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The 2018 Selective Eligibility Test will take place on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

 

The test will consist of two multiple-choice papers, testing Maths and English. Each paper will be about 45 minutes long.

 

The Selective Eligibility Test (SET) is used by a number of schools in the Surrey area. Click on the links below to learn more about the application process at each school:

 

Nonsuch High School for Girls

Sutton Grammar School for Boys

Wallington County Grammar School

Wallington High School for Girls

Wilson’s School

 

Apart from at Wallington County Grammar School, students who pass the Selective Eligibility Test will be invited back for a second round test in October. This will assess Maths and English in a standard format, not multiple-choice.

 

We have produced a comprehensive set of resources to help you prepare for every element of the exam, including full-length practice tests and subject-specific, targeted exercises.

 

We have made our practice tests as accurate as possible, even replicating the style and format of the answer sheets so your child can get used to marking their answers exactly how they will need to do in the actual test.

 

You can currently take advantage of our special offer and save 30% off our 11+ Sutton bundle. This includes all the resources you will need to help your child prepare for both Round 1 (multiple-choice) and Round 2 (non-multiple-choice) of the exams. To take advantage of this offer, simply add all of the following products to your basket and enter the code suttondeal at checkout to save 30%!

 

Round 1

 

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 1

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 2

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 3

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 4

 

For further subject-specific practice, we would recommend the following:

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

Round 2 

 

For Round 2, we would recommend the following packs:

 

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

 

We hope you find this offer beneficial. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries. We are always happy to help and advise!

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Blue Coat School website

Located in Wavertree, Liverpool, The Blue Coat School was established in 1708. Originally a boys’ boarding school, it became co-educational in 2002. Blue Coat is the only grammar school in Liverpool and educates almost 1,000 pupils aged 11-18.

 

In addition to offering a busy curriculum, The Blue Coat School has a variety of clubs and societies. Students are encouraged to explore their interests outside of the classroom by enrolling in extra-curricular activities and sports.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Blue Coat School

 

Address: The Blue Coat School, Church Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 9EE

County: Merseyside

Admissions Info: office@bluecoatschool.org.uk, 0151 733 1407

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 963 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Set by School

 

The Blue Coat School 11 Plus Admissions

 

With 180 Year 7 places available, admission to The Blue Coat School is determined by student performance in the 11 Plus exam. Eligibility for places will be based on the following criteria:

 

  • Up to 27 places will be available to the highest scoring applicants who are eligible for free school meals and who achieve an entrance test score of 320 or more
  • The remaining places will be available to all other highest scoring applicants

 

Should there be a tie for the last place(s), the Non-Verbal Reasoning score from the exam will determine the result.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Blue Coat School

 

The Blue Coat School administers its own 11+ test for Year 7. Parents can apply for a place online via the school’s admissions form – this will be available on the school’s website once registration is open.

 

Parents will receive test results in October and Year 7 places will be allocated in March of the following year.

 

The Blue Coat School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Blue Coat School eleven plus exam consists of three tests:

 

  1. Mathematics – 45 minutes
  2. English – 50 minutes
  3. Non-Verbal Reasoning – 20 minutes

 

How to Prepare for The Blue Coat School 11 Plus Exam?

 

In the first instance, we would recommend preparing for the 11+ test well ahead of the exam date. The sooner children start studying for the tests, the more time they will have to improve their performance on exam day.

 

Parents should create a study timetable with their child to ensure that they cover everything they will need to know. By introducing practice exam papers early into a student’s study routine, they will become more familiar with the exam layout and the types of questions they may be asked.

 

As the exam date gets closer, parents should encourage their child to do timed practice papers under exam conditions. This will help students get used to answering questions under time pressure, as will be required in the exam.

 

We specifically recommend the following resources for The Blue Coat School 11 Plus exam:

 

11 Plus Mathematics (Pack 1)

11 Plus Mathematics (Pack 2)

11 Plus Mathematics (Pack 3)

11 Plus Mathematics – Problem Solving

 

11 Plus English (Pack 1)

11 Plus English (Pack 2)

11 Plus English (Pack 3)

11 Plus English – Spelling

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning (Pack 1)

 

The information provided about The Blue Coat 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the King's School Grantham website

Founded in 1528, The King’s School is located in the Lincolnshire market town of Grantham. An all-boys’ grammar school, King’s has academy status and teaches pupils aged 11-18.

 

Over 1,000 pupils are split across six houses and the school offers them a diverse curriculum. It encourages its boys to participate in creatively-led enrichment activities including music, drama and art. The school also has an active Combined Cadet Force.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The King’s School Grantham

 

Address: The King’s School, Brook Street, Grantham NG31 6RP

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions Info: admin@kings.lincs.sch.uk, 01476 563180

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,016 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 174

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

The King’s School Grantham 11 Plus Admissions

 

The King’s School Grantham is part of the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools. With 174 places available in Year 7, the school is often over-subscribed. In cases where there are more applicants than available places, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children who have achieved the qualifying score (220 and above).
  2. Any remaining places will then be awarded in rank score order for those students who have qualified for entry, up to the total number of children intended to be admitted.

 

For more information about The King’s School admissions process, take a look at the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The King’s School Grantham

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at The King’s School, parents should visit their Local Authority (LA) website to register their interest in a place. They should then download and complete the school’s registration form to book their child’s place in the eleven plus exam.

 

Exam results will be sent to parents and guardians in October, ahead of the deadline for returning the parental preference form to the local authority. In March of the following year, the local authority will send out place offers based on the preferences submitted on the application form.

 

The King’s School Grantham 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11+ test for The King’s School consists of two multiple-choice papers:

 

  1. Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions.
  2. Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is made-up of 70 questions and is split into five sections.

 

How to Prepare for the King’s School Grantham 11 Plus Exam?

 

The King’s School, Grantham is a popular grammar in Lincolnshire, so children must be fully prepared for the eleven plus exam well ahead of test day. As the school’s entrance exam focuses on reasoning, we would recommend reading the following articles to gain a better understanding of what the tests involve:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam Preparation

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Advice

 

Often, the build-up to the 11 plus can be more stressful than the actual exam. To boost your son’s confidence ahead of the test, incorporate practice exam papers into his revision timetable.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we have a selection of 11+ practice tests that will help your son to prepare for The King’s School Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning entrance exams. We would specifically recommend the following packs:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

The information provided about the King’s School Grantham 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Cranbrook School website

Founded in 1518, Cranbrook School is a co-educational grammar located in Cranbrook, Kent. It accepts pupils for both day and boarding school – however, as the school’s main point of entry is Year 9, no boarding school places are available at Year 7.

 

Cranbrook is consistently high-performing when it comes to exam results and prides itself on teaching its pupils to be independent. The school offers an array of extracurricular activities set outside of the classroom, including a Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and various community initiatives.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Cranbrook School

 

Address: Cranbrook School, Waterloo Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3JD

County: Kent

Admissions Info: admissions@cranbrook.kent.sch.uk, 01580 711805

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 750 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 60 (day places only)

Open Day Date: May, September, October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test

 

Cranbrook School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Traditionally, Cranbrook’s main entry point for new students is Year 9, but it has recently opened up admissions to include more day places at Year 7. To be considered for one of these 60 places, prospective pupils must sit the Kent eleven plus test and achieve the required standard.

 

Parents and children are invited to attend one of the school’s open events to ask any questions they have about the admissions process. Cranbrook hosts open events throughout the academic year, allowing parents to take a tour of the school and meet staff and current pupils.

 

With a relatively small number of places available at Year 7, the school is often oversubscribed. In such instances, the school will apply the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children in (or previously in) Local Authority Care
  2. Children entitled to Pupil Premium without the priority area
  3. Children within the priority area who have proven social needs
  4. Children who live within the priority area
  5. Children who live outside of the priority area

 

For more information about Cranbrook’s 11+ admissions, simply visit the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Cranbrook School

 

Cranbrook School adheres to the coordinated admission scheme from Kent County Council, the LA. As Cranbrook uses the Kent Test as a means of selection in Year 7, parents must register online with the LA in the first instance.

 

Once students have taken the 11+ Kent Test, parents are required to complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to the LA. This process can usually be done online. Parents will receive eleven plus results from the Council in October, with offers sent out in March.

 

Cranbrook School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Cranbrook School requires pupils to sit the Kent 11 Plus exam. The Kent Test consists of two multiple-choice tests:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that is divided into two sections that cover English and maths. Each section consists of a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test.
  2. A 60-minute test that focuses on reasoning. It is divided into three sections: verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and spatial reasoning

 

Pupils must also complete a 40-minute writing task. However, this does not form part of the final 11 Plus result but can be used in any borderline or appeal cases.

 

You can learn more about the Kent Test with these sample questions and gain further clarification on what to expect from the exam.

 

How to Prepare for the Cranbrook School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent is a hugely competitive grammar school region, with most (if not all) schools oversubscribed at Year 7. For your child to be in with a chance of gaining one of the 60 places at Cranbrook, they should invest additional time into studying and revising in the build-up to the test.

 

The Kent Test requires students to have a good knowledge of a range of subjects. If your child has a particular weak point, you can use practice exam papers to help improve it ahead of the test.

 

Students who are registered to take the Cranbrook School entrance test will benefit from these practice resources:

 

Kent Practice Test 1 (11 Plus)

Kent Practice Test 2 (11 Plus)

Kent Practice Test 3 (11 Plus)

 

These tests are designed to replicate the format, content, structure, question types, style and timings of the actual Kent 11 plus exam.

 

For additional, subject-specific revision of multiple-choice questions, we would also highly recommend these practice exam papers:

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Spelling

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Cranbrook 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.

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School website

Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School is a co-educational grammar located in Ramsgate, Kent. In 2011, two schools – Chatham House Grammar School and Clarendon House Grammar School, merged to form the school as it’s currently known.

 

Maintaining the long history of the previous schools, Chatham and Clarendon blends its traditional surroundings with a modern outlook to learning. Students are assigned a house in Year 7 and remain part of it throughout their time at the school.

 

Almost 700 pupils are divided across four houses – Knight-Heath, Mann-Somerville, Rothschild-Pearce and Thomas-Sharman. Throughout each academic year, the houses go head-to-head in a range of activities and competitions.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School

 

Address: Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, Chatham Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7PS

County: Kent

Admissions Info: registrar@ccgrammarschool.co.uk, 01843 591075

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 700 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: June, October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus (GL)

 

Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. To be considered for one of the 180 places available, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard in this entrance exam.

 

The school encourages both parents and pupils to attend one of its open events before registering for a Year 7 place. At these events, parents can ask any questions they might have about the school’s curriculum and learning environment.

 

In case of oversubscription, Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School will give priority to:

 

  • Students who are, or have been, in Local Authority Care
  • Pupils who demonstrate health and special access reasons
  • Applicants in receipt of pupil premium
  • Students with a sibling at the school
  • Pupils who live within the school’s catchment area
  • Those living closest to the school

 

For more detail about the defined catchment area and oversubscription criteria, visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, parents must first register their child for the Kent Test. This can be done online via the Local Authority (LA), Kent County Council.

 

The LA coordinates all Year 7 places, so parents are advised to contact them directly with any specific registration questions. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the LA in October and official places will be confirmed in March of the following year.

 

Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, all pupils must reach the required standard in the Kent 11 Plus test. Most selective grammar schools in the area adhere to this test.

 

The Kent eleven plus exam is split into three sections:

 

  1. The first section focuses on English and maths. Both subjects consist of a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test. The test is multiple choice and is an hour long overall.
  2. The second sections tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is split into three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning. It’s a multiple-choice test that lasts for one hour.
  3. The third section is a writing task that lasts for 40 minutes. Student performance in this task does not contribute to the overall 11+ score, but the paper may be used when looking at borderline cases, or during an appeals process.

 

How to Prepare for the Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

As Kent is an extremely competitive grammar school region, children sitting the Kent Test at eleven plus must be prepared. A ‘little and often’ approach is usually very effective, as manageable chunks are much easier for children to process, compared with longer revision sessions.

 

We strongly recommend that students use practice exam papers early-on in their revision as they enable parents to monitor their learning and identify any strengths and weaknesses.

 

For students to have the best chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, we would recommend using the following resources:

 

Kent Practice Test 1 (11 Plus)

Kent Practice Test 2 (11 Plus)

Kent Practice Test 3 (11 Plus)

 

And for additional subject-specific revision, we would suggest these practice exam papers:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Spelling (GL)

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

The information provided about Chatham and Clarendon Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the King Edward VI Academy website

King Edward VI Academy is a coeducational bilateral school located in the Lincolnshire market town of Spilsby. The school also has academy status. Regular funding has enabled the school to build modern facilities that offer pupils a range of opportunities, whether academic, vocational, artistic or sporting.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for King Edward VI Academy

 

Address: King Edward VI Academy, West End, Spilsby PE23 5EW

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions Info: office@kingedwardacademy.co.uk, 01790 753260

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 417 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 95 (approx.)

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

King Edward VI Academy 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to King Edward VI Academy in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 85 places allocated to Year 7 students, although only around 30 of these are selective. The school strongly encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of their open evenings before applying for a place.

 

King Edward VI Academy is a member of the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools and the Local Authority (LA), Lincolnshire County Council, coordinates the school’s admissions using the 11+ exam.

 

In cases where the school is oversubscribed, the following oversubscription criteria is used, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of application
  3. Children who live closest to the school
  4. Children attending a named feeder school

 

You can find out more information about King Edward VI Academy’s admission process at Year 7 by visiting the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to King Edward VI Academy

 

As an academy, King Edward VI operates under the LA’s admissions scheme. All Year 7 places are managed by Lincolnshire County Council. Once a child has taken the 11+ in September, results will be sent to parents by the LA in October.

 

Parents living in Lincolnshire should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) directly via the LA website. Failure to do so will mean your child will not be considered for a grammar school place in Lincolnshire.

 

King Edward VI Academy 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Prospective pupils for King Edward VI Academy must sit two eleven plus tests. These exams are multiple-choice and students will be tested on:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is made-up of 70 questions. Questions must be answered one section at a time, with seven minutes allocated to each section. Pupils cannot move onto the next section until they are told to do so.

 

How to Prepare for the King Edward VI Academy 11 Plus Exam?

 

To give children the best possible chance of achieving the required standard for Year 7 entry to King Edward VI Academy, revision should begin a few months ahead of the actual exam date.

 

The King Edward VI Academy 11 plus exam focuses on reasoning, so parents are advised to read the following articles ahead of scheduling revision sessions:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam Preparation

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Advice

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we publish practice exam papers to help boost students’ confidence. These papers provide students with a better understanding of what is required in the test.

 

Our 11 Plus practice tests help children prepare for the King Edward VI Academy exam. We would specifically recommend the following packs:

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

Eleven Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

The information provided about King Edward VI Academy 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Newport Girls’ High School website

Located in Newport, a market town in Shropshire, Newport Girls’ High School (NGHS) is a selective all-girls school with academy status. The school has specialist status in both maths and computing.

 

Students are split into three houses (Seacole, Roddam and Austen) and compete with each other in a range of activities throughout the academic year. The school holds a number of music events which showcase its chamber choir and orchestras.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Newport Girls’ High School

 

Address: Newport Girls’ High School, Wellington Road, Newport TF10 7HL

County: Shropshire

Admissions Info: schooloffice@nghs.org.uk, 01952 797550

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 412 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 84 (approx.)

Open Day Date: May, October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Newport Girls’ operates its admissions arrangements and procedures in-line with the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

The Consortium requires that students are selected for admission based on their combined, age-standardised score in the CEM eleven plus exam. Students must attain the minimum ‘qualifying score’ to be eligible for admission. It should be noted though that attaining the qualifying score does not guarantee pupils a place at NGHS.

 

The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend an open day, where more information about the admissions process is provided.

 

Initial priority will always be given to girls who live within the school’s catchment area. However, in cases where there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, the school uses its oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Candidates who live out of the catchment area

 

For more information about Newport Girls’ High School, please visit the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Newport Girls’ High School

 

Parents who wish to apply to NGHS should complete an online test registration form for the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton. This can be found via the school’s website when registration opens. Parents should also complete a Common Application Form (CAF) via their Local Authority website.

 

Parents will receive 11+ results in October and will be notified of official place offers in March of the following year.

 

Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam for Newport Girls’ High School assesses:

 

 

The four subjects are split over two tests that each last 45 minutes.

 

How to Prepare for the Newport Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Although NGHS is a relatively small grammar school, it is popular and is regularly oversubscribed in Year 7, with an average of five applications for every place available. In order for students to have the best chance of gaining a place at the school, they must be committed to a structured revision timetable. This timetable will ensure that students cover everything they need to know for the exam, without being overworked.

 

Introducing practice exam papers into a student’s revision plan will help identify their strengths and weaknesses and improve their time management skills.

 

We have a selection of 11 plus practice exam papers that are highly recommended for students preparing for 11+ entry to NGHS:

 

 

The information provided about Newport Girls’ High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Holcombe Grammar School for Boys website

Established in 1817, Holcombe Grammar School is a grammar school based in Chatham, Kent. Previously known as Chatham Grammar School for Boys, it is now a selective academy. The school is fully co-educational from the end of 2018.

 

Students aged 11-18 are divided into four houses – Barfleur, Conquest, Guardian and Shannon – all named after ships built at Chatham Dockyard, not too far from the school campus. The houses compete against each other throughout the school year in an effort to secure the House Shield by the end of the summer term.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Holcombe Grammar School

 

Address: Holcombe, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB

County: Kent (Medway)

Admissions Info: office@holcombegrammar.org.uk, 01634 830 083

School Type: Boys’ Grammar, Co-Educational by 2018

Number of pupils: 963 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Medway 11 Plus (CEM)

 

Holcombe Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

There are 120 places available in Year 7 at Holcombe Grammar School, with each place determined by pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Prior to applying for a place, parents are advised to attend the school’s open event to get more information about the admissions process.

 

Along with the other grammar schools in Medway, Holcombe uses The Medway Test for Year 7 admissions. Children who attend a primary school in the area will take the 11 Plus exam at their current school, while those living outside the area will take the exam in an independent test centre.

 

In the event of oversubscription, Holcombe Grammar School applies the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children who have a sibling attending the school
  3. Children who have a sibling attending any Trust primary school
  4. Children of staff employed by the Trust
  5. Child’s health reasons
  6. Children who live closest to the school

 

Schools within the Medway local authority (LA) use a different admissions criteria, so parents are advised to double check the exact specifications with the school before completing the Common Application Form (CAF). More details about Holcombe Grammar School’s admissions process is available on the school website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Holcombe Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at the school, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF), which is administered by the Medway local authority.

 

All primary schools within the Medway area will receive booklets entitled ‘Admission to Secondary School: A Guide for Parents’ to distribute, which explains more about registration. Alternatively, parents can call the Admissions team at Medway Council on 01634 331110 with any pressing questions about the application process.

 

Holcombe Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Holcombe Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of:

 

 

Both the verbal reasoning and maths tests are multiple choice and last 50 minutes each. The English test often takes the form of an essay and lasts 50 minutes, which includes 10 minutes of planning time.

 

In The Medway Test, the 11 plus maths and English sections are double-weighted in comparison to the verbal reasoning section. This means the maths and writing scores are given twice the importance of the verbal reasoning score in the Medway 11 plus.

 

How to Prepare for the Holcombe Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The more preparation students put into the eleven plus, the less intimidating it will seem. We advise that students should plan ahead and make use of relevant practice resources.

 

Parents should encourage their child to complete 11 Plus practice papers under timed conditions for the Medway Test as this will help them to establish a rhythm of answering questions quickly under time pressure.

 

For the Holcombe Grammar School 11+ exam, we would recommend the following resources:

 

11 Plus CEM Verbal Reasoning

 

11 Plus CEM Comprehension

11 Plus CEM Cloze

11 Plus CEM Spelling

 

11 Plus CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus CEM Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning

 

The information provided about Holcombe Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are two selective grammar schools in Wiltshire; Bishop Wordsworth’s for boys and South Wiltshire for girls. For specific eleven plus details about each school, please read the articles below:

 

Bishop Wordsworth’s School

South Wiltshire Grammar School for Girls

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wiltshire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: Bishop Wordsworth’s: July | South Wilts: September Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Bishop Wordsworth’s: CEM (University of Durham) | South Wilts: GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Not made public

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Wiltshire County Council, 01225 713010

 

Wiltshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Both grammar schools in Wiltshire use the 11 Plus exam to determine Year 7 place allocation. As both schools are regularly oversubscribed, parents and prospective students are encouraged to attend their chosen school’s open event before making an application – this helps to ensure that the school would be a good fit for the pupil.

 

Wiltshire grammar school admissions for Year 7 are coordinated through Wiltshire County Council. However, it is the responsibility of parents to ensure their child is registered for the eleven plus exam ahead of the exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Wiltshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

In the first instance, parents must submit a Common Application Form (CAF) to Wiltshire County Council – this can be done online. Both schools in the region also require parents to complete a Supplementary Form, available from the school directly.

 

Students who live outside the Wiltshire region should submit the CAF through their own local authority, who will inform Wiltshire County Council of the application.

 

Wiltshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

While both Wiltshire grammar schools use the 11+ exam for Year 7 entry, they opt to use different providers. We have outlined the exam format for both entrance exams below:

 

Bishop Wordsworth’s School

 

Bishop Wordsworth’s 11 Plus exam consists of two papers, each lasting 50 minutes. Both papers test verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical ability. All papers are multiple-choice. The verbal reasoning section is likely to include comprehension and cloze, as per previous CEM exam papers.

 

South Wiltsshire Grammar

 

The South Wilts Grammar School for Girls eleven plus test consists of three multiple-choice papers that test maths, English and verbal reasoning. The scores from all three tests are standardised, combined and of equal weighting.

 

Practice Papers for the Wiltshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For pupils currently preparing for the Bishop Wordsworth eleven plus exam, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

 

Girls preparing for the South Wilts grammar school 11 Plus exam will find the practice resources below most useful:

 

 

 

 

The information provided about Wiltshire 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.

 

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are six grammar schools in Yorkshire, split across three Local Authorities. The schools below have been organised according to their boundaries. for 11+ information specific to each particular school, please click on the following links:

 

Calderdale

 

Crossley Heath Grammar School

North Halifax Grammar School

 

Kirklees

 

Heckmondwike Grammar School

 

North Yorkshire

 

Ermysted Grammar School

Ripon Grammar School

Skipton Girls’ High School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Yorkshire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: Calderdale – September, Kirklees – June, North Yorkshire – July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Calderdale and North Yorkshire – GL Assessment, Kirklees – CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies year to year

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: June

Admissions Info: Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, North Yorkshire Council

 

Yorkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at a Yorkshire grammar school, pupils must pass the eleven plus exam. While some schools in the area are responsible for their own admissions, they must comply with the North Yorkshire Coordinated Scheme for secondary school admissions to Year 7.

 

The schools encourage prospective pupils and parents to attend an open evening during the academic year. Usually at these events, school staff will provide additional information about the admissions process and visitors will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet staff members.

 

How to Register for the Yorkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Year 7 admission to any of the Yorkshire grammar schools is based on the results of an 11 Plus exam entrance test. To enter for this exam, parents must register their child with their local authority (LA) before the closing date. Parents must also complete a Supplementary Information Form via the preferred school’s website.

 

Please note, late applications will only be considered once the initial round of allocations has been completed.

 

Yorkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

For Calderdale schools:

 

Prospective pupils to both Crossley Heath Grammar School and North Halifax Grammar School must sit three tests at 11+. These tests cover English, mathematics and verbal reasoning. The maths paper is written by the school, while the other two are created by GL Assessment.

 

For Kirklees:

 

Children will sit two exams, created by CEM (University of Durham) that test verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. Each paper contains a mix of multiple choice and standard format questions.

 

For North Yorkshire:

 

All three grammar schools in North Yorkshire set their own admissions policies. North Yorkshire Council manages admissions for Ermysted Grammar School and Ripon Grammar School. Skipton High School administers its own tests.

 

For Ermysted and Ripon:

 

The 11 Plus tests for both schools consists of two multiple choice papers that focus on both verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

 

For Skipton Girls:

 

Pupils will sit three tests that cover mathematics, English and verbal reasoning. All three exams are multiple choice and there is no extended writing exercise.

 

Practice Papers for the Yorkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For Yorkshire grammar schools in the Calderdale and North Yorkshire authority, we would highly recommend these 11 Plus practice resources:

 

NB: For Ermysted Grammar School and Ripon Grammar School, only the Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning practice papers below are relevant.

 

11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11+ English Pack 3

11+ English Spelling

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

11+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

For those preparing for the Kirklees 11 Plus exam, we specifically recommend:

 

11 Plus CEM Mathematics Short Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus CEM Maths Long Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus CEM Maths Multiple Choice Reasoning

 

11 Plus CEM Verbal Reasoning (Pack 1)

11 Plus English Cloze (Pack 1)

11 Plus English/Verbal Reasoning: Comprehension (Pack 1)

11 Plus CEM Spelling (CEM)

 

The information provided about Yorkshire 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are five grammar schools in the Wolverhampton and Wrekin region. Since 2012, each of these schools has been part of The Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton. For 11+ details and admissions information about each individual school, please read the articles below:

 

Adams’ Grammar School

Newport Girls’ High School

Queen Mary’s Grammar School

Queen Mary’s High School

Wolverhampton High School for Girls

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies from year to year

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: June

Admissions Info: Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton

 

Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to all of the grammar schools in Wolverhampton and Wrekin is solely determined by pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. Each of the schools in the region encourages prospective students and their parents to attend an open event, where more information about the admissions process is provided.

 

Year 7 admissions to Wolverhampton and Wrekin grammar schools are coordinated through the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton and parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11+ exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at a Wolverhampton and Wrekin grammar school, parents must register their child with the Consortium. Parents need to complete two forms for 11+ entry: The Entrance Test Registration Form and the Local Authority (LA) form, also known as a Secondary School Preference Form. The latter document needs to be returned to the LA directly by the deadline date specified on the form.

 

Late candidates will only be considered following the initial allocation of places, so it is always advised to meet the registration deadline in the first instance.

 

Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Wolverhampton and Wrekin grammar schools all use the same 11 Plus entrance assessment. The exam tests a child’s verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, maths and English. The four subjects are split over two tests, each lasting 45 minutes.

 

Some of the questions are multiple choice and the papers will be divided into smaller, individually-timed sections.

 

Practice Papers for the Wolverhampton and Wrekin Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we have a selection of practice exam papers that are highly recommended for those sitting the Wolverhampton and Wrekin 11 Plus:

 

 

The information provided about Wolverhampton and Wrekin 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.

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are five fully selective grammar schools in the Warwickshire region. For 11 Plus exam admissions information for each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

Alcester Grammar School

Lawrence Sheriff School

King Edward VI School

Rugby High School

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Warwickshire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies per school

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Warwickshire County Council, 01926 414143

 

Warwickshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

All Year 7 places in Warwickshire grammar schools are allocated based on pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Parents are advised to attend their preferred schools’ open day(s), which usually take place in June, before applying for a place. At these events, parents can learn more about the admissions process and prospective pupils can take a tour of the school.

 

Year 7 admissions to Warwickshire grammar schools are coordinated by Warwickshire County Council and parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11+ exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Warwickshire County Council’s Admissions Service, known as Warwickshire Admissions, oversees 11 Plus entry to all grammar schools in the region. This service operates the same entrance test procedure as the Grammar Schools in the Birmingham Consortium. To apply for entry to a school in Year 7, parents must register their child for the entrance examination by completing the Common Application Form (CAF).

 

The deadline for registration is usually in July and the form needs to be handed in to the local authority. Please note that schools in the region will not consider late registrations in the first round of placements.

 

Warwickshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Warwickshire eleven plus exam consists of two papers that last approximately 45 minutes each. They contain a mix of standard format and multiple-choice questions and cover verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematics.

 

The verbal reasoning exam includes an English component, containing a comprehension and cloze test. The maths exam involves a numeracy section, which tests ability in mental arithmetic and problem-solving questions.

 

Practice Papers for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

If your child is preparing for the Warwickshire grammar school entrance exam, we have several 11 Plus practice papers that can help:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ Spelling

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

The information provided about Warwickshire 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.

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are six grammar schools in the Wirral region, and one in Liverpool (The Blue Coat School).

 

The 11 plus in Wirral is administered by the Wirral County Council for:

 

Calday Grange Grammar School

West Kirby Grammar School

Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Wirral Grammar School for Boys

 

and Upton Hall School administer their own tests. For more details about each individual school’s eleven plus exam and their admissions procedures, please visit the pages above.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wirral and Liverpool Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: May (Wirral), September (Liverpool)

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Wirral – CEM (University of Durham) | St. Anselm’s and The Blue Coat School – set by school | Upton Hall – GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Upton Hall – 236 (subject to change), others not revealed

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: June

Admissions Info: Wirral County Council, 0151 606 2000 | Upton Hall School, 0151 677 7696 | Liverpool City Council, 0151 233 3006

 

Wirral and Liverpool Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Despite Wirral and Liverpool grammar schools using different admissions assessments, all Year 7 places at the schools are determined by pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Parents are advised to visit their preferred schools ahead of applying for a secondary school place in order to learn more about the admissions process. Each school also has detailed documentation about their admissions process available on their respective websites.

 

How to Register for the Wirral and Liverpool Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at one of the four Wirral grammar schools, where the exam administered by Wirral County Council, parents must register their child with the local authority (LA) before October. This can be done online.

 

Both St. Anselm’s College and Upton Hall School administer their own tests and so parents should register their child directly with their chosen school.

 

For The Blue Coat School in Liverpool, parents should register their child for the eleven plus exam via Liverpool City Council.

 

Parents are advised to consult their chosen school’s website directly to ensure they fully understand the 11+ registration process.

 

Wirral and Liverpool Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

For Wirral schools:

 

Pupils taking the 11 Plus test for Wirral grammar schools will be tested on verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and mathematics. There are two tests, each lasting approximately 50 minutes.

 

For St. Anselm’s College:

 

Pupils will sit three tests that cover verbal reasoning, maths and English and a mental maths paper. The maths and English papers are both set by the school.

 

For Upton Hall School:

 

Students must sit two multiple choice verbal reasoning test, with each test lasting approximately 50 minutes.

 

For The Blue Coat School:

 

Students will sit three tests:

 

  1. Maths – 45 minutes long
  2. English – 50 minutes long
  3. Non-Verbal Reasoning – 20 minutes long

 

Parents will receive the results of their child’s 11+ exam online in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Wirral and Liverpool Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For those sitting the Wirral grammar school eleven plus exam, we recommend the following resources:

 

11+ CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM M.C. Numerical Reasoning

 

11+ CEM Verbal Reasoning

11+ Comprehension

11+ Cloze

11+ Spelling

 

As the Upton Hall School entrance exam focuses on verbal reasoning, we would specifically recommend:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3 (GL)

 

For the St Anselm’s College 11+ exam, we would highly recommend the following practice papers:

 

11+ English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11+ English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

For The Blue Coat’s School 11 Plus entrance exam, pupils will benefit from the following practice resources:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Wirral and Liverpool 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

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Founded in 1933, St Anselm’s College is a Roman Catholic all-boys’ grammar school based in Birkenhead, Merseyside. The school currently teaches over 900 pupils aged between 11 and 18 and has had academy status since 2011.

 

St. Anselm’s provides a broad and balanced curriculum and has built on its background as a technology college to prepare its pupils for modern life. Away from academia, the College values pupil participation in a range of sporting and extracurricular pursuits, enabling students to develop their talents.

 

For an insight into life at St. Anselm’s College, watch this short promotional video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for St. Anselm’s College

 

Address: St Anselm’s College, Manor Hill, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH43 1UQ

County: Merseyside

Admissions Info: info@st-anselms.com, 0151 652 1408

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 907

Number of Places in Year 7: 140

Open Day Date: June, September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Set by School

 

St. Anselm’s College 11 Plus Admissions

 

St. Anselm’s administers its own entrance test for its 140 Year 7 places and admission is based on student performance in this eleven plus exam.

 

Competition for Year 7 places at the school is high, with over eight applications for every Year 7 place. In cases where the school is oversubscribed, the following admissions criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  1. Baptised Catholic boys, living in the relevant area (defined as Wirral, Cheshire West and Chester and any other areas within 5 miles of the College).
  2. Baptised Christian, non-Catholic boys, living in the relevant area.
  3. Non-Catholic boys whose parents wish them to have a Catholic education.

 

The school’s full admissions policy can be downloaded directly from their website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to St. Anselm’s College

 

To apply for a place at St. Anselm’s College, parents must complete two documents. The first, St. Anselm’s College’s Registration Form, can be found on the school’s website when registration opens. This form must be completed and returned to the school, along with a copy of the student’s baptismal certificate, if applicable.

 

Secondly, parents must complete a Parental Preference Form from Wirral Local Authority. Parents will receive 11+ test results in October and Year 7 places will be allocated in March of the following year.

 

St. Anselm’s College 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam for St. Anselm’s College consists of three tests that cover:

 

  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Maths – 45 minutes, standard format
  3. English – 45 minutes, including comprehension with open answer questions

 

How to Prepare for the St. Anselm’s College 11 Plus Exam?

