LSS Admissions

The normal admission points for entry to the school are at the start of Year 7 and Year 12.

Year 7 Entry

If you wish your son to join us when he transfers to Year 7 please refer to the Admissions Policy for full details including timescales for applications please click here. You will need to contact the Admissions Service at Warwickshire County Council who administer the 11+ testing process on our behalf. Contact details for the Admissions Service are at the end of this document.

The school holds an Open Evening for parents and pupils in Year 5 in late June each year (please contact the school office for further details). This event offers parents and pupils the opportunity look around the school and meet staff and current students to talk about life at Lawrence Sheriff before they register for the 11+ test.

For further information about the 11+ process, please refer to our frequently asked questions. This will provide you with key dates, entry requirements and information about what the test involves.

Year 12 Entry

If you are looking to join our sixth form in Year 12, please refer to the Sixth Form pages on our website please click here and the Admissions Policy please click here for further details.

The Sixth Form Open Evening is held in November each year (please contact the Sixth Form Team for further details).

Admission at other points

Admission to any school outside the usual age of transfer can be quite complex as we are currently over-subscribed in Years 7-11. Even where students are thought to be of a comparable academic standard to their peer group, it will be necessary to lodge a formal appeal for admission to the school. An application to the school is therefore in two stages: firstly, formal testing of the student to assess their academic ability; secondly, depending on the results of that testing, a formal appeal to an independent panel who will consider whether the pupil should be admitted to the school.

  • If the pupil concerned is currently in Year 7 and is aged under 12 years and wishes to apply for a transfer to Year 7 at LSS, then you should contact the Admissions Office at Warwickshire County Council in order to register your son for the 11+. They will be able to explain your position with regard to the 11+ testing and the appeals system. The contact details for the Admissions Office are at the end of this document.
  • If the pupil concerned is currently in Year 7 but is aged 12 or over, or is looking for admission to years 8, 9, 10 or 11, then he will be tested by LSS to establish whether he is of comparable ability to students in the relevant year group. There will be two tests: an English test and a Mathematics test. You will be notified of the outcome of these tests in writing and advised about the appeals system. The contact details for Lawrence Sheriff School are at the end of this document.

Contact Details for the Admissions Service at Warwickshire County Council

Amy Taylor

'Education and Learning

Admissions Service

Warwickshire County Council

Saltisford Office Park

Ansell Way


CV34 4UL

Tel: 01926 414143 Fax: 01926 742084





 Standard Date of Birth Ranges for 2016-2017:

Year 7:        1 September 2004 – 31 August 2005

Year 8:        1 September 2003 – 31 August 2004

Year 9:        1 September 2002 – 31 August 2003

Year 10:      1 September 2001 – 31 August 2002

Year 11:      1 September 2000 – 31 August 2001

Contact details for Lawrence Sheriff School:                                            

Mrs Lorraine Batchelor                   

PA to the Headteacher                   

Lawrence Sheriff School                 

Clifton Road                                    



CV21 3AG

Tel: 01788 542074, Fax: 01788 567962



I hope this information is of use to you as you make arrangements for your son’s future. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Batchelor (PA to the Headteacher) to discuss admission to Years 7 to 11, or the Sixth Form Team to discuss admission to Years 12 and 13.




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