10 plus (10+) Exam – Emanuel School – What you need to know



Entry Level Ten Plus (10+) exam

School Name Emanuel School

Description  Co-ed day school

Age range 10-18

Size 890

Fees £5,999 per term 

Address Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HS

Website www.emanuel.org.uk

Email enquiries@emanuel.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries) 0044 (0)20 8870 4171




Founded in 1594 by Lady Dacre, Emanuel School has the rare and unusual status of being co-ed from the very beginning.


Its starting point is to create a ‘safe and caring community’ where children can be happy; this then ensures a place in which their girls and boys can grow and thrive academically and as individuals.


Intellectually, pupils are challenged in their lessons and inspired by an impressive array of outside speakers addressing a wide range of topics including politics, science, academia, the media and business. The school believes that success comes in many forms. It admits pupils with talents in music, art, drama and sport and proudly awards more scholarships in art, music, sport and drama than any other school in London.


Be warned: it limits its registrations (because it interviews every child) to 200 pupils at 10+ (and 1,000 at 11+), so be sure to get in quickly if you want to register at this school.


Admissions Process for Emanuel School Ten Plus (10+) for Year 6 Entry


Candidates for 10+ entry for Emanuel School sit entrance papers in maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. The pass mark is a minimum of 60%, but in practice, candidates at 10+ are rarely made offers if they score less than 65% in maths and English. The average score of those accepting places is in fact around 75% in maths and English, so do bear this in mind when deciding whether or not to apply.


If you child is not successful at 10+, there will be the opportunity to try again at 11+. The school automatically offers you the chance to register him or her at 11+ when they post out the 10+ decision letters. However, if you are offered a place at 10+ and you don’t take it, you can’t try again at 11+.




For up to date application details and dates for Emanuel School at 10+, click here.


Open Days and Visits


To book for the Emanuel School’s September open morning, click here. Up to 4 places can be reserved.


In addition, the school holds regular Wednesday morning informal open mornings during term time when you can see the school on a working day, meet the Headmaster and talk to the pupils and teachers.


To book a tour please contact the main reception on 020 8870 4171 or email enquiries@emanuel.org.uk.


Entrance Exams


All registered candidates will be invited to sit examinations in English (1 hour), maths (1 hour) and verbal reasoning.


Recommended Materials




English practice papers, ideal for Emanuel School ten plus (10+) exam preparation:


10+ English Pack 1

10+ English Pack 2

10+ Reading Workbook

10+ Writing Prompts

10+ Spelling

10+ Vocabulary and Grammar

10+ Punctuation

10+ Inference Skills




Maths practice papers, ideal for Emanuel School ten plus (10+) exam preparation:


10+ Maths Pack 1 

10+ Maths Pack 2

10+ Mental Arithmetic

10+ Problem Solving 


Verbal Reasoning


Verbal reasoning practice papers, ideal for Emanuel School ten plus (10+) exam preparation:


10+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 

10+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 




Listening practice tests, ideal for Emanuel School ten plus (10+) exam preparation:


10+ Listening Pack 1




All candidates at 10+ are interviewed, which is different to most selective schools, who usually only interview those who have done well in the exam. Candidates are asked to fill out a brief background form on their interests and achievements (parents can help with this) and then have a 20-minute interview. Whilst no specific preparation is required for the interview, we would advise thinking about the key achievements you choose to showcase. A mock interview can also be a useful for identifying these, as well as building confidence – please contact us if you would like further information on our mock interviews.


Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are available at 10+ and there are three types. They may be combined and/or “topped up” up to a 100% reduction of the school fee using bursaries, depending upon financial need.


For full information, please click here.


Other Entry Points: 11+, 13+ and 16+


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