 

Eleven plus exam dates are set well in advance, which allows students plenty of time to prepare for the tests. The key to preparing well for the exam is to start revision early. Before students begin their revision, we recommend that parents read our 11 Plus guide for parents.

 

Competition for Year 7 places at St. Anselm’s College is high, so we recommend that students use practice exam papers as part of their study routine. These papers allow children to get a better idea of the 11+ exam layout and the types of questions they may be asked on the day. They also help parents identify any weaker areas that may need improving.

 

For students taking the St. Anselm’s College eleven plus exam, we highly recommend the following resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11 Plus English Pack 1

11 Plus English Pack 2

11 Plus English Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

11 Plus English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

The information provided about St. Anselm’s College 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are two grammar schools in the London Borough of Redbridge, Essex. For more detailed information about each school’s 11 Plus exam and their admissions process, please visit the pages below:

 

Ilford County High School

Woodford County High School for Girls

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Redbridge Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May

Admissions Info: London Borough of Redbridge, 0208 554 5000

 

Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

All Year 7 places at Redbridge grammar schools are allocated based on pupil performance in the eleven plus entrance exam. Both schools in the region have limited places and are consistently oversubscribed. Before applying for a Year 7 place, parents are advised to visit their chosen school at one of their open events in order to better understand the school’s structure and curriculum.

 

Year 7 admissions to Redbridge grammar schools are managed by the local authority (LA), the London Borough of Redbridge (LBR), and parents must register online with LBR ahead of their child’s 11+ exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at a Redbridge grammar school, parents must register their child for the 11 Plus before the closing date via the LBR’s website.

 

LBR does not accept any late applications, even under exceptional circumstances, and there is no waiting list either.

 

Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Redbridge 11+ exam covers verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. The test is multiple choice and results are fully standardised and age weighted.

 

Practice Papers for the Redbridge Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Practice exam papers will provide students with a good understanding of what type of test questions to expect from the Redbridge 11 Plus exam.

 

To maximise your child’s chances of gaining a place at their chosen Redbridge grammar school, we would highly recommend that students use the following resources:

 

 

 

The information provided about Redbridge 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.

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are currently four grammar schools in the region of Dorset, with two based in Bournemouth and two in Poole. For specific eleven plus and admissions information for each school, please click on the links below:

 

Bournemouth School

Bournemouth School for Girls

Parkstone Grammar School

Poole Grammar School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Dorset Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: September

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date:  September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Scores are standardised; pass mark is not released

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Bournemouth Borough Council, 01202 456222 or Borough of Poole, 01202 261936

 

Dorset Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

All Year 7 places at Dorset grammar schools are determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. Before applying for a place, parents and prospective pupils should attend their preferred school’s open event in July. At these events, parents will have the opportunity to meet members of staff and current pupils and acquire more information about the admissions process.

 

The four grammar schools in Dorset share the same admissions process, although parents must apply to their own Local Authority (LA) in the first instance.

 

How to Register for the Dorset Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Parents who wish to register their child to sit the Dorset 11+ entrance test must register with their preferred schools before the September deadline. Registration forms can be completed online via each school’s website. As all four grammar schools in Dorset share the same eleven plus test, children only need to sit one test and results will be shared with the other schools.

 

Dorset Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam for Dorset grammar schools consists of three multiple choice tests that cover mathematics, English and verbal reasoning. Each test paper includes questions typical to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum and lasts around 50 minutes.

 

Parents will be notified of the test results in October and Year 7 places will be allocated in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Dorset Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For pupils currently preparing for the Dorset entrance exam, we highly recommend the following resources, all of which are suitable for those taking the 11+ exam set by GL Assessment:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

11+ Mathematics Problem Solving

 

11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11 + English Pack 3

11+ English Spelling

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 + Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

The information provided about Dorset 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are seven grammar schools in Devon, with three Local Authorities (LA) involved in admissions: Devon County Council, Plymouth and Torbay. Because there are several local authorities involved, 11 Plus admissions in Devon can seem quite confusing. We recommend reading these individual posts for specific schools to learn more about the eleven plus exams and general admissions process:

 

Colyton Grammar School (Devon LA)

Devonport High School for Boys (Plymouth LA)

Devonport High School for Girls (Plymouth LA)

Plymouth High School for Girls (Plymouth LA)

Churston Ferrers Grammar School (Torbay LA)

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School (Torbay LA)

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School (Torbay LA)

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Devon Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: August (Torbay LA), September (Devon LA and Plymouth LA)

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Devon and Torbay use CEM (University of Durham), Plymouth, uses GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Not revealed

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Devon LA, 01752 307469 | Plymouth LA, 01752 668000 | Torbay LA, 01803 201201

 

Devon Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Application for admission to any Devon grammar school is made through the Local Authority directly. All prospective Year 7 pupils must take the 11 Plus exam in September before the year of entry.

 

Before applying for a place, parents and prospective students are encouraged to attend their preferred school’s open event, where they will receive more detailed information about the admissions process.

 

How to Register for the Devon Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Registration forms for all grammar schools in Devon are available to download from each of the school’s own websites. You can register with the following LAs, depending on which schools you are applying for:

Devon County Council
Plymouth LA
Torbay Council

 

As parents could be applying to various schools across the county, they are advised to visit each school’s website and consult their admissions documents individually, as registration dates can vary from school to school.

 

Devon Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

As you might expect, 11+ tests at the region’s grammar schools vary. All seven schools set both English and mathematics papers, with schools in Devon and Torbay opting to assess verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning too. Devon and Torbay schools also include a short writing assessment.

 

Children should expect to answer a range of question types, including multiple-choice, short answer questions and even extended creative writing. Please refer to the individual school posts above for more detail on specific 11 Plus exam formats in the Devon grammar schools.

 

Practice Papers for the Devon Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For pupils currently preparing for the Devon 11 Plus exam, we’d recommend the following resources:

 

For Devon and Torbay Grammar Schools:

 

11+ CEM Cloze

11+ CEM Comprehension

11+ Spelling

 

11+ CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Verbal Reasoning

 

For Plymouth Grammar Schools:

 

11+ GL English Pack 1

11+ GL English Pack 2

11+ GL English Pack 3

11+ Spelling

 

11+ GL Maths Pack 1

11+ GL Maths Pack 2

11+ GL Maths Pack 3

11+ GL Maths: Problem Solving

 

The information provided about grammar schools in Devon 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are currently two grammar schools located in the London Borough of Bromley. For more information about the 11 Plus entrance exam at either of these schools, or for details on the admissions process, please consult the articles below:

 

Newstead Wood School

St. Olave’s Grammar School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Bromley Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June (Newstead Wood), July (St. Olave’s)

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Newstead Wood – GL Assessment | St Olave’s – Selective Eligibility Test (SET), set by the school

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Places allocated according to highest score (figures not revealed)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: The London Borough of Bromley, 0208 313 4044

 

Bromley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to both Bromley grammar schools is by academic selection, via an entrance exam. Due to oversubscription at the schools, parents and students are actively encouraged to attend an open event at their chosen school to ensure that it is the right learning environment.

 

Both schools participate in the coordinated admissions process operated by the London Borough of Bromley and so parents must register their child online ahead of the eleven plus exam dates in September.

 

How to Register for the Bromley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Although Newstead Wood and St Olave’s Grammar School use different entrance exams to determine Year 7 admission, both follow the London Borough of Bromley’s registration process. Parents must complete the Local Authority’s (LA) online application form, marking their preferred school.

 

Next, parents should download their preferred school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which registers their child to sit the entrance exam. The SIF is available via the schools’ websites and must be submitted directly to the school before the public deadline.

 

Bromley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The grammar schools in Bromley use different 11 Plus exams. We’ve outlined their formats in more detail below:

 

Newstead Wood School

 

Prospective pupils will sit two tests that cover Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Both these tests are multiple-choice and take between 40-50 minutes each. The scores achieved by girls in these tests will be age adjusted and placed in ranked order based on the total score achieved.

 

St Olave’s Grammar School

 

St. Olave’s operate a two-stage process for their 11 Plus:

 

Stage 1

 

Boys must sit the Selective Eligibility Test (SET); this is a multiple-choice test that covers English comprehension, mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions.

 

Stage 2

 

Boys who pass the SET will be invited to sit the school’s second stage tests in English and mathematics.

 

For both schools, parents will receive the results of their child’s eleven plus exam in October and Year 7 places will be allocated in March of the following year.

 

Practice Papers for the Bromley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For girls due to sit the Newstead Wood School 11 Plus exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

For boys preparing for the St. Olave’s Grammar School entrance test, we would recommend the resources below, which are relevant for both stages of the exam:

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

11 Plus Maths (Open Answer)

11 Plus Maths (Open Answer)

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 1

 

The information provided about the Bromley 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.

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are currently six grammar schools in Berkshire, with four based in Slough. Read our guide to the Slough Grammar School Consortium for more details on the 11 Plus exam in that region.

 

The two remaining schools are based in Berkshire itself. For 11+ exam details and admissions information for each of these schools, please click on the links below:

 

Kendrick School

Reading School for Boys

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Berkshire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: 108 – 114 (this varies and is subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: admin@kendrick.reading.sch.uk, 0118 901 5859 | secretary@reading-school-co.uk, 0118 901 5600

 

Berkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to both grammar schools in Berkshire is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. If you are considering either of these schools as an option, you are advised to attend an open day, which usually take place in the summer term. At these events, parents can take a tour of the school, ask questions to school staff members and have the opportunity to learn more about the school’s curriculum.

 

How to Register for the Berkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

The Berkshire grammar schools use the same 11+ entrance exam as the Slough Consortium schools. If applying to more than one school, students must be registered with each school by June, in accordance with each school’s admissions policy.

 

Scores from the 11+ exam can only be shared with the schools for which a child is registered, so parents must ensure registration is complete for all preferred schools before the deadline. Registration forms can be found on the schools’ websites.

 

Parents must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) by October, which can be downloaded from the Local Authority website.

 

Berkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Berkshire 11 Plus exam consists of two papers that last approximately 50 minutes each. Both grammar schools in Berkshire use the same test papers, which assess a child’s Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning skills. Throughout these tests, children will be required to show competence in KS2 English and maths.

 

Parents will receive the results of their child’s eleven plus exam in October. Results will be available online and the final Year 7 place allocations will be published in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Berkshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For children preparing for the Berkshire 11+ exam, we’d highly recommend the following resources to maximise their chances of success:

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ Multiple-Choice Numerical Reasoning

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ CEM Spelling (CEM)

 

The information provided about the Berkshire 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are four grammar schools in the London Borough of Bexley. For more information on the 11 Plus exam at each of these schools and for guidance on their admissions process, please click on the links below:

 

Bexley Grammar School

Beths Grammar School

Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School

Townley Grammar School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Bexley Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: 216 (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May

Admissions Info: London Borough of Bexley, 0208 303 7777

 

Bexley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

All four grammar schools adhere to the Bexley Coordinated Secondary School Admissions Scheme. Only children who pass the Bexley entrance test can be considered for admission in Year 7. However, parents should be aware that achieving the necessary pass mark in the 11+ exam isn’t a guarantee of a Year 7 place at a Bexley grammar school.

 

Parents and prospective students are invited to attend an open event at their preferred school, which usually takes place in October. These events give parents and students the opportunity to tour the school, meet members of staff and talk to current pupils.

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at a Bexley grammar school, parents must register their child for the eleven plus exam, which takes place in September.

 

How to Register for the Bexley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at a Bexley grammar school, parents must complete an online application form via their Local Authority (LA). Parents are advised to contact the LA directly with any specific admission questions, rather than contacting the schools themselves. Contact details for the LA can be found above.

 

Bexley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Bexley grammar school eleven plus exam consists of two test papers, each lasting around 50 minutes. The two tests cover the following subjects:

  • Verbal reasoning (including some literacy)
  • Numerical reasoning (maths)
  • Non-verbal reasoning

 

The papers are divided into timed sections and most questions are multiple-choice. Children will have a short break between the two test papers.

 

Practice Papers for the Bexley Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

The resources below will prove useful for children currently preparing for the Bexley grammar school eleven plus exam:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Comprehension (CEM)

11 Plus Cloze (CEM)

11 Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

11 Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

The information provided about the Bexley 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are 15 grammar schools in the Lincolnshire Grammar School Consortium at present. For 11 Plus and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

Boston Grammar School

Boston High School

Bourne Grammar School

Carre’s Grammar School

Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School

Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy

King Edward VI Grammar School

King Edward VI Academy

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Alford

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Horncastle

Queen Elizabeth’s High School

Skegness Grammar School

Spalding Grammar School

Spalding High School

The King’s School Grantham

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Lincolnshire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: March

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: 220 (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Lincolnshire County Council, 01522 552 222

 

Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to all of the grammar schools in Lincolnshire are subject to pupil performance in the 11+ exam. When a child is in year 5 or 6, parents will have the opportunity to attend their preferred schools’ open events, which include a tour of the school and talks by senior members of staff.

 

Each of the Lincolnshire grammar schools fully comply with Lincolnshire County Council’s coordinated admission arrangement for Year 7 and are part of the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools’ Consortium.

 

How to Register for the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at one of the grammar schools in Lincolnshire, parents should visit their Local Authority (LA) website to register their interest before the March closing date. To book a place for the 11 Plus exam, parents should also complete a registration form on one of the grammar schools’ websites.

 

Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The eleven plus test for the Lincolnshire grammar schools consists of two multiple-choice papers that test children’s Verbal (about 50 minutes) and Non-Verbal (about 40 minutes) Reasoning skills.

 

Following the exam, parents should receive the results from the LA in October, ahead of the deadline for returning the CAF. In March of the following year, the LA will send out place offers based on the preferences submitted on the application form.

 

Practice Papers for the Lincolnshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Practice tests can help your child to prepare for the Lincolnshire grammar schools 11+ exams. We would highly recommend the following packs:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

The information provided about the Lincolnshire Grammar School Consortium 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.

 

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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Since 2016, there have been four schools within the Trafford Grammar Schools Consortium. Read the linked articles below for 11+ information and admissions details about each school specifically:

 

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

Sale Grammar School

Stretford Grammar School

Urmston Grammar School

 

The following schools are not part of the Trafford Consortium but still use the 11 Plus exam. You can find more details on these two schools using the links below:

 

Altrincham School for Boys

Loreto Grammar School

St Ambrose College

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Trafford Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: 334 (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: school.admissions@trafford.gov.uk, 0161 912 5007

 

Trafford Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to any of the four grammar schools in Trafford is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. Each of the schools hosts an open event annually in June. At the event, students and parents have the opportunity to tour the school and learn more about their approaches to learning.

 

While all four schools are part of Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium, they are each responsible for their own admissions into Year 7. Each of the schools within the Consortium use the same 11+ test.

 

How to Register for the Trafford Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a place at one of Trafford’s grammar schools, parents must register their child for the 11 Plus entrance examination. Online forms are available on each school’s admissions page when registration is open.

 

In addition to completing the registration form, parents also need to complete a Local Authority Common Preference Form. Parents should list the schools in ranked order of preference.

 

Trafford Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Trafford 11+ exam consists of two test papers that cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning. Each paper lasts approximately one hour and contains a mix of multiple choice and standard format questions.

 

Once the test has been taken, parents will receive the results of their child’s eleven plus exam in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Trafford Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For students currently studying for the Trafford 11+ exam, we would highly recommend using the following resources to prepare for the CEM 11 plus test:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

 

11 Plus Comprehension (CEM)

11 Plus Cloze (CEM)

11 Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

11 Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

The information provided about the Trafford Grammar School Consortium 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

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There are currently 13 grammar schools in Buckinghamshire. For eleven plus and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

Aylesbury Grammar School

Aylesbury High School

Beaconsfield High School

Burnham Grammar School

Chesham Grammar School

Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School

Dr. Challoners High School

John Hampden Grammar School

Royal Grammar School

The Royal Latin School

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Sir William Borlase School

Wycombe High School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June (for those outside of the county)

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: 121 qualifying score (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Buckinghamshire County Council, 01296 395000

 

Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

From 2018, admission to Buckinghamshire grammar schools in Year 7 is determined by student performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, which aims to select students based on academic ability. Admission into Year 7 at all schools is managed by Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

Each of the Buckinghamshire grammar schools host a range of open events, often in the summer term, which give prospective pupils and parents the opportunity to take a tour of the school campus, meet senior staff and current pupils.

 

How to Register for the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Pupils who currently attend a primary school in Buckinghamshire are automatically registered to take the county’s 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test. However, parents must complete and return a Supplementary Information Form. These are available to download via any of the schools’ websites.

 

Students who live outside of Buckinghamshire but wish to attend a school in the county from Year 7 must register using the Bucks online application portal.

 

Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

From 2019, the exam board for the 11+ test in Buckinghamshire is GL Assessment. The Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test is split into two papers that test:

 

  1. Comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning
  2. Non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and mathematics

 

Each test paper lasts for approximately 45 minutes and all questions are multiple-choice. The 11+ Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Mathematics section – 25%

 

Parents will receive online results of their child’s eleven plus exam in October, with final Year 7 places published in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

Eleven Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

Eleven Plus English (Grammar Schools) Pack 1

Eleven Plus English (Grammar Schools) Pack 2

Eleven Plus English (Grammar Schools) Pack 3

Eleven Plus English: Spelling

 

Eleven Plus Maths (Grammar Schools) Pack 1

Eleven Plus Maths (Grammar Schools) Pack 2

Eleven Plus Maths (Grammar Schools) Pack 3

Eleven Plus Maths: Problem Solving (Grammar Schools)

 

The information provided about the Buckinghamshire Grammar School Consortium 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.

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Barnet & Enfield, Hertfordshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

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)

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Hertfordshire (Barnet and Enfield) Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Henrietta Barnett School – CEM (University of Durham) | 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

Admissions Info: Barnet Local Authority, 0208 359 7651 | Enfield Council, 0208 379 1000

 

Hertfordshire (Barnet and Enfield) Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

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.  

 

How to Register for the Hertfordshire (Barnet and Enfield) Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

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.

 

Hertfordshire (Barnet and Enfield) Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

As stated above, Barnet and Enfield grammar schools use different eleven plus exams. Below we have outlined the test format used by each school:

 

Henrietta Barnett School

 

This test consists of two rounds, with the first-round testing verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. The test lasts for approximately 70 minutes. 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.

 

Queen Elizabeth’s School

 

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.

 

The Latymer School

 

This 11+ test consists of two parts; part one is multiple choice mathematics and verbal reasoning test that last 50 minutes. The top 650 ranked candidates from part one will be invited to sit part two, a written English test. Overall, this test lasts one hour and is split into two sections that test reading comprehension and creative writing.

 

Practice Papers for the Hertfordshire (Barnet and Enfield) Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For the Henrietta Barnet 11 plus exam, we would recommend the following resources:

 

Round 1

 

11 Plus Maths: Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1  

11 Plus Maths: Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Maths: Multiple Choice Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Comprehension (Verbal Reasoning CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Cloze (Verbal Reasoning CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Spelling

 

Round 2

 

11 Plus English (Open Answer) Pack 1

11 Plus English (Open Answer) Pack 2

11 Plus Maths (Open Answer) Pack 1

11 Plus Maths (Open Answer) Pack 2

 

For the Queen Elizabeth School for Boys 11 plus exam, we would recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

 

For The Latymer School 11 plus exam, we would recommend the following resources:

 

Round 1

 

 

 

Round 2

 

11 Plus Spelling

11 Plus English (Open Answer) Pack 1

11 Plus English (Open Answer) Pack 2

 

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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

There are six grammar schools in the Medway region. For eleven plus information and specific details about each school’s admissions process, we suggest reading the articles below:

 

Chatham Grammar School for Girls

Fort Pitt Grammar School

Holcombe Grammar School for Boys

Rainham Mark Grammar School

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

The Rochester Grammar School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Medway Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies each year

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Medway Council, 01634 331110

 

Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 places for Medway grammar schools are determined by pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. Prior to applying for a place, parents are advised to attend their preferred schools’ open event to get more information about the admissions process.

 

Schools within the Medway local authority use different allocation criteria for Year 7 places, so parents are advised to confirm the criteria of their preferred school(s) directly before completing the Common Application Form (CAF).

 

How to Register for the Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at any of the Medway grammar schools, parents must complete a Common Application Form (CAF), as administered by the Medway local authority. All primary schools within the Medway area will receive booklets entitled ‘Admission to Secondary School: A Guide for Parents’ to distribute, which explains more about the registration process.

 

Alternatively, parents can call the admissions team at Medway Council on 01634 331110 with any Year 7 application questions. Parents are advised to contact their local authority, rather than individual schools, with 11+ registration questions.

 

Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The eleven plus exam for Medway grammar schools test verbal reasoning, maths and English. Both the verbal reasoning and maths tests are multiple choice and last around 50 minutes each. The English test usually takes the form of an essay and lasts 50 minutes, which includes 10 minutes of planning time.

 

In previous years, the maths and English sections have been double-weighted, compared with verbal reasoning. This means that the maths and writing scores are given twice the importance of the verbal reasoning score.

 

Practice Papers for the Medway Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we would advise that students use 11+ practice papers under timed conditions so that they are used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

For students currently preparing for the Medway grammar schools eleven plus exam, we would highly recommend the following resources:

 

11 Plus Maths: Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1  

11 Plus Maths: Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Maths: Multiple Choice Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Comprehension (Verbal Reasoning CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Cloze (Verbal Reasoning CEM) Pack 1

11 Plus Spelling

 

The information provided about Medway 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.

 

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Surrey Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

The selective schools in Surrey are divided between two areas of the county: Kingston-upon-Thames and Sutton. Please refer to the specific articles below for information about each school’s 11 Plus admissions information.

 

The grammar schools in Kingston-upon-Thames are:

 

Tiffin School (for Boys)

Tiffin Girls’ School

 

The Sutton grammar schools are:

 

Nonsuch High School for Girls

Sutton Grammar School for Boys

Wallington County Grammar School

Wallington High School for Girls

Wilson’s School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Surrey Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: August (Sutton), September (Kingston)

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September and October (Sutton), October and November (Kingston)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: No set pass mark for Sutton schools, Kingston schools average 200 (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: May and June

Admissions Info: For Sutton schools: Sutton Council, 0208 7705000 | For Kingston schools: Kingston Upon Thames, 0208 5474610

 

Surrey Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

All Sutton grammar schools use the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) to determine Year 7 place allocation. For some of the Sutton schools, the SET is the first stage in a two-step assessment process. The Kingston-upon-Thames grammar schools also use a two-stage entrance exam process to allocate places. As Surrey is one of the most competitive grammar school areas in the country, parents are always encouraged to visit their preferred school(s) ahead of applying for a Year 7 place.

 

All of Surrey’s Year 7 places are allocated via local authorities, whether that’s Sutton Council or Kingston Upon Thames. Parents should confirm their local authority (LA) and check more detailed admission criteria via their LA’s website.

 

How to Register for the Surrey Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For Sutton grammar schools, parents can visit Sutton Council’s website, which provides direct links to the schools in the area, their admissions policies and how to register to take the SET.

 

For Kingston Schools, parents must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which is available on each of the school’s websites. Parents can also visit Kingston Upon Thames’s LA website for more details.

 

Surrey Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The SET, used by all Sutton schools, consists of two multiple-choice tests that last 40-45 minutes each and focus on mathematics and English. Students who achieve the required standard at stage one will be asked, at some schools, to sit an extended English writing task for stage two.

 

Both the Kingston-Upon-Thames schools have a two-stage process that test students’ English skills and mathematical knowledge. The first round at both schools is multiple-choice. The second round is open-anser can involve written tasks such as story writing and mathematical problem solving.

 

Parents will receive the results of their child’s entrance exam online in October, and final Year 7 place allocations will be published in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Surrey Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For pupils currently preparing for the SET at Sutton schools, we would recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 1

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 2

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 3

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 4

 

And for further subject-specific practice:

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

For those studying for either of the Kingston-Upon-Thames grammar school entrance exams, we recommend the following:

 

Stage 1

 

11 Plus English Pack 1

11 Plus English Pack 2

11 Plus English Pack 3

11 Plus Spelling

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (Pack 1)

11 Plus Comprehension (Pack 1)

11 Plus Cloze (Pack 1)

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving

11 Plus Mathematics Short Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus Long Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning

 

Stage 2

 

11 Plus English 1 (Open answer)

11 Plus English 2 (Open answer)

 

11 Plus Maths 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus Maths 2 (Open Answer)

 

The information provided about Surrey 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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Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

There are four grammar schools in the Lancashire region and one in Cumbria. For 11 Plus details and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith (Cumbria)

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: Lancashire – September, Cumbria – June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment (Lancashire)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies year to year

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Lancashire County Council, 0300 123 6707 | Cumbria County Council, 01228 221582

 

Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 places to Lancashire and Cumbria grammar schools are allocated based on student performance in the eleven plus entrance examination, which takes place in September.

 

Each of the schools organises an open event during the academic year to give students and parents the opportunity to meet staff members and find out more about the admissions process before applying for a place.

 

The Lancashire grammar schools comply with the admission criteria as set out by the Lancashire Coordinated Scheme for secondary schools. Those applying for a place at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Cumbria should refer to Cumbria County Council.

 

How to Register for the Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Both Lancashire and Cumbrian grammar schools require parents to complete two application forms, one from their preferred school, and one from their Local Authority (LA). Both of these forms can be completed online and must be done before the exam entrance date.

 

Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam for Lancashire grammar schools consists of three multiple-choice papers covering English, mathematics and verbal reasoning.

 

The eleven plus exam for Cumbria’s grammar school is split into three papers that test mathematics, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning.

 

All three tests are taken on the same day and each paper includes questions typical to the KS2 National Curriculum.

 

Practice Papers for the Lancashire and Cumbria Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For Lancashire grammar schools 11+ preparation, we highly recommend the following 11 plus resources:

 

11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11+ English Pack 3

11+ English: Spelling

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

11+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL-style)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2 (GL-style)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3 (GL-style)

 

For Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Cumbria, we highly recommend the following 11+ practice resources:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

11+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

The information provided about Lancashire and Cumbria 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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Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Kent is currently the largest grammar school area in the UK. Due to the number of schools involved, we recommend you visit the pages below for specific 11+ details and admissions information. You may also wish to read this article that explains the format of the test in more detail.

 

Barton Court Grammar School

Borden Grammar School

Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School

Cranbrook School

Dane Court Grammar School

Dartford Grammar School

Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Dover Grammar School for Boys

Dover Grammar School for Girls

Gravesend Grammar School

Highsted School

Highworth Grammar School

Invicta Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Mayfield Grammar School

Oakwood Park Grammar School

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

Sir Roger Manwood’s School

The Folkestone School for Girls

The Harvey Grammar School

The Judd School

The Norton Knatchbull School

The Skinners’ School

Tonbridge Grammar School

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Weald of Kent Grammar School

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Kent Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies – 320 for total score (subject to change year-by-year)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April and May

Admissions Info: Kent County Council, 03000 412121

Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at any Kent grammar school, prospective pupils must sit the Kent eleven plus test and achieve the required standard. Before applying for a place, parents and children can attend the schools’ open events, where they can tour the school and ask questions about the admissions process.

 

Year 7 admissions to Kent grammar schools are coordinated through Kent County Council and parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11 Plus exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

In the first instance, parents must register their child to sit the Kent Test, which can be done online via Kent County Council. Once students have taken the test in September, parents will receive their results in October and must then submit their Secondary School Common Application Form (SCAF), again via the Kent local authority website.

 

Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Kent Test consists of two multiple choice tests:

 

  1. An hour-long exam divided into two sections that cover English and maths. Each section has a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test.
  2. An hour-long test that focuses on reasoning. This is divided into three sections:
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • Spatial reasoning

 

Pupils are also required to complete a 40-minute writing task. This does not form part of the final 11 Plus result but exists in case of borderline or appeal cases.

 

Practice Papers for the Kent Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

The Kent Test covers a range of subject areas, so practice exam papers are an excellent way to improve your child’s overall 11+ performance.

 

Students sitting the Kent Test with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at a Kent grammar school will benefit from these practice tests that are specifically designed to be as accurate as possible:

 

 

Additionally, if students require further practice in a particular subject area ahead of the exam, consider the following practice papers:

 

 

 

 

 

The information provided about Kent 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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Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

There are seven grammar schools in Gloucestershire. For eleven plus details and admissions information for each school, please visit the pages below:

 

High School for Girls, Gloucester

Marling School

Pate’s Grammar School

Ribston Hall High School

The Crypt School

Sir Thomas Rich’s School

Stroud High School

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Gloucestershire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: No specific pass mark revealed

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May, June

Admissions Info: Gloucestershire County Council, 01452 425000

 

Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

All Year 7 places across the grammar schools in Gloucestershire are determined by pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Each school hosts various open events throughout the academic year, which are open to both parents and prospective pupils. More information about the admissions process is provided at these events and students will have the opportunity to take a tour around the school campus as well as meet with staff and current pupils.

 

All admissions to Gloucestershire grammar schools in Year 7 are coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council. For children to be considered for a grammar school place, parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11 Plus exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at a Gloucestershire grammar school, parents must register their child with the Local Authority, Gloucestershire County Council. Next, parents should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) before October, which can be done online via the Council’s website.

 

Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

All grammar schools in the region use the same 11+ exam from CEM (University of Durham). The test consists of two multiple choice papers containing questions related to verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning.

 

Each exam takes around an hour to complete, which includes reading the instructions and completing some worked examples at the beginning. The tests themselves are around 45 to 50 minutes. Both tests are taken on the same day and there is a 20-minute break between the papers.

 

Results will be available for parents in October, with notification of final Year 7 place allocations published in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Practice exam papers are an effective tool to help prepare  successfully for the Gloucestershire 11 Plus. We would highly recommend the resources below for students taking the exam in the near future:

 

 

The information provided about the Gloucestershire 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wallington High School for Girls website

Founded in 1888, Wallington High School for Girls (WHSG) is an all-girls selective grammar school for students aged 11-18. The school is located in the London Borough of Sutton. In 2015, the school became part of the Nonsuch and Wallington Education Trust.

 

In recent years, school numbers have significantly increased, resulting in an expansion of new teaching and extracurricular facilities on campus. WHSG has specialist status in engineering and languages. Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in a number of extracurricular activities including sport, music, drama and arts. The school also has its own Combined Cadet Force.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wallington High School for Girls

 

Address: Wallington High School for Girls, Woodcote Road, Wallington SM6 0PH

County: London – Borough of Sutton

Admissions Info: info@wallingtongirls.org.uk, 020 8647 2380

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,303 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 210

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Part One: multiple-choice maths and English (SET). Part Two: open answer maths and English

 

Wallington High School for Girls 11 Plus Admissions

 

Wallington High School for Girls is part of Sutton’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme, meaning admission to the school is determined by pupil performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), similar to the standard 11 Plus exam. There is huge competition for the 210 Year 7 places, so prospective students and their parents are actively encouraged to attend an open event before applying for a place.

 

At the open events, parents and students can learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff and current pupils.

 

It is likely that WHSG will be oversubscribed for places. In such cases, the school applies the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after and previously looked after children
  2. Students in receipt of the Pupil Premium
  3. Students in highest rank order according to their predicted Average Point Score

 

Take a look at the full breakdown of WHSG’s admission policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) Entry to Wallington High School for Girls

 

Parents who wish to register their daughter to sit the SET (part one) must complete a Supplementary Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration opens. To apply for a place at the school, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their Local Authority. Those who live in London, or Surrey, can complete the CAF online.

 

If students are successful in the SET, they will be invited to sit WHSG’s second stage exam. Should they pass this test, parents must include the school on the CAF for pupils to be eligible for consideration of a Year 7 place.

 

Wallington High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Wallington High School for Girls’ 11+ assessment is split into two stages:

 

Stage 1 – Maths and English, both multiple-choice and each lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

This Selective Eligibility Test is run in conjunction with other local schools in the Borough of Sutton. The result of the SET determines whether or not a student is eligible for the second stage test.

 

Stage 2 – English and Mathematics, the English test is an extended writing task to test comprehension skills, while the maths test is based on the KS2 curriculum and is standard format. Both tests last 40-45 minutes.

 

At WHSG, the final rank order is determined by the aggregate scores of the SET and the two parts of the second test in the ratio of 1:1:1. This means it is equally weighted across subjects.

 

How to Prepare for the Wallington High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam?

 

Sutton is a fiercely competitive grammar school area. In order for students to maximise their chances of gaining a place at Wallington High School for Girls, it is important that they are fully prepared heading into the exam room.

 

Parents should help their daughter create a revision plan months ahead of the test date, to ensure all subjects are thoroughly covered. Online practice papers can help parents to identify weaker areas that require additional work before the exam.

