There are currently two grammar schools in Barnet and one in Enfield. For specific 11 Plus and admissions information about each school, please click on the links below:
Henrietta Barnett School (Barnet)
Queen Elizabeth’s School (Barnet)
The Latymer School (Enfield)
Registration Closing Date: July
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September
Exam Board Type: Henrietta Barnett School – GL Assessment | Queen Elizabeth’s School and The Latymer School – GL Assessment
Results Date: October
Pass Mark: Barnet – not revealed | Enfield – 210 (subject to change)
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: April, May, June
Hertfordshire grammar schools in Barnet and Enfield use different assessment providers but nevertheless, all Year 7 places are determined by pupil performance in the 11+ exams.
Each grammar school in the area is significantly oversubscribed and so parents are encouraged to attend their preferred schools’ open events ahead of applying for a place.
Parents must apply to their local authority (LA) ahead of the eleven plus exam date. For students in Barnet, parents can apply directly to Barnet Local Authority, while those in Enfield should apply to Enfield Council only.
To apply for a place in Year 7 at either a Barnet or Enfield grammar school, parents must register their child with their LA. Both LAs require parents to complete both a Common Application Form (CAF) and an entrance test entry form for their preferred school. Both forms can be completed online and must be sent on time, as late applications are not accepted.
As stated above, Barnet and Enfield grammar schools use different eleven plus exams. Below we have outlined the test format used by each school:
This test consists of two rounds, with the first-round testing verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and english. The top 300 students from round one will be invited back to sit the second exam.
This second test consists of English (comprehension and creative writing) and problem-solving maths questions.
The eleven plus entrance exam at Queen Elizabeth’s Barnet consists of two multiple choice test papers, covering English and mathematics. Both papers are taken by candidates in the same session.
This 11+ test consists of two tests;
Test 1 is a multiple-choice mathematics and verbal reasoning test that last 50 minutes.
Test 2 is an open-answer English test. Overall, this test lasts one hour and is split into two sections that test reading comprehension and creative writing.
For the Henrietta Barnet 11 plus exam, we would recommend the following resources:
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Technical English skills:
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The information provided about Hertfordshire (Barnet and Enfield) grammar schools was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.
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