Berkshire Slough Grammar Schools

Herschel Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: September
*same date for all Slough schools
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sh-herschel-slough-sch-uk/media/downloads/KEY%20DATES%202021%20ENTRY.pdf

Ofsted Report: Outstanding
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/137726

Test Type: CEM
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sh-herschel-slough-sch-uk/media/downloads/FREQUENTLY%20ASKED%20QUESTIONS%20regarding%20Year%207%20Admissions%20in%20September%202021.pdf

Exam familiarisation sheets on website
https://www.herschel.slough.sch.uk/School-Information/Admissions-2/Year-7-Admissions-2021

Specialisation

The school has a specialist status in Technology, Maths, Computing and Science.

Sports

The schools sporting facilities include a floodlit astroturf, tennis courts and school fields. While inside the sports centre they have six badminton courts, indoor cricket nets and a dance studio.

World Challenge

School participates in World Challenge taking students on expeditions to places of the beaten path. Past trips have included Namibia, China, Egypt and Tanzania.
http://www.digital-prospectus.com/concept4/herschel-grammar-school-prospectus/#10/z

GCSE Results
https://www.herschel.slough.sch.uk/School-Information/Exam-Results

Langley Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: September
https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=829&type=pdf

Ofsted Report: Converted into an Academy, no new report. Before status change was rated as outstanding.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/110101
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136521

Test Type: CEM
https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/page/?title=11%2B+admissions+process+%2D+September+2021+admission&pid=49

Specialisation

Cutting Edge Use Of Technology

iPads are currently used by students from Year 8 through to Year 12, with roll outs for students in Year 7 planned for later this year. We are delighted to be recognised as an Apple Distinguished School on the basis of our leading-edge use of the technology to enhance learning. There are just 30 such schools in the UK, forming part of an international network of 400 schools.

https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/page/?title=iPads+at+Langley+Grammar&pid=101

Curriculum

Along side core subjects schools also offers students lessons in PSHE & Citizenship, French or German, Latin, Business Studies and Classical Civilisation.

https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/page/?title=Curriculum&pid=194

Music

Langley Grammar School has a very active and flourishing Music department. As well as offering music within the school curriculum, specialist instrumental and vocal tuition is available on a wide range of instruments with our highly skilled and accomplished peripatetic music staff.

Tuition is currently available for the following instrument and voice specialisms:

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Brass
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Drum Kit
  • Electric Guitar
  • Flute
  • Indian Voice
  • Keyboard
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Saxaphone
  • Singing
  • Sitar
  • Tabla
  • Ukelele
  • Viola
  • Violin

https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/page/?title=Extra%2DCurricular+Music&pid=109

Duke of Edinburgh

At Langley Grammar School, we provide the opportunity for students to work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award in either a Bronze, Silver or Gold level. All levels are highly recognised by universities and employers, as the Award gives a clear indication of a student’s skill set, motivation and commitment.

We routinely have more students wishing to take part in the Award programme than we can support with our current staffing levels, so entry is very competitive.

School opened in 1956.
https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/page/?title=New+building+project&pid=280

Work is due to start this summer on a new block of the school which will feature:

  • A dance studio
  • Music room and practice rooms
  • Library and Sixth Form study space
  • Seminar Room and ICT room, which can be joined to make a training suite

https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/page/?title=Phase+3+%2D+new+%27Front+of+House%27+block&pid=284

GCSE Results 2019
https://www.lgs.slough.sch.uk/page/?title=GCSE&pid=51

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: September
http://www.st-bernards.slough.sch.uk/793/year-7-admissions-2021-entry

Ofsted Report: Rated as outstanding in last inspection in 2011, before then only rated as good.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/110084

Test Type: CEM
https://stbernards.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/document/FREQUENTLY-ASKED-QUESTIONS-regarding-Year-7-Admissions-in-September-2021-1.pdf?t=1587965914?ts=1587965914

Specialisation

Sports

St Bernard's have achieved sporting excellence at local and county level. Pupils regularly compete in many different sports including rugby, football, netball, athletics, cricket and gymnastics.

Trips

We offer both entitlement and enrichment activities to all our pupils, including several residential trips each year.

Subject areas also organise visits to support and extend learning including trips to New York, France, Spain, Italy, PGL and Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions around the UK.

http://www.st-bernards.slough.sch.uk/481/enrichment

Curriculum

Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, Japanese
Emerging Technologies: Business studies, computer science, design technology, economics
Humanities: History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology
http://www.st-bernards.slough.sch.uk/376/curriculum-information

GCSE Results
http://www.st-bernards.slough.sch.uk/378/examinations-and-results

Upton Court Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates: 12th September 2020
http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/year7-entry-september-2021

Ofsted Report: Converted to Academy, before status change was rated as outstanding.
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/110104
https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/136420

Test Type: CEM
http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/uploads/admin/download/file/841/FREQUENTLY_ASKED_QUESTIONS_regarding_Year_7_Admissions_in_September_2021.pdf

Specialisation

University Placement

In 2019, 83% of students accepted a university place with 38% enrolling on courses at Russell group universities. Two students will be reading medicine and four students have been accepted on to courses at Oxford.
http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/destinations2018

Curriculum

Offer French & Spanish
Bhangra and Punjabi Folk Dance After-school class
http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/bhangra

Full List of Extra Curricular Activities Offered By School
http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/uploads/ckeditor/attachments/517/Extra_curricular_activities_2019-20_term_1.pdf

Biometric Canteen

A Cashless Catering System is a solution, which is purpose designed to meet the ever evolving needs and demands of the Catering Provision that is required by today’s Schools and Academies.

The Trust-­‐e Cashless Solution allows schools to be better able to provide their students with a faster, more efficient and more appealing meal service.

Once an account is credited the pupil or staff member places their finger/thumb on the EPOS Terminal, which looks up their account details and allows them to purchase items using only this method of identification.

http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/biometrics

GCSE Results (Page 4)
http://uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/uploads/ckeditor/attachments/488/Open_Evening_Welcome_Pack_2018_Final.pdf

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