Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School

About Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School is a selective state school in Slough, founded in 1956, for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. It has consistently been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted and was recently listed within the top 10 schools in the South East, and the top 40 schools in the country, in the Sunday Times.

Students at Langley Grammar School come from a wide range of backgrounds in Slough and the surrounding areas, contributing to a friendly and harmonious environment. They are encouraged to become well-rounded, confident and creative young adults, supported by well-qualified and enthusiastic staff. The school's use of innovative technology in its teaching has earned its status as an Apple Distinguished School.

  • Address: Langley Grammar School, Reddington Drive, Langley, Berkshire SL3 7QS
  • Local authority: Slough Borough Council
  • School type: mixed grammar
  • Headteacher: John Constable
  • Number of pupils: 1,200+
  • National rank (Sunday Times Parent Power): 37
  • A level results: 85.5% A*–B
  • GCSE results: 84.7% A*/A/9/8/7

Langley Grammar School term dates

The term dates at Langley Grammar School for 2023–2024 are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 15th December 2023
  • Half term: 23rd–27th October 2023
  • Spring term: 2nd January – 28th March 2024
  • Half term: 12th–16th February 2024
  • Summer term: 15th April – 19th July 2024
  • Half term: 27th–31st May 2024

How to apply to Langley Grammar School

1. Register for the Slough Consortium 11 plus

Langley Grammar School is a member of the Slough Consortium, along with three other grammar schools in the Slough area. If your child is applying for any of the grammar schools within the Consortium, they will only need to take the 11 plus exam once.

You will need to register your child to take the Slough Consortium 11 plus test through the portal, accessed via any of the grammar school websites within the consortium. Registration will be open from Thursday 27th April 2023 to 10am on Monday 12th June 2023.

2. Apply for a school place

You will receive your child's results in the Slough 11 plus in mid-October 2023. If your child has achieved the pass mark, they will be eligible for a grammar school place. You can then name Langley Grammar School as one of your preferred schools on your common application form.

Before listing the school as a preference on your form, check its admissions policy and make sure your child is eligible. Passing the 11 plus will not be a guarantee of a place as more children reach the qualifying standard each year than there are places available.

The application form must be submitted to your home local council by 31st October 2023. The form must be completed for your home local authority – i.e. if Slough Borough Council is your local authority, you will need to complete the common application form on the Slough Council website. If you live in a different local authority, make sure to apply through the relevant website for that council.

What's on the Langley Grammar School 11 plus?

Children applying for a place in Year 7 at Langley Grammar School will take the Slough 11 plus test on Saturday 16th September 2023.

The Slough 11 plus consists of two multiple-choice papers, both created by GL Assessment. Questions assess a range of topics across four subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning

Find out more in our comprehensive guide to the Slough Consortium 11 plus and access free resources to help your child prepare.

What is the pass mark for Langley Grammar School?

Your child's answer booklets will be marked by computer and their 'raw' scores will be provided. These raw scores are then standardised to even out any age disadvantage for children born later in the year. A total score is calculated for each child, and these are ranked in order. All marking and standardisation are carried out by GL Assessment.

Children will need a standardised mark of 111 to be eligible for a grammar school in Slough. This represents approximately the top 35% of the cohort.

However, achieving a particular score won't guarantee a place at a grammar school, as schools are usually oversubscribed with qualified candidates. We always recommend researching the admission policies for your target schools, looking at their oversubscription criteria and their catchment area. We've included the admission criteria for Langley Grammar School below.

Langley Grammar School admission criteria

There are 180 places available in Year 7 at Langley Grammar School. Children who have qualified for entry and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) naming Langley Grammar School, or are determined to be looked after or previously looked after children, will be allocated a place as a priority. The planned admission number will then be reduced accordingly.

If the number of children who have qualified for Langley Grammar School exceeds the number of places available, the school will prioritise places in the following order:

1. Children living within Priority Area 1 (up to 100 places). If there are fewer places than applicants, priority will first be given to children eligible for pupil premium, after which places will be allocated in rank order of performance in the 11 plus

2. Children living within Priority Area 2 and who are eligible for pupil premium

3. Children of staff at Langley Grammar School

4. Children living within Priority Area 2, ranked according to performance in the 11 plus

5. Children living within Priority Area 3, ranked according to performance in the 11 plus

6. Children living outside of the three Priority Areas, ranked according to performance in the 11 plus

Langley Grammar School catchment area

Langley Grammar School has a catchment area spanning three main Priority Areas:

  • Priority Area 1 (Inner): postcodes SL3 7, SL3 8, SL3 9 and SL3 0
  • Priority Area 2 (Outer): postcodes SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3 (outside Area 1), SL4, TW18, TW19, TW20, UB3, UB4, UB7, UB8 and UB10
  • Priority Area 3 (General): postcodes SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW13, TW14, TW15, UB1, UB2, UB5, UB6, UB9, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6, W5, W7, W13, RG12 and RG42

School Details

Type of School Grammar
Address Reddington Drive Langley SL3 7QS
Phone 01753598300
Region Berkshire


Admission Year Sept 2024
Gender in YEAR 7 Mixed


Virtual Open Day 25/4/2023 More details
Allocation Day 1/3/2024
Open Days 11/7/2023 - 13/7/2023
Academic Exam 16/9/2023
Registration 27/4/2023 - 12/6/2023

Academic Selection

Number of Places 180
Standardised Yes
Age Standardised No
Qualifying Score 111
Admission Policy View

Exam Boards

  • Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM)
  • Granada Learning (GL)

Exam Styles

  • Mixed (MC & STD)

Sample Papers

Name Document or Link Subjects
Familiarisation booklet View Mixed Subjects

Find answers to our frequently asked questions about Langley Grammar School

  • Is Langley Grammar School oversubscribed?
    Langley Grammar School is very popular, and in past years there have been over 5 applicants for every place. In the event of oversubscription, looked-after children, or previously looked-after children will be prioritised, as well as students who live close to the school, students with special educational needs, and students on Pupil Premium.
  • Does Langley Grammar School have a catchment area?
    Yes. Langley Grammar School arranges home addresses by postcodes. Priority Area 1 (Inner) covers SL3 7, SL3 8, SL3 9 and SL3 0. Priority Area 2 (Outer) covers SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4, TW18, TW19, TW20, UB3, UB4, UB7, UB8, UB10. Priority Area 3 (General) covers SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW13, TW14, TW15, UB1, UB2, UB5, UB6, UB9, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6, W5, W7, W13, RG12, and RG42.
  • What is the 11 plus exam pass mark?
    Candidates must achieve a standardised score of 111 or above to be eligible to apply for a place.
  • When will I get the results?
    Results will be available online in October, and will always be visible in plenty of time for you to complete the Common Application Form.
  • Can I appeal for a place?
    There are two possible reasons for an appeal. Firstly, if your child scored 111 or above, but was not offered a place due to the school being oversubscribed. Secondly, if your child scored below 111, but you believe that there are extenuating circumstances which mean that your child did not perform to the best of their ability on examination day. In either of these cases, you need to contact the school’s admissions team directly.
  • What sports does Langley Grammar School offer?
    The PE department at Langley Grammar School runs clubs and teams in most sports, including football, netball, hockey, cricket, basketball, trampolining and athletics. The school does not offer swimming.