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BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information


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BKHS is a co-educational day school in Coventry. Catering for pupils from the ages 3 to 18, it was established following the merger of two independent schools: Bablake and King Henry VIII School. [1]


BKHS is academically selective and aims to ensure that teaching is of exceptional quality, for both core and specialist subject areas. The schools maintain a strong sporting heritage, thus sporting activities, such as swimming, yoga, wall climbing and rugby, play a major role in pupils’ all-round development. 


A number of enrichment activities, including drama, orchestra and the DofE Award add up to the vibrant quality of the educational journey. Throughout the year, the school becomes a place where pupils’ masterclasses, outreach projects and performances take the spotlight and prepare them for their future academic or non-academic endeavours. [2]


Pastorally, every member of the school’s friendly community is seen as a unique individual, with strengths and weaknesses that form their distinctive character. Consequently, the pastoral care system extensively addresses their concerns through a personalised approach, allowing them to boost leadership skills, grow in confidence and flourish in later stages of their lives. 


BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information


Address: Coundon Road, Coventry, CV1 4AU

County: West Midlands

Admissions info: or 024 7627 1248

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open day: September and June

11+ Exam date: October

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own


Open Events for BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Entry


Open Events offer families the fantastic opportunity to visit the school and meet key members of staff. Guided tours will take place following an introductory speech by the Head, allowing you and your child to explore facilities and meet current pupils. To book a visit on a normal working day, please reach out to the Admissions Team. 


BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


The first step of the admissions process includes registration. The registration fee of £50 is non-refundable. In the following stage of the procedure, your child will be formally assessed (in October of the year preceding entry).


Please note that a deposit of £300 is payable on acceptance of a place, refunded during your child’s last term at the school.


BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


The school offers a number of Academic, Music and Art Scholarships to 11+ applicants. Academic awards are offered on the basis of performance in the entrance exam and interviews, while Music Scholarships are offered to students who have passed the exams and have successfully performed in an audition (held in January). More details are available here.


All scholarships can be coupled with a bursary. Bursaries are means-tested awards offered to families in need of financial support. They typically range from 10–90% of the school fees and take into consideration the applicant’s performance in the entrance exams. 


To be considered for a bursary, you should tick the appropriate box on the application form. Afterwards, the school will send you a Bursary Form, which should be completed and submitted by the deadline in mid-October of the year preceding entry.


BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The BKHS 11+ exam consists of the following papers:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal)


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 will 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. 


The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures your child’s ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the BKHS 11+ entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam


Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the BKHS exams, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day.


They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.


Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.


We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.


Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.


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


BKHS (Bablake and King Henry VIII School) 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write in their own answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.



To prepare for the BKHS 11+ English paper, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve comprehension and writing skills, including spelling and vocabulary:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills Pack 1


11+ Inference Skills Pack 2


11+ Poetry Comprehension


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


11+ English Bundle


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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 BKHS 11+ maths paper:


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 Pack 1


11+ Problem Solving Pack 2


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


11+ Mathematics Bundle




To prepare for the BKHS 11+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers:


Non-Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Non-Verbal Reasoning: Masterclasses


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Bundle


Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests 


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


11+ Anagrams


11+ Analogies


11+ Codes


11+ Compound Words


11+ Embedded Words


11+ Form a Word


11+ Insert a Letter


11+ Letter Analogies


11+ Letter Calculations


11+ Letter Codes


11+ Letter Sequences


11+ Move a Letter


11+ Number Analogies


11+ Number Calculations


11+ Number Sequences


11+ Rhyming Synonyms


11+ Shuffled Sentences


11+ Synonyms


11+ Word Completion


11+ Word Match


11+ Word Opposites


11+ Word Pairs


11+ Word Puzzles


11+ Word Relationships


11+ Verbal Reasoning Bundle




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Bablake and King Henry VIII School (BKHS) 11+ past papers. The information provided about Bablake and King Henry VIII School (BKHS) 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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