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List of grammar schools in England


List of grammar schools in England

This is a list of the current 164 state-funded fully selective schools (grammar schools) in England, as enumerated by Statutory Instrument.[1][2][3] The 1998 Statutory Instrument listed 166 such schools. However, in 2000 Bristol Local Education Authority, following consultation, implemented changes removing selection by 11+ exam from the entry requirements for two of the schools on this original list.[4] 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.[5][6]

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.[7] LEAs considered grammar areas are shown filled, while circles indicate isolated grammar schools or clusters of neighbouring schools.


  • North West England 1
    • Cumbria 1.1
    • Lancashire 1.2
    • Liverpool 1.3
    • Trafford 1.4
    • Wirral 1.5
  • Yorkshire and the Humber 2
    • Calderdale 2.1
    • Kirklees 2.2
    • North Yorkshire 2.3
  • East Midlands 3
    • Lincolnshire 3.1
  • West Midlands 4
    • Birmingham 4.1
    • Stoke-on-Trent 4.2
    • Telford and Wrekin 4.3
    • Walsall 4.4
    • Warwickshire 4.5
    • Wolverhampton 4.6
  • East of England 5
    • Essex 5.1
    • Southend-on-Sea 5.2
  • South East England 6
    • Buckinghamshire 6.1
    • Kent 6.2
    • Medway 6.3
    • Reading 6.4
    • Slough 6.5
  • South West England 7
    • Bournemouth 7.1
    • Devon 7.2
    • Gloucestershire 7.3
    • Plymouth 7.4
    • Poole 7.5
    • Torbay 7.6
    • Wiltshire 7.7
  • Greater London 8
    • Barnet 8.1
    • Bexley 8.2
    • Bromley 8.3
    • Enfield 8.4
    • Kingston upon Thames 8.5
    • Redbridge 8.6
    • Sutton 8.7
  • References 9

North West England






Yorkshire and the Humber



North Yorkshire

East Midlands


West Midlands



Telford and Wrekin




East of England



South East England






South West England








Greater London





Kingston upon Thames




  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. ^ Lords Hansard Col 156 10 October 2000, Accessed 24 May 2015
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^ The Education (Grammar School Ballots) Regulations 1998, Statutory Instrument 1998 No. 2876, UK Parliament.
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