 

We have specifically designed practice papers to help students prepare for the Selective Eligibility Test:

 

Round 1 (S.E.T)

 

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 1

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 2

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 3

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 4

 

For more subject-specific practice, we recommend the following:

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

Round 2

 

For Round 2, we would recommend the following packs:

 

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

The information provided about Wallington High School for Girls 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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Consortium of Grammar Schools: Shropshire, Walsall & Wolverhampton

There are currently five grammar schools in the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar School Consortium. For specific details on each school’s 11 Plus process and for further information about admissions, please visit the pages below:

 

Adams Grammar School

Newport Girls’ High School

Queen Mary’s Grammar School

Queen Mary’s High School

Wolverhampton High School for Girls

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools

 

 

Registration Closing Date: July

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies from year-to-year

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April onwards

Admissions Info: Walsall Council, 01922 652585

 

Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton grammar schools is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. Each of the five schools encourage prospective students and their parents to attend an open event, where more information about the admissions process is provided.

 

The schools operate their admissions arrangements and procedures in line with their Local Authority’s coordinated scheme for school admissions, although Queen Mary’s Grammar does administer its own 11+ test. Parents must register their child online ahead of the eleven plus exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To register for a Year 7 place at a Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton grammar school, parents must register their child with the Consortium before July. The schools within the Consortium require parents to complete both an Entrance Test Registration Form and a Local Authority (LA) form, which can be completed online via the local council website.

 

Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton 11+ exam tests children’s Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English comprehension. These four subjects are split over two tests, which each last 45 minutes.

 

Online results will be available to parents through their LA in October and Year 7 places will be formally allocated in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To give children the best chance of success in the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton 11+ exam, we specifically recommend the following resources:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning CEM (Pack 1)

 

11+ English Cloze Test CEM (Pack 1)

11+ English Comprehension CEM (Pack 1)

11+ English Spelling CEM

 

11+ Mathematics Short Numerical Reasoning CEM

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning CEM

11+ Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning CEM

 

The information provided about the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Grammar School Consortium 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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South West Herts Grammar School Consortium

There are currently eight partially-selective grammar schools that make up the Hertfordshire, South West Herts Consortium:

 

Bushey Meads School

Croxley Danes

Parmiter’s School

Queens’ School

Rickmansworth School

St Clement Danes School

Watford Grammar School for Boys

Watford Grammar School for Girls

 

11 Plus Exam Information for South West Hertfordshire Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM and GL Assessment

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: No fixed pass mark to date

Allocations Date: March

Admissions Info: South West Herts Consortium

 

South West Herts Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be eligible for a Year 7 place at any of the grammar schools within the South West Herts Consortium, students must sit the eleven plus test. During September and October, the schools host specific open events for prospective Year 7 pupils and their parents. Not only do these events give parents the chance to learn more about the schools and their ethos, but they also provide the opportunity to ask questions about the admissions process.

 

How to Register for the South West Hertforshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Parents should register their child for the 11+ test via the Consortium’s website. The majority of the grammar schools in the area also require parents to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which can usually be found on each school’s website.

 

South West Herts Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The South West Herts 11 Plus exam consists of two tests:

 

  • A Maths paper set by GL Assessment – this lasts for approximately 50 minutes
  • A Verbal Reasoning paper set by CEM – this lasts for approximately one hour

 

Prospective pupils to Bushey Meads School also have the opportunity to take the Technological Aptitude Test, which is based on non-verbal reasoning questions. This optional exam has two test papers, both of which are multiple choice.

 

Practice Papers for the South West Hertforshire Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Those studying for the South West Herts eleven plus exam would benefit from using the following resources:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

 

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ Spelling

 

The information provided about the South West Hertfordshire Grammar School Consortium 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Slough Grammar School Consortium

There are currently four grammar schools in the Slough Grammar School Consortium. For 11 Plus and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Slough Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: October

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: 111 (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March

Appeals Hearings: April, May and June

Admissions Info: Slough Borough Council, 01753 875728

 

Slough Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

All Year 7 places in Slough grammar schools are determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. Each individual school typically hosts its own open event that provides detailed information on its admissions process. These events normally provide parents and prospective students with the opportunity to take a tour of the school, meet staff members and talk to current pupils at the school.

 

Year 7 admissions to Slough grammar schools are coordinated through the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools and parents must register online ahead of their child’s 11+ exam date in September.

 

How to Register for the Slough Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at a Slough grammar school, parents must register their child with the Slough Consortium before October. The next step is for parents to complete a Common Application Form (CAF) before June, which can be done online via the Slough County Council website.

 

Parents are advised to consult this key dates document to ensure their child is registered in time for the 11 Plus exam.

 

Slough Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Slough 11 Plus exam consists of two papers that last approximately 60-65 minutes each. All four schools within the Slough Consortium use the same test papers, which test children’s Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning skills.

 

Parents will receive the results of their child’s 11+ exam online in October, and final Year 7 place allocations will be published in March.

 

Practice Papers for the Slough Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

To maximise your child’s chances of passing the Slough 11 Plus exam, we highly recommend the following resources:

 

11+ CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ Multiple-Choice Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Verbal Reasoning

11+ CEM Comprehension

11+ CEM Cloze

11+ CEM Spelling

 

The information provided about the Slough Grammar School Consortium 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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Birmingham Grammar School Consortium

There are currently eight grammar schools in the Birmingham Grammar School Consortium. For 11 Plus and admissions information about each specific school, please visit the pages below:

 

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

King Edward VI Aston School

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

King Edward VI Five Ways School

King Edward VI Handsworth School

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Birmingham Grammar Schools

 

Registration Closing Date: June

Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

Results Date: October

Pass Mark: Varies, according to school – previously 204-215 (subject to change)

Allocations Date: March  

Appeals Hearings: May and June

Admissions Info: Birmingham City Council, 0121 303 1888

 

Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Admissions

 

Prospective pupils aiming to gain a Year 7 place at a Birmingham grammar school must sit the 11 Plus exam. Each of the eight schools mentioned above host specific open events for prospective pupils and parents to visit the schools, learn more about their curriculum and ask any questions about admission to Year 7.

 

With admissions coordinated by the Birmingham Grammar Schools Consortium, parents must register their child for the eleven plus exam before the deadline.

 

How to Register for the Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

Parents must register their child for a Year 7 place at a Birmingham grammar school via the Birmingham Consortium before June. Following this, parents should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) before October; this step can be completed online via the Birmingham City Council website. Parents can select more than one preferred school on this form.

Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Birmingham 11+ exam consists of two papers that each last approximately 50 minutes. All eight schools within the Birmingham Consortium use the same test papers, which assess a child’s Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Reading skills.

 

Results from the 11 Plus will be available to parents online in October, with final Year 7 place allocations published in March the following year.

 

Practice Papers for the Birmingham Grammar Schools 11 Plus Exam

 

For students currently preparing for the Birmingham 11 Plus exam, we would recommend the following practice resources:

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning CEM (Pack 1)

 

Eleven Plus CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

Eleven Plus CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

Eleven Plus CEM M.C. Numerical Reasoning

 

Eleven Plus English: Comprehension (CEM) (Pack 1)

Eleven Plus English: Cloze (CEM) (Pack 1)

Eleven Plus English: Spelling

 

The information provided about the Birmingham Grammar School Consortium 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wycombe High School website

Please note: The information in this post reflects the changes to the Buckinghamshire grammar school admissions criteria as of 2018.

 

Founded in 1901, Wycombe High School is an all-girls’ grammar school located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. It was the first state grammar school for girls in the area and now has more than 1,300 girls on the school roll. It became an academy in 2011 and admission to the school is determined by pupil performance in the Secondary Transfer Test.

 

The school offers its students a range of facilities, including a music centre and large library. Pupils are split across six houses, named after influential females:  Austen, Brontë, Curie, Parks, Pankhurst and Nightingale.

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Wycombe High School

 

Address: Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe HP11 1TB

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: office@whs.bucks.sch.uk, 01494 523961

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,296 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180 (approx.)

Open Day Date: July, September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Wycombe High School Year 7 Admissions

 

Wycombe High School is part of the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools Consortium. From 2018, Year 7 entry is determined by pupil performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test. The test is produced by GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its coordinated admissions scheme.

 

All applications for Year 7 places are handled by the local authority. Full details of Wycombe High School’s admissions process can be found on Buckinghamshire County Council’s website, and via the school website. The school’s admissions team can answer any further enquiries about the Secondary Transfer Test by email at admissions@whs.bucks.sch.uk, or by phone, on 01494 523961.

 

Parents are encouraged to visit Wycombe High School before applying for a Year 7 place. The school hosts open events, which usually take place in July and September. At these events, parents and prospective pupils will be able to talk to school staff members and current pupils. Find out more about Wycombe High School’s open events, here.

 

In cases where there are more applicants than available Year 7 places at Wycombe High School, the following oversubscription criteria is applied, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after girls
  2. Girls living in the catchment area of the school
  3. Girls who have a sister that attends the school
  4. Girls who have a sister attending another secondary school in the Wycombe High School Academies Trust
  5. Girls eligible for Free School Meals
  6. Daughter/s of a member of Wycombe High School staff
  7. Girls that live closest to the school

 

From 2018, a waiting list will be maintained from 1 January to 31 August by Wycombe High School itself for Year 7 admissions.

 

How to Apply for Year 7 Entry to Wycombe High School via the 11+ Exam

 

Girls who attend a Buckinghamshire primary school will be automatically registered to sit the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. Parents of students who live outside of the school’s catchment area can find details of how to register on the Buckinghamshire County Council website before registration opens.

 

Parents will receive eleven plus exam test results before the end of October and must submit secondary school applications at this point. For students who live outside of the catchment area, more information on how to apply via local authorities can be found on the registration portal.

 

Parents who require information about the application process for Wycombe High School should contact Buckinghamshire County Council directly, using this Admissions Team Contact Form.

 

Wycombe High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Wycombe High School Secondary Transfer Test at 11+ consists of two test papers:

 

  1. Comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning questions
  2. Non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions

 

Both tests are multiple choice and are answered on a separate answer sheet. Each correct answer is worth one raw mark and both tests last for approximately 45 minutes. The verbal skills section is weighted at 50%, with the non-verbal and maths sections each weighted at 25%.

 

The 11 plus exam at Wycombe High School is taken by students in September of Year 6. All children take the test on the same day whether they are within the Buckinghamshire catchment area or not. Both tests are fully age standardised to ensure that no students have an advantage based on their age.

 

The Secondary Transfer Test does not have a pass mark but does have a qualifying score of 121 or above. Students must meet this score in order to be considered for a Year 7 place. Please note that achieving the Secondary Transfer Test Score (STTS), does not guarantee a place at the school. Each grammar school in Buckinghamshire sets its own additional admissions criteria.

 

Students will have the opportunity to take a practice 11 plus test two days before the Secondary Transfer Test. This aims to give students the experience of exam conditions and to help familiarise them with the layout of the eleven plus test.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Wycombe High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The first step towards preparing for the Wycombe High School Secondary Transfer Test is to be organised. In the first instance, parents should aim to create an in-depth study timetable with their child that covers all the required subjects. We would recommend starting 11 Plus exam revision a few months ahead of the actual exam.

 

Our practice tests help children to prepare for grammar school admission exams, including the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test at Wycombe High School. Not only do these practice papers allow students to become more familiar with the types of questions they could be asked, but they also allow parents to see where their child’s strengths and weaknesses lie.

 

For subject-specific practice for the 11 plus Wycombe High School Secondary Transfer Test, we recommend the following practice resources:

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

Eleven Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

Eleven Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

Eleven Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

Eleven Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

Eleven Plus English: Spelling

 

Eleven Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

Eleven Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

Eleven Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

Eleven Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Wycombe High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Royal Latin School website

Established in 1423, Royal Latin School (RLS) is a co-educational grammar that educates students aged between 11 and 18. Located in Buckingham, the school has an interesting history, being almost 600 years old and the only pre-Reformation grammar school in the county.

 

Royal Latin School is a DfES Specialist School in Science and a training school. In 2011, the school became an academy. In previous years, RLS has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school operates a house system where students compete in various activities throughout the academic year. The six houses are Barton, Denton, Newton, Ruding, Stratton, and Verney.

 

For an insight into academic life at Royal Latin School, take a look at this welcome video:

 

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Royal Latin School

 

Address: Royal Latin School, Chandos Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AX

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: office@royallatin.org, 01280 813065

School Type: Co-educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,277 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 174 (approx.)

Open Day Date: June/July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, GL Assessment

 

Royal Latin School 11 plus Year 7 Admissions

 

Royal Latin School is a selective grammar and an academy, so Year 7 admission is based on students meeting the academic criteria.

 

From 2018, admission to Year 7 is determined by student performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, which is produced by GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.

 

For more information about the full admissions process at Royal Latin Grammar School, parents can visit the admissions pages on the school’s website here, and on the Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.

 

If parents have any questions about the Secondary Transfer Test, they should contact the Admissions Team at the local authority by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

RLS has an Open Evening in June, where parents and prospective students are invited to take a tour of the school and meet staff members. The school also welcomes visits during school hours in the autumn and spring terms. To find out more about the Open Evening or to arrange a private visit, parents should contact the school office on 01280 813065.

 

The school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after and previously looked after children
  • Children living in the catchment area of the school
  • Students who have a brother or sister at the school
  • Children with exceptional medical or social needs
  • Students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Students that live closest to the school

 

Royal Latin Grammar also operates a waiting list. Pupils who are added to the waiting list are ranked again, in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria.

 

Royal Latin School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website.

 

How to Apply for 11 plus Year 7 Entry to Royal Latin School

 

Children who attend a Buckinghamshire Local Authority primary school are automatically registered to sit the Secondary Transfer Test at their current school. Students who attend a partner school, or live outside the catchment area, need to be registered for testing using the Bucks online application portal.

 

As with all 11+ Secondary Transfer Tests in Buckinghamshire, results are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

11 plus Royal Latin School Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

Royal Latin School uses the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. There are two test papers. The first tests students’ comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning skills. The second test paper consists of non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions.

 

Each test is multiple-choice and lasts approximately 45 minutes. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Maths section – 25%

 

Each test is age standardised and students need to meet the minimum qualifying score of 121 or above to be considered for a Year 7 place.

 

Students will have the opportunity to take two practice tests, two days before the actual exam, to familiarise them with the format of the Secondary Transfer Test.

 

For more information on the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Royal Latin School Secondary Transfer Test?

 

Preparing for the 11+ Secondary School Transfer Test requires students to be organised. The sooner they start studying for the test, the more time they’ll have to cover each topic. We believe that the best way for students to get organised for an exam is to create a study schedule that outlines what needs to be studied and when. Parents should help their child create a plan that’s manageable and flexible enough to be adjusted when extra practice is needed in certain areas.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we publish practice exam papers that help students prepare for entrance exams like the Royal Latin 11 plus exam. Our test papers are a great resource for identifying a student’s strengths and weaknesses. By introducing our practice papers into a student’s preparation early, parents can allocate more time in their child’s schedule to focus on their weaker areas.

 

As the Secondary Transfer Test approaches, we’d recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions so that they get used to answering questions quickly whilst under pressure.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Royal Latin School Secondary Transfer Test, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Royal Latin 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School website

Established in 1624, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, often referred to as ‘Borlase’, is a co-educational, selective state grammar school. Educating students aged between 11 and 18, the school is located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The school became co-educational in 1987, having previously been a boys’ grammar. Borlase is a specialist Performing Arts College and has academy status.

 

The school holds a number of awards, including the Sportsmark Award, the NACE Challenge Award, the Healthy Schools Mark and the Continuing Professional Development Mark. It is also designated as a National Support School. In previous years, Borlase has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

 

For an insight into academic life at Sir Henry Floyd, take a look at this welcome video:

 

 

11 plus Secondary Transfer Test Information for Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

 

Address: Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, West Street, Marlow, SL7 2BR

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: enquiries@swbgs.com, 01628 816500

School Type: Co-educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 986 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: 11 plus exam, Secondary Transfer Test, GL Assessment

 

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School Year 7 Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is determined by student performance in the 11+ exam known as the Secondary Transfer Test, which is created by GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

More information about the admissions process at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar is available on the school’s website, here, and on the Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.

 

If parents have any questions about the Secondary Transfer Test, they should contact the Admissions Team at the local authority, by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

The school holds an Open Evening in September for parents and prospective students, where there are exhibitions and demonstrations in various departments. The Open Evening also includes a guided tour by pupils at the school and a presentation by the Head and Deputy Head. To book a place at the Open Evening, parents should contact the school reception on 01628 816500.

 

The school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after or previously looked after children
  • Pupils who are eligible for free school meals
  • Students that live within the catchment area of the school
  • Students who have a brother or sister who already attends the school
  • Students who have exceptional medical or social needs
  • Students who live closest to the school

 

Sir William Borlase also has a waiting list system in place, where students are ranked in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria. If parents decline an offer of a place, they may subsequently re-join the waiting list upon request.

 

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website.

 

How to Apply for 11 plus Year 7 Entry to Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

 

Students who already attend a Buckinghamshire primary school are automatically registered to sit the 11+ Secondary Transfer Test. Those who attend a partner school, or live outside of Borlase’s catchment area, need to be registered for testing and sit the test at a central venue in Buckinghamshire.

 

The Registration Form can be accessed on the Grammar Schools and Transfer Test page on the Bucks County Council website.

 

Parents who have any questions about the admissions procedure at Sir William Borlase are encouraged to contact the Admissions team at County Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks on 01296 395 000. Alternatively, parents can email using the Contact Us form on their website.

 

Results from the 11+ exam are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar 11 pus School Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School uses the Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. There are two test papers. The first tests students’ comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning skills. The second test paper consists of non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions.

 

Each test last approximately 45 minutes and is multiple-choice. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Maths section – 25%

 

Each test is age standardised to ensure that no student has an advantage based on their age. In order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Borlase, students need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above.

 

As with all Buckinghamshire Grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take two practice tests, two days before the actual exam, to familiarise themselves with the format of the Secondary Transfer Test.

 

For more information on the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test?

 

Students who are prepared for the Secondary Transfer Test are likely to feel more confident on the day of the test. At Exam Papers Plus, we believe that a ‘little but often’ approach to exam revision is the best way to improve a child’s performance.

 

We advise that parents should create a revision timetable with their child to ensure that they cover each topic. The timetable should outline what subjects need to be studied on what days and allow for flexibility as the test approaches.

 

Exam Papers Plus publishes exam practice tests to help students prepare for entrance exams like the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test at Sir William Borlase. Our practice tests are designed to improve students’ confidence by familiarising them with the test format and the types of questions they may be asked on the day.

 

Our practice tests can also be a great way for parents to identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses. Parents can then adjust their child’s revision to focus on improving their weaker areas. As the test approaches, we’d suggest that pupils take our tests under exam conditions so they get used to answering questions under time pressure.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Sir William Borlase’s Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School website

Founded in 1947, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The school is situated close to Aylesbury College and the new Aylesbury Technical College. One of three grammar schools in Aylesbury, it is named after Sir Henry Floyd, who was a Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. The school educates students aged between 11 and 18 and has its largest intake of pupils in Year 7.

 

The school offers its students excellent facilities, particularly in performing arts. It has its own dedicated performing arts building with a theatre, music practice rooms and a recording studio. The school also has a modern library with a range of multimedia resources. Sir Henry Floyd offers an extensive range of sporting activities, including football, rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis and athletics.

 

For an insight into academic life at Sir Henry Floyd, take a look at this ‘personal views’ video, created by the school:

 

 

11 plus Secondary Transfer Test Information for Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

 

Address: Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8PE.

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: admissions@sirhenryfloyd.co.uk, 01296 424781

School Type: Co-educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,030 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, GL Assessment

 

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Year 7 Admissions

 

Admission to Year 7 at Sir Henry Floyd is determined by student performance in the 11+ exam known as the Secondary Transfer Test, which is designed to select students based on academic ability.

 

Created by GL Assessment, the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test is administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.

 

More information about the admissions process at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar is available on the school’s website, here, and on the Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.

 

If parents have any questions about the Secondary Transfer Test, they should contact the Admissions Team at the local authority, by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

The school holds regular Open Events throughout the year for parents and prospective students that want to visit the school before applying. The Open Events include a presentation from the Headteacher and a tour of the school. To book a place at one of the Open Events, parents need to visit http://www.schoolinterviews.co.uk/ and enter the relevant event code. Alternatively, parents can contact the school by calling 01296 424781, or by emailing office@sirhenryfloyd.co.uk.

 

The school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after students and previously looked after students
  • Students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Pupils who qualify for a Pupil Premium grant
  • Students who already have a brother or sister at the school
  • Siblings of former students at the school
  • Students who live within the school’s catchment area
  • Pupils that live closest to the school

 

Sir Henry Floyd has a waiting list, where pupils are ranked again in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria. If parents decline an offer of a place, they may subsequently re-join the waiting list upon request.

 

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website.

 

How to Apply for 11+ Year 7 Entry to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

 

Children who attend a Buckinghamshire primary school are automatically registered to sit the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test at their current school. Students who attend a partner school, or live outside of the school’s catchment area, need to be registered online. Parents can complete the Registration Form on the school’s website and email it to admissions@sirhenryfloyd.co.uk Parents will then receive email confirmation of their child’s registration.

 

For more information on how to register for a Year 7 Place at Sir Henry Floyd, parents can call Mrs. Willoughby, or Mrs. Morey on 01296 424781 or email admissions@sirhenryfloyd.co.uk.

 

Results from the 11 Plus Secondary Transfer Test are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School uses the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. There are two test papers that focus on the following topics:

 

  1. Comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning skills
  2. Non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths skills

 

Each test last approximately 45 minutes and is multiple-choice. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Maths section – 25%

 

Each test is age standardised to ensure that no student has an unfair advantage based on their age.  In order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Sir Henry Floyd, students need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above.

 

As with all Buckinghamshire Grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take two practice tests, two days before the actual exam, to familiarise them with the format of the 11 plus exam that they will take.

 

For more information on the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 11+ Secondary Transfer Test?

 

The best way to prepare for the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test is to be organised. We encourage parents to help their child create a study schedule that outlines what topics need to be covered and when. By approaching test preparation in a structured way, students are more likely to feel confident on test day.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we specialise in publishing practice tests that help students prepare for grammar school exams, like the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test at Sir Henry Floyd. Our practice tests benefit students by familiarising them with the format of the test and getting them used to the types of questions that they may be asked.

 

We’d recommend that parents introduce our tests early into their child’s revision so that any weak areas are identified early. As their studying progresses, our practice tests can then be used to monitor their progress and build confidence.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Sir Henry Floyd Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the John Hampden Grammar School website

Founded in 1893, John Hampden Grammar School, known as ‘JHGS’ for short, is a selective state boys’ grammar school that educates students aged between 11 and 18. Located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the school is named after the English Civil War commander and local Member of Parliament, John Hampden.

 

In 2011, the school became an Academy and in previous years has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Known for providing excellent sports facilities, John Hampden  Grammar School offers hockey, rugby, climbing and Rock-it-Ball as extra-curricular sporting activities.

 

For an insight into academic life at John Hampden’s, take a look at this short welcome video:

 

 

11 plus Secondary Transfer Test Information for John Hampden Grammar School

 

Address: John Hampden Grammar School, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, HP11 1SZ

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: office@jhgs.bucks.sch.uk, 01494 529589

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,036 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, GL Assessment

 

John Hampden Grammar School Year 7 Admissions

 

Year 7 entry to John Hampden Grammar School is determined by student performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test. The 11+ test is produced by the exam board GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.

 

More information about the admissions process at John Hampden Grammar School is available on the school’s website, as well as the Local Authority website.

 

For more details on the Secondary Transfer Test, parents are encouraged to contact the Admissions Team at Buckinghamshire County Council on 01296 388222, or by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk.

 

John Hampden Grammar School encourages all parents and prospective pupils interested in applying to the school, to arrange a visit. Visits typically include a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet with staff members. To arrange a visit to John Hampden Grammar, parents should contact the school office to make an appointment, on 01494 529589, or by emailing office@jhgs.bucks.sch.uk.

 

The school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria is used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after or previously looked after boys
  • Students eligible for Pupil Premium or Free School Meals
  • Students who have brothers that already attend the school
  • Students who have exceptional medical or social needs
  • Students that live closest to the school

 

John Hampden Grammar School also has a waiting list system in place. Students who are added to the waiting list are ranked in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria. If parents decline an offer of a place, they may subsequently re-join the waiting list upon request.

 

John Hampden Grammar School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website.

 

How to Apply for Year 7 Entry to John Hampden Grammar School

 

Students that live within the school’s catchment area are automatically registered for a Year 7 place, unless parents withdraw them from the application process.

 

In all other cases, parents need to make an application for testing to the Testing Administrator, using the Bucks online application portal by the deadline date. Parents should also inform their home local authority by completing a Common Application Form (CAF), stating their child’s school preference. The CAF should be sent alongside evidence of the boys’ home address.

 

As with all 11+ Secondary Transfer Tests in Buckinghamshire, results are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

John Hampden Grammar School 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

John Hampden Grammar School uses the 11+ exam to determine Year 7 entry.

The test is used to assess the academic suitability of candidates. There are two test papers that focus on:

 

  1. Comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning
  2. Non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths

 

Each test is multiple choice and lasts approximately 45 minutes. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Maths section – 25%

 

In order to be considered for a Year 7 place at John Hampden Grammar School, students need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above. Each test is age standardised to ensure fairness to all students.

 

Two days before the 11 plus Secondary Transfer test, pupils will have the opportunity to take two practice tests in order to become familiar with the layout of the actual exam.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the John Hampden Grammar 11 plus School Secondary Transfer Test?

 

When it comes to preparing for the Secondary Transfer Test, the sooner students start revising, the more time they’ll have to improve before test day. We’d advise that parents create a study schedule with their son that maps out what needs to be covered. As the test approaches, the schedule can be adjusted to focus on specific areas that need improving.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we publish practice tests that help pupils prepare for independent and grammar school entrance exams, like the Secondary Transfer Test at John Hampden Grammar. Our practice tests help familiarise students with the format of the entrance exam and get them used to the types of questions they may be asked in the two test papers.

 

As the exam date approaches, our practice tests can be taken under exam conditions to help students improve their time managements skills. As each test paper on the day lasts 45 minutes, students need to get used to answering questions quickly, under time pressure.

 

For subject-specific practice for the John Hampden Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test, we would specifically recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about John Hampden Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Royal Grammar School High Wycombe website

Established in 1548, Royal Grammar School High Wycombe (RGSHW for short) is a selective boys’ grammar school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The school became an Academy in 2011. Parents do not need to pay fees for their child to attend and admission is based on pupil performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test.

 

The school educates boys aged between 11 and 18 and offers day and boarding places. It is a DfES-designated Language College, as well as a Mathematics and ICT College. In previous years, the school has achieved Grade 1 in every area of Ofsted inspections and it regularly produces some of the best GCSE and A-Level results in England.

 

For an insight into academic life at Royal Grammar School, take a look at this Year 7 welcome video:

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Royal Grammar School

 

Address: Royal Grammar School, Amersham Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6QT

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: 01494 524955

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1.358 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 192 (182 day places, 10 boarding places)

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, GL Assessment

 

Royal Grammar School Year 7 Admissions

 

For boys that wish to board at Royal Grammar School, parents need to complete the school’s Boarding Registration Form, which can be requested from the school. A Common Application Form (CAF) also needs to be completed and returned to the Local Authority.

 

Before boarding places are allocated, boys and their parents are invited to an interview with the Head of Boarding to see if the student will benefit from a boarding environment.

 

Admission to Year 7 is determined by student performance in the 11 plus exam known as the Secondary Transfer Test, which is created by GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

More information about the admissions process for day places at Royal Grammar School is available on the school’s website here, and for boarding places here.

 

If parents have any questions about the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, they should contact the Admissions Team at the local authority, by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

The school has an Open Event for prospective students and their parents to meet the Senior Teaching Team. The event includes presentations, a tour of the school campus and a tour of the boarding facilities.

 

The school often receives more applications for day places than can be accommodated. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after and previously looked after boys
  • Boys living in the catchment area of the school
  • Boys who already have a brother at the school
  • Boys who are in receipt of Free School Meals
  • Boys whose parents are employed by the school

 

Information on the boarding oversubscription criteria can be found on the school website here.

 

Royal Grammar School also operates a waiting list. Pupils who are added to the waiting list are ranked in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria. If parents decline an offer of a place, they may subsequently re-join the waiting list upon request.

 

Royal Grammar School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website. The school website also has a useful FAQs page that provides additional information on Year 7 entry.

 

How to Apply for 11 plus Year 7 Entry to Royal Grammar School

 

Students who attend a primary school in Buckinghamshire are automatically registered to sit the Secondary Transfer Test at their current school. Those that attend a partner school need to be registered using the Bucks online application portal. Those who attend a primary school outside the Local Authority also need to register for testing and will sit the test at a central location in Buckinghamshire.

 

Results from the 11 plus exam are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

Royal Grammar School 11 plus exam: Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

Year 7 entry to Royal Grammar School is determined by student performance in the Secondary Transfer Test. There are two test papers. The first focuses on comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning. The second focuses on non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths.

 

Each test lasts approximately 45 minutes and is multiple-choice. The exams are weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Maths section – 25%

 

Each test is age standardised to ensure fairness to all students.

 

The minimum qualifying score for the Secondary Transfer Test is 121 and students need to achieve this score in order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Royal Grammar School.

 

As with all Buckinghamshire Grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take two practice tests, two days before the actual exam to familiarise themselves with its format.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the 11 plus Royal Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test?

 

The sooner students start studying for the test, the more time they will have to improve any weak areas. At Exam Papers Plus, we recommend a structured approach to preparing for the test that includes a combination of topic revision and practice test papers.

 

Parents should create a study schedule with their child to ensure that they cover all the topics they need to know. As test day approaches, the schedule can be adjusted to focus on any areas that need improving.

 

We publish practice tests that help students prepare for entrance exams like the 11 plus Royal Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test. We believe that a little practice can go a long way to improving a student’s confidence.

 

Not only do our practice tests help familiarise students with the format of the Secondary Transfer Test but they help them identify the types of questions that they could be asked on the day. As both test papers last 45 minutes, students need to be confident that they can answer as many questions as possible within the allocated time. As test day approaches, we’d recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly under time pressure.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Royal Grammar School 11+ Secondary Transfer Test, we would specifically recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Royal Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of Dr Challoner’s High School website

Established in 1962, Dr Challoner’s High School, also known as DCHS for short, is a girls’ grammar school for pupils aged between 11 and 18. Located in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, the school was formed when it split from Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, which became an all boys’ school.

 

Dr Challoner’s High has specialist school status as a Sports College and has a second specialism as a Language College. It also has academy status. An affiliate member of the Girls’ Schools Association, DCHS achieved the Exceptional Schools Award in 2014. In previous years, the school has also been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. DCHS operates a house system where students compete throughout the year in a range of activities. The five houses are: Bronte, Curie, Nightingale, Pankhurst, and Teresa – all named after inspirational women in history.

 

For an insight into academic life at Dr Challoner’s High School, take a look at this fundraising film that showcases the school’s achievements:

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Dr Challoner’s High School

 

Address: Dr Challoner’s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: office@challonershigh.com, 01494 763296

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,042 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, GL Assessment

 

Dr Challoner’s High School Year 7 11+ Admissions

 

Dr Challoner’s High School is a fully selective grammar school for girls and Year 7 entry is determined by student performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, which is created by GL Assessment. Admissions to the school are administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.

 

More information about the admissions process at Dr Challoner’s High is available on the school’s website here, and on the Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.

 

Because the Secondary Transfer Test is new at Dr Challoner’s High School, parents are encouraged to contact the Admissions Team at the local authority if they have any questions. The team can be contacted by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

Dr Challoner’s High School holds Open Mornings throughout the year for parents and prospective students. The mornings include a tour of the school campus and the opportunity to meet members of staff. Places are limited so parents should contact the school on 01494 763296 to reserve a place.

 

The school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  • Students who have statements of Special Educational Needs
  • Looked after or previously looked after girls
  • Students who live in the school’s catchment area
  • Students who are entitled to free school meals
  • Students who have a sister already at the school
  • Students who have exceptional medical or social needs
  • Students that live closest to the school

 

Dr Challoner’s High also operates a waiting list. Pupils who are added to the waiting list are ranked in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria. If parents decline an offer of a place, they may subsequently re-join the waiting list upon request.

 

The school’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website. The website also has a useful FAQs page that provides additional information on Year 7 entry.

 

How to Apply for Year 7 Entry to Dr Challoner’s High School

 

Children who attend a Buckinghamshire primary school are automatically registered and will sit the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test in their current school. Those who attend partner schools, and schools outside the catchment area, need to be registered for testing through the Bucks online application portal. Exam results are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

Dr Challoner’s High School Secondary Transfer Test Exam Format

 

Dr Challoner’s High School uses the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. The test aims to select the most academically suitable children. It consists of two test papers. The first paper tests students’ comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning skills. The second test paper consists of non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions.

 

Each test last approximately 45 minutes and is multiple-choice. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Maths section – 25%

 

Each test is age standardised to ensure fairness to all students. In order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Dr Challoner’s High School, students need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above.

 

As with all Buckinghamshire Grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take two practice tests two days before the actual exam to familiarise them with the format of the Secondary Transfer Test.

