The Perse School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information – Key Details




‘Put bright children together and they spark off one another, spur each other on, and form a positive peer group culture in which learning is celebrated. In turn, such a concentration of talented young minds creates a wonderfully vibrant school environment…’


And so The Perse School proudly describes its ethos on its website. Boys and girls are educated together to an exceptional standard. High quality pastoral care is a highlight, creating confident, happy and successful children.


The Perse School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam 

School Name The Perse School, Cambridge

Description Co-ed

Age range 3-18

Size 1,564 approx

Fees £5,555 per term

Address The Perse Upper, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8QF

Email (general enquiries)


Telephone (general enquiries): +44 (0) 1223 403 800


The Perse School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


There are 70 external places available for 11+ entry at The Perse. In particular at this age, they draw from a very wide range of maintained sector primary schools.


Open Days


11+ open mornings are held twice a year. For details of the next event and to book, click here.




Registration is online and the deadline falls in December. Check out the website here for dates and a link to the form.


The Perse School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


Applicants to The Perse School for 11+ are assessed in the academic year prior to entry. The written entrance tests are stretching and will go beyond the primary school curriculum for Year 7 entry.


The entrance test consists of papers in:


  • Maths
  • English
  • Verbal Reasoning


All candidates will also have a short interview/chat with a Perse teacher along with a short humanities video/questions exercise. There are a number of sample papers available on the school’s website.


Interviews are conducted on the same day as the written assessments.


The Perse School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers




English practice papers, ideal for The Perse eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2




Maths practice papers, ideal The Perse eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


Full Practice Tests


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Problem Solving


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Money


11+ Operations


11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume


11+ Position & Direction


11+ Probability


11+ Properties of Shapes


11+ Ratio & Proportion


11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry


11+ Sequences


11+ Special Numbers


11+ Speed, Distance & Time


11+ Statistics


Verbal Reasoning


Practice Tests


Reasoning practice papers, ideal for The Perse eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Skill specific practice


The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in The Perse’s 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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The Perse School 11 Plus (11+) Bursaries and Scholarships


Bursaries and scholarships are available for 11+ entry to The Perse. Further details can be accessed here. Scholarships are not means-tested, but are limited in financial value and generally worth around 5% of the annual school fees.



Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in The Perse School 11+ exam past papers. The information provided about The Perse 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.



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