Key Stage 3 and 4
Admission to Devonport High School for Girls is made through Plymouth City Council. Pupils are selected through academic ability with all candidates required to sit the 11-plus examination. The examination is designed to measure a child’s academic ability and determine whether she would be suited to a grammar school education.
The 11-plus examinations assess your child’s academic ability by using GL Assessment English Comprehension and Mathematics paper.
GL Assessment have released free familiarisation materials on their website for parents and students who would like to see the new layout prior to the main 11+ examinations, (see below):
The 11-plus examination will take place before the closing date for submission of the application form for a school place and parents / carers are required to register their child to take the examination. Further details of this procedure and information to help you apply for a Year 7 secondary place within Plymouth can be found in the ‘Next Step Parents Guide’ which is available from the Plymouth City Council website.
The school’s published admission number (PAN) for Year 7 is 120. For the last few years the school has received more applications than places available. There may be places available for students seeking transfer in years 8, 9 and 10. In year admissions are made via an application through Plymouth City Council and the satisfactory completion of a school set admissions test to clarify candidates’ ability and aptitude.
For further details on admission criteria please see link below.
To register your daughter to sit the 11-plus examination, parents/carers need to apply through the Plymouth City Council website:
For any further enquiries about the 11-plus procedure please contact the Admissions Team
Telephone: 01752 307469
Key Stage 5
Devonport High School for Girls welcomes applications from students transferring from other schools. The school published admission number (PAN) excluding those transferring from the school’s own year 11 is 35. Applications should be made direct to the school by the end of the Autumn Term. The number of students who have applied for each course will be taken into account, meaning that extra students can sometimes be accommodated over the admission number if the student’s chosen course is not full. The admission arrangements apply equally to those seeking admission from year 11 within the school to those seeking transfer from other schools. All those seeking admission to Year 12 must meet the basic entry requirements of 4 A*-C GCSEs plus a grade 5 for both English and Mathematics. In addition to subject specific entry requirements you will require a minimum grade of a B in the subjects you wish to study. To study Mathematics or English Literature, you will need at least a grade 6 for these subjects at GCSE. For the subject of Psychology you will need a Grade 6 in Mathematics or a B in a Science with a Grade 6 in English Literature. For the subject of Business you will need a grade 6 in Mathematics and a grade 6 in English Literature. For specific entry requirements please see the Sixth Form prospectus or contact the school on 01752 705024.
The Sixth Form Prospectus and application forms to apply to join the sixth form, can be found our Prospectus Page.