James Allen’s Girls’ School 11 plus (11+) Exam Information – Key Details

NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to James Allen’s Girls’ School has changed. Click here to learn how to prepare for the new assessment. The recommendations below for 11+ Writing are still relevant for the new exam format.



JAGS is the oldest independent girls’ school in Greater London, striving for academic excellence, diversity, humanity and integrity.


Sport is played to a high level and the arts ‘are woven into the fabric of JAGS’, with girls regularly performing in competitions and concerts both in London and throughout Europe. A wide extra-curricular programme is designed to give girls the opportunity to develop new skills, gain experience of leadership, help and support one another, and have fun.


Of particular interest is the school’s speaker programme, which welcomes an impressive range of speakers who contribute much to the school’s learning. Specialists from a range of fields, including academic and professional backgrounds, spend time sharing their knowledge with girls across all year groups.


James Allen’s Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS)

Description girls; day

Age range 4-18

Size 1080 approx

Fees £5,775 per term

Address James Allen’s Girls’ School, East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TE

Website www.jags.org.uk

Email (general enquiries) enquiries@jags.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries) +44 (0) 208 693 1181

Admissions email admissions@jags.org.uk


James Allen’s Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


Open Days


Full details on open days and taster days can be found on the school’s website here.


There is no need to book in advance.




11+ candidates may be registered from the start of the summer term when they are in Year 5 through to 31 October when they are in Year 6.


An online registration form is available on the school’s website.


James Allen’s Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The 11+ process begins with candidates being invited to a pre-selection assessment morning in the autumn term. The aim is to seek a clearer view of a candidate’s potential, both on a one-on-one basis and in a group setting, whilst providing girls with a taster day at JAGS and an opportunity to meet fellow applicants.


Girls are divided into small groups to solve puzzles; given a taster lesson; and asked to complete an online test to measure verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning skills (age-standardised).


Those who perform well at the pre-assessment selection will be called back to sit papers in:


  • Maths (45 mins)
  • English (60 mins)


Both papers are based on the assumption that candidates have reached at least Level 5 of the National Curriculum in these subjects.


The maths syllabus can be downloaded here.


James Allen’s Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers


For the pretests:


CEM Select


The JAGS pre-test is created by a company called CEM. We have a number of CEM practice resources available. Feedback from those who have taken the JAGS pretest in previous years suggests that the question types in these full practice and skill practice online tests have provided good preparation:


Full Practice Tests


CEM Select Practice Test 1


CEM Select Practice Test 2


CEM Select Practice Test 3


CEM Select Practice Test 4


CEM Select Practice Test 5


Skill Practice


CEM Select – Missing Words



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For the written exam:




English practice papers, ideal for James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ Inference Skills


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2




Maths practice papers, ideal for James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


11+ Problem Solving


11+ Mental Arithmetic



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James Allen’s Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries



Bursaries and scholarships are available for entry at 11+ to James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) and further information can be found here.



Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in James Allen’s Girls’ School 11+ past papers. The information provided about James Allen’s Girls’ School was believed to be 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.



Other Entry Points: 4+, 7+ and, 16+. Occasional vacancies are sometimes available in other years.

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