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




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.


Emanuel School 10 Plus (10+) Exam Information


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


Emanuel School 10 Plus (10+) Admissions


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 your 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+.


Applications: 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 school.


Emanuel School 10 Plus (10+) Exam Format


All registered candidates will be invited to sit examinations in:


  • English (1 hour)
  • Maths (1 hour)
  • Verbal Reasoning


Pupils are offered places on the basis of their performance in the entry assessments, subject to satisfactory references from their current school.


Emanuel School 10 Plus (10+) Exam Practice Papers




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


Full Practice Tests


10+ English Pack 1

10+ English Pack 2


Comprehension Skills


10+ Reading Workbook

10+ Vocabulary and Grammar

10+ Inference Skills


Writing Skills


10+ Punctuation

10+ Writing Prompts

10+ Rewrite & Improve

10+ Spelling




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


Full Practice Tests


10+ Maths Pack 1 

10+ Maths Pack 2


Targeted Skill Development


10+ Mental Arithmetic

10+ Problem Solving


Verbal Reasoning


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


Full Practice Tests


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



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Emanuel School 10 Plus (10+) Interviews


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.


Emanuel School 10 Plus (10+) 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 for Emanuel School:


Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam


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