and 1960s, approximately a quarter of children were selected by the eleven plus exam for entry to grammar schools, either "maintained" grammar schools fully funded by the state or direct grant grammar schools. Most of the maintained grammar schools were closed or converted to comprehensive schools in the 1960s and 1970s, though a few local authorities resisted this move and retained a selective system. There are also a number of isolated grammar schools, which admit the candidates who score highest on their entry tests.[4][5]

The remaining 164 English state grammar schools are listed here grouped by region (from north to south) and Local Education Authority. There are no remaining state grammar schools in North East England. The gender indicated is that of the main school (ages 11–16). Several single-sex schools have sixth forms that also admit a small number of students of the opposite gender.

map of English local authorities (9 filled) with 37 scattered filled circles
Grammar school areas and groups as identified by the Education (Grammar School Ballots) Regulations 1998.[6] LEAs considered grammar areas are shown filled, while circles indicate isolated grammar schools or clusters of neighbouring schools.

North West England[edit]

Cumbria[edit]

Lancashire[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Trafford[edit]

Wirral[edit]

Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

Calderdale[edit]

Kirklees[edit]

North Yorkshire[edit]

East Midlands[edit]

Lincolnshire[edit]

West Midlands[edit]

Birmingham[edit]

Stoke-on-Trent[edit]

Telford and Wrekin[edit]

Walsall[edit]

Warwickshire[edit]

Wolverhampton[edit]

East of England[edit]

Essex[edit]

Southend-on-Sea[edit]

South East England[edit]

Buckinghamshire[edit]

Kent[edit]

Medway[edit]

Reading[edit]

Slough[edit]

South West England[edit]

Bournemouth[edit]

Devon[edit]

Gloucestershire[edit]

Plymouth[edit]

Poole[edit]

Torbay[edit]

Wiltshire[edit]

Greater London[edit]

Barnet[edit]

Bexley[edit]

Bromley[edit]

Enfield[edit]

Kingston upon Thames[edit]

Redbridge[edit]

Sutton[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Education (Grammar School Designation) Order 1998, Statutory Instrument 1998 No. 2219, UK Parliament.
  2. ^ The Education (Grammar School Designation) (Amendment) Order 1999, Statutory Instrument 1999 No. 2456, UK Parliament.
  3. ^ House of Commons Hansard, 16 July 2007: Columns 104W-107W, UK Parliament Publications & Records.
  4. ^ Pischke, Jörn-Steffen; Alan Manning (April 2006). Comprehensive versus Selective Schooling in England in Wales: What Do We Know?. Working Paper No. 12176, National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  5. ^ Schagen, Ian; Sandy Schagen (November 2001). The impact of the structure of secondary education in Slough. National Foundation for Educational Research. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  6. ^ The Education (Grammar School Ballots) Regulations 1998, Statutory Instrument 1998 No. 2876, UK Parliament.