 

For more information on the 11+ Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Dr Challoner’s High School Secondary Transfer Test?

 

In order to prepare successfully for the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, students need to be organised with a revision schedule. We advise that parents should help their child create a schedule that ensures they cover each topic before the test.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we publish practice tests that help children prepare for entrance exams like the Secondary Transfer Test at Dr Challoner’s High School. We suggest that parents introduce practice tests into their child’s revision early, as a means of identifying any weak areas. The more practice tests students complete, the more confident they will feel on test day.

 

Our practice tests help improve students’ confidence by familiarising them with the format of the test and helping them identify the types of questions they may be asked on the day. As the Secondary Transfer Test approaches, we’d advise students to take our practice tests under exam conditions as a way of improving their time managements skills.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Dr Challoner’s High School 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Dr Challoner’s High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Woodford County High School for Girls website

Founded in 1919, Woodford County High School (WCHS) is a selective all-girls grammar based in the London Borough of Redbridge. The school teaches a broad, stimulating academic curriculum to over 800 girls and prides itself on providing a diverse, friendly and innovative environment for pupils to flourish.

 

WCHS teaches the skills required for modern life and provides its pupils with the latest technology and first-rate facilities to achieve this outcome. Woodford County High School for Girls is a sought-after grammar for Year 7 entry.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Woodford County High School for Girls

 

Address: Woodford County High School, High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LA

County: London Borough of Redbridge

Admissions Info: enquiries@woodford.redbridge.sch.uk, 020 8504 0611

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 853 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Woodford County High School for Girls 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admissions to Woodford County High School for Girls are managed by the local authority, the London Borough of Redbridge (LBR). There is plenty of competition for the 180 Year 7 places at WCHS, so parents are advised to visit the school ahead of registration.

 

In the event of there being more applicants than available Year 7 places, the school applies the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after and previously looked after children
  • Children living in the school’s catchment area who are entitled to the Pupil Premium (up to 18 places)
  • Other children living in the catchment area, according to the total standardised score in overall order of merit
  • Children living outside the catchment area, according to the total standardised score in overall order of merit.

 

You can find more details of WCHS’s admissions process and catchment area via the school’s website here.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Woodford County High School for Girls

 

Year 7 admission to Woodford County High School for Girls is based on the results of an eleven plus exam entrance test. To be eligible to sit this exam, parents must register their daughter before the closing date via the LBR’s website. LBR does not accept any late applications, even under exceptional circumstances, and there is no waiting list available either.

 

Woodford County High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Woodford County High School for Girls uses the CEM (The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) exam by University of Durham. This 11+ test covers:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning, including vocabulary and comprehension
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning, testing the ability to see how objects relate to each other
  • Numerical Reasoning, testing the ability to solve maths problems

 

The tests are multiple choice and the results are fully standardised and age weighted to ensure fairness for all candidates.

 

How to Prepare for the Woodford County High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam?

 

To gain one of the 180 Year 7 places at Woodford County High School for Girls, students need to be fully prepared ahead of the exam and have a solid understanding of what type of test questions to expect. Our guide to studying for the 11+ exam will help parents and students to ensure that everything is covered ahead of the tests.

 

The WCHS eleven plus exam tests children’s reasoning ability (numerical, verbal and non-verbal). If students need some additional work in this area, we would also suggest reading the following articles:

 

 

Parents should also try to introduce practice exam papers into their daughter’s revision routine early, ideally under timed conditions.

 

For Woodford County High School for Girls 11 plus revision, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

The information provided about Woodford County High School for Girls 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wolverhampton Girls' High School website

Founded in 1911, Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is a girls-only grammar that teaches over 700 pupils aged 11-18. Previously a Language College, it became an academy in 2014. Pupils are split across four houses – Audley, Ferrers, Paget and Stafford. Throughout each school year, the houses compete in a range of activities, including sport, music and the House Arts Festival.

 

The school offers a broad extracurricular programme to help girls engage in all aspects of school life. As well as an impressive sport selection, pupils can participate in residential trips across the world and become involved in the school’s various music opportunities.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wolverhampton Girls’ High School

 

Address: Wolverhampton High School for Girls, Tettenhall Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 0BY

County: West Midlands – Wolverhampton

Admissions Info: enquiries@wghs.org.uk, 01902 551515

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 741 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 145

Open Day Date: April

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham): Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Consortium

 

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Wolverhampton Girls’ High School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 145 places allocated to Year 7 students. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend an open event, where more information about the admissions process is provided.

 

Late candidates will only be considered following the initial allocation of places, so it is always advised to meet the registration deadline in the first instance.

 

In cases where there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, the school uses its oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium
  3. Children who live nearest to the school

 

Learn more about Wolverhampton Girls’ High School Year 7 admissions process via its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wolverhampton Girls’ High School

 

In order to apply for a Year 7 place at Wolverhampton’s Girls’ High School, parents need to register their daughter well in advance of the year of entry. Applications are completed online via the school website, here. Parents must complete two forms for eleven plus entry: The Entrance Test Registration Form and the Local Authority (LA) form, also known as a Secondary School Preference Form. The latter document needs to be returned to the LA directly by the deadline date specified on the form.

 

Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11+ exam for Wolverhampton Girls’ follows the same structure as other grammar schools in the Wolverhampton and Wrekin region. The exam will test:

 

 

The four subjects are split over two tests, each lasting 45 minutes, with each test divided into individually timed sections.

 

How to Prepare for the Wolverhampton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

One of the most effective ways to prepare for the 11 Plus exam at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School is to use practice exam papers. Not only do they help identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses, but they can also help to improve their time management skills.

 

All of our practice papers come complete with answers, so parents can accurately measure their child’s performance from session-to-session. We have a selection of 11 Plus exam papers to choose from to help students prepare for entry to Wolverhampton Girls.

 

We specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

The information provided about Wolverhampton Girls’ High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Dr Challoner’s Grammar School website

Founded in 1624, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, known as DCGS, is a selective grammar school for boys with a co-educational sixth form. Located in Amersham, in Buckinghamshire, the school gained academy status in 2011. The school operates a house system, with each house named after a previous headteacher.

 

Dr Challoner’s is one of the UK’s top performing grammar schools and competition for Year 7 entry is high. Known for producing outstanding GCSE results, DCGS also offers a range of extra-curricular activities and has an impressive list of former pupils.

 

For an insight into academic life at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, take a look at this short promotional video:

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

 

Address: Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Chesham Rd, Amersham, HP6 5HA

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: admissions@challoners.com, 01494 787500

School Type: Co-educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,281 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School Year 7 Admissions

 

From 2018, admission to Year 7 is determined by student performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, which aims to select based on academic ability.

 

The Secondary Transfer test is created by GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.

 

More information about the admissions process at Dr Challoner’s Grammar is available on the school’s website, here, and on the Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.

 

If parents have any questions about the Secondary Transfer Test 11 plus exam, they should contact the Admissions Team at the local authority, by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School holds Open Mornings three times a year until the summer term. These mornings include a presentation from the Headteacher, as well as a tour of the school campus. Parents and prospective students will also have the opportunity to meet staff members and current pupils. It should be noted that places on these open mornings are limited, so the school advises that parents reserve a place beforehand by contacting the school on 01494 787500.

 

As one of the UK’s top performing grammar schools, competition for 11 plus entry in Year 7 is high. The school website states that in 2017, of the 530 qualified applicants, 233 listed DCGS as their first preference. The school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after children or previously looked after children
  • Students who live within the school’s catchment area and qualify for free school meals
  • Pupils with a brother who already attends the school and lives within the catchment area
  • Boys who live closest to the school.

 

Dr Challoner’s Grammar also operates a waiting list. Pupils who are added to the waiting list are ranked again, in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria.

 

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website. The school website also has a useful FAQs page that provides additional information on Year 7 entry.

 

How to Apply for Year 7 Entry to Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

 

Pupils who currently attend a primary school in Buckinghamshire are automatically registered to take Dr Challoner’s 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test. However, parents still need to complete and return the school’s Supplementary Information Form, which is available to download from the school website, here.

 

Students that live outside of the school’s catchment area and wish to attend Dr Challoner’s Grammar, need to be registered using the Bucks online application portal.

 

As with all Secondary Transfer Tests in Buckinghamshire, results are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School uses the Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. There are two test papers. The first, tests students’ comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning skills. The second test paper consists of non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions.

 

Each test last approximately 45 minutes and is multiple-choice. The Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Maths section – 25%

 

Each test is age standardised to ensure fairness to all students.

 

In order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Dr Challoner’s, students need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above.

 

As with other Buckinghamshire grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take a practice test, two days before the actual exam, to familiarise them with the format of the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Dr Challoner’s Grammar 11 plus (11+) exam?

 

Preparing for the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test takes practice. Students who have prepared for the test in an organised way are more likely to have a competitive edge over their peers. At Exam Papers Plus, we advise parents to create a revision timetable with their child to ensure that each topic is covered in detail. The sooner pupils start preparing for the Secondary Transfer Test, the more time they’ll have to improve any weak areas.

 

We specialise in publishing practice tests for grammar and independent school entry, and our resources can be used to prepare for the Dr Challoner’s Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test. Not only do our practice tests help familiarise students with the layout of entrance exams, they also help them to identify the types of questions they may be asked on the day of the tests.

 

We’d recommend that parents introduce our tests early in their child’s revision as they can be a great way to identify weaker areas. Once parents know where their child’s strengths and weaknesses lie, they can adjust their revision timetable to suit.

 

In the lead up to the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, we’d recommend that students complete our tests under timed conditions to get them used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Dr Challoner’s Grammar School 11+ exam, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Dr Challoner’s Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Burnham Grammar School 11 plus (11+) E

Please note: The information in this post reflects the recent changes to the Buckinghamshire grammar school admissions criteria as of 2018.

 

Founded in 1960, Burnham Grammar School, known as BGS for short, is a co-educational grammar school that educates students aged between 11 and 18, located in Burnham, in Buckinghamshire. In 2011, the school gained academy status. Burnham Grammar is also a Specialist Science College.

 

The school operates a house system, where students compete throughout the academic year in various sporting and extra-curricular activities. Students are split over four houses, each named after an influential historical figure. The four houses are Winton (named after Nicholas Winton), Roosevelt (Eleanor Roosevelt), King (Martin Luther King, Jr), and Ali (Muhammad Ali).

 

For an insight into academic life at Burnham Grammar School, take a look at this short promotional video:

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Burnham Grammar School

 

Address: Burnham Grammar School, Hogfair Lane, Burnham, SL1 7HG

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: info@burnhamgrammar.org.uk, 01628 604812

School Type: Co-educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 879 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150 (approx.)

Open Day Date: June, September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Burnham Grammar School Year 7 Admissions

 

From 2018, Year 7 admission to Burnham Grammar is determined by how pupils perform in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test. This 11 plus exam is designed to identify students with the aptitude and ability for an education at Burnham.

 

The test is produced by the exam board, GL Assessment and is administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme. Burnham Grammar School is part of the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools Consortium.

 

With 150 Year 7 places available at the school, competition for entry is high. However, as the school’s website states, in the last 5 years, all Year 7 students who live within 10 miles of the school have been allocated places.

 

As with all Buckinghamshire schools, applications for Year 7 places are handled by the local authority. Burnham Grammar School outlines its full admissions policy on its website, here. Further information on the Bucks schools’ admissions, can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.

 

Further questions about the Secondary Transfer Test should be directed to the Admissions Team at the local authority, by emailing office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

Burnham Grammar School also runs open events from late September through to October. These events provide parents and prospective students with the opportunity to learn more about what the school has to offer. The events also include a tour of the school, where parents and students can see its facilities, and speak to members of staff.

 

For more information on how to book one of the open events, please see the school’s current prospectus.

 

Although all students within the school’s catchment area typically receive Year 7 places, where there are more applicants than available places, the school gives priority to:

 

  • Looked After, or previously looked after children
  • Children who live within the school’s catchment area and qualify for free school meals
  • Pupils who live within the catchment area in the year preceding admission
  • Students who have a brother or sister that already attends the school
  • Children with exceptional medical or social needs
  • Students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Pupils who live closest to the school

 

Burnham Grammar also operates a waiting list when the school is oversubscribed. Pupils who are added to the waiting list are ranked again, in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria.

 

If students are refused entry on the basis that the school is full, parents can make a representation to an Independent Appeal Panel. For appeals information, please visit the Bucks County Council website, here.

 

Burnham Grammar School’s full admissions policy is available to download from their website.

 

How to Apply for 11+ Year 7 Entry to Burnham Grammar School

 

Students who currently attend a Buckinghamshire primary school are automatically registered to take the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, unless parents withdraw them from the testing process. However, parents do need to name Burnham Grammar School on their child’s Local Authority Preference Form and return it before the deadline date.

 

Students that live outside of the school’s catchment area need to be registered using the Bucks online application portal. Burnham School estimates that approximately 50% of its Year 7 population is made up of students from outside the catchment area.

 

Results of the Secondary Transfer Test are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

For more information on the Bucks admissions procedure, please contact Buckinghamshire County Council using the Admissions Team Contact Form on their website.

 

Burnham Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

Burnham Grammar School uses the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry. The exam consists of two test papers. The first focuses on comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning. The second test paper is made up of non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions.

 

All questions are multiple-choice and each test lasts approximately 45 minutes. The 11+ Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills – 50%
  • Non-verbal – 25%
  • Maths– 25%

 

At Burnham Grammar School, the Secondary Transfer Test is taken by students in September of Year 6. The tests are also age standardised to ensure fairness to all students. For more information on the test dates at Burnham, please follow this link.

 

Although the Secondary Transfer Test does not have a pass mark, students do need to achieve a minimum qualifying score of 121 or above to be considered for a Year 7 place at Burnham Grammar School.

 

As with all other Buckinghamshire grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take a practice test, two days before the actual exam, to familiarise them with the format of the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the 11+ Burnham Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test?

 

The sooner students start preparing for the Secondary Transfer Test, the more time they’ll have to improve any weak areas before test day. At Exam Papers Plus, we publish practice tests that help pupils prepare for grammar school entrance exams, like the 11 plus exam at Burnham Grammar. Introducing our tests early in a child’s revision can help identify their weak areas. Once parents know where their child needs to improve, they can adjust their revision schedule to suit.

 

Our practice tests also help familiarise students with the types of questions that they’re likely to be asked in the test. As the Secondary Transfer Test approaches, we’d advise students to take our papers under test conditions to get them used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Burnham Grammar School Secondary Transfer Test, we would highly recommend the following practice resources that have been specifically designed with this test in mind:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools: Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving: Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Burnham Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Beaconsfield High School website

Please note: The information in this post reflects the recent changes to the Buckinghamshire grammar school admissions criteria as of 2018.

 

Beaconsfield High School, known locally as Becky High, is a girls’ grammar school based in Beaconsfield, in Buckinghamshire. The school educates girls aged between 11 and 18. Admission to Beaconsfield is determined by student performance in the 11+ Secondary Transfer Test. With approximately 1,100 students at the school, and 180 Year 7 places available, competition for entry is high.

 

The school operates a house system, where girls compete in a range of activities throughout the academic year. Beaconsfield High School offers a range of modern facilities, including 60 classrooms and a ‘sixth form area’ with an additional 12 classrooms. The school has a fully equipped computer room and a sixth form common room.

 

For a virtual tour of Beaconsfield High School, take a look at this short video:

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Beaconsfield High School

 

Address: Beaconsfield High School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RR

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: garcia-b@beaconsfieldhigh.bucks.sch.uk, 01494 673043

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,100 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180 (approx.)

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Beaconsfield High School Year 7 Admissions

 

Beaconsfield High School is part of the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools Consortium. From 2018, admission to Year 7 is dependent on pupil performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test. The exam board for the test is GL Assessment and it is administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.

 

As with all Buckinghamshire schools, applications for Year 7 places are handled by the local authority. Beaconsfield High School outlines its full admissions policy on its website, here, and further information is provided on the Buckinghamshire County Council’s website.

 

Parents who have further questions about about the Secondary Transfer Test should contact the Admissions Team by email at office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

Beaconsfield High School encourages parents and prospective students to visit the school ahead of taking the admissions test. The school organises campus tours three times a week during term time, except during May and June, when public exams take place. The tours are carried out by current pupils of the school. These tours provide parents with the opportunity to see the facilities on offer and to meet members of staff. To book a tour, please email reception@beaconsfieldhigh.bucks.sch.uk.

 

As competition for Year 7 entry to the school is high, Beaconsfield often uses its oversubscription criteria to allocate places. In such instances, where there are more applicants than available places, the school gives priority to:

 

  • Girls who are looked after, or previously looked after
  • Students who live within the school’s catchment area and are entitled to free school meals
  • Pupils who have a sister that already attends Beaconsfield High School
  • Girls who live closest to the school
  • Students with a sister at the school
  • Pupils who live outside the catchment area in order of distance from the school

 

Beaconsfield also operates a waiting list when the school is over-subscribed.

 

How to Apply for 11+ Year 7 Entry to Beaconsfield High School

 

Girls who currently attend a Buckinghamshire primary school are automatically registered to sit the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, unless parents withdraw them from the testing process.

 

Students that live outside of the school’s catchment area, or don’t attend one of Beaconsfield’s partner schools, should register their child using the Bucks online application portal, regardless of where they live. The application portal can be accessed on the Grammar Schools and Transfer Test page of the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

Results of the Secondary Transfer Test are sent to parents before the end of October.

 

Parents who require information on the application process at Beaconsfield High School should contact Buckinghamshire County Council using the Admissions Team Contact Form on their website.

 

Beaconsfield High School Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

The 11 plus Beaconsfield High School Secondary Transfer Test has two test papers that consist of:

 

  1. Comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning.
  2. Non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and mathematics.

 

Each test paper lasts for approximately 45 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice and are answered on a separate answer sheet. The 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test is weighted as follows:

 

  • Verbal skills section – 50%
  • Non-verbal section – 25%
  • Mathematics section – 25%

 

At Beaconsfield High School, the Secondary Transfer Test is taken by students in September of Year 6, with all children taking the test on the same day, regardless of whether they live within the Buckinghamshire catchment area or not. The tests are also age standardised to ensure fairness to all students.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test dates, please visit the Beaconsfield High School website, here.

 

It should also be noted that the Secondary Transfer Test does not have a pass mark. Instead, students need to achieve a qualifying score of 121 or above. Students need to meet this score or be deemed qualified by a Selection Review Panel in order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Beaconsfield High School.

 

Parents of students that do not achieve the qualifying score can apply for a Selection Review if they believe that there is a good reason for their child’s under performance. The Selection Review consists of serving secondary school teachers, retired secondary teachers and primary Heads.

 

As with all Buckinghamshire grammar schools, students will have the opportunity to take a practice test, two days before the actual exam, to familiarise them with the format of the Secondary Transfer Test.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Beaconsfield High School 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test?

 

When it comes to preparing for the Beaconsfield High School 11+ Secondary Transfer Test, it’s best to start revision early. We’d recommend that parents help their daughter create a revision timetable that outlines what needs to be studied and when. The more organised students are in their preparation, the more confident they’ll feel going into the exam.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we specialise in publishing practice tests that help children prepare for grammar school exams, like the Secondary Transfer Test at Beaconsfield. Our practice tests can help students become better acquainted with the types of questions that may be asked in the two tests.

 

In the lead up to the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test, we’d advise students to take our practice tests under timed conditions, to help improve their time management skills and to get them used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

For subject-specific practice for the Beaconsfield High School 11+ exam, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

Eleven Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

Eleven Plus English (Grammar Schools) Pack 1

Eleven Plus English (Grammar Schools) Pack 2

Eleven Plus English (Grammar Schools) Pack 3

Eleven Plus English: Spelling

 

Eleven Plus Maths (Grammar Schools) Pack 1

Eleven Plus Maths (Grammar Schools) Pack 2

Eleven Plus Maths (Grammar Schools) Pack 3

Eleven Plus Maths: Problem Solving (Grammar Schools)

 

The information provided about Beaconsfield High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

screenshot of the Aylesbury High School website

Please note: The information in this post reflects the recent changes to the Buckinghamshire grammar school admissions criteria as of 2018.

 

Founded in 1959, Aylesbury High School, known as AHS, is an all-girls’ grammar school located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The school was formed when Aylesbury Grammar School split into two single-sex grammar schools. With a catchment area that includes Oxford and Milton Keynes, admission to AHS is determined by pupil performance in the Secondary Transfer Test.

 

The school operates a house system, where students compete throughout the year in a range of activities. The six houses at Aylesbury High School are Ascott, Claydon, Hughenden, Missenden, Stowe, and Waddesdon. The school gained academy status in 2011.

 

For an insight into academic life at Aylesbury High School, take a look at this short promotional video:

 

 

Secondary Transfer Test Information for Aylesbury High School

 

Address: Aylesbury High School, Walton Road, Aylesbury, HP21 7SX

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions Info: office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, 01296 388222

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,290 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180 (approx.)

Open Day Date: January, March

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Aylesbury High School Year 7 Admissions

 

Aylesbury High School is part of the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools Consortium. From 2018, Year 7 entry is determined by pupil performance in the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test,. The test is produced by GL Assessment and administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as part of its co-ordinated admissions scheme.

 

Applications for Year 7 places are handled by the local authority. Full details of Aylesbury High School’s admissions process can be found on Buckinghamshire County Council’s website, here, and on the school’s website. Any further enquiries about the Secondary Transfer Test should be directed to the Admissions Team by email at office@ahs.bucks.sch.uk, or by telephone on 01296 388222.

 

Before applying for a Year 7 place at Aylesbury High School, parents are encouraged to visit the school during one of its Open Mornings, which take place in January and March. The Open Mornings include a tour of the school, where parents and prospective students will have the opportunity to speak to current pupils and staff members. To book one of the mornings, parents are advised to contact the school receptionist Mrs Onley, at sonley@ahs.bucks.sch.uk.

 

In such cases that there are more applicants than available places at Aylesbury High School, it uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after girls and previously looked after girls.
  2. Students who have a sister already at the school.
  3. Pupils who have a brother that attends Aylesbury Grammar School.
  4. Girls who qualify for Free School Meals and live in the catchment area.
  5. Students that live within the catchment area of the school.
  6. Girls that live closest to the school.

 

From 2018, a waiting list will be maintained until the end of August by Aylesbury High School itself for Year 7 admissions.

 

How to Apply for Year 7 Entry to Aylesbury High School

 

Girls who already attend a Buckinghamshire primary school will be automatically registered to sit the Secondary Transfer Test for Year 7 entry to Aylesbury High School. For students that live outside of the school’s catchment area, details of how to register are made available on the Buckinghamshire County Council website before registration opens.

 

11+ test results are sent to parents before the end of October, when secondary school applications need to be submitted. Further information on how students that live out with the catchment area can apply, is available on the local authority’s registration portal.

 

Parents who require information on the application process at Aylesbury High School should contact Buckinghamshire County Council using the Admissions Team Contact Form on their website.

 

Aylesbury High School Secondary Transfer Test Format

 

The new Aylesbury High School Secondary Transfer Test at 11+ consists of two test papers:

 

  1. Comprehension, technical English and verbal reasoning questions.

 

  1. Non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths questions.

 

All questions are multiple-choice and are answered on a separate answer sheet. Each Secondary Transfer Test paper lasts for approximately 45 minutes, with each correct answer gaining one raw mark. The verbal skills section has the most weighting at 50%, with the non-verbal and maths sections each weighted at 25%.

 

At Aylesbury High School, the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test is taken by students in September of Year 6, with all children taking the test on the same day, whether they are within the Buckinghamshire catchment area or not. The tests are age standardised to ensure that no students have an advantage based on their age.

 

The Secondary Transfer Test does not have a pass mark but does have a qualifying score of 121 or above. Students need to meet this score in order to be considered for a Year 7 place at Aylesbury High School. It should be noted however, that achieving the Secondary Transfer Test Score (STTS), does not guarantee a place at the school. Each grammar school in Buckinghamshire sets its own additional admissions criteria.

 

Before taking the Secondary Transfer Test, students will have the opportunity to take a practice test, two days before the actual exam. The practice test aims to give students the experience of taking a test under exam conditions and to help familiarise them with the layout of the 11+ STT.

 

For more information on the Secondary Transfer Test, please see the Buckinghamshire County Council website.

 

How to Prepare for the Aylesbury High School Secondary Transfer Test?

 

Given the competition for Year 7 entry to Aylesbury High School, parents should ensure that their child is fully prepared for the Secondary Transfer Test. We would advise that parents and students create a study schedule well ahead of the test date, to ensure that each aspect of the test syllabus is covered.

 

The more confident a student feels going into the exam hall, the more likely they are to perform well. Students who are organised with a study schedule will have a competitive advantage over their peers who approach the test in a lesser structured way.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we publish practice tests that help children prepare for grammar and independent school admission exams, like the 11 plus Secondary Transfer Test at Aylesbury High School. Our practice papers aim to familiarise students with the types of questions that they could be asked in each of the test papers.

 

When taken under exam conditions, our practice tests can be a great way to identify any weaker areas that may need improving in the lead up to the tests. Once parents know where their child’s strengths and weaknesses lie, they can adjust their study schedule accordingly.

 

For subject-specific practice for the 11 plus Aylesbury High School Secondary Transfer Test, we would highly recommend the following practice resources:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11+ English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11+ English Grammar School Pack 3

11+ English: Spelling

 

11+ Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11+ Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11+ Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11+ Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Aylesbury High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wilson's Grammar School website

Located in Wallington, Wilson’s School is a boys-only selective grammar that teaches over 1,000 pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1615, Wilson’s is one of the oldest state schools in the UK. The school became an academy in 2011 and consistently appears in the top 10 schools in the country for both GCSE and A-Level results.

 

Alongside a traditional curriculum, the school offers a strong co-curricular programme, with particular emphasis placed on sport and music. In fact, the school has an established programme of free vocal tuition or specialist instrumental tuition on a wind instrument for every pupil in Year 7.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wilson’s Grammar School

 

Address: Wilson’s Grammar School, Mollison Drive, Wallington SM6 9JW

County: London – Borough of Sutton

Admissions Info: admissions@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk, 020 8773 2931

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,061 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September (Part One) and October (Part Two)

Exam Board Type: Part One, Selective Eligibility Test (SET), Part Two, set by school

 

Wilson’s Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Wilson’s Grammar School is part of Sutton’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme, where admission is solely determined by pupil performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), similar to the standard 11 Plus exam. With 180 places available in Year 7, the school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of its open events. At these events, parents will learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff.

 

Schools within the Borough of Sutton are consistently oversubscribed, so in the likely event of there being more applications than there are places at Wilson’s School, the following oversubscription criteria is used, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children by rank order of standardised school in the entrance tests
  2. Boys eligible for Free School Meals (up to 10 places) by rank order of standardised school in the entrance tests
  3. Any remaining places will be allocated to boys according to their position in the rank order of standardised score in the entrance tests

 

Parents are advised to read Wilson’s admissions criteria before taking their son’s application further.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wilson’s Grammar School

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit the SET (Part One) must complete a Supplementary Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration is open. Parents must also complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their Local Authority. Those who live in London or Surrey can complete the CAF online.

 

If students are successful in the SET, they will be invited to sit the Second Stage Entrance Examination. Should they pass this test, they must include Wilson’s School on the CAF to be eligible for consideration for a Year 7 place.

 

Wilson’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Wilson’s Grammar School 11+ tests are split into two stages:

 

  • Stage 1: Maths and English, both multiple-choice and each last approximately 45 minutes.

 

This Selective Eligibility Test (SET) is run in conjunction with other grammar schools in Sutton such as Sutton Grammar School and Wallington County Grammar School. The result of the SET determines whether or not a boy is eligible for the second stage test.

 

  • Stage 2: English and Mathematics – the English test includes an extended writing task and tests comprehension skills, while the maths test is based on the KS2 curriculum and is standard format. Both tests last 40-45 minutes.

 

How to Prepare for the Wilson’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Sutton-based selective grammar schools do not reveal information about their selection examinations. This can be daunting for parents ahead of the exam, but with a good revision plan and the use of  practice papers, parents can give their son the best possible chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Wilson’s School.

 

To get ahead of the fierce competition at Wilson’s, we would recommend using the following practice tests, which have been specifically designed to help students prepare for the Selective Eligibility Test:

 

Stage 1 (S.E.T)

 

Eleven Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 1

Eleven Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 2

Eleven Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 3

Eleven Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 4

 

For further subject-specific practice, we would recommend the following:

 

Eleven Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

Eleven Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

Eleven Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

Eleven Plus English: Spelling

 

Eleven Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

Eleven Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

Eleven Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

Eleven Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

Stage 2

 

For Stage 2, we would recommend the following packs:

 

Eleven Plus Mathematics Pack 1 (Open Answer)

Eleven Plus Mathematics Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

Eleven Plus English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

Eleven Plus English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

The information provided about Wilson’s Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wirral Grammar School for Girls website

Founded in 1931, Wirral Grammar School for Girls is an all-girls grammar based in Merseyside. Over 1,000 girls aged 11-18 attend the high-performing school, which has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in every department.

 

Wirral Girls is a Specialist Language College, a Humanities College and a Science College. It is an academy that is proud to offer modern facilities to its staff and pupils. The school’s main vision is to provide a happy and stimulating environment for its pupils and does so by offering a challenging curriculum alongside a fun and friendly co-curricular programme.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wirral Grammar School for Girls

 

Address: Heath Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 3AF

County: Merseyside

Admissions Info: schooloffice@wirralgirls.co.uk, 0151 644 8282

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,068

Number of Places in Year 7: 175

Open Day Date: May

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Wirral Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Admissions

 

All 175 Year 7 places at Wirral Grammar School for Girls are allocated based on pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Before applying for a place, it is suggested that parents visit the school at one of its open events, where they can ask questions about the admissions process before committing any further.

 

With over eight applications for each Year 7 place, it is likely that the school will be oversubscribed. In such cases, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Girls in public care
  2. Girls with a valid medical reason (doctor’s letter must be supplied)
  3. Girls with a sister attending the school at the time of application
  4. Girls with a parent who works at the school for a minimum of two years
  5. Distance from the home address to the school

 

The school’s full admissions policy can be downloaded directly from their website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wirral Grammar School for Girls

 

Wirral Grammar School for Girls is one of four schools based in Wirral that follow a coordinated scheme for secondary school admissions. This is maintained by Wirral Council, the Local Authority (LA). To apply for a Year 7 grammar place, complete this admissions form in the first instance.

 

Parents will be notified of results via post from mid-October and the first round of place allocations will be available from the beginning of March.

 

Wirral Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Wirral Grammar School for Girls 11+ exam consists of two papers that each last around 50 minutes. Both are made-up of a mix of standard format and multiple choice questions, covering:

 

 

Test results are fully age-standardised to ensure that no pupil has an advantage based on their age.

 

How to Prepare for the Wirral Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Exam?

 

For your daughter to have the best chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Wirral Grammar School for Girls, she should invest additional time in revision on top of her usual school work. Children are shown to respond better to shorter bursts of revision, so just 15-20 minutes each day can make a real difference to her knowledge ahead of the exam.

 

A great way to highlight any knowledge gaps ahead of the eleven plus is to use practice exam papers as part of their revision. These 11+ papers come complete with answers, enabling parents to accurately measure their daughter’s performance and track her improvements in the lead-up to the exam.

 

For pupils preparing for the Wirral Grammar School for Girls entrance exam, we have several 11 plus practice papers that can help:

 

11 Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Comprehension (CEM)

11 Plus Cloze (CEM)

11 Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

The information provided about Wirral Grammar School for Girls 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wilmington Grammar School website

Founded in 1958, Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (WGSG) is a Kent-based selective grammar with a co-educational Sixth Form for girls aged 11-18. An academy school, WGSG was awarded specialist status for maths and computing in 2004.

 

Alongside a traditional curriculum, the school offers its pupils the chance to develop skills and gain experience through several extracurricular activities including choir practice, acting lessons and a variety of sports.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

 

Address: Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Wilmington Grange, Parsons Lane, Wilmington, Dartford DA2 7BB

County: Kent

Admissions Info: enquiries@wgsg.co.uk, 01322 226351

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 930 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, prospective pupils must sit the Kent eleven plus test and achieve the required standard. Parents and children are invited to attend one of the school’s open events to ask any questions they have about the admissions process. Parents may also take a tour of the school and meet staff and current pupils.

 

With 150 Year 7 places available at WGSG, the school often receives more applications than there are available places. In such instances, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Children with a sibling at the school
  3. Children with a brother at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys at the time of starting
  4. Children eligible for Pupil Premium
  5. Children who live within 1.5 miles of the school
  6. Up to 15 Governor places, for those children who have shown exceptional performance in mathematics
  7. Eligible children who live in the parishes outlined in this document
  8. All other girls

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

 

As Wilmington Grammar School for Girls uses the Kent Test as a means of selection in Year 7, parents must register online with Kent Local Authority (LA) in the first instance.

