Late transfer September 2021 entry

7. The day of the test

The Late Transfer Test is on Saturday 6 February 2021.

GL Assessment will provide the Late Transfer Test for September 2021 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 one hour.

An invigilator will give the instructions for the test.


'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.

You will 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 will not be able to test your child. This form is to enable you to confirm that your child is well on the test date. Attach a photograph of your child to the form so we can check their identity too.


Illness on the day of the test

It is 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 will need to tell us why. Unless there is a reasonable explanation, we will withdraw your child from the testing process.

If your child cannot come to the tests at the grammar school due to illness, we need you 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 will not be able to re-sit that paper on a later date.


Children living abroad

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

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Last updated: 17 August 2020

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