Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

Introduction

 

Alton School is an independent co-educational day school on the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire. The school was established in 1938 by the Sisters of Our Lady of Providence, occupying a 19-acre estate.

 

The Senior School curriculum consists of English, mathematics, religious education, geography, history, MFL, Latin and science. After classes, pupils can take part in a wide range of sporting activities, such as Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, Swimming and Equestrian.

 

Alton is a leading Catholic school on the border of Hampshire and Surrey, and, as such, it places great emphasis on personal faith, tolerance, service, friendship and respect for others. Pupils of all faith backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to actively engage in community service and fundraising activities, addressing in that way the needs of the wider world.

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Anstey Lane, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2NG

County: Hampshire

Admissions info: spigott@altonschool.co.uk or 01420 82070

School Type: Independent co-educational day school 

Open day: Throughout the year

11+ Exam Date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Alton School holds a Taster Day for Year 7 candidates in October, Open Mornings in February and June, an Open Evening in September and an Open Day Festival in May. To register your attendance, please contact the Admissions Team.

 

Individual school tours, led by a current pupil, include meeting the Headmaster. These can be arranged with the Admissions Registrar.

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

By completing a Registration Form, you will take the first step towards applying for a place at Alton Senior School. This should be made by the end of October for entry the following September. The next step includes a meeting with the Headmaster. 

 

In early November, your child will be invited to sit the entrance examinations, which take place in January. A place will be offered on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination and positive current-school reports. 

 

If your child performs exceptionally well in the exam, they might be asked to return to sit the Scholarship paper. Scholarships remain in place throughout your child’s time at the school. 

 

At 11+, the following scholarships are available: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Violin, Sport, Sport Development Award, Tennis, Equestrian and Catholic Award. Most scholarships are worth 10% of school fees.

 

Scholars will be expected to make a strong contribution to the life of the school in their particular field, work hard and set a good example.

 

Families in need of financial assistance may apply for a means tested bursary, awarded at the discretion of the Headmaster. To be considered eligible, your family income should not exceed £65,000 and there should not be any significant additional assets. 

 

Bursaries are means-tested and you will be asked to complete a confidential financial assessment and submit supporting information.

 

The bursary is awarded until the end of your child’s education at the school, but is subject to annual review and satisfactory academic performance. The confidential financial assessment form can be obtained from the Admissions Registrar. For more details, please visit the school’s website.

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Alton School 11+ entrance examination consists of the following papers:

 

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Verbal Reasoning 

 

The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is primarily designed to test and assess their logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary. 

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Alton School 11+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 11+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 11+ exam preparation which can help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base. 

 

Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their study schedule accordingly. The preparation process should become a little less demanding with a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’.

 

Whilst age-appropriate, our practice tests are challenging, and are successfully used by tens of thousands of students every year. Practical and convenient, they are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Alton School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

Alton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the Alton School 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Alton School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:

 

Comprehension

 

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

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Alton School 11+ maths test:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

Verbal Reasoning  

 

To develop your child’s Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the Alton School 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all of the key question types:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the Alton School 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 Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

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 Puzzles

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships

 

 

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