 

Once students have taken the Kent Test at 11+, parents are required to complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to Kent County Council. This process can usually be done online. Parents will receive 11+ results from the Council by mid-October, with offers sent out in March.

 

If parents have any further queries about WGSG’s admissions process at Year 7, they are encouraged to email the school at enquiries@wgsg.co.uk or call 01322 226351.

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Most Kent-based selective schools require pupils to sit the Kent 11 Plus exam, including WGSG. The Kent Test consists of two multiple-choice tests:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that is divided into two sections that cover English and maths. Each section has a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test.
  2. A 60-minute test that focuses on reasoning. It is divided into three sections:

 

Pupils must also complete a 40-minute writing task, which will not form part of the final 11 Plus result but can be used in any borderline or appeal cases.

 

You can learn more about the Kent Test with these sample questions and gain further clarification on what to expect from the exam.

 

How to Prepare for the Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent is one of the most competitive grammar school areas in England, so for students to secure one of the 150 Year 7 places at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, they should do additional revision on top of their usual homework.

 

Primary school children are shown to perform better in exams if they have revised over a longer period of time. Revision sessions should be manageable and split into ‘little and often’ study sessions.

 

The Kent Test requires children to have a solid knowledge of a number of subjects, so if parents suspect that their daughter has a weaker area, we recommend using practice exam papers to highlight these areas early on. Don’t be afraid to introduce these papers early on as they can act as a diagnostic, highlighting strengths and weaknesses.

 

Girls sitting the Kent Test with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at WGSG will benefit from these resources:

 

 

Additionally, if students require further practice in a particular subject area ahead of the exam, the following practice papers are ideal:

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Spelling (GL)

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Wilmington Grammar School for Girls 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wirral Grammar School for Boys website

Founded in 1931, Wirral Grammar School for Boys is a selective grammar for students aged 11-18. Situated on a campus spread across nine acres in Bebington, the school has academy status and teaches in excess of 1,000 pupils.

 

While the school’s primary focus is to provide a strong academic grounding to its pupils, it does offer a diverse extracurricular programme outside of the classroom. Activities include student radio, an enterprise programme and charitable fundraising.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wirral Grammar School for Boys

 

Address: Cross Ln, Birkenhead, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 3AQ

County: Merseyside

Admissions Info: schooloffice@wirralgrammarboys.com, 0151 644 0908

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,077 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 155

Open Day Date: Throughout the academic year

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Wirral Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Admissions

 

Prospective pupils living on the Wirral and in the surrounding county of Cheshire can apply for a Year 7 place at Wirral Grammar School for Boys.

 

With 155 places available, admission is based on student performance in the 11 Plus exam. Children who attend primary school on the Wirral can take the entrance test at their school, while pupils who live outside of the county can take the test at one of the Wirral’s four selective schools.

 

The school has reported over eight applications for each Year 7 place, so in the event of oversubscription, the school will apply the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after, or previously looked after, boys
  • Boys with a valid medical reason, supported by a doctor’s letter
  • Boys eligible for Free School Meals (up to 15 places)
  • Boys who have a brother at the school at the time of application
  • Shortest distance from a boy’s permanent residence to the school

 

For more information about Wirral Grammar School for Boys’ admissions procedure at Year 7, refer to the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wirral Grammar School for Boys

 

Wirral County Council administers the 11 Plus test for all four Wirral-based selective schools. This Local Authority (LA) recommends that parents apply for a Year 7 grammar place online, via its admissions form. Pupils living on the Wirral should apply directly to this LA, while those living in Cheshire should apply directly to Cheshire LA.

 

Parents will receive test results in October and Year 7 places will be allocated in March the following year.

 

Wirral Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Pupils sitting the 11 Plus test for Wirral Grammar School for Boys will be tested on:

 

 

Boys will sit two tests, each lasting approximately 50 minutes. The tests will contain a mixture of multiple choice and standard format questions. Test results are fully age-standardised to ensure that no pupil has an advantage based on their age.

 

How to Prepare for the Wirral Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam?

 

Eleven plus exam dates are set well in advance, giving students plenty of time to prepare for the tests. The sooner students start studying for the tests, the more time they will have to improve their overall performance.

 

Before students begin their revision, we’d recommend that parents read our 11 Plus guide for parents.

 

Competition for Year 7 places at Wirral Grammar for Boys is strong, so we recommend that students use practice exam papers as part of their general study routine. These papers allow children to get a better idea of the 11+ exam layout and the types of questions they may be asked on the day. They also help parents identify any weaker areas that may need improving.

 

For those sitting the Wirral Grammar School for Boys eleven plus exam, we recommend the following resources:

 

11+ CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM M.C. Numerical Reasoning

 

11+ CEM Verbal Reasoning

11+ Comprehension

11+ Cloze

11+ Spelling

 

The information provided about Wirral Grammar School for Boys 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the West Kirby Grammar School website

Located on the Wirral in Merseyside, West Kirby Grammar School (WKGS) is a selective grammar for girls aged 11-18 with boys admitted into the school’s Sixth Form. Founded in 1913, the school achieved academy status in 2012.

 

Over 1,100 pupils are divided across six houses: Furniss, Gonner, Hudson, Paton, Stewart and Wallis. These houses compete throughout each school year across a range of events, including music shows and sports.

 

For an insight into academic life at West Kirby Grammar School, watch this short promotional video:

 

11 Plus Exam Information for West Kirby Grammar School

 

Address: West Kirby Grammar School Graham Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DP

County: Merseyside

Admissions Info: office@wkgs.net, 0151 632 3449

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,193 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Dates: September and May

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

West Kirby Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

West Kirby Grammar welcomes pupils from the Wirral and surrounding areas to apply for a place in Year 7. With 180 places available, admission is based on

student performance in the eleven plus exam. Those children who attend a Wirral-based primary will take the test at their school, while pupils who live outside of the county are able to take the test at one of the four Wirral selective schools.

 

The 11 Plus exam for WKGS is administered by Wirral County Council and follows the CEM Durham University exam format. Parents should be aware that good performance in the exam does not guarantee a place at the school, due to oversubscription.

 

In the event of there being more applications than there are places, the school will apply the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after, or previously looked after, girls
  • Girls with a valid medical reason, supported by a doctor’s letter
  • Girls eligible for Free School Meals (up to 15 places)
  • Girls who have a sister at the school at the time of application
  • Shortest distance from a girl’s permanent residence to the school

 

The school’s full admissions policy can be downloaded directly from their website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to West Kirby Grammar School

 

West Kirby Grammar is one of four Wirral-based schools that follow a coordinated scheme for secondary school admissions, maintained by Wirral Council, the Local Authority (LA).

 

The LA recommends parents apply for a Year 7 grammar place online, via its admissions form. Late applications will be directly dealt with by Wirral LA.

 

West Kirby Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam at West Kirby Grammar School consists of two tests that will cover:

 

Each test lasts approximately 50 minutes and contains a mixture of multiple choice and standard format questions. Test results are age-standardised to ensure that no pupil has an advantage based on their age.

 

How to Prepare for the West Kirby Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we highly recommend preparing for the 11+ well ahead of the exam date. The sooner children start studying for the tests, the more time they will have to improve their overall performance.

 

Parent should create a study timetable with their child to ensure that they cover everything they will need to know. To give students the best chance of gaining a Year 7 place at West Kirby Grammar, we would also recommend introducing practice exam papers early into their additional study routine. Not only do practice papers enable parents to identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses, but they can help them become familiar with the exam layout and the types of questions they may be asked.

 

As the exam date gets closer, parents should encourage their child to do timed practice papers under exam conditions. This will help students get used to answering questions under pressure, as will be required in the exam.

 

We specifically recommend the following resources for the West Kirby Grammar School 11 Plus exam:

 

Eleven Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

Eleven Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

Eleven Plus M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

Eleven Plus Comprehension (CEM)

Eleven Plus Cloze (CEM)

Eleven Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

The information provided about West Kirby Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wilmington Grammar School for Boys website

Founded in 1954, Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (WGSB) is located in Dartford, Kent. Previously called Dartford Technical High School, it took on its grammar status in 1982. An academy school, over 900 pupils are split across five houses: Brunel, Darwin, Newton, Stevenson and Telford.

 

A specialist engineering school, WGSB has a strong emphasis on design technology, mathematics and physics. Alongside its traditional curriculum, the school runs a programme to help develop boys’ entrepreneurial skills, encouraging them to be at the forefront of innovation for modern life.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

 

Address: Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford DA2 7DA

County: Kent

Admissions Info: office@wgsb.org.uk, 01322 223090

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 905 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, prospective pupils must sit the Kent 11 Plus Test. There are 150 Year 7 places available at WGSB for Yeat 7 entry. Should applications for admission exceed this number, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Children with a sibling at the school when the child starts
  3. Governor places (up to 15, awarded to children who have shown exceptional performance in the Kent Test)
  4. Children eligible for Pupil Premium (who live within 3 miles of the school)
  5. Children who live within a 1.5-mile radius of the school and children who live within the parishes listed in this document
  6. All other boys

 

Parents of students who are not awarded a grammar school place at WGSB have a right to appeal. The school’s website provides further information about the admissions process.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

 

WGSB’s Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Kent County Council, the Local Authority (LA). To register for the Kent Test at 11+, you must complete an online registration form.

 

Once your son has taken the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it online to Kent County Council. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the Council in October and Year 7 place offers will be sent out in March of the following year.

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is one of the Kent-based selective schools that use the Kent Test at 11 Plus. This exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, with a separate answer sheet, in the following format:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. Children will be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.

 

  1. A writing task that lasts for 40 minutes, including 10 minutes’ preparation time. This task isn’t marked for the purposes of the 11 Plus exam but may be used as evidence for borderline cases and/or in appeals for a school place.

 

How to Prepare for the Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent has gained a reputation for being one of the most competitive grammar school areas in the UK, so to keep your son ahead of the competition, he must start his revision for the 11 Plus early. Parents should help create an easy-to-follow revision timetable that covers all the required subjects. Ensure that time is allocated for play and relaxation too, as this is likely to keep your son more motivated throughout his revision periods.

 

For the Kent 11+ Test, practice exam papers should be an essential part of a child’s revision routine. These papers can help parents monitor their son’s progress and give children a much-needed confidence boost as the exam date approaches.

 

We have specifically designed the following practice resources for the Kent Test:

 

 

If students needs additional practice in a particular subject, we would highly recommend the following papers:

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

 

The information provided about Wilmington Grammar School for Boys 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Weald of Kent Grammar School website

Located in Tonbridge, Kent, Weald of Kent Grammar School is a selective grammar for girls aged 11-18. Previously known as Tonbridge Technical High School for Girls, the school was established in its current form in 1982.

 

An academy school, it holds specialisms in languages and science and has had National Teaching School status since 2014. Although the school challenges its girls with a rigorous curriculum, it also gives students the opportunity to pursue their passions outside of the classroom.

 

To learn more about academic life at Weald of Kent, watch this short promotional video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Weald of Kent Grammar School

 

Address: Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge TN9 2JP

County: Kent

Admissions Info: school@wealdgs.org, 01732 373500

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,422 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 265 (175 at the Tonbridge site, 90 at the Sevenoaks Annexe)

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

Weald of Kent Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to Weald of Kent Grammar School is determined by pupil performance in the Kent eleven plus exam. In 2017, Weald of Kent Grammar School Academy Trust was granted permission to operate an annexe in Sevenoaks. This increased the number of Year 7 places to 265 overall, across two sites.

 

When the school is oversubscribed, it will give priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children with a sibling attending the school at the time the child starts
  3. Children with Health and Special Access Reasons
  4. Children entitled to Pupil Premium (up to 18 places)
  5. Children of permanent staff members at the school
  6. Children who live closest to the school

 

Visit the school’s website for more information about its admissions policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Weald of Kent Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Weald of Kent Grammar School, parents must register their child for the Kent Test. Under the coordinated Admissions Scheme, run by Kent County Council, parents can name four schools on the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF). Parents must express their preferences, and rank them accordingly.

 

Kent County Council coordinates all admission applications on behalf of the school. Should parents have any questions about the admissions process, they should contact the Council, rather than the school.

 

Weald of Kent Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Weald of Kent Grammar uses the Kent Test at 11 Plus to allocate Year 7 places. Children will be tested on Reasoning, English and Maths and will have to complete a writing task.

 

The exam format is as follows:

 

  1. Reasoning: A one-hour exam that tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is broken down into three shorter sections and focuses on Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  2. English and Maths: A one-hour exam that is split into two sections. Each section has a 5-minute practice exercise and 25-minute test. The English section will test comprehension and literacy skills, while the maths sections will contain multiple choice questions covering a range of topics that pupils will have covered up to Year 6.
  3. Writing: This 40-minute writing task will not be marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, but might be used in borderline cases, or by headteachers during the place allocation stage.

 

How to Prepare for the Weald of Kent Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

For students to have the best chance of gaining a place at Weald of Kent Grammar School, they need to have a thorough revision plan in place well ahead of the exam date. Regular revision will give them a better chance of improving their exam technique, while increasing their subject knowledge and learning how to perform well under exam conditions.

 

Parents can monitor their child’s academic progress with our selection of practice exam papers. These papers can help students to prepare for the Kent Test at 11 plus. We would specifically recommend the three tests below, all of which have been created with the Kent Test in mind:

 

 

For additional subject-specific revision, we would suggest these practice exam papers:

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Spelling

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Weald of Kent Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Wallington County Grammar School website

Located in the London Borough of Sutton, Wallington County Grammar School is a boys-only grammar for pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1927, the school gained academy status in 2011 and has a roll of over 800 pupils.

 

Rated across all areas as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the school aims to build independent, self-motivated learners through a combination of a challenging curriculum and a selection of co-curricular activities, including sports, Student Council and various charitable events.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Wallington County Grammar School

 

Address: Wallington County Grammar School, Croydon Road, Wallington SM6 7PH

County: London – Borough of Sutton

Admissions Info: admissions@wcgs.org.uk, 0208 647 2235

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 885 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Selective Eligibility Test (SET), Multiple Choice Maths and English

 

Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Wallington County Grammar School is part of the Pan-London Coordinated Admissions Scheme, which means admission to the school is determined by pupil performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), similar to the standard 11 Plus exam. With 150 places available at Year 7, the school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of their open events, which usually take place in July. At the open events, parents and students can learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff.

 

Wallington County Grammar is consistently oversubscribed, so in the likely event of there being more applications than there are places, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children who are looked after by a local authority (LA)
  2. Children in rank order of performance in the SET
  3. Children eligible for free school meals (up to 15 places)
  4. Children who live in one of the school’s designated postcodes, as outlined in this document
  5. Children of permanent staff who work at the Folio Education Trust

 

Parents are advised to thoroughly read Wallington County Grammar’s admissions criteria before taking their son’s application further.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wallington County Grammar School

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit the SET must complete a Supplementary Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration is open. To apply for a place at the school, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their LA.

 

Those who live in London, or Surrey, can complete the CAF online.  Only one form needs to be completed, even if you are applying to more than one school in the Sutton area.

 

Parents will receive information on the outcome of the SET in late September.

 

Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Unlike other schools in the Sutton area, Wallington County Grammar does not run a second stage entrance exam. Therefore, prospective pupils can expect to sit just one exam.

 

This exam consists of two multiple choice papers in maths and English, with each lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

How to Prepare for the Wallington County Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Wallington County Grammar School is one of the five fully-selective grammar schools in Sutton that don’t reveal the details of their entrance exam provider.

 

Using our online practice papers will help ensure that children have the best possible chance of securing a Year 7 place at Wallington County Grammar. Students should start their revision early and use these papers to identify any weaker areas that require additional work before the exam.

 

Wallington County Grammar has reported that there are over 10 applications for each Year 7 place, so for students to get ahead of the competition, we would recommend using the following practice tests, which have been specifically designed to help students prepare for the Selective Eligibility Test:

 

11+ Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 1

11+ Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 2

11+ Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 3

11+ Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 4

 

For further subject-specific practice, we would recommend the following:

 

11+ English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11+ English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11+ English Grammar School Pack 3

11+ English: Spelling

 

11+ Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11+ Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11+ Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11+ Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

The information provided about Wallington County Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Urmston Grammar School website

Founded in 1929, Urmston Grammar School is a co-educational school located in Trafford, Greater Manchester. Before becoming an academy in 2010, Urmston Grammar was awarded High Performing Specialist School status in 2007 and then Language College status in 2008.

 

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Urmston Grammar regularly features in the top five per cent of schools in the UK. The school’s primary aim is to provide its 900+ pupils with a well-rounded education, to allow them to play a positive role in society.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Urmston Grammar School

 

Address: Urmston Grammar School, Newton Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 5UG

County: Greater Manchester (Trafford)

Admissions Info: office@urmstongrammar.org.uk, 0161 748 2875

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 909 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus

 

Urmston Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Urmston Grammar is part of Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium and is responsible for its own Year 7 admissions. All four schools within the Consortium use the same eleven plus test. Admission to Urmston Grammar is determined by pupil performance in this exam.

 

Urmston Grammar has 150 Year 7 places and actively encourages parents and children to attend its open day in June, ahead of applying to the school. At this event, parents can learn more about the school’s curriculum and whether it is the best learning environment for their child.

 

In recent years, Urmston Grammar has been significantly oversubscribed for Year 7 places. In such cases, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. The top 20 scoring candidates in rank order
  3. Pupils entitled to Pupil Premium (approximately 10 places)
  4. Children with parents working at the school for 8+ years in continuous service
  5. Children who live closest to the school (approximately 120 places)

 

For more information about Urmston Grammar’s admissions policy, please visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Urmston Grammar School

 

To apply for a place at Urmston Grammar, parents must register their child for the school’s entrance examination. The online registration form is available on the school’s admissions page.

 

In addition to completing the registration form, parents also need to complete a Local Authority Common Preference Form. Urmston Grammar should be listed on the form in ranked order of preference.

 

Urmston Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The eleven plus exam at Urmston Grammar consists of two test papers, covering:

Each paper lasts approximately one hour and contains a mix of multiple choice and standard format questions. There will be a short break between the two papers.

 

To be in with a chance of gaining a Year 7 place at the school, children need a qualifying score of 334. The results of the entrance exam are posted to parents or guardians in October, with official place offers sent out in early March.

 

How to Prepare for the Urmston Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

As a starting point, our in-depth guide to studying for the 11 Plus exam covers all the essential information that students will need for creating a revision plan. We’ve also written specific posts about the individual tests, including:

 

 

When preparing for any exam, it’s always best to start early. We highly recommend using practice exam papers to get an initial overview of a child’s current abilities and to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

 

As a student’s studying progresses, we’d suggest using these practice tests to see how they are improving. Completing timed practice tests in the run-up to the real exam will get students used to answering questions under exam conditions.

 

The practice papers that we produce come complete with answers, enabling parents to accurately measure their child’s performance and track their improvements. We have several eleven plus practice papers that can help students prepare for entry to Urmston Grammar.

 

We recommend using the following resources to prepare for the CEM 11+ exam:

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ Spelling

 

The information provided about Urmston Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Upton Court Grammar School website

Founded in 1912, Upton Court Grammar School is a co-educational selective school that achieved academy status in 2011. Previously known as Slough Grammar, it has specialisms in languages and science and is based in Slough, Berkshire. Over 1,000 students from a range of backgrounds are taught a varied curriculum, while the school invests in their overall wellbeing.

 

The school encourages its pupils to be creative, offering a variety of co-curricular activities such as music, drama and arts across the school year.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Upton Court Grammar School

 

Address: Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Slough, SL3 7PR

County: Berkshire

Admissions Info: office@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk, 01753 522892

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,027 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 165

Open Day Date: May

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Upton Court Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Upton Court Grammar has 165 Year 7 places available and admission is determined by pupil performance in the 11+ exam. The school hosts an information evening in May where parents can learn more about the school’s admissions process.

 

Admissions to Upton Court Grammar School are coordinated through the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools. Parents must register online ahead of their child’s eleven plus exam date.

 

In cases of oversubscription, the school uses the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children eligible for Pupil Premium (up to 15 places)
  3. Children with parents who have worked at the school for two years or more
  4. Children attending the designated feeder schools
  5. Children in rank order of performance in the 11+ tests (120 places)
  6. Children within the closest proximity to the school

 

For more details about Upton Court’s feeder schools and further information about its admission criteria, visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Upton Court Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Upton Court Grammar School, parents must first register their child with the Slough Consortium. Next, parents should complete a Common Application Form (CAF); this can be done online via Slough County Council.

 

As the school follows Slough Consortium’s schedule for Year 7 place allocation, parents are advised to consult this key dates document to ensure their child is registered in time for the eleven plus exam.

 

Upton Court Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Upton Court Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of two individual papers, each lasting approximately 60-65 minutes. The papers across all schools in the Slough Consortium are the same and cover a mixture of questions that test Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning.

 

Parents will receive the results of their child’s eleven plus exam online in October, before the deadline for submission of the CAF. All results are fully age standardised and this is the score parents will receive.

 

How to Prepare for the Upton Court Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we always advise starting 11 Plus preparation early. The sooner children begin a regular study routine, the more time they will have to get used to the types of questions that may be asked in the exam.

 

A ‘little but often’ approach usually works best when it comes to studying for the tests. By breaking down revision into small chunks, students can ensure that all the exam subjects are covered.

 

Practice exam papers are a great way to help children get used to the exam layout and the allocated times that they have for each paper. Parents should introduce practice papers early into their child’s revision in order to monitor their improvement as their studying progresses.

 

As exam day approaches, parents should encourage their child to complete timed practice papers to help improve their time management skills and get them used to answering questions to a deadline.

 

We have several eleven plus practice papers that can help students prepare for the Upton Court Grammar School 11 Plus exam. We would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

 

The information provided about Upton Court Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Upton Hall School website

Located in the Wirral, Merseyside, Upton Hall School was founded in 1849 and is a girls-only Roman Catholic grammar school. An academy, Upton Hall not only has International School status, but is also a training school.

 

Providing a traditional curriculum, the school strives to give its pupils an all-round education and encourages them to be active members in the wider community. Girls are able to participate in a range of sporting activities and also various musical ensembles.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Upton Hall School

 

Address: Upton Hall School, FCJ, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ

County: Merseyside

Admissions Info: uhs@uptonhall.org, 0151 677 7696

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 950 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 156

Open Day Dates: June and September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Upton Hall School 11 Plus Admissions

 

There are currently 165 places allocated to Year 7 pupils at Upton Hall School. Each place allocation is determined by pupil performance in an 11+ exam. A traditional school, Upton Hall encourages prospective students and their parents to attend at least one of its open days ahead of application in order to learn more about the admissions process.

 

Late applications will be considered, but only once places have been allocated. In cases where there are more applicants than Year 7 places, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Baptised Roman Catholic girls
  2. Girls who have not been baptised into the Roman Catholic Church, whose parents wish them to have a Roman Catholic education
  3. Girls who live closest to the school

 

For more information about Upton Hall School’s admission process, please visit its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Upton Hall School

 

Parents who wish to register their daughter to sit the entrance tests must register with the school before the exam date. The registration form can be downloaded via the school’s website.

 

For students to be considered for a Year 7 place at Upton Hall, parents must include it as a choice on their Local Authority’s Preference Form. Parents will be notified of the test results in October, which will indicate whether the student has attained the required score to be eligible for admission. However, place allocations will not be made public until March the following year and passing the 11 Plus exam isn’t a guarantee of entry to the school.

 

Upton Hall School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Prospective pupils to Upton Hall School must sit two multiple choice Verbal Reasoning tests at eleven plus. Each test will last approximately 50 minutes and pupils will have a break between the two papers.

 

Scores from both tests will be added together and students who score 236 or above will be considered for admission.

 

How to Prepare for the Upton Hall School 11 Plus Exam?

 

When it comes to the eleven plus exam, preparation is key. If, however, students have left it late to begin, read our last minute 11+ preparation article for further advice.

 

To give students the best chance of performing well and gaining a place at Upton Hall, they should incorporate practice papers into their study plan. Using these papers could increase a student’s chance of surpassing the required score in the exam.

 

Parents should encourage their daughter to sit practice papers under timed conditions, as this will vastly improve their time management skills and get them used to answering all questions under time pressure.

 

As the Upton Hall School entrance exam focuses on verbal reasoning, we specifically would recommend the following resources:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3 (GL)

 

The information provided about Upton Hall 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of The Tiffin Girls' School website

Founded in 1880, The Tiffin Girls’ School is a selective, all-girls grammar located in Kingston upon Thames in London. Situated on a nine-acre campus, the school became an academy in 2011. From Year 7 until Sixth Form, students are split into six houses: Bebbington, Flavell, Nicolle, Orford, Schofield and Watson – all named after previous Headmistresses of the school.

 

Pupils are encouraged to strive for excellence in everything they do, whether it’s academic achievement or an enthusiasm for arts, music or sport. Through a broad curriculum and active pastoral care, students are taught to be self-aware and to act both independently and in cooperation with others.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Tiffin Girls’ School

 

Address: Tiffin Girls’ School, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5PL

County: London

Admissions Info: admissions@tiffingirls.org, 020 8546 0773

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,114 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: July

Exam Dates: October and November

Exam Board Type: Stage 1: Maths and English, partly multiple-choice, Stage 2: Maths and English, open answer

 

The Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus Admissions

 

The Tiffin Girls’ School has reported over 10 applications for every Year 7 place and, as a result, it firmly encourages prospective students and their parents to attend its open evening. At this open event, parents can learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff. Admission at this stage is determined by pupil performance in a two-stage entrance exam process.

 

In the likely event of oversubscription at Year 7, the school will apply the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Girls with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), who name The Tiffin Girls’ School specifically on the Statement or EHCP
  2. Up to 60 girls whose score in the Stage Two Test is higher than or equal to the 250th ranked mark of all applicants who sat the Stage Two Test
  3. Remaining places will be allocated from all applicants who sat the Stage Two Test who have not already been awarded a place

 

The Tiffin Girls’ School has a strict oversubscription criteria, so parents are always advised to read the latest policy to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Tiffin Girls’ School

 

The school operates a two-stage test procedure. To register for the Stage One Test, the online Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be completed and received by the school. The SIF is available via the school’s website when the registration window is open.

 

Girls who pass Stage One will be invited to sit Stage Two of the test in early November. At this stage, parents must complete their Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF) to be eligible for consideration for a place at The Tiffin Girls’ School.

 

Parents who have questions about the admissions process at Year 7 should email

admissions@tiffingirls.org or the school on 020 8546 0773.

 

The Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Parents are advised to read the admissions documents on the school’s website ahead of the 11 Plus exam itself.

 

Previous tests have been split into two stages:

 

Stage One: English and Maths, partly multiple choice, similar to both GL and CEM style

 

A number of pupils will then be invited back to sit the Stage Two test.

 

Stage Two: English and Maths, set by the school. Previous tests have included comprehension, a writing task and standard format maths questions.

 

How to Prepare for The Tiffin Girls’ School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The Tiffin Girls’ School does not reveal details of its exam provider for Year 7 entrance exam testing. For parents, this can be a worry, but Exam Papers Plus can help students prepare for the various elements of the assessments.

 

We would recommend that students begin their exam preparation early with practice exam papers. Not only do these papers give students a general overview of their current abilities, they also enable them to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

 

As a student’s studying progresses, they can continue to use our practice tests to check on their progress. As the exam date gets closer, we would encourage pupils  to do these practice tests under timed conditions, to get them used to working in this type of environment. Our practice papers come complete with answers, enabling parents to accurately measure their child’s performance and track their improvements.

 

We have a selection of 11 Plus practice papers that can help students prepare for both stages of The Tiffin Girls’ School entrance exam:

 

STAGE 1

 

11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11+ English Pack 3

11+ Spelling

11+ Comprehension

11+ Cloze

11+ Spelling

11+ Verbal Reasoning (Language based)

 

11+ Maths Pack 1

11+ Maths Pack 2

11+ Maths Pack 3

11+ Maths: Problem Solving

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ M.C. Numerical Reasoning

 

STAGE 2

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (Open Answer)

11+ English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11+ English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

The information provided about The Tiffin 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys website

Founded as a technical school in 1956, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (TWGSB) became a selective grammar school for boys in 1982. The school has a co-educational Sixth Form for those aged 16-18.

 

Over 1,000 students are divided across six houses and are encouraged to explore their social and cultural interests through a range of co-curricular activities.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

 

Address: Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XB

County: Kent

Admissions Info: thegrammarschool@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk, 01892 529551

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,194

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)

 

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Admissions

 

All 180 Year 7 places at Tunbridge Wells Grammar are allocated on the basis of student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. Admissions are dealt with by Kent County Council, so parents should register their children directly with the local authority.

 

In instances where there are more applicants than Year 7 places, TWGSB uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children in care, or who have previously been in care
  2. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of a child starting in Year 7
  3. Health and Special Access Reasons
  4. Children who live within a 3-mile radius of the school
  5. Children who live in the named parishes outlined here
  6. Nearness of all other children’s homes to the school

 

More information about TWGSB’s admissions criteria is available on the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

 

Parents are able to express four school preferences on a Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF), which should be returned to the Local Authority (LA).

 

For admission to TWGSB, applicants will need to have secured a ‘grammar’ assessment and named Tunbridge Wells Grammar on the SCAF.

 

Parents will be notified of the result of the offer of a school place in March by the LA.

 

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The majority of Kent’s 35 selective grammar schools and 4 partially selective schools use the Kent Test at 11 Plus for Year 7 places. The Kent Exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, with a separate answer sheet, in the following format:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. This includes Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.

 

  1. A 40-minute writing task. This will not be marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, but might be used in borderline cases.

 

How to Prepare for the Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam?

 

In order for your son to secure a Year 7 place at TWGSB, he will need to be well-prepared for the Kent Test. Children generally perform better in exams if they have revised over a longer period of time. A ‘little and often’ approach typically works best and ensures that they don’t become overwhelmed with studying.

 

We recommend using practice exam papers as a way of highlighting any areas that need additional work. Don’t be afraid to introduce practice papers at the beginning of your child’s revision, as they will enable you to diagnose their strengths and weaknesses.

 

Pupils sitting the Kent Test, with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, will hugely benefit from these resources:

 

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 1
11 Plus Kent Practice Test 2
11 Plus Kent Practice Test 3

 

If your son needs additional work on a particular subject, we would also recommend the following practice exam papers:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

The information provided about Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School website

Founded in 1905, Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School (TWGGS) is a girls-only selective school in Kent. Over 1,000 pupils are taught a traditional curriculum, while building skills that will hold them in good stead for the modern world.

 

TWGGS has enjoyed great success in the creative arts and specialises in music with English. The school’s students also participate in a range of sporting activities, including football, curling and hockey.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

 

Address: Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9UJ

County: Kent

Admissions Info: info@twggs.kent.sch.uk, 01892 520902

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,005 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 140

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, pupils must sit the Kent 11 Plus Test. With 140 Year 7 places available at TWGGS, the school is often oversubscribed. In such instances, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  • Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  • Children who receive Pupil Premium
  • Children with a sister attending the school
  • Children with Health and Special Access Reasons
  • Eligible girls living within the parishes/towns outlined in this document
  • Distance from home to school
  • Governors’ places (14 places)

 

For more details about the school’s catchment area and its allocation of governors’ places, visit the website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Kent County Council, the Local Authority (LA). To register for the Kent Test at 11 Plus, parents need to complete an online registration form.

 

Once students have sat the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it online to Kent County Council. Parents will receive results of the exam via the LA in October and Year 7 place offers will be sent out in March of the following year.

 

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Girls hoping to gain a place at TWGGS will have to sit the Kent 11 Plus exam. This is divided into the following sections:

 

  1. A one-hour exam that tests students’ reasoning abilities. It is broken down into three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.
  3. A 40-minute writing task. This is not marked as part of the 11+ test, but it can be used as evidence for both borderline cases and in appeals for a grammar school place.

 

How to Prepare for the Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

To keep your daughter ahead of the competition for Year 7 entry at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, she must be organised, focused and prepare accordingly. Begin by creating an easy-to-follow revision timetable that covers all the required subjects, while also allowing time for relaxation.

 

For the Kent eleven plus test, practice exam papers should form an integral part of your child’s revision routine, as they can help you to monitor their progress.

 

For children sitting the Kent Test at 11+, we have specifically designed the following practice papers:

 

Kent Practice Test 1 (11 Plus)
Kent Practice Test 2 (11 Plus)
Kent Practice Test 3 (11 Plus)
For students that need further help to improve in a particular subject, we also recommend these subject-specific practice exam papers:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

The information provided about Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Townley Grammar School website

Located in the London borough of Bexley, Townley Grammar School is a girls-only grammar for pupils aged 11-18, although its Sixth Form is co-educational. An academy school, Townley specialises in performing and visual arts, maths and computing.

 

The school offers a broad curriculum and an impressive array of extracurricular activities, including three choirs, two orchestras, a concert band and various musical productions.

 

For an insight into academic life at Townley Grammar School, watch this promotional video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Townley Grammar School

 

Address: Townley Grammar School, Townley Road, Bexleyheath DA6 7AB

County: London (Borough of Bexley)

Admissions Info: admin@townleygrammar.org.uk ,020 8304 8311

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,469 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 224

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Townley Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Townley Grammar School is part of the Bexley Coordinated Secondary School Admissions Scheme and only students who pass the Bexley test can be considered for admission in Year 7.

 

The Bexley test aims to select the top academic students for entrance to the school with pass marks set by a selection panel of the school’s headteacher and assigned officers. However, it should be noted that passing the Bexley 11 Plus isn’t a guarantee of a Year 7 place at Townley Grammar School.

 

In cases where there are more eligible candidates than Year 7 places, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Girls identified by the London Borough of Bexley as achieving one of the highest 180 scores in the selection tests and who apply for a place at Townley Grammar School
  3. Girls who have a sibling attending the school at the time of application
  4. Students with a parent or registered guardian employed at Townley Grammar School on a permanent basis at the time of application
  5. Up to 14 places for girls attracting Pupil Premium and/or Free School Meals who achieve the qualifying score in rank order of distance from the school
  6. Distance from school with priority given to pupils living nearest to the school

 

More information about the school’s oversubscription and admissions policies can be found here.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Townley Grammar School

 

To apply for Year 7 entry to Townley Grammar School, parents need to complete an online application form via their Local Authority (LA).

 

Parents are advised to contact the LA directly, rather than the school, with any specific admission questions.

 

Townley Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Townley Grammar School eleven plus exam consists of two test papers that each last around 50 minutes. The two tests cover the following subjects:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning (maths)
  • Non-verbal reasoning

 

Each test contains a mixture of standard format and multiple-choice questions, divided into timed sections.

 

How to Prepare for the Townley Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The key to preparing for the 11 Plus exam is organisation. The more time children have to study for the entrance tests, the better chance they’ll have of performing well. Parents should can support their child’s revision by creating a study timetable that maps out what days they will study and what topics they will cover.

 

In addition to working from a structured plan, we recommend using practice exam papers early in your child’s revision. Not only do practice tests help identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, but they help familiarise students with the layout of the exam and the types of questions they may be asked on test day.

 

As the exam draws closer, we’d recommend that your child takes our practice exam papers under exam conditions so that they get used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

We specifically recommend the following resources for the Townley Grammar School 11+ exam:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Comprehension (CEM)

11 Plus Cloze (CEM)

11 Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

11 Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

The information provided about Townley Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Torquay Girls' Grammar School website

Founded in 1915, Torquay Girls’ Grammar School is a selective grammar that teaches over 800 girls, aged 11-18. In 2011, the school gained academy status, having previously been one of the first UK schools to achieve specialist status in humanities. The school consistently reports excellent exam results and is often placed in the top 20 state schools in the UK.

 

Alongside a packed curriculum, pupils are given the opportunity to participate in a broad extracurricular programme, which includes drama, dance and orienteering.

 

For an insight into life at Torquay Girls’, watch this short promotional video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Torquay Girls’ Grammar School

 

Address: Torquay Girls’ Grammar School, 30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY

County: Devon

Admissions Info: admin@tggsacademy.org, 01803 613215

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 858 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Dates: June and September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Torquay Girls’ Grammar School is made through Torbay Council and all prospective Year 7 pupils must take the 11 Plus exam in the September before the year of entry.

 

As competition for Year 7 entry is high, the school is often oversubscribed. In such cases, the following oversubscription criteria are used, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children in care or adopted children
  2. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium at the time of the test
  3. Children of staff working at the school at the time of the test
  4. A girl with a sister at the school
  5. By direct line distance from home to the school at the time of application

 

You can find more details about Torquay Girl’s admissions process via the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Torquay Girls’ Grammar School

 

 

To secure one of the 150 Year 7 places available at Torquay Girls’ Grammar, parents need to download the registration form from the school website.

 

Girls will sit the 11 Plus tests in September and parents will receive the results in mid-October. Places will be officially allocated in early March.

 

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School exam consists of two CEM test papers and one English writing test.

 

Girls will be tested on:

 

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning (maths)
  • Non-verbal reasoning

 

There will be two papers, each lasting approximately 45-50 minutes.

 

The English writing test will be set by Torquay Girls’ Grammar School in collaboration with the other Torbay grammar schools and it will be marked internally.

 

How to Prepare for the Torquay Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Preparing for the 11 Plus can sometimes feel overwhelming. However, with a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’, students should find the process easily manageable.

 

Once a revision routine has been established, parents should start introducing practice exam papers into their daughter’s studying. Practice papers can help familiarise students with the layout of the exam and get them used to answering the types of questions they may be asked on the day.

 

To give your child the best chance of securing a Year 7 place at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School, we would recommend the following eleven plus practice tests:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ Spelling (CEM)

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

The information provided about Torquay Girls’ Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Torquay Boys' Grammar School website

Founded in 1904, Torquay Boys’ Grammar School is a selective school for boys aged 11-18. Over 1100 boys are taught at the school and girls aged 16-18 are accepted into the Sixth Form. Due to a significant growth in pupil numbers, the school has undergone an extensive building programme to ensure students enjoy good quality facilities.

 

One of the top 20 boys’ schools in the UK, Torquay Boys’ Grammar received academy status in 2010 and became a Multi-Academy Trust in 2012. The school provides a traditional curriculum that focuses on the qualities and skills young learners need to succeed in school and beyond.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Torquay Boys’ Grammar School

 

Address: Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay TQ2 7EL

County: Devon

Admissions Info: enquiries@tbgs.torbay.sch.uk, 01803 615501

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,120 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 156

Open Day Date: July and September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Torquay Boys’ Grammar is open to 156 pupils in Year 7. Admission to the school at this stage is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend its open events before applying.

 

In cases where there are more Year 7 applicants than available places, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Boys in care, or who were in care
  2. Boys who are eligible for the Pupil Premium
  3. Other boys

 

For further details about the school’s admission criteria at Year 7, please visit its website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Torquay Boys’ Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Torquay Boys’ Grammar, parents need to complete a Common Application Form (CAF) online.

 

Students that live in a different local authority from Torbay need to apply by contacting their LA directly.

 

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School exam consists of two CEM test papers and one English writing test.

 

The CEM tests will assess verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning (maths) and non-verbal reasoning. There will be two papers, each with approximately 45-50 minutes of timed test questions.

 

The English writing test will be set by Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, in collaboration with the other Torbay grammar schools and it will be marked internally.

 

How to Prepare for the Torquay Boys’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Due to its formal nature, children can feel intimidated about sitting the eleven plus exam. To keep negative feelings at bay, parents should work with their child to build a good study plan so as to avoid leaving 11 Plus preparation to the last minute.

Introducing practice exam papers into your child’s study routine will prove beneficial as these will give your child a clearer idea of the structure of the exam. These practice papers should also be taken under timed conditions as this will get them used to working under time pressure as will be required in their CEM 11 Plus exam questions.

 

Our 11+ practice papers can help your child to prepare for the Torquay Boy’s Grammar school entrance exam. The following papers are an excellent resource for your child’s 11 Plus revision:

 

11 Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Comprehension (CEM)

11 Plus Cloze (CEM)

11 Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

The information provided about Torquay Boys’ Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Tonbridge Grammar School website

Located in Kent, Tonbridge Grammar School is a girls-only school. Founded in 1905 with just 19 students, today Tonbridge educates over 1,000 girls aged from 11-18. Boys are accepted into the school’s Sixth Form from age 16. The school is based within a 14-acre campus in Deakin Leas, Tonbridge.

 

An International Baccalaureate World School, Tonbridge Grammar mixes a traditional curriculum with a passion for learning. The school aims to produce students who are keen to make a difference in the world.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Tonbridge Grammar School

 

Address: Tonbridge Grammar School, Deakin Leas, Tonbridge TN9 2JR

County: Kent

Admissions Info: office@tgs.kent.sch.uk, 01732 365125

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,058 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Dates: June and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test (GL)

 

Tonbridge Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to Tonbridge Grammar School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. To be considered for one of the 180 places available, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard in this entrance exam.

 

The school encourages both parents and pupils to attend one of its open events before registering for a Year 7 place. The school holds monthly group tours from November to April and larger-scale open events in June and October. At these events, parents can ask any questions they might have about the school’s curriculum and learning environment.

 

In case of oversubscription, Tonbridge Grammar School gives priority to:

 

  1. Looked after children
  2. Children who meet the required score in the 11 Plus (135 Area places / 35 Governor places)
  3. Students who are eligible for Pupil Premium (10 places)

 

Visit Tonbridge Grammar School’s website for more information about its Year 7 admissions policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Tonbridge Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Tonbridge Grammar School, parents must first register their daughter for the Kent Test. This can be done online via the Local Authority (LA), Kent County Council.

 

Once students have taken the Kent Test in September, parents will receive the results in October and must then submit a Secondary School Common Application Form (SCAF) via the LA’s website.

 

Tonbridge Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Along with the majority of selective grammar schools in Kent, Tonbridge Grammar uses the Kent Test at 11+ to allocate its 180 Year 7 places. The exam consists of tests in Reasoning, English and Maths and also includes a writing task.

 

The exam is divided as follows:

 

Part 1: Reasoning – A one-hour exam that tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is split into three shorter sections and focuses on Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Part 2: English and Maths – A one-hour exam that is split into two sections. Each section consists of a 5-minute practice exercise and 25-minute test. The English section will test comprehension and literacy skills, while the maths section is made up of multiple-choice questions.

Part 3: Writing – This 40-minute writing task will not be marked as part of the eleven plus test, but might be referred to in borderline or appeal cases.

 

How to Prepare for the Tonbridge Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent is well-known as an extremely competitive grammar school area, so for your child to succeed in the Kent 11 Plus exam, they would do well to invest additional time into their revision ahead of the test date.

 

We always encourage students to revise ‘little and often’. Children who approach their revision sessions like this are much more likely to perform better in exams, compared with those who become overwhelmed by longer revision sessions.

 

As well as working from a structured revision schedule, we recommend using practice exam papers from an early stage. Practice papers enable parents to monitor their child’s learning from week-to-week and identify any strengths and weaknesses.

 

For students to have the best chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Tonbridge Grammar School, we would recommend starting with these practice test:

 

 

For additional subject-specific revision, we would suggest these practice exam papers:

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

Eleven Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

Eleven Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

Eleven Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

Eleven Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

Eleven Plus Spelling (GL)

 

Eleven Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

Eleven Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

Eleven Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

Eleven Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

The information provided about Tonbridge Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of The Harvey Grammar School website

The Harvey Grammar School (HGS) is a selective school for boys aged 11–18 and is located in Folkestone, Kent. Pupils are divided across four houses at HGS: Discovery, Endeavour, Resolution and Victory.

 

Over 800 boys are taught a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to challenge pupils throughout their school life. In recent years, the school has worked to build a range of modern facilities where pupils can participate in extracurricular activities, including music, drama productions, and sport.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Harvey Grammar School

 

Address: The Harvey Grammar School, Cheriton Road, Folkestone CT19 5JY

County: Kent

Admissions Info: enquiries@harveygs.kent.sch.uk, 01303 252131

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 882 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: June and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)

 

The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

The 150 Year 7 places at The Harvey Grammar School are allocated on the basis of student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. All admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority (LA) and, when parents are applying, they must do so directly with Kent County Council.

 

The Harvey Grammar School has fixed oversubscription criteria, which is implemented in the following priority order:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Boys who reside in the District of Shepway
  3. Other boys who satisfy the selection requirements, with those living nearest to the school being given the higher priority

 

Should a student not receive a Year 7 place at The Harvey Grammar School, parents can appeal the decision. Our guide to grammar school appeals explains the process in more detail.

 

More information about The Harvey Grammar School’s admissions criteria is available on the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Harvey Grammar School

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit the entrance tests must register with the school before the exam date. To register for the Kent Test at 11 Plus, parents must complete an online registration form.

 

Once candidates have sat the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to Kent County Council. This process can usually be done online. The Council will send assessment decisions to parents in October and offers will be sent out on National Offer Day in March of the following year.

 

For further information about The Harvey Grammar School’s admissions process for Year 7 entry, call the school on 01303 252131 or email at enquiries@harveygs.kent.sch.uk.

 

The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

For Year 7 entry, The Harvey Grammar School uses the Kent 11 Plus exam. The Kent Exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, with a separate answer sheet, split into the following format:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. Pupils will be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.
  3. A writing task that lasts for 40 minutes, including 10 minutes’ preparation time. This isn’t marked for the purposes of the 11 Plus exam but may be used as evidence for borderline cases.

 

How to Prepare for The Harvey Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The Harvey Grammar School is generally oversubscribed in Year 7, so parents should make sure that their son makes the most of the time and resources available ahead of the exam.

 

Children at this age are likely to perform better in exams if they have revised over a longer period, rather than crammed in one or two sessions just before the test. Students that revise in short sessions over a longer period of time tend to retain knowledge better.

 

The Kent Test covers a number of subjects and we have created targeted resources to help with every aspect of the test. We would recommend using practice exam papers to prepare, as they will highlight any weaker areas early on. Practice papers are also a great way to monitor a student’s progress.

 

Pupils who are due to sit the Kent Test, with a view of gaining a Year 7 place at The Harvey Grammar School, will benefit from these resources:

 

 

If students need to work on a particular subject area, these practice papers will prove beneficial:

 

Eleven Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

Eleven Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

Eleven Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

Eleven Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

Eleven Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

Eleven Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

Eleven Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

Eleven Plus Spelling

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

Eleven Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about The Harvey Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of The Folkestone School for Girls website

Founded in 1905, Folkestone School for Girls (FSG) is a girls’ grammar located in the Kent port town of Folkestone. An academy school, FSG teaches over 1,000 girls aged 11-18, who are split across six houses: Austen, Curie, Johnson, Lovelace, Pankhurst and Seacole.

 

FSG aims to provide its girls with a varied education, although its curriculum does focus on more traditional subjects. Away from the classroom, the school provides pupils with a range of extracurricular opportunities such as dance and drama productions, sporting events and a ‘young magistrates’ programme.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Folkestone School for Girls

 

Address: The Folkestone School for Girls, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone CT20 3RB

County: Kent

Admissions Info: 01303 251125

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,024 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Dates: June and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam (GL)

 

The Folkestone School for Girls 11 Plus Admissions

 

As like many other selective grammar schools in Kent, Year 7 admission to The Folkestone School for Girls is determined by pupil performance in the Kent 11+ exam. There are currently 180 places allocated to Year 7 students. Prospective students and their parents are advised to attend one of the school’s open events; information on these events can be found on the school’s website.

 

In the case of oversubscription, The Folkestone School for Girls gives priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children who live in the District of Shepway
  3. Children who live closest to the school

 

Visit FSG’s website for more information about its Year 7 admissions policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Folkestone School for Girls

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at The Folkestone School for Girls, parents must first register their daughter for the Kent Test, this is done via the Local Authority (LA), Kent County Council.

 

Once the child has sat the Kent Test in September, parents will receive the results in October and must then submit their Secondary School Common Application Form (SCAF), again via the LA’s website.

 

The Folkestone School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The majority of selective grammar schools in Kent use the Kent Test at eleven plus to allocate Year 7 places. The exam consists of tests in Reasoning, English and Maths, and also includes a writing task.

 

The format is broken down as follows:

 

Section 1 – Reasoning: A one-hour exam that tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is divided into three shorter sections that focus on Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

 

Section 2 – English and Maths: A one-hour exam that is split into two sections. Each section has a 5-minute practice exercise and 25-minute test. The English section will test comprehension and literacy skills, while the maths section will contain multiple choice questions.

 

Section 3 – Writing: This 40-minute writing task will not be marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, but might be referred to in borderline or appeal cases.

 

How to Prepare for The Folkestone School for Girls 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent is considered one of the most competitive grammar school areas in the UK. For students to have the best possible chance of gaining a Year 7 place, it’s advised to have a documented revision plan in place early on.

 

Students can maximise the time they have to revise by starting the process early and investing in the best resources available. It’s important to be organised and follow a clear revision strategy. In doing so, students will find the Kent Test much easier to understand.

 

Parents can monitor their child’s academic progress by choosing from our selection of online practice papers. The Kent Test at 11 Plus is focused on particular skills, so we would highly recommend the resources below, that have been specifically created for this test:

 

 

For additional subject-specific revision, we would also recommend these practice exam papers:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about The Folkestone School for Girls 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of The Crypt School website

The Crypt School was founded in 1539 and is located in Gloucester. It became an academy in 2011 and, from 2018, it is fully coeducational. Over 800 pupils are divided across five houses: Brown, Henley, Moore, Raikes and Whitefield.

 

The school encourages its pupils to pursue their passions outside of the classroom through an impressive range of extracurricular activities.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Crypt School

 

Address: The Crypt School, Podsmead, Gloucester GL2 5AE

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions Info: enquiries@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk, 01452 530291

School Type: Co-Educational (from 2018)

Number of pupils: 804 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Dates: March and June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (Gloucestershire)

 

The Crypt School 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at The Crypt School, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard in the 11 Plus exam. The school’s admissions are centrally-coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council and parents who wish their child to sit the 11+ test for the school must complete the Gloucestershire Grammar Test Registration Form.

 

With an average of five applications for every Year 7 place at The Crypt School, in the event of oversubscription, the school will give priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children eligible for Pupil Premium
  3. Children whose parents are members of staff at the school for at least two years
  4. All other children

 

For more information about The Crypt’s admission process at Year 7, visit the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Crypt School

 

The Crypt School uses the same eleven plus test from CEM (Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring) as the other grammar schools in Gloucestershire. For children to be considered for a Year 7 place at the school, parents must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) online via their Local Authority (LA), as well as a test registration form, available via the school’s website during the registration period.

 

To be considered for a place at The Crypt School, parents must include the school as one of their ranked choices on the CAF. Parents will receive results from the 11 Plus in October and the LA will send out official place allocations in March of the following year.

 

The Crypt School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Crypt School uses the CEM 11 Plus exam by University of Durham. This test consists of two multiple-choice papers that cover the following subjects:

 

Both tests are taken on the same day and each last 45-50 minutes.

 

How to Prepare for The Crypt School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Students who are due to sit the 11 Plus exam at The Crypt School should create a thorough revision timetable well ahead of exam day. The more prepared children are ahead of the exam, the better chance they will have of achieving a good score.

 

Children may need to commit time to additional revision sessions alongside their usual homework. If students are struggling to get motivated, consider introducing fun revision games.

 

Practice exam papers are an effective preparation tool for The Crypt School eleven plus. These papers are an excellent way of improving time management skills. The more papers that a student takes, the more familiar  they will become with the types of questions they could be asked in the exam.

 

For The Crypt School 11+ exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

The information provided about The Crypt 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sutton Grammar School website

Sutton Grammar School is a selective grammar school for boys located in Sutton, South London. Girls are welcome to attend the school’s Sixth Form. Over 900 students aged 11-18 attend the school, which was founded in 1899.

 

The school challenges its pupils with a taxing curriculum, while encouraging its students to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, which include sport, music, drama, debate and a Combined Cadet Force.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Sutton Grammar School

 

Address: Sutton Grammar School, Manor Lane, Sutton SM1 4AS

County: London (Borough of Sutton)

Admissions Info: office@suttongrammar.sutton.sch.uk, 020 8642 3821

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 930 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 135

Open Day Date: September

Exam Dates: September (part one) and October (part two)

Exam Board Type: Part One: Multiple-Choice Maths and English / Part Two: Open Answer Maths and English

 

Sutton Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Sutton Grammar School is part of Sutton’s Coordinated Admissions Scheme and, as such, admission to the school is determined by pupil performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (SET), similar to the standard 11 Plus exam. Competition for the 150 places available in Year 7 is very high, so the school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of their open events, which usually take place in September. At these events, you can learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff.

 

In the likely event of Sutton Grammar School being oversubscribed in Year 7, the school applies these policies, in this priority order:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after boys
  2. 75 places by rank order of the scores in the selection tests where the home address of the boy is in one of the postcodes (SM1-7, KT4, KT17, CR0 4–, CR4)
  3. 60 places (plus any remaining places in criterion 2 if the number of qualified boys in criterion 2 is less than the 75 on offer) by rank order of the scores in the selection tests from any home address
  4. Proximity of the boy’s home address from the school (where scores are equal)

 

Sutton Grammar School adheres to a strict admission policy in Year 7, so parents are advised to read the policy before applying for a place.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Sutton Grammar School

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit the SET (part one) must complete a Supplementary Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration is open. Sutton Grammar School is part of the Pan-London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. To apply for a place at the school, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) issued by their Local Authority. Those who live in London, or Surrey, can complete the CAF online.

 

If students are successful in the SET, they will be invited to sit Sutton Grammar’s Second Stage Entrance Examination. Should they pass this test, parents must include Sutton Grammar on the CAF for pupils to be eligible for consideration for a Year 7 place.

 

Sutton Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

In recent years, Sutton Grammar School’s eleven plus tests have been split into two stages:

 

  • Stage 1: Maths and English, both multiple-choice and each last approximately 45 minutes.

 

This SET is run in conjunction with other local schools in Sutton. The result of the SET determines whether or not a boy is eligible for the second stage test.

 

  • Stage 2: English and Mathematics – the English test is an extended writing task to test comprehension skills, while the maths test is based on the KS2 curriculum and is a standard format. Both tests last 40-45 minutes.

 

How to Prepare for the Sutton Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The five selective grammar schools in Sutton are particularly cautious when it comes to revealing information about their selection examinations. Because of this, and the extensive competition for places in Year 7, both children and parents can experience anxiety and stress ahead of the tests.

 

However, with the help of Exam Papers Plus, parents can give their son the best possible chance of securing a Year 7 place at Sutton Grammar School. By creating a revision plan early and introducing online practice papers, parents can identify any weaker areas that require additional work before the exam.

 

Sutton Grammar School has reported that there are over 10 applications for each Year 7 place, so for students to get ahead of the competition, we would recommend using the following practice tests, which have been specifically designed to help students prepare for the Selective Eligibility Test:

 

Round 1 (S.E.T)

 

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 1

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 2

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 3

11 Plus Selective Eligibility Test Sutton Practice Test 4

 

For further subject-specific practice, we would recommend the following:

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

 

Round 2

 

For Round 2, we would recommend the following packs:

 

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus Mathematics Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

The information provided about Sutton Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls website

Founded in 1929, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is based in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. It became an academy in 2011, after previously being awarded specialist science status in 2004 and being recognised as a Beacon School.

 

Sutton Girls is a partner school to Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, with the two schools partnering through the year in events such as drama performances and music productions.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

 

Address: Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 5PT

County: West Midlands

Admissions Info: enquiry@suttcold.bham.sch.uk, 0121 354 1479

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 991 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: June and September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus (University of Durham)

 

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Admissions

 

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is a member of The Grammar Schools of Birmingham Consortium. This body sets the admission criteria in the West Midlands. Admission to the school is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam.

 

As per all grammar schools in Birmingham, prospective Year 7 students are selected for admission based on their combined, age-standardised score in the 11 Plus exam. Pupils must achieve the minimum ‘qualifying score’ in the exam to be considered for a place.

 

Parents should be aware that due to oversubscription, not every girl who achieves the qualifying score can be offered a place. In the likely event of oversubscription, the school will apply the following criteria to assign places, in order of priority:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Students eligible for Pupil Premium
  3. Those who live closest to the school

 

Find out more about the school’s Year 7 admissions policy via its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, parents must first register their daughter with the Grammar Schools of Birmingham Consortium.

 

Secondly, parents should complete a Local Authority (LA) preference form. On the form, parents should select up to six preferred schools. It is the responsibility of the LA to consider each application.

 

The local LA will send out 11 Plus test results in October and official places will be allocated in early March the following year.

 

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Girls will sit two papers that each last approximately 45 minutes. The papers cover the following subjects:

 

 

Girls are required to write their answers in the test booklets and most of the questions will be multiple choice.

 

How to Prepare for the Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 11 Plus Exam?

 

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is consistently oversubscribed for Year 7 entry. Due to this competition for places, students need to be fully prepared for the 11 Plus exam in order to have a chance of gaining a place.

 

An 11 Plus revision plan is key and should be implemented well ahead of the actual exam day. To prepare for the eleven plus exam, students should make use practice test papers. The CEM 11 Plus exam challenges pupils to answer questions quickly, so in order to complete the papers within the allocated time, children usually need to improve their time management skills. This is just one of the many benefits of using practice exam papers.

 

To gives students the best chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

The information provided about Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Stroud High School website

Founded in 1904, Gloucestershire-based Stroud High School (SHS) is a girls-only grammar school, catering for pupils aged 11-18. In July 2011, the school became an academy and, since then, its buildings have undergone a large programme of modernisation.

 

Almost 900 girls are split across five houses at SHS: Arundale, Capel, Griffin, Kimmin and Stanley. These houses are named after mills in the Stroud valleys. The school offers its pupils a range of extracurricular clubs and societies, catering for interests in music, academia and sport.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Stroud High School

 

Address: Stroud High School, Beards Lane, Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4HF

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions Info: admin@stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk, 01453 764441

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 871 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: April, June and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (Gloucestershire)

 

Stroud High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Stroud High School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 150 places allocated to Year 7 students. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend one of their open events, which take place at key times in the academic year. More information about the admissions process is provided on the night and students will have the opportunity to meet with staff.

 

Once pupils have taken the entrance exam, an application needs to be made through the local authority’s application system. In most cases, applications can be made online through the local authority’s website.

 

SHS has an average of three applications for every place at Year 7, so in the event of oversubscription, the school will give priority to:

 

  1. Children in Public Care
  2. Students from families entitled to Pupil Premium
  3. Rank order from the admissions test

 

To find out more about SHS’s admissions process, please visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Stroud High School

 

Stroud High School’s Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council. Parents who wish their daughter to sit the eleven plus test must complete the Gloucestershire Grammar Test Registration Form, which can be found on the school’s website when registration is open.

 

In order to be considered for a place at Stroud High School, parents or guardians must complete the Local Authority (LA) Common Application Form (CAF), which should be submitted to the LA by the published closing date. You can get full details of this process online or call the LA on 01452 425000.

 

Parents will receive results of the 11+ test in October and if students meet the qualifying standard, they can apply for a Year 7 place at SHS.

 

Stroud High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Stroud High School uses the CEM 11 Plus exam created by University of Durham. This test consists of two multiple-choice papers that cover the following subjects:

 

 

Each test takes around an hour to complete, which includes instructions and some worked examples at the beginning. The tests themselves are around 45 to 50 minutes. Both tests are taken on the same day and there is a 20-minute break between the papers.

 

How to Prepare for the Stroud High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Stroud High School is a popular grammar school in Gloucestershire, so it’s of little surprise that in Year 7, children should prepare for the 11 Plus exam well ahead of exam day.

 

Practice exam papers are an effective tool for preparation for the Stroud High School 11 Plus. The earlier students start with these practice papers, the sooner they will be aware of any subject areas that need additional work. The papers not only familiarise students with the layout of the 11+ exam, but also help them to improve their time management skills.

 

For the Stroud High School eleven plus exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

The information provided about Stroud High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Tiffin School website

Founded in 1880, Tiffin School is a selective boys’ grammar located in Kingston upon Thames in southwest London. Previously voluntary aided, Tiffin School became an academy in 2011 and has specialist status in both performing arts and languages.

 

With a traditional heritage, Tiffin prides itself on being a forward-thinking, progressive school that prepares its pupils for modern life. Boys are able to participate in a range of extracurricular activities including sport, musicals and art.

 

For an insight into life at Tiffin School, take a look at this short video, showcasing a day in the life of new pupils:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Tiffin School

 

Address: Tiffin School, Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6RL

County: London

Admissions Info: office@tiffin.kingston.sch.uk, 020 8546 4638

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,059 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: October and November

Exam Board Type: Stage 1: ( Multiple-choice Maths and English), Stage 2: (Open answer Maths and English)

 

Tiffin School 11 Plus Admissions

 

With 180 places available in Year 7, the Tiffin School encourages prospective students and their parents to attend its open evening, which usually takes place in July. At the open evenings, you can learn more about the admissions process and have an opportunity to tour the school and speak to staff. Admission is determined by pupil performance in a two-stage entrance exam process, which is administered by Kingston Local Education Authority (LEA).

 

Competition for places in Year 7 at Tiffin School is high, so in the likely event of oversubscription, the school applies the following criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Boys with an education, health and care (EHC) plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs
  2. Boys whose permanent place of residence is within the school’s Priority Area
  3. Boys whose permanent place of residence is outside the Priority Area

 

For details about the school’s Priority Area and further information about its admissions criteria, visit the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Tiffin School

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit Stage One of the entrance exam must complete an online registration form. This can be done via the school’s website when the registration window is open. Boys who pass this stage will be invited to sit Stage Two of the test, set by the school in November. At this stage, parents must complete their Local Authority’s Common Application Form (CAF) for their child to be eligible for consideration for a place at Tiffin School.

 

Parents will receive notification of places in March the following year via post.

 

Tiffin School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Parents are advised to refer to Tiffin School’s FAQ document for more detailed information about the 11 Plus exam format. In previous years, the tests have been split into two stages:

 

Stage One: English and Maths, both multiple choice

 

A number of pupils will then be invited back to sit the Stage Two test.

 

Stage Two: English and Maths, set by the school. Although no details are given ahead of the test by the school, previous tests have included comprehension, a writing task and standard format maths questions.

 

How to Prepare for the Tiffin School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Tiffin School chooses not to reveal details of its exam provider for Year 7 testing. Understandably, this can cause concern among parents and students who are keen to prepare for the exam. At Exam Papers Plus, we have resources that can help students prepare for the Tiffin School 11 Plus tests. Our practice papers can help you identify any weaknesses or gaps in your child’s preparation. This will enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly.

 

Tiffin School is a hugely competitive grammar school, with over ten applicants for every Year 7 place, so students need to be properly prepared before the exam. To give students the best possible chance of gaining a place in Year 7 at Tiffin School, we would recommend using the following practice papers:

 

STAGE 1

 

11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11+ English Pack 3

11+ Spelling

11+ Comprehension

11+ Cloze

11+ Spelling

11+ Verbal Reasoning (Language based)

 

11+ Maths Pack 1

11+ Maths Pack 2

11+ Maths Pack 3

11+ Maths: Problem Solving

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ M.C. Numerical Reasoning

 

STAGE 2

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (Open Answer)

11+ English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11+ English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

 

The information provided about Tiffin 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of The Skinners' School website

The Skinners’ School is a boys-only selective grammar school based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Founded in 1887, Skinners’ has specialist status in both science and mathematics.

 

With over 1,000 boys at the school, Skinners’ provides a challenging curriculum while encouraging students to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as joining the Combined Cadet Force, participating in sport, music and drama productions.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Skinners’ School

 

Address: The Skinners’ School, St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9PG

County: Kent

Admissions Info: enquiries@skinners-school.org.uk, 01892 520 732

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,021 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

The Skinners’ School 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Skinners’ School, pupils must sit the Kent 11 Plus Test. With 150 Year 7 places available, the school uses its oversubscription criteria when there are more applicants than places. The school gives priority to:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Children eligible for Free School Meals (up to 10 places)
  3. Applicants ranked according to their combined test scores
  4. In case of a tie, preference will be given to the boy who lives closest to the school

 

The school’s website offers further information about the admissions process at The Skinners’.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Skinners’ School

 

The Skinners’ School Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Kent County Council, the Local Authority (LA). To register for the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must first complete an online registration form.

 

Once students have taken the Kent Test at 11+, parents need to complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it online to Kent County Council. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the Council in October and Year 7 place offers will be sent out in March the following year.

 

The Skinners’ School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

As per the majority of Kent-based selective schools, The Skinners’ School requires pupils to take the Kent 11+ exam, which consists of two multiple-choice tests with a separate answer sheet.

 

The first test is one hour long and is split into two sections, English and maths. Each section consists of a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test.

 

The second test is a reasoning paper and is split into three sections:

 

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • Spatial reasoning

 

Prospective pupils will also be required to sit a 40-minute writing task. Although this task isn’t marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, it could be used in appeal cases, borderline cases or at a Headteacher’s request.

 

How to Prepare for The Skinners’ School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The Kent Test tends to vary from year to year, but children can maximise their chances of gaining a place at their preferred secondary school by preparing well. When to begin preparation will depend on your child’s current attainment, but all children will benefit from regular practice sessions.

 

For The Skinners’ School eleven plus test, we’d recommend using practice exam papers in study sessions. Practice papers give pupils an idea of the types of questions they can expect in the real exam, and can provide parents with a good indication of their child’s current abilities.

 

Gaining a Year 7 place at a Kent grammar school can be challenging. Therefore, we have specifically designed the following practice tests to give students an idea of what they can expect in the exam:

 

 

For additional subject-specific revision, we also recommend these practice exam papers:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about The Skinners’ 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

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of The Rochester Grammar School website

Founded in 1888, Rochester Grammar School is a girls’ grammar school with academy status. The lead school in the Thinking School Academy Trust, Rochester Grammar is a modern establishment that aims to provide its pupils will an excellent academic education and prepare them for life beyond their time at the school.

 

Rochester Grammar has high expectations of its pupils and, in return, aims to build their confidence by encouraging them to be independent, critical thinkers.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Rochester Grammar School

 

Address: The Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Road, Rochester ME1 3BY

County: Kent – Medway

Admissions Info: office@rochestergrammar.medway.sch.uk, 01634 843 049

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,116 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 175

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Medway 11 Plus

 

The Rochester Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

With 175 places available in Year 7, each place is determined by pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. Prior to applying for a place, parents are advised to attend the school’s open event to get more information about the admissions process.

 

The Medway Test is used by Medway grammar schools (including Rochester Grammar) and children who attend a primary school in the area will take the 11 Plus exam at their current school. Those living outside of the area will take the exam in an independent test centre.

 

In the event of oversubscription, Rochester Grammar will apply the following criteria, in this priority order:

 

  1. Children in public care
  2. Children who can demonstrate a specific musical aptitude (two places only)
  3. In rank order, based on the scores achieved in the tests

 

Get more details about Rochester Grammar School’s admissions process.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Rochester Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Rochester Grammar School, parents are required to complete a Common Application Form (CAF), as administered by the Medway local authority. All primary schools within the Medway area will receive booklets entitled ‘Admission to Secondary School: A Guide for Parents’ to distribute, which explains more about the registration process.

 

Alternatively, parents can call the admissions team at Medway Council on 01634 331110 with any Year 7 application questions.

 

The Rochester Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Rochester Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of:

 

 

Both the verbal reasoning and maths tests are multiple-choice and last around 50 minutes each. The English test usually takes the form of an essay and last 50 minutes, which includes 10 minutes of planning time.

 

Previously in the Medway Test, the 11 Plus Maths and writing sections have been double-weighted in comparison to the Verbal Reasoning. This means the maths and writing scores are given twice the importance of the Verbal Reasoning score.

 

How to Prepare for The Rochester Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

To keep stress levels to a minimum, we would always advise parents to plan ahead and use relevant practice resources. 11 Plus preparation should start as early as possible, as leaving it until the last minute can cause unnecessary anxiety for both children and parents.

 

Parents should encourage their daughters to complete 11 Plus practice papers under timed conditions for the Medway Test, to get them used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

For the Rochester Grammar School eleven plus exam, we would recommend the following resources:

 

11 Plus CEM Verbal Reasoning

11 Plus CEM Comprehension

11 Plus CEM Cloze

11 Plus CEM Spelling

 

11 Plus CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11 Plus CEM M.C Numerical Reasoning

 

The information provided about The Rochester Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Norton Knatchbull School website

Located in Ashford, Kent, The Norton Knatchbull School is a selective boys’ grammar school with academy status. Girls aged 16-18 are accepted into the school’s Sixth Form. Although founded in 1630 by Norton Knatchbull, it was known as ‘Ashford Grammar School’ until 1973.

 

With specialisms in languages and science, the school consistently produces good examination results. It also offers pupils a wide extracurricular programme and encourages them to participate in the local community.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Norton Knatchbull School

 

Address: The Norton Knatchbull School, Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QJ

County: Kent

Admissions Info: information@nks.kent.sch.uk, 01233 620045

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,097

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

The Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus Admissions

 

The 180 Year 7 places at Norton Knatchbull School are allocated on the basis of student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. Admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority (LA) and, when parents apply, they must do so directly with Kent County Council.

 

If the school receives more applications than there are places, it will implement the following oversubscription criteria, in the following priority order:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Children with siblings at the school when the child starts
  3. Health and Special Access Reasons
  4. Proximity of a child’s home to the school

 

For more information about Norton Knatchbull School’s admissions criteria, visit the website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Norton Knatchbull School

 

All applications for Year 7 places at Norton Knatchbull School must go through the LA, Kent County Council. Parents must complete the LA’s Common Application Form (CAF), which can be done online.

 

The LA coordinates all Year 7 places, not the school, so parents are advised to contact the LA directly with any specific registration questions.

 

The Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

To be considered for one of the Norton Knatchbull School’s 180 places at Year 7, children must reach the required standard in the Kent 11 Plus test. This test is standard across the county of Kent and most selective grammar schools in the area adhere to it.

 

The Kent eleven plus exam is split into three sections:

 

  • Section 1 focuses on English and maths. Both topics have a 5-minute practice exercise and a 25-minute test. The test is multiple-choice and is an hour long overall.
  • Section 2 tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is split into three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning. A multiple-choice test, it is an hour long in total.
  • Section 3 is a writing task that lasts for 40 minutes. This is not marked as part of the overall 11+ score, but can be referred to in borderline cases or appeals.

 

How to Prepare for The Norton Knatchbull School 11 Plus Exam?

 

For boys to succeed in gaining a place at The Norton Knatchbull School, they will need a structured study plan. The Kent Test’s English section requires good comprehension skills, so parents should encourage their son to read a range of texts – this reading list for 11 Plus level is a good starting point.

 

Our online practice exam papers will give students the best chance of success in the Kent 11 Plus test, with a view to gaining a Year 7 place at Norton Knatchbull.

 

We would particularly recommend these practice tests that have been specifically designed to help students prepare for the Kent 11 Plus exam:

 

 

For further subject-specific revision, these practice papers will prove beneficial:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about The Norton Knatchbull 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the North Halifax Grammar School website

North Halifax Grammar School is a co-educational state grammar and science college that was founded in 1985. Based in Illingworth, Halifax, the school has academy status, which has helped to fund the refurbishment of its facilities.

 

The school’s commitment to its students’ academic and personal development is reflected in its motto, ‘Living to Learn, Learning to Live’. The school aims to develop pupils’ self-confidence and help them to fulfil their educational potential.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for North Halifax Grammar School

 

Address: The North Halifax Grammar School, Moorbottom Road, Illingworth, Halifax HX2 9SU

County: Yorkshire (Calderdale)

Admissions Info: mail@nhgs.co.uk, 01422 244625

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,142 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Calderdale 11 Plus

 

North Halifax Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Alongside Crossley Heath Grammar School, North Halifax Grammar School complies with Calderdale Council’s admissions process in Yorkshire. In order to be considered for one of the 180 places at NHGS in Year 7, pupils must pass the eleven plus exam.

 

Parents and prospective pupils are advised to attend the school’s open event ahead of applying. At this event, school staff will go into more detail about the admission process and parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions and take a tour of the school’s facilities.

 

If the school receives more applications than there are places available, it will apply the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children entitled to Pupil Premium
  3. Children with siblings attending the school at the time of admission
  4. Proximity of the child’s home to the school, with those living closest given highest priority

 

Get more information about North Halifax Grammar School’s admission criteria.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to North Halifax Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at North Halifax Grammar School, parents must register their child via the Halifax Grammar Schools’ website. Students will take the school entrance test in September and parents will receive the results from the admissions test in October.

 

If a pupil has been offered a place at North Halifax Grammar School, parents must submit the Online Common Application Form (CAF) to Calderdale Local Authority by late October and include the school as one of their preferences to be considered for a place.

 

North Halifax Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

North Halifax Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of:

 

  1. An English test
  2. A mathematics test
  3. A verbal reasoning test

 

The English paper lasts an hour and is split into reading and writing sections. The maths test consists of 40 questions in multiple choice format and lasts 30 minutes, while the 30-minute verbal reasoning paper consists of 50 multiple choice questions.

 

The scores for each test will be age-weighted.

 

How to Prepare for North Halifax Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

To succeed at the eleven plus stage, students need to be organised well ahead of the exam. Keep stress levels to a minimum by creating a thorough revision timetable. Our 11 Plus guide for parents provides an overview of the exam and what to expect of the process.

 

Encourage your child to start revising early to ensure that they have plenty of time to work on their weaker subject areas. Students should use practice test papers to familiarise themselves with the layout of the exam and to improve their time management skills.

 

For the North Halifax Grammar School eleven plus exam, we would specifically recommend the following practice resources:

 

11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11+ English Pack 3

11+ English Spelling

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

11+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

The information provided about North Halifax Grammar 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.

11+

Screenshot of The Judd School website

Located in Tonbridge, Kent, The Judd School was founded in 1888. The school teaches boys aged 11-18, with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school is named after Andrew Judd, a 16th century merchant who helped fund the school.

 

In 2004, Judd became a music and mathematics specialist school and was awarded ‘High Performing Specialist School’ status in 2007. Currently, the school specialises in teaching music, English, science and mathematics.

 

The school offers its students a traditional curriculum and aims to develop children’s life skills in preparation for higher education and employment.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for The Judd School

 

Address: The Judd School, Brook Street, Tonbridge TN9 2PN

County: Kent

Admissions Info: enquiries@judd.kent.sch.uk, 01732 770880

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 957 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 155

Open Day Date: July and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

The Judd School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to The Judd School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. The school has 155 Year 7 places available with 135 places allocated to pupils from the school’s designated ‘Inner Area’. The remaining 25 places are allocated to those living in the ‘Outer Area’. It should be noted that the school is often oversubscribed in Year 7. When the number of applicants is greater than the spaces available at the school, The Judd School uses the following oversubscription criteria for Inner Area children, giving priority to:

 

  1. Children in Local Authority Care
  2. Children entitled to free school meals (up to 5 places)
  3. Academic ability – to be measured by ranked aggregate scores on the Kent tests
  4. Where scores are the same, students will be further ranked by distance from home to school
  5. A random selection will be applied should two or more applicants have the same score on the Kent Test and the same distance from home to school

 

If you would like to appeal a grammar school decision, take a look at this useful article that explains the process for parents and guardians.

 

For more information about The Judd School’s admissions criteria, and further details about the Inner and Outer Areas, visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to The Judd School

 

The Judd School’s Year 7 admissions are coordinated by Kent County Council, the Local Authority (LA). To register for the Kent Test at 11+, you must complete an online registration form.

 

Once students have taken the Kent Test at eleven plus, parents must complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it online to their LA. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the Council in October and Year 7 place offers will be sent out in March the following year.

 

The Judd School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Judd School follows the Kent 11 Plus exam for Year 7 admission. The tests are split into the following sections:

  1. A one-hour exam that aims to test students’ reasoning abilities. It is broken down into three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.
  3. A 40-minute writing task. This section is not marked as part of your son’s overall 11 Plus, but it can be used as evidence for borderline cases and in appeals for a grammar school place.

 

How to Prepare for The Judd School 11 Plus Exam?

 

11 Plus exam revision can be a fraught period for both children and their parents, particularly with the Kent Test, which is considered a challenging entrance exam by many. Exam Papers Plus offers a solution to exam preparation. By using our  practice papers, parents can be sure that their child has the best possible chance of success in the Kent 11 Plus exam, and gain one of the 155 Year 7 places at The Judd School.

 

Parents should create a revision timetable with their son that covers all the required subjects and includes time for relaxation. Starting revision early can ensure that children don’t become overwhelmed as the exam date draws closer, and enables parents to identify any weaker areas that may require additional attention.

 

For The Judd School eleven plus exam, we would recommend using the following practice tests, which have been specifically designed for the Kent Test:
Kent Practice Test 1 (11 Plus)
Kent Practice Test 2 11 Plus)
Kent Practice Test 3 (11 Plus)

 

For additional subject-specific revision, we highly recommend these practice exam papers:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about The Judd 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Stretford Grammar School website

Founded in 1928, Stretford Grammar School is a co-educational grammar based in Stretford, Trafford. The school places particular emphasis on encouraging self-discipline by providing a supportive and caring environment.

 

Stretford Grammar achieved Science College status in 2005 and has since gained specialist status in mathematics too. The school encourages its pupils to take part in a range of extracurricular activities and to actively participate in their local community.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Stretford Grammar School

 

Address: Stretford Grammar School, Granby Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 8JB

County: Trafford (Greater Manchester)

Admissions Info: admin@stretfordgrammar.com, 0161 865 2293

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 758 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 128

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus (University of Durham)

 

Stretford Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Since 2016, Stretford Grammar School has been a member of the Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium. All four schools in the Consortium use the same eleven plus test and admission to Stretford is determined by pupil performance in the exam.

 

Parents are encouraged to attend the school’s open event in June, to ensure that Stretford Grammar is the best learning environment for their child.

 

In recent years, Stretford Grammar School has been consistently oversubscribed. In such cases, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children.
  2. Children eligible for Pupil Premium (up to 10 places will be allocated to the highest performing candidates who qualify at the time of allocation, irrespective of distance).
  3. Children who will have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission.
  4. The top 20 scoring candidates, irrespective of home residence, will be allocated a place.
  5. Children who live nearest to the school, measured in a direct straight line from the child’s permanent place of residence to the school.

 

Find out more about the school’s admissions policy via its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Stretford Grammar School

 

In order to apply for a place at Stretford Grammar, parents must register their child for the school’s entrance examination.

 

In addition to completing the online registration form, parents also need to complete a Local Authority (LA) Common Preference Form. To be considered for a place at Stretford Grammar School, the school itself must be explicitly chosen as one of your preferences on the Preference form.

 

Stretford Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The eleven plus exam at Stretford Grammar School consists of two test papers, which cover:

Each paper lasts approximately one hour and contains a mix of multiple choice and standard format questions.

 

For your child to be in with a chance of gaining a place at the school, they will need a qualifying score of 334. Please note however, that a qualifying score does not guarantee your child a place at the school.

 

How to Prepare for the Stretford Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

For many children, the 11 plus exam will be their first experience of studying for an important test. As a parent, you can help your child prepare in the first instance by reading our guide to studying for the eleven plus exam.

 

Additionally, you can learn more about the required subject areas in these articles:

 

 

As your child’s revision progresses, you can use 11+ practice tests to monitor their progress. Encourage your child to complete these tests under timed conditions to get them used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

For the Stretford Grammar School 11 Plus, we specifically recommend the following practice resources that will help develop your child’s abilities and provide great practice ahead of their exams:

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

Eleven Plus Comprehension (CEM)

Eleven Plus Cloze (CEM)

Eleven Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

Eleven Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

Eleven Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

Eleven Plus M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

The information provided about Stretford Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Stratford Girls' Grammar School website

Located in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School is a selective grammar for girls aged 11-18. Previously known as Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls, it changed its name when it became an academy in 2011.

 

Consistently one of the top twenty state schools in England, Stratford Girls’ Grammar places particular emphasis on languages and science, although it offers its students a wide academic curriculum.

 

Recognised nationally as a centre of academic excellence, one of the school’s primary aims is to develop the self-esteem of its girls and to give them the confidence to pursue leadership roles post-education.

 

For an insight into life at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, please watch this short video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Stratford Girls’ Grammar School

 

Address: Stratford Upon Avon Grammar School for Girls, Shottery Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HA

County: Warwickshire

Admissions Info: info@sggs.org.uk, 01789 293759

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 710 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120 (approx.)

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Warwickshire CEM 11 Plus (University of Durham)

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

All 120 Year 7 places at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School will be allocated based on pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. Before applying for a place, it is suggested that parents visit the school during its June open day. At this event, you will be able to ask questions about the admissions process and prospective pupils can learn more about the school and its teaching environment.

 

Stratford Girls is consistently oversubscribed and receives more Year 7 applications than there are available places. In such instances, the following oversubscription criteria is used, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children who either achieve the qualifying score or above, or who score up to ten marks below the automatic qualifying score.
  2. Children who live in the priority area who are eligible for the Pupil Premium and who achieve the automatic qualifying score or above (up to 19 places).
  3. Children who live in the priority area and achieve the automatic qualifying score or above.
  4. Children who live outside of the priority area who achieve the automatic qualifying score or above.
  5. Children who score below the automatic qualifying score, but above the minimum score for the waiting list.

 

For clarification on terms and to find out the school’s priority area, take a look at its admissions policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Stratford Girls’ Grammar School

 

Warwickshire Admissions oversees Year 7 entry to Stratford Girls’ Grammar School. To apply for entry, parents must register their daughter for the school’s entrance examination by completing the Common Application Form (CAF).

 

The school’s admissions policy states that late 11+ registrations will not be considered in the first round of offers. In addition to registering for the exam, Warwickshire Admissions will request evidence of the child’s home address, on behalf of the school.

 

Parents will be notified of results via post from mid-October and the first round of place allocations will be available from the beginning of March.

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11+ exam consists of two papers that last approximately 45 minutes each. They contain a mix of standard format and multiple choice questions, covering the following subjects:

The verbal reasoning exam includes an English component, which contains a comprehension and cloze test. The maths exam involves a numeracy section, which tests for ability in mental arithmetic and problem-solving questions.

 

How to Prepare for the Stratford Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

To prepare for the Stratford Girls’ 11 Plus, your daughter must commit additional time to following a study timetable, alongside her usual school work. These revision sessions needn’t be long; the key is to maintain consistency.

 

For your daughter to have the best possible chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, it’s a good idea to find out where the gaps in her knowledge lie. Use practice exam papers to accurately measure your daughter’s performance and track her improvements in the lead-up to the exam. These papers will give your daughter experience in practising the skills that are tested in the entrance exam.

 

If your daughter is preparing for the Stratford Girls’ Grammar School entrance exam, we have several 11+ practice papers that will help her to develop her skills and build confidence:

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ Spelling (CEM)

 

The information provided about Stratford Girls’ Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the St. Olave's Grammar School

Located in Orpington, Greater London, St Olave’s Grammar School is a selective school for boys aged 11-18. Since 1998, girls aged 16-18 have been accepted into its Sixth Form. Founded in 1571, St. Olave’s was judged as an ‘Outstanding’ school by Ofsted in 2014 and prides itself on offering a wide curriculum to its pupils.

 

Consistently reported as one of the top achieving grammar schools in the UK, St. Olave’s actively encourages its pupils to participate fully in a variety of extracurricular activities alongside their academic work.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for St. Olave’s Grammar School

 

Address: St. Olave’s Grammar School, Goddington Lane, Orpington BR6 9SH

County: Bromley (London)

Admissions Info: office@saintolaves.net, 01689 820101

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 960 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 124

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: Stage 1 – September / Stage 2 – November

Exam Board Type: Set by school (Selective Eligibility Test – SET)

 

St. Olave’s Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to St. Olave’s in Year 7 is by academic selection, via an 11 Plus exam. Due to the school’s popularity, it is regularly oversubscribed, with an average of eight applications for every one Year 7 place. Parents are encouraged to attend the school’s open morning in June to ensure that the school can provide an appropriate learning environment for their child before applying for a place.

 

On completion of the eleven plus exam, the school will rank candidates and give the highest priority to those with special educational needs as well as previously looked after children. All boys must meet the school’s required academic criteria to be considered for a Year 7 place.

 

To learn more about St. Olave’s Year 7 admissions process, please visit the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to St. Olave’s Grammar School

 

St. Olave’s participates in the coordinated admissions process operated by the London Borough of Bromley. For your child to be registered for the selection test and to be considered for a Year 7 place, parents must complete two forms:

 

  1. The Local Authority’s (LA) online application form. Parents must include St. Olave’s in their order of preference.
  2. St. Olave’s online Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which registers their son to sit the SET. The SIF must be submitted by the school’s published deadline.

 

Places are offered by your LA on National Offer Day in March.

 

St. Olave’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

St. Olave’s operates a two-stage process for their 11 Plus testing:

 

Stage 1

 

Boys are required to sit the school’s Selective Eligibility Test (SET). This multiple-choice test is made up of English comprehension, mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions.

 

Stage 2

 

Pupils who pass the SET will then be invited to sit the school’s second stage tests in English and mathematics.

 

  • English – this hour-long, multiple choice test covers comprehension and a creative writing exercise or essay.
  • Mathematics – this hour-long test consists of a range of standard format questions of varying difficulty.

 

Following Stage 2, all scores will be standardised and aggregated, together with the SET marks, to allow a ranking of candidates. The first 124 pupils in rank order will be offered places at St/ Olave’s. Should there be a tie, the final rank order will be determined using performance in the mathematics paper, then the creative writing, then the English multiple choice and finally the SET.

 

How to Prepare for the St. Olave’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

St. Olave’s Grammar School consistently performs well in the UK’s grammar school league tables. It’s of little surprise that competition for Year 7 places is very strong. In setting its own 11+ tests, St. Olave’s aims to challenge prospective pupils. Boys must be academically strong if they are to gain one of the 124 Year 7 places.

 

Following a solid 11 Plus study plan will help your son approach the exam calmly as he’ll feel more confident in his answers. Start your son’s revision plan early and include online practice papers to help identify any weaker areas that require additional attention.

 

To put your son ahead of the competition at St. Olave’s, we would specifically recommend using the following practice papers, which are relevant for both stages of the exam:

 

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus English Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus English Grammar School Pack 3

11 Plus English: Spelling

 

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools

11 Plus Maths (Open Answer)

11 Plus Maths (Open Answer)

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 3

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Grammar Schools Pack 1

 

The information provided about St. Olave’s Grammar 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the St Ambrose College website

Located in the village of Hale Barns in Trafford’s Altrincham area, St Ambrose College is a Catholic grammar school for boys aged 11-18. Founded in 1946, the school was completely re-built after gaining academy status in 2012.

 

Both pupils and the local community are able to use the school’s facilities, including the swimming pool, sports hall and gym. Sport is central to the school’s extracurricular activities, although pupils also enjoy drama and music too.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for St Ambrose College

 

Address: St Ambrose College, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham WA15 0HE

County: Greater Manchester – Trafford

Admissions Info: admissions@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk, 0161 980 2711

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 950 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 140

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

St Ambrose College 11 Plus Admissions

 

There are currently 140 places allocated to Year 7 pupils at St Ambrose College. Each place allocation is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. Both parents and prospective pupils can attend the College’s open morning in July, which will allow them to learn more about the admissions process and take a tour of the school ahead of applying for a place.

 

St Ambrose College is a popular school and it is likely that there will be more Year 7 applications than available places. Should this be the case, the College applies the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Baptised, Roman Catholic boys who are designated ‘looked after children’ or ‘previously looked after children’.
  2. Baptised, Roman Catholic boys who have a brother attending the school.
  3. Baptised, Roman Catholic boys whose home postcode falls within a nominated Local Pastoral Area.
  4. Baptised Roman Catholic boys.
  5. Other boys who are designated ‘looked after children’ or ‘previously looked after children’.
  6. Baptised, Christian boys who have a brother attending the school.
  7. Baptised, Christian boys in other Christian denominations supported by a minister’s reference confirming that they are a full and active member of the Church.
  8. Other boys in other Christian denominations supported by a minister’s reference confirming that they are a full and active member of the Church.
  9. Other boys

 

For more information about St Ambrose College’s admission process, or to find further details about its local pastoral area, please visit its website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to St Ambrose College

 

Parents who wish to register their son to sit the entrance tests must do so before the exam date. The First Year application can be done online when registration is open.

 

Secondly, parents must complete their Local Authority’s (LA) Common Preference Form and return it to their LA before the designated closing date. St Ambrose College should be marked as a preference on this form.

 

St Ambrose College 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The St Ambrose College 11+ entrance exam consists of three parts

 

These papers are multiple choice and are set by GL Assessment. Parents will be notified of the test results in October, which will indicate whether the student has attained the required score to be eligible for admission. However, place allocations will not be made public until March the following year and passing the 11 Plus exam isn’t a guarantee of entry to the school.

 

How to Prepare for the St Ambrose College 11 Plus Exam?

 

Preparation is key when it comes to your son’s eleven plus exam. To give him the best chance of performing well and gaining a Year 7 place at St Ambrose College, you should ensure that 11+ practice papers form an integral part of his revision sessions. Regular use of these papers could increase your son’s chance of achieving the required score in the exam.

 

These papers will also help you to identify any gaps in your son’s knowledge well ahead of the exam as they cover the full syllabus range. You can allocate any additional time to his weaker areas plan and focus on the best revision techniques that work for your son’s learning style.

 

For the St Ambrose College 11 Plus, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1

11 Plus Maths Pack 2

11 Plus Maths Pack 3

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving

 

11 Plus English Pack 1

11 Plus English Pack 2

11 Plus English Pack 3

11 Plus Spelling

 

The information provided about St Ambrose College 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Photo of desks in a classroom

Mock exams are a good opportunity to reduce any anxiety your child might have about sitting the SATs tests in Year 6 of primary school. Often, these mock exams can be organised by SATs tutors and can offer a range of benefits to your child in the lead-up to the exam itself. In this article, we look at why sitting a SATs mock exam might be a good idea for your child.

 

Help to Understand Exam Structure

 

Mock exams can be set out in the same way as the real SATs exams, including sample questions that are similar to those that could be asked in the real test. While children might be confident in their knowledge of particular subjects, putting that into
practice in the exam room is definitely worth practicing.
Mock tests are very useful for showing your child what to expect from the SATs exam format and will put them at an advantage come SATs testing day.

 

Experience Test Conditions

 

Photo of desks in an exam room

 

The Key Stage 2 SATs may be one of the first times that your child experiences formal class test conditions. For Year 6 children, this can be a little unnerving and can sometimes result in unnecessary worry ahead of the exam.
Sitting a SATs mock exam can help your child become more familiar with this formal environment, without the pressure of it being the actual exam. Mock exams can provide children with reassurance and help to calm their nerves.

 

Improve Time Management


Similar to practice exam papers, mock exams are a great way of improving your child’s time management. Although the SATs are relatively short time-wise, children must be able to read texts and answer questions quickly and confidently before moving on to the next one immediately after.

 

By sitting a SATs mock exam, children can learn to manage their time more effectively, giving them a better chance of answering all the questions in the test, rather than potentially missing out on marks for unanswered questions.

 

Highlight Any Weaknesses

 

It’s unrealistic to expect children to be strong across all SATs subjects. The majority will most likely be stronger in some than others. Mock exams will identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses both in their subject knowledge and/or their exam technique.

 

Having your child take mock exams will help you gauge their progress and identify any areas that need to be improved. This will enable your child’s revision to be more focused and targeted in the final run-up to their SATs.

 

Boost Confidence

 

Photo of someone writing in a notepad

 

When your child has committed to their SATs revision and has shown progress through practice exam papers, mock exams can be an excellent way of boosting their confidence ahead of the real SATs exam.

 

If your child performs well and gains a good result in the mock test, they will recognise that their hard work is paying off and as a result, their confidence will be higher come exam day.

 

Practical Ways to Prepare for a Mock SATs Exam

 

Your child’s preparation for their mock exam should be no different to their preparation for Year 6 SATs. By the time they take the mock test, they should have been following a study plan and using SATs practice resources regularly. We would recommend the following practical tips for preparing for both mock SATs exams and the real SATs exam:

 

  • Your child should get plenty of rest the night before the test.
  • Ensure your child has a healthy, energy-packed breakfast on the morning of the exam.
  • Pack any SAT materials required for the exam the night before, to avoid stress in the morning.

 

Related posts:

SATs Prep Materials: What You Need

SATs Exam Preparation Tips and Strategies

 

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11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School website

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School is the only co-educational Catholic grammar school in England. Located in Langley, Berkshire, St Bernard’s was founded in 1897 and continues to promote a spiritual life through worship and prayer.

 

Over 800 pupils are divided across four houses at St Bernard’s. The houses – Annay, Clairvaux, Cîteaux and La Plaine – are named after monastic houses that all relate to the school’s history. The school is deemed ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieves excellent academic results.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School

 

Address: St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School, 1 Langley Road, Slough SL3 7AF

County: Berkshire

Admissions Info: 01753 527 020

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 841 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: May and September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

There are currently 120 Year 7 places available at St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and admission is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. Admissions to St Bernard’s are coordinated through the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools and parents must register online ahead of their child’s eleven plus exam date.

 

In cases of oversubscription, the school will adhere to the following criteria, in order of priority:

 

  1. Looked after children who are Catholic
  2. Practising Catholic children
  3. Catholic children
  4. All other looked after children
  5. Practising Orthodox children
  6. Orthodox children
  7. Children of Staff
  8. Practising Other Christian children
  9. Other Christian children
  10. Practising members of other faiths
  11. Members of other faiths
  12. Any other children

 

Parents should note that the school’s Governing Body will give priority to baptised Roman Catholic children who have a written reference from their Roman Catholic priest.
For more details on St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School’s admission criteria, please consult its most recent admissions policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School, in the first instance, parents need to register their child with the Slough Consortium. Parents then need to complete a Common Application Form (CAF), which can be done online via the Slough County Council website.

 

As St Bernard’s follows Slough Consortium’s schedule for Year 7 place allocation, parents are advised to consult this key dates document to ensure their child is registered in time for the 11+ exam.

 

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of two papers, each lasting approximately 60-65 minutes. All schools within the Slough Consortium take the same papers, which cover a mix of questions that test Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning.

 

Parents will receive online results of their child’s eleven plus exam in October, before the deadline for submission of the CAF. All results are fully age standardised and this is the score parents will receive.

 

How to Prepare for the St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

It’s likely that your child will have very little experience of sitting a formal examination, so they may have some nerves in the build-up to the 11+. With this in mind, it’s important to put a good study plan in place well ahead of exam day to keep any anxiety to a minimum. Try not to leave your child’s 11 Plus preparation until the last minute; set aside time every day for your child to revise. Research has shown that just 20 minutes of focused revision every day can make a difference to a child’s understanding of subjects and key concepts.

 

We would also recommend introducing practice exam papers into your child’s study routine early on, as these will give your child a clearer idea of the style of the exam. Encourage your child to take these practice papers under timed conditions in order to get them used to answering questions quickly. Creating a ‘mock exam’ environment will be excellent practice for the actual exam at St Bernard’s.

 

Our 11+ practice papers can help your child to prepare for the St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School exam. The following papers should be integrated into your child’s 11 Plus revision:

 

11 Plus Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11 Plus Comprehension (CEM)

11 Plus Cloze (CEM)

11 Plus Spelling (CEM)

 

The information provided about St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Spalding High School website

Located in Lincolnshire, Spalding High School is a selective girls’ grammar founded in 1920. Almost 1,000 pupils attend the school, with boys aged 16-18 eligible for its Sixth Form.

 

Girls are divided across five houses from Year 7 upwards, with each house named after well-known women of historic importance: Curie, Johnson, Nightingale, Pankhurst and Sharman. Spalding High offers its pupils a well-rounded education and uses a variety of teaching methods in an effort to get the very best from its girls. The school also has a strong reputation for sporting achievements, and received sports college status in 2003.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Spalding High School

 

Address: Spalding High School, Stonegate, Spalding PE11 2PJ

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions Info: jayne.knight@spaldinghigh.lincs.sch.uk, 01775 722110

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 989 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Spalding High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Spalding High School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the eleven plus exam. There are currently 150 places allocated to Year 7 students.

 

Spalding High School is a member of the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools and so it is the Local Authority (LA) who co-ordinates the school’s admissions at Year 7.

 

With an average of four applications for every one place at Year 7 in recent years, should Spalding High be oversubscribed, it will apply the following criteria, in this order:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of application or who will be attending the school at the time of admission
  3. Increasing order of driving distance

 

Get further information about Spalding High’s admissions criteria via the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Spalding High School

 

Application arrangements for places in Year 7 at Spalding High School are coordinated by Lincolnshire County Council’s admissions team. Parents who live in Lincolnshire should apply online, while parents resident in other areas must

apply through their home local authority (LA).

 

In order for children to sit the 11 Plus exam, parents must also complete a registration form. These are available from local primary schools in January of Year 5, or a form can be downloaded from the Spalding High School website directly.

 

Parents will receive test results from the LA in October, with official offer letters being distributed in the following March.

 

Spalding High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Prospective pupils to Spalding High School must sit two 11 Plus exams on two separate dates. These exams are multiple-choice and cover the following:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions. Questions are divided into 15 or more sections, with 5 or 6 questions in each section.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is made-up of 70 questions and is split into five sections. Questions must be answered one section at a time, with seven minutes allocated for each section. Pupils cannot move onto the next section until they are told to do so.

 

How to Prepare for the Spalding High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

To gain a Year 7 place at Spalding High School, your child must understand exactly what is expected of them in the Lincolnshire 11 Plus. Regular revision will soon highlight any knowledge gaps that your child might have, which will allow you to adapt their revision plan accordingly. As the tests focus on reasoning, you will find these two articles very useful when preparing your child’s revision plan:

 

Children who are confident about the tasks they will face in the exam room are more likely to perform well and achieve the required standard at 11+. Practice exam papers are a proven way of increasing your child’s confidence ahead of the exams, as they provide a greater understanding of the tests’ layout and question types.

 

The 11 Plus practice papers below cover all the required questions types that your child will face in the Spalding High School exam. Designed to challenge your child, they will highlight strengths and weaknesses. If your child is set to sit the Lincolnshire 11+ test, we would fully recommend the following practice papers:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3 (GL)

 

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Spalding High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of Spalding Grammar School website

Spalding Grammar School (SGS) is a selective boys’ grammar, although girls are accepted into the school’s sixth form. Founded in 1588, the school is located in the Lincolnshire market town of Spalding.

 

The school was granted specialist status as a languages and engineering college in 2006, and was awarded an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating in 2011. SGS became an academy in 2013. Thanks to various refurbishment projects, pupils enjoy new buildings that cater for drama, languages and business.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Spalding Grammar School

 

Address: Spalding Grammar School, Priory Road, Spalding PE11 2XH

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions Info: enquiries@spaldinggrammar.lincs.sch.uk, 01775 765800

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 944 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: June and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Spalding Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Spalding Grammar School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. SGS complies with Lincolnshire County Council’s coordinated arrangements for Year 7 admissions and is part of the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools.

 

For further details about SGS’s admissions process and details of its oversubscription criteria, you are advised to call the school directly on 01775 765800.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Spalding Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Spalding Grammar School, parents should initially visit the Local Authority (LA) website to register their interest in a place. Parents should then download and complete the school’s registration form to book your child’s place for the eleven plus exam.

 

Parents will receive results via post in October, ahead of the deadline for the parental preference form to the LA. In March of the following year, the LA will send out offers for places based on the preferences submitted on the application form.

 

Spalding Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus test for Spalding Grammar School consists of two multiple-choice papers:

 

 

How to Prepare for the Spalding Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

A popular grammar school in Lincolnshire, parents should expect their son to face strong competition for a Year 7 place at Spalding. To give children the best possible chance of achieving the required standard, parents should be willing to start their son’s revision well ahead of the exam date.

 

As SGS’s eleven plus focuses on reasoning,  we would recommend reading the following articles ahead of your child’s revision sessions:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam Preparation

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Advice

 

We understand that the thought of sitting the 11+ can cause some anxiety in children. If your son is showing any concern relating to the exam, consider using practice exam papers as a way of increasing his confidence. These papers will give him a better understanding of what is required in the test.

 

Our 11 Plus practice tests can help your child to prepare for the Spalding Grammar School exam. We would specifically recommend the following packs:

 

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

Eleven Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

The information provided about Spalding Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the South Wilts Grammar School for Girls website

Founded in 1927, South Wilts Grammar School for Girls is located in Salisbury, Wiltshire. In 2003, the school gained specialist status in mathematics and computing and in 2010, it gained status as an international school. It achieved academy status in 2011.

 

Open to girls aged 11-18, South Wilts Grammar is a selective school and is consistently identified as one of the top-performing grammars for exam results in England.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for South Wilts Grammar School

 

Address: South Wilts Grammar School, Stratford Road, Salisbury SP1 3JJ

County: Wilshire

Admissions Info: admissions@swgs.wilts.sch.uk, 01722 323326

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 996 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 160

Open Day Date: June / July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

South Wilts Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to South Wilts Grammar School for Girls in Year 7 is by academic selection, according to performance in the 11 Plus exam. The school is regularly oversubscribed and parents and prospective students are encouraged to attend one of the school’s open events before making an application to ensure that the school is a good fit for the pupil.

 

In the likely event that there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, the school uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Girls who are eligible for the Pupil Premium and/or the Service Premium
  3. Girls who live in the school’s catchment area
  4. Girls who live outside of the catchment area and have a sister attending the school who is living at the same residence on the date of admission of the child
  5. Other girls in order of proximity to school

 

For further details about the school’s oversubscription criteria and/or the admissions process, visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to South Wilts Grammar School

 

To apply for a place at South Wilts Grammar, parents must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to the local authority, Wiltshire County Council. Parents are also obliged to complete a Supplementary Form and return it directly to the school. This form is only available when the Year 7 registration period is open.

 

Late applicants who pass the entrance test will be placed on the school’s waiting list in their relevant position, based on the oversubscription criteria, irrespective of the time of application.

South Wilts Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The South Wilts Grammar School for Girls eleven plus test consists of three papers:

 

  • Maths – this test lasts 50 minutes and covers the areas of number, algebra, measures, shape and space and handling data
  • English – a 45-minute test that may contain questions on reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Verbal Reasoning – this test lasts 50 minutes and includes questions testing vocabulary, codes, word patterns and more.

 

All three tests are multiple choice.

 

How to Prepare for the South Wilts Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

As a top-performing UK grammar school, competition for Year 7 places at South Wilts Grammar School for Girls is strong. At this stage, the school is looking for academic talent and the three-part 11 Plus test is set specifically to challenge candidates. However, with a good eleven plus study plan, your daughter should be able to rise to the challenge and approach the exam calmly and confidently.

 

Parents can help their daughters prepare for the  South Wilts Grammar 11+ by firstly reading our article on verbal reasoning skills as well as our 11 Plus guide to maths. Secondly, whatever your daughter’s current attainment level, she can improve her performance by using practice exam papers as part of her revision.

 

We have a number of practice papers to help boost your daughter’s confidence and expand her knowledge ahead of the South Wilts 11 Plus.  We would particularly recommend the following:

 

11 Plus Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Spelling (GL)

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

The information provided about South Wilts Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Skipton Girls' High School website

An all-girls selective grammar, Skipton Girls’ High School was founded in 1886 and is located in North Yorkshire. In 2003, it became the first all-girls school to be awarded specialist status as an engineering college and, in 2011, it became an academy. Since then, it has established itself as a founding member of the Northern Star Academies Trust.

 

Almost 800 girls are split across four houses, each of which is named after an influential woman – Brontë, Curie, Franklin and Johnson. The houses compete throughout the school year for the annual cup.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Skipton Girls’ High School

 

Address: Skipton Girls’ High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1QL

County: North Yorkshire

Admissions Info: hawkinsg@sghs.org.uk, 01756 707600

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 794 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 116

Open Day Date: June/July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Skipton Girls’ High School is responsible for its own selection tests, but is required to comply with the North Yorkshire Coordinated Scheme for secondary school admissions to Year 7. With 116 places available at this stage, the school is openly committed to prioritising places for girls within the Craven area of North Yorkshire. To be considered for a place at the school at Year 7, all prospective pupils must take the 11 Plus test coordinated by GL Assessment.

 

In the event of oversubscription in Year 7, the school will adhere to the following criteria in order of priority:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, girls who have reached the required standard.
  2. Girls who are registered as Pupil Premium and eligible for Free School Meals at the time of application.
  3. Girls living within the School’s Priority Area who have reached the required standard.
  4. Girls living outside the School’s Priority Area who have reached the required standard.

 

If you have more questions about the school’s admission process at Year 7, take a look at its complete admission policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Skipton Girls’ High School

 

Parents must complete a registration form for their daughter to take the school selection tests. This form can be downloaded directly from the school’s website and information about how to complete the form can be found in the school’s admissions handbook, which can be found online.

 

Late registration forms will only be received in exceptional circumstances, but parents should note that 11 Plus testing will not be possible for late entrants until after the date when Year 7 places are allocated.

 

Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Eligible candidates will be required to sit three separate tests at 11+, in the following subjects:

 

  • Mathematics – this 50-minute paper consists of 50 multiple choice questions
  • English – this paper lasts 45-50 minutes and is made-up of 50 multiple choice questions. The test consists of two extracts with questions, with additional questions on spelling, punctuation, grammar
  • Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute paper consists of 85 multiple choice questions

 

How to Prepare for the Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Skipton Girls’ High School has built a strong reputation for offering its pupils a well-rounded education, and is known for producing confident young women who go on to excellent further education. With an average of five applications at Year 7 for every place, there is plenty of competition for its 116 places.

 

As a parent, you are responsible for encouraging your child’s 11 Plus revision well ahead of the actual exam. Practice exam papers can be an effective way of increasing your child’s confidence for Skipton Girls’ 11 Plus, as she can become more familiar with the tests’ requirements and better understand the types of reasoning questions she might be asked.

 

Our 11 Plus practice tests will help your child  successfully prepare for Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus exam; we would specifically recommend the following practice packs:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

The information provided about Skipton Girls’ High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Skegness Grammar School website

Skegness Grammar School was initially founded in 1483 as Magdalen College School, but took its current name in 1933. A co-educational day and boarding grammar school, it teaches over 700 pupils aged 11-18 and is in the seaside Lincolnshire town of Skegness.

 

Previously classed as a High Performing Specialist School, Skegness Grammar achieved academy status in 2012 and is currently sponsored by the David Ross Education Trust. The school delivers a traditional curriculum and places particular emphasis on self-discipline and good manners from its students. When not studying, pupils can take part in a variety of extracurricular activities and enrichment programmes

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Skegness Grammar School

 

Address: Skegness Grammar School, Vernon Road, Skegness PE25 2QS

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions Info: enquiries@skegnessgrammar.co.uk, 01754 610000

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 716 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 130 (approximately)

Open Day Date: June/July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Skegness Grammar School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. The school complies with Lincolnshire County Council’s coordinated admission arrangements for Year 7 admissions and is part of Lincolnshire Grammar Schools’ Consortium.

 

As the school does not publish its oversubscription criteria for Year 7, parents are advised to call 01754 610 000 with any questions.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Skegness Grammar School

 

Parents living in Lincolnshire should complete a Common Application Form (CAF) via the local authority (LA) website to register their child for an 11 Plus exam place.

 

Those living outside of Lincolnshire must return their CAF form to their own LA, who will forward the application to Lincolnshire LA.

Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Prospective pupils to Skegness Grammar School are required to sit two 11+ exams. Both papers are multiple choice and students will be tested on:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning – this is a 50-minute test that is made-up of 80 questions.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning – this is a 40-minute test that consists of 70 questions and is split into five sections.

 

These papers are usually taken on separate days, but parents can make alternative arrangements that are more suitable to their child’s needs.

 

How to Prepare for the Skegness Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

For your child to achieve good results at 11+, they must be thoroughly prepared ahead of exam day. Allowing children plenty of time to study for the exams, without the need for any last minute exam preparation, will not only improve their confidence, but will also allow you to recognise any knowledge gaps that might exist.

 

Help your child to prepare for the 11 Plus exam by creating a study plan that’s achievable. Always opt for short bursts of regular study practice (say 20-30 minutes at a time), as opposed to irregular, lengthy sessions.

 

Our 11 Plus guide for parents will answer any further questions you have about the test. As the Skegness Grammar School eleven plus exam focuses on reasoning skills, your child will also benefit from the advice given in these articles:

 

 

Our practice exam papers at 11+ will help your child prepare for the Skegness Grammar School tests. We would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

11+ GL Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ GL Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ GL Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ GL Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

The information provided about Skegness Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sir Thomas Rich's School website

Established in 1666, Sir Thomas Rich’s School is a boys’ grammar located in Oakleaze, Gloucestershire. Girls aged 16-18 have been accepted into the school’s Sixth Form since 1987. The school’s pupils are divided across four houses: Eastgate, Northgate, Southgate and Westgate.

 

In 2010, the school became an academy and in recent years it has significantly grown and has undergone modernisation. Although a modern centre for learning, Sir Thomas Rich’s prides itself on its rich heritage and remains proud of its traditions.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Sir Thomas Rich’s School

 

Address: Sir Thomas Rich’s School, Oakleaze, Gloucester GL2 0LF

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions Info: srb@strs.org.uk, 01452 338400

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 814 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: May

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (Gloucestershire)

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for one of the 120 Year 7 places at Sir Thomas Rich’s School, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard in the 11 Plus exam. The school’s admissions are centrally-coordinated by Gloucestershire County Council and parents who want to register their child to sit the 11+ test for the school must complete the Gloucestershire Grammar Test Registration Form. This can be found on the school’s homepage when registration is open.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s has no catchment area, nor is priority given to siblings during the place allocation process. However, looked after (or previously looked after) children and those in receipt of pupil premium who achieve the required standard in the test may be given priority. Parents are advised to call the school directly on 01452 338400 to confirm exact details.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Sir Thomas Rich’s School

 

For your child to be considered for a Year 7 place at Sir Thomas Rich’s School, you must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) online via your Local Authority (LA) and a test registration form, available via the school’s website during the registration period. Once you receive the result of the test in October, you must state your ranked preferences on the CAF. The LA will send out official place allocations in March of the following year.

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Sir Thomas Rich’s School uses the CEM 11 Plus exam by University of Durham. This test consists of two multiple-choice papers that cover the following subjects:

 

 

Both tests are taken on the same day and each last 45-50 minutes. Answers are completed on separate sheets and pupils can work out any answers on the question booklet.

 

How to Prepare for the Sir Thomas Rich’s School 11 Plus Exam?

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we understand that the thought of the 11 Plus can cause anxiety for both children and parents. However, with our considerable experience in producing expert respurces, we’re here to allay any concerns. In the first instance, work with your child to prepare a thorough revision timetable. If your child is distracted or bored by any extra revision sessions, include revision games where appropriate to encourage motivation.

 

Practice exam papers are an effective revision practice for the Sir Thomas Rich’s 11 Plus. These papers are an excellent way of improving your child’s time management skills, especially if taken under timed conditions. The more papers that are taken this way, the more your child will become familiar with the test layout and how quickly they will be required to answer questions in the exam.

 

For the Sir Thomas Rich’s 11 Plus exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

 

The information provided about Sir Thomas Rich’s 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sir Roger Manwood's School website

Located in the historic Kent town of Sandwich, Sir Roger Manwood’s School is a co-educational grammar and is one of England’s 35 state boarding schools. Founded in 1563, the school achieved academy status in 2011. Pupils in Years 7 to 10 are divided into four houses: Dorman, Knolles, Trappes and Tudor.

 

The school encourages its students to be inquisitive and independent. It offers a range of extracurricular activities that students can participate in outside of the classroom, including sports, drama and music.

 

For an insight into academic life at Sir Roger Manwood’s School, watch this short promotional video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Sir Roger Manwood’s School

 

Address: Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Manwood Road, Sandwich CT13 9JX

County: Kent

Admissions Info: info@manwoods.co.uk, 01304 610200

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 914 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: September and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test (GL)

 

Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to Sir Roger Manwood’s School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. To be considered for one of the 150 places available, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard. The school encourages both parents and pupils to attend one of its open events before registering for the school. At these events, school staff will be on hand to answer any questions parents might have regarding the admissions process and parents will have the opportunity to tour the school.

 

In 2016, Sir Roger Manwood’s School made a few changes to its admissions process. Whether your child is set to be a day pupil or boarder, you are advised to read this document before registering your child for the eleven plus test, as it discusses the school’s oversubscription criteria and explains how boarding and day places are allocated.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Sir Roger Manwood’s School

 

Parents who wish to register their child for the 11+ test must do so before the exam date. To register for the Kent Test, you must complete an online registration form via the local authority (LA), Kent County Council.

 

Once your child has sat the Kent Test at 11+, parents are required to complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to their LA. This process can usually be done online. The LA will send assessment decisions to parents in October and offers will be sent out on National Offer Day in March the following year.

 

If you have any further queries about Sir Roger Manwood’s School admissions process at Year 7, call the school on 01304 610200 or email info@manwoods.co.uk.

 

Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The majority of grammar schools in Kent use the Kent Test at 11 Plus and Sir Roger Manwood’s is among them. The Kent 11+ exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, each with a separate answer sheet, in the following format:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. Children will be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.

 

  1. A writing task that lasts for 40 minutes, including 10 minutes’ preparation time. This task isn’t marked for the purposes of the 11 Plus exam but may be used as evidence for borderline cases and/or in appeals for a school place.

 

How to Prepare for the Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent is one of the most competitive grammar school areas in England, so for your child to succeed in the Kent eleven plus exam, they must be committed to investing additional time into learning and revising in the build-up to the test.

 

One piece of advice that we consistently share with parents is to encourage children to revise ‘little and often’. Children who approach their revision sessions in this manner are more likely to perform better in exams, compared with those who opt for longer sessions.

 

The Kent Test covers many different subject areas. Your child must be able to show their ability across all topics, so if they do have a weaker subject, use practice exam papers to highlight this early on in their revision. Our exam papers are an excellent way of monitoring your child’s progress week-to-week.

 

Pupils sitting the Kent Test with the aim of attaining a Year 7 place at Sir Roger Manwood’s School, will benefit from these resources:
Kent Practice Test 1 (11 Plus)

Kent Practice Test 2 (11 Plus)

Kent Practice Test 3 (11 Plus)

 

These practice tests are designed to replicate the format, content, structure, question types, style and timings of the actual Kent 11 plus exam.

 

For additional, subject-specific revision of multiple-choice questions, we would also recommend these practice exam papers:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

If your child’s 11+ exam is looming and you’re concerned about a lack of time, don’t worry, we have put together some practical last minute tips on how to prepare for the exam.

 

The information provided about Sir Roger Manwood’s 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sale Grammar School website

Located in Trafford, Greater Manchester, Sale Grammar School is a co-educational facility founded in 1991. A selective school, Sale Grammar achieved academy status in 2011 and has specialist status in Visual Arts, Science and Maths.

 

The school aims to teach its pupils a traditional and challenging curriculum, while encouraging them to be innovative and creative. Pupils are active within the local community through a range of initiatives including arts, sports and science.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Sale Grammar School

 

Address: Sale Grammar School, Marsland Road, Sale M33 3NH

County: Greater Manchester

Admissions Info: office@salegrammar.co.uk, 0161 973 3217

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,269 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7:  180

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus (University of Durham)

 

Sale Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Sale Grammar School is part of Trafford Grammar Schools CEM Consortium and is responsible for its own Year 7 admissions. All four schools within the Consortium use the same 11+ test. Admission to Sale Grammar School is determined by pupil performance in this 11 Plus exam.

 

Sale Grammar offers 180 places at Year 7 and, due to its popularity, always encourages parents and children to attend its open day in June. This event will give you a better idea of whether a grammar school education is the right learning environment for your child.

 

Sale Grammar School is consistently oversubscribed for Year 7 places, and so it uses the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after children or previously looked after children.
  2. Applicants living in the priority admission area as defined by postcodes M33, WA14, WA15, plus Trafford Authority residents within the M23 postcode.
  3. Applicants from outside the priority admission area will be placed in rank order as determined by their scores in the selection tests.

 

For more information about Sale Grammar’s admissions policy, visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Sale Grammar School

 

To apply for a place at Sale Grammar, parents must register their child for the school’s entrance examination. A link to the registration form will be available on the school’s admissions page from early May until late June. Further information about registration can be obtained from all primary schools in the catchment area.

 

In addition to completing the registration form, parents also need to complete a Local Authority Common Preference Form. Sale Grammar School should be listed on the form in ranked order of preference. Late applications can be considered but only after all other applications that were submitted before the deadline.

 

Sale Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus exam at Sale Grammar School consists of two test papers, covering:

Each paper lasts approximately one hour and contains a mix of multiple choice and standard format questions. There will be a short break between the two papers.

 

For your child to be in with a chance of gaining a place at the school, they will need a qualifying score of 334. The results of the entrance exam are posted in October.

 

How to Prepare for the Sale Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Our in-depth guide to studying for the 11 Plus exam covers everything you need to know about creating a revision plan. If your child is set to take the Sale Grammar School 11+ tests, you may also benefit from the following articles:

 

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we would recommend starting your child’s exam preparation early with practice exam papers. These papers will give you a general overview of your child’s current abilities and will identify their strengths and weaknesses.

 

As the exam date gets closer, try to encourage your child to do the tests under timed conditions to get them used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

Our practice papers come complete with answers, enabling you to accurately measure your child’s performance and track their improvements. We have a host of 11 Plus practice papers that are specifically designed to help prepare your child for entry to Sale Grammar School.

 

We recommend using the following resources to prepare for the CEM 11+ exam used by Sale Grammar School:

 

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ M.C. Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ Spelling

 

The information provided about Sale Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School website

Located in Rochester, Kent, Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School (‘The Math’) is a boys-only grammar school that educates around 1,250 boys aged 11-18, with girls admitted into the Sixth Form. The school became an academy in 2011 and was one of the first 100 schools in the UK to be designated a National Teaching School.

 

The Math sets its pupils a challenging academic curriculum, while encouraging them to participate in a wide array of extracurricular activities and sports clubs. While the school is in many ways traditional, it does not shy away from a progressive approach to both teaching and learning. This ethos is reflected in the modern facilities that the school offers its pupils day-to-day.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

 

Address: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester ME1 3EL

County: Kent (Medway)

Admissions Info: office@sjwms.co.uk, 01634 844008

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,250 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: June and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Medway 11 Plus (CEM)

 

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School 11 Plus Admissions

 

There are 180 Year 7 places available at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School and these are allocated based on student performance in the 11+ entrance exam. Ahead of submitting an application, the school encourages parents to attend one of its open events.

 

Schools within the Medway local authority (LA) use different allocation criteria for Year 7 places, so parents are advised to confirm The Math’s exact admission criteria with the school before completing the Common Application Form (CAF).

 

In the event of oversubscription, the LA will allocate places, giving priority to:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.
  2. Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education, Health
    and Care Plan that names the school.
  3. Children who at the time of application have a sibling at the school.
  4. Children with health issues, supported by medical evidence, which requires the child to attend this school.
  5. Children who at the time of application have a parent who is a member of staff
    at the school.
  6. Children who live nearest to the school.

 

Sir Joseph Williamson’s uses the Medway Test for admission to the school. Children who attend a primary school in the area will take the exam at their current school. Those who live outside the area will take the exam in an independent test centre.

More information on the Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School exam can be accessed on the Medway local authority website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at the school, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF), which is administered by the Medway local authority.

 

All primary schools within the Medway area will receive booklets entitled ‘Admission to Secondary School: A Guide for Parents’ to distribute, which explains more about registration. Alternatively, parents can call the Admissions team at Medway Council on 01634 331110 with any pressing questions about the application process.

 

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School 11 Plus exam consists of:

 

 

Both the verbal reasoning and maths tests are multiple choice and last 50 minutes each. The English test usually takes the form of an essay and last 50 minutes, which includes 10 minutes of planning time.

 

In The Medway Test, the 11 Plus maths and English sections are double-weighted in comparison to the verbal reasoning section. This means the maths and writing scores are given twice the importance of the verbal reasoning score in the Medway 11+.

 

How to Prepare for the Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School 11 Plus Exam?

 

The build-up to the Medway test can be an anxious time for parents and children, but with some forward-planning, it shouldn’t disrupt normal family life.

 

Give your son plenty of time for revision before the exam date. Try to adopt a steady approach to studying over several months to give your son the best chance of succeeding in the test. The more calm and confident he is going into the exam room, the more chance he’ll have of gaining a Year 7 place at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School.

 

Encourage your son to include 11 Plus practice papers in his revision routine and set these papers under timed conditions to give him practice of answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

For the Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School 11+ exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

11+ CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Verbal Reasoning

11+ CEM Cloze

11+ CEM Comprehension

11+ English Spelling

 

The information provided about Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys website

Located in Canterbury, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys was founded in 1881 and currently teaches over 1,000 boys aged 11-18. The school is proud of its rich history and continues to name its four houses – Burgess, Hardman, Mackenzie and Sharp – after four former pupils who died in the First World War.

 

The school aims to create world leaders of the future and has invested a significant amount of resource into The Langton Star Centre, which gives pupils the chance to work on real research projects alongside scientists and engineers.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

 

Address: Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AS

County: Kent

Admissions Info: office@thelangton.kent.sch.uk, 01227 463567

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,030 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Exam

 

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Admissions

 

The school’s 120 Year 7 places are allocated based on student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. All admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority, Kent County Council.

 

With 120 places available in Year 7, the school is often oversubscribed. In such cases, priority is given to:

 

    1. Boys whose Kent Test score is twenty marks or more above the pass mark
    2. Boys in Local Authority Care
    3. Boys whose parents can prove that attendance at the school is essential based on reasons of Health or Special Access
    4. Boys with a sibling attending the school at the time of entry
    5. Boys living within a nine-mile radius of the school, whose Kent Test score is twenty or more marks above the pass mark
    6. Other qualifying boys

 

For a full breakdown of the school’s oversubscription criteria, please review this document directly. Alternatively, call the school’s office on 01227 463567 with any questions you have about the process.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

 

All applications for 11+ entry to Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys must go through the LA, Kent County Council. Parents must complete the LA’s Common Application Form (CAF), which can be done online.

 

The LA coordinates all Year 7 places, so parents are advised to contact them directly with any specific registration questions. Parents will receive the results of the exam via the LA in October and official places will be confirmed in March the following year.

 

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam Format

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Simon Langton Grammar School for boys, pupils must reach the required standard in the Kent 11 Plus test. This test is standard across Kent and most selective grammar schools in the area adhere to it.

 

The Kent 11+ exam is split into three sections:

 

  • Section 1 focuses on English and maths. Both topics have a 5-minute practice exercise and 25-minute test. The test is multiple choice and is an hour long overall.
  • Section 2 tests students’ reasoning abilities. The test is split into three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning. It’s a multiple-choice test that lasts for one hour.
  • Section 3 is a writing task that lasts for 40 minutes. Student performance in this task does not contribute to the overall 11+ score, but the paper may be used when looking at borderline cases, or during an appeals process.

If your son is due to sit the Kent Test, read our article on how to prepare for the Kent 11 Plus exam, which includes some sample questions.

 

How to Prepare for the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 11 Plus Exam?

 

For your son to perform at his best in the Kent Test, it’s important to have a structured study schedule in place. Your son will benefit from regular revision sessions that cover all the key subjects tested in the Eleven Plus.

 

Our online practice papers will give your son the best possible chance of success. The three full-length practice papers below have been specifically designed for the Kent Test, and we would highly recommend including them in your son’s study plan:

 

 

As the exam date draws closer, these additional papers will also help prepare him for the specific subjects tested in the exam, particularly when completed under timed conditions:

 

11+ GL English Pack 1

11+ GL English Pack 2

11+ GL English Pack 3

11+ Spelling

 

11+ GL Maths Pack 1

11+ GL Maths Pack 2

11+ GL Maths Pack 3

11+ GL Maths: Problem Solving

 

11+ GL Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ GL Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ GL Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ GL Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

The information provided about Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School website

Founded in 1881, Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a selective school based in Canterbury, Kent that teaches girls aged 11-18. Boys have been admitted into the school’s Sixth Form since 2010.

 

Over 1,000 students are taught at Simon Langton Girls’, with the school placing emphasis on developing positive relationships between pupils and teachers and forging mutual respect. Recognising the importance of good health among students, the school has built a health and wellbeing programme that supports its pupils with mental health issues and encourages physical activities.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

 

Address: Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3EW

County: Kent

Admissions Info: post@langton.kent.sch.uk, 01227 463711

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,086 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 165

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test

 

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

To be considered for a Year 7 place at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar, prospective pupils must sit the Kent Test at 11 Plus and achieve the required standard. Parents and children are invited to attend one of the school’s open events, which are usually held in October. At the event, parents can ask any questions they have about the admissions process and will also be able to take a tour of the school.

 

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar has recently changed its admissions process for Year 7, so parents are advised to read its current admissions policy closely before registering their daughter for a Year 7 place.

 

In case of oversubscription, Dartford Grammar School gives priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of application
  3. Medical, health, social and special access reasons
  4. Children in receipt of Pupil Premium
  5. Proximity of a child’s home to the school

 

Visit the school’s website for more information about its admissions policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School

 

Parents who wish to register their daughter to sit the entrance tests must register with the school before the exam date. To register for the Kent Test at 11+, you must complete Kent County Council’s online registration form.

 

Once your daughter has sat the Kent Test at 11+, parents are required to complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to Kent County Council. This process can usually be done online. Parents will receive 11+ results from the Council by mid-October, with offers sent out in March.

 

If you have any further queries about Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School admissions process at Year 7, email the school at post@langton.kent.sch.uk or call 01227 463711.

 

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The majority of Kent’s 35 selective grammar schools and 4 partially selective schools use the Kent Test at 11 Plus for Year 7 places. The Kent Exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, with a separate answer sheet, in the following format:

 

  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. Girls will be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.
  3. A 40-minute writing task. This will not be marked as part of the 11 Plus exam, but might be used in borderline cases.

 

How to Prepare for the Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Kent is one of the most competitive grammar school areas in England, so for your daughter to secure one of the 165 Year 7 places at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar, it’s vital that she prepares well.

 

Primary school children are shown to perform better in exams if they have revised over a longer time period. As such, revision sessions should be short but frequent, while ensuring that your daughter continues to participate in her normal extracurricular activities and social events.

 

We recommend using practice exam papers as a way of highlighting any weaker areas that your daughter may have. Don’t be afraid to introduce these papers at the beginning of her revision, as they will allow you to monitor her progress as the exam approaches.

 

Pupils sitting the Kent Test, will benefit from practising with these resources, which are specifically designed to help students prepare for the Kent Test:

 

Additionally, if your child requires further practice in a particular subject area, the following practice papers will prove useful:

 

11+ Maths Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Maths Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Maths: Problem Solving (GL)

 

11+ English Pack 1 (GL)

11+ English Pack 2 (GL)

11+ English Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Spelling (GL)

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Rugby High School website

Founded in 1903, Rugby High School is a selective girls’ grammar based in Bilton, Warwickshire. Boys are, however, accepted into the Sixth Form. Almost 800 students are split across four houses and participate in inter-house sports, music and charitable activities throughout the school year.

 

While offering a challenging academic curriculum, Rugby High School also places significant importance on preparing its girls for life after school, offering them a wide range of extracurricular activities and encouraging them to develop their social skills from Year 7.

 

For a look at pupils’ daily life at Rugby High School, watch this pupil-filmed video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Rugby High School

 

Address: Rugby High School, Longrood Road, Rugby CV22 7RE

County: Warwickshire

Admissions Info: rhsadmin@rugbyhighschool.co.uk, 01788 810518

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 800 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Warwickshire CEM 11 Plus (University of Durham)

 

Rugby High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

The 120 Year 7 places at Rugby High School will be allocated based on pupil performance in the 11+ exam. Parents are advised to attend the school’s open day in June before applying for a place. At the event, you will be able to ask questions about the admissions process and prospective pupils can learn more about the school and its learning environment.

 

In recent years, Rugby High School has been heavily oversubscribed for Year 7 places, so should there be more applications than available spots, the school will apply its oversubscription criteria until all places are filled.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Rugby High School

 

The admissions service at Warwickshire County Council coordinates Year 7 entry to Rugby High School. This service operates the same entrance test procedure as The Grammar Schools in Birmingham Consortium.

 

To apply for entry to the school, parents must register their daughter for the school’s entrance examination by completing the Common Application Form (CAF). The school’s admissions policy states that late 11 Plus registrations will not be considered in the first round of offers.

 

Parents will be notified by post of their child’s 11+ score by mid-October, with the first round of place allocations available from the beginning of March.

 

Rugby High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Rugby High School 11 Plus exam consists of two papers that last for 45 minutes each. They contain a mix of standard format and multiple choice questions, covering the following subjects:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Mathematics

 

The Verbal Reasoning exam includes an English component, which involves a comprehension and cloze test. The maths exam involves a numeracy test, which tests for ability in mental arithmetic and problem-solving questions.

 

How to Prepare for the Rugby High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Your daughter should be prepared to work through a dedicated revision plan on top of her usual school work in the run-up to the 11 Plus exam. Just 20-30 minutes extra revision every day can help her prepare for the test.

 

The Rugby High School 11+ requires your daughter to have a good knowledge across a range of subjects, so it’s a good idea to work out where her knowledge gaps lie. Practice exam papers can accurately measure her performance and track her improvements in the lead-up to the tests.

 

If your daughter is preparing for the Rugby High School entrance exam, we have several 11 Plus practice papers that can help:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Comprehension (CEM)

11+ Cloze (CEM)

11+ Spelling

11+ Short Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Long Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

11+ Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning (CEM)

 

The information provided about Rugby High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Ripon Grammar School website

One of the top 50 schools in the UK, Ripon Grammar is a selective, co-educational establishment based in the cathedral city of Ripon, North Yorkshire. Originally a boys’ school founded in 1555, girls were admitted in 1962. Today, over 900 students attend the school and, while the majority are day pupils, a number opt to board too.

 

In recent years, Ripon Grammar School has undergone a succession of improvements, including a new sports hall, sixth form block and laboratories. A catchment school, Ripon Grammar prides itself on serving an excellent education to the children of the local community.

 

For an insight into life at Ripon Grammar School, watch this short video:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Ripon Grammar School

 

Address: Ripon Grammar School, Clotherholme Road, Ripon HG4 2DG

County: North Yorkshire

Admissions Info: admin@ripongrammar.co.uk, 01765 602 647

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 920 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 117 (includes up to 14 boarding places)

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

While Ripon Grammar School is responsible for its own admissions policy in Year 7, it is the Local Authority (LA), North Yorkshire County Council, that manages the admissions and allocates places. Ripon Grammar has 117 places available in Year 7 and priority is given to both looked after and previously looked after children within the school’s catchment area. More details about North Yorkshire’s grammar school admissions policies can be found on the LA’s website.

 

The school offers places to the highest scoring 28 per cent of pupils who live within the catchment area. In the event of any surplus places, these are offered to pupils outside of the catchment. To be considered for a Year 7 place at Ripon Grammar, all prospective pupils must take the 11 Plus test, coordinated by GL Assessment.

 

For more information about the admissions process for Ripon Grammar School, visit the Council’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Ripon Grammar School

 

Children living within Ripon Grammar School’s catchment area will be automatically entered into the LA’s selection scheme (unless parents choose to withdraw their child from the process). Parents should be aware that testing may not be possible for pupils who register after the closing date.

 

Parents will receive results in October and place allocations will be distributed in March the following year.

 

Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The 11 Plus tests for