Stats on 11 plus/ year 6 transfer test

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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information for your local authority area:

- the total number of selective state schools which use the 11 plus / transfer test to determine entry
- the extent of the selective system, expressed as a percentage, amongst all secondary schools
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of children who pass the test and are educated at a private school
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of children who pass the test and who qualify for free school meals
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of children who pass the test and who have received private tuition/ coaching
- copies of your authority's rules and guidance including to schools, exam boards, or parents regarding (1) private tuition/ coaching for the test and (2) how private tuition/ coaching for the test should be treated in the appeals system.

I look forward to hearing from you; thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

Warwickshire County Council

 
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Our reference: 7257904

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Dear Vicky Cann
 
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Dear Vicky Cann
 
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Your request for information, received on 8th October 2021 and concerning
11 plus testing, is currently still being considered by Warwickshire
County Council.  However, I am writing to advise that there will be a
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Dear Vicky Cann
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 8th October 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.  Please accept our
apologies for the delay in providing the Council's response to your
request, and for any inconvenience this may have caused.  However, I hope
the information now being provided is still of help and interest to you.  
 
 
Kind regards
 
 
Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer
Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211 
 
 
 
 
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Thank you for your answer to my request, ref: 7257904.

Your reply repeatedly states "The Warwickshire 11+ test does not use a 'pass mark'." The language around "pass mark" seems to have been a barrier to you answering my request fully. But presumably the Warwickshire 11+ test is selective in some way, otherwise it would serve no purpose. In that case, please could you answer the following for the children that have been selected, via the 11+ test, for selective schools:

- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of children who have been selected via 11+ and are educated at a private school?
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of children who have been selected via 11+ and who qualify for free school meals?
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of children who have been selected via 11+ and who have received private tuition / coaching?

Thank you in advance. If necessary, you can consider this email to be a request for an internal review. Otherwise follow-up answers would be helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Vicky Cann

Warwickshire County Council

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Dear Vicky Cann, 
 
Further to your email below, I have now received a reply to your follow-up
questions from the Admissions team, please see the comments in bold text
below: 
 
Please note that the phrase 'selected via 11+' is taken to mean those
children who were eligible to be offered a place at a Warwickshire
selective school.
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of
children who have been selected via 11+ and are educated at a private
school?
Our records indicate that 53 children who were eligible to be offered a
place at a Warwickshire selective school on National Offer Day, for entry
in September 2021, attended an independent primary or junior school
prior.  However, there is no obligation placed on applicants to provide
this information so the actual number could be higher.  This reflects 53
out of a cohort size of 1,772 on time candidates (2.99%), with the cohort
being made up of children who completed Warwickshire's 2021 entry 11+ test
as an on-time candidate and applied on-time for at least one Warwickshire
grammar school.
 
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of
children who have been selected via 11+ and who qualify for free school
meals?
Our records indicate that 18 children who were eligible to be offered a
place at a Warwickshire selective school on National Offer Day, for entry
in September 2021, were in receipt of Free School Meals / Pupil Premium at
the time of registration (which is when such data is collated).  This
reflects 18 out of a cohort size of 1,772 on time candidates (1.02%), with
the cohort being made up of children who completed Warwickshire's 2021
entry 11+ test as an on-time candidate and applied on-time for at least
one Warwickshire grammar school.
 
- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of
children who have been selected via 11+ and who have received private
tuition / coaching?
The local authority does not collate information relating to private
tuition or coaching so this data is not held by Warwickshire County
Council.
 
 
I hope this information helps. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you are dissatisfied
with our response and would like to ask for an internal review.  I have
attached our original response letter, which includes further information
about this.  
 
 
Kind regards,
 
 
Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer
 

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From: Vicky Cann <[FOI #798241 email]>
Sent: 01 December 2021 23:06
To: Info Rights <[Warwickshire County Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Information request (ref: 7257904)
 
Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Thank you for your answer to my request, ref: 7257904.

Your reply repeatedly states "The Warwickshire 11+ test does not use a
'pass mark'." The language around "pass mark" seems to have been a barrier
to you answering my request fully. But presumably the Warwickshire 11+
test is selective in some way, otherwise it would serve no purpose. In
that case, please could you answer the following for the children that
have been selected, via the 11+ test, for selective schools:

- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of
children who have been selected via 11+ and are educated at a private
school?

- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of
children who have been selected via 11+ and who qualify for free school
meals?

- recent statistics (numbers and percentages) regarding the numbers of
children who have been selected via 11+ and who have received private
tuition / coaching?

Thank you in advance. If necessary, you can consider this email to be a
request for an internal review. Otherwise follow-up answers would be
helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Vicky Cann

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