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



Entry Level Ten Plus (10+) exam

School Name Trinity School, Croydon

Description Boys; day school (Co-ed at sixth form)

Age range 10-18

Size 990 approx

Fees £5,552 per term

Address Shirley Park, Croydon, CR9 7AT

Email (general enquiries) hmsec@trinity.croydon.sch.uk

Website www.trinity-school.org

Telephone (general enquiries) 0044 (0)20 8656 9541

Email admissions@trinity.croydon.sch.uk




Trinity School forms part of the Whitgift Foundation, founded in 1596 by John Whitgift, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The foundation uses its income to support three schools: Trinity School for Boys (with a co-ed sixth form), Whitgift School for Boys and Old Palace School for Girls.


About 60% of the new boys who join Trinity School each September come from State primary schools and the remainder from independent prep schools. Trinity boys arrive from a large number and variety of schools and their selection procedure takes this into account. They admit boys from a wide breadth of backgrounds, adding to the school’s cultural experience.


Trinity School is a positive and friendly community in which pupils thrive, both academically, by achieving excellent examination results, and through the pursuit of personal interests and goals. Teaching is designed specifically to meet the needs of bright boys (and bright girls in the sixth form!), ensuring that they benefit fully from the social and academic interactions the school readily provides.


The school is situated in Croydon, approx. 11 miles from central London, and has excellent transport links. It is housed in a bright modern building and has 27 acres of grounds and sports fields for pupils to enjoy.


Admissions Process for Trinity School Year 6 entry


10+ entry at Trinity School is ideal for bright boys with an enthusiasm for learning, who may have out-grown their current school.




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


The deadline for registration is usually in the November of the preceding year – but check the school’s website for the exact date.


Open Days and Visits


An open day takes place in October, but there is also the opportunity for small group visits to take place on Wednesday and Friday mornings during the Autumn and Summer terms. Contact the Admissions Registrar to book your place on 020 8656 9541 or admissions@trinity.croydon.sch.uk


Entrance Exams


All registered candidates will be invited to sit examinations in English, maths and verbal reasoning early in the January of Year 5.


All papers are one hour each. As a guide, successful candidates will usually be those children who are achieving at least Level 5 in the National Curriculum.


Those who perform well in their exams will be in invited back to the school for an interview, usually in late January.




The interview lasts around 15-30 minutes, and gives the school an opportunity to get to know your son beyond his examination results. The interview will concentrate on their strengths and interests, as well as any weaknesses which might have emerged from their exam results. Candidates are asked to bring a sample of their school work, or an object of interest, to act as the starting point for discussion.


A mock interview can be a useful, confidence-building exercise – please contact us if you would like further information on this.


Recommended Materials




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


10+ Maths Pack 1 

10+ Maths Pack 2

10+ Mental Arithmetic

10+ Problem Solving 


Verbal Reasoning


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


10+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 

10+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 




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


10+ Listening Pack 1


Scholarships and Bursaries


The school offers a generous scholarship and bursary scheme, open to all points of entry including 10+. For full details, please visit the school’s website here.


All children who sit the entrance exams are considered for a scholarship automatically. If their exam results are impressive indicating scholarship potential, they may also be asked additional academic questions at interview.


Other Entry Points: 11+, 13+ and 16+

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