Churston Ferrers Grammar School | Late Transfer (In-Year 12+ and 13+) Entry Information

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Churston Ferrers Grammar School (CFGS) is a co-ed grammar school in the village of Galmpton in Torbay, South Devon. Founded in 1957, it caters for around 980 pupils and has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. [1]


The curriculum is varied and extensive, reflecting the school’s culture of high standards and strong achievements. Pupils study DT, science, MFL, PSHE, computer science and maths, among others, making the most out of the school’s provision in order to confidently access the next stages of their educational journey. 


Churston Ferrers encourages pupils to explore their creative and aesthetic capacity, simultaneously boosting their cultural awareness and collaboration skills. For this purpose, the school offers a plethora of clubs and activities, including orchestra, gardening, creative writing and chess, and organises trips to exciting destinations, both locally and abroad. [2]


Pastorally, staff aim to provide a secure learning environment where individual interests and talents can flourish. They work hard to ensure that students are genuinely happy and that they contribute to the welcoming culturally diverse community through active participation in school life and the wealth of its offering.


Churston Ferrers Grammar School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information


The Churston Ferrers Grammar School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in In-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Churston Ferrers Grammar administers the CEM Select online test.


CEM Select is created by the Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), which is part of Cambridge Assessment.


In the case of oversubscription, priority will be given to: 


  • Looked after children or previously looked after children;
  • Children who are entitled to Pupil Premium;
  • Children who have achieved the highest score in the entrance test.


In the event of tied ranking, the school will consider the proximity of the applicant’s home to the school. 


All applicants who have been refused a place have the right to appeal to an independent panel. More details are available in the In-Year Admission policy, which can be accessed through this page.


Churston Ferrers Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information


Address: Greenway Road, Brixham TQ5 0LN

County: Devon

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01803 842289

School type: Co-ed grammar school 

Number of students: 980 (approx.)

Exam type / Board: CEM Select 


As part of the assessment process for late transfer entry, your child will be asked to complete the CEM Select assessment. 


The test contains a number of unusual question formats that your child is unlikely to have encountered before. These include drag and drop digits and sentence auto-completes.


The assessment will be divided into a series of highly time-pressured sections. Your child doesn’t necessarily need to complete all the questions in each section to do well.


Churston Ferrers Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Exam Format


The CEM Select assessment will cover the following areas:


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning


The Verbal Reasoning section of the test assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using words, with a special focus on depth and breadth of vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section requires your child to solve problems using shapes and patterns with a main focus on one specific question type.


The Numerical Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using numbers and arithmetic.


Churston Ferrers Grammar School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses


Our CEM Select practice tests are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. 


Each timed module is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with clear step-by-step explanations.


Statistical averages, based on the scores of other students who have taken the same practice test, are provided so you can get an idea of your child’s relative performance against their peer group. Click the below links to learn more and purchase: 


Online Practice Tests

These full mock tests are designed to provide your child with highly accurate practice ahead of their CEM Select Assessment. Each practice test covers Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning, replicating the modules, timings and question types used in the actual exam.


Each test contains unique content but they are all pitched at the same difficulty level as the actual assessment. This means you can easily benchmark your child’s progress as they work through the practice tests, quickly identifying their strengths and weaknesses.

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Each of our Skill Practice tests is designed to focus on one specific question type that can come up in the CEM Select exam. They are ideal for targeted practice and an efficient way to quickly improve your child’s scores in each topic.

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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of CEM Select or any other test publisher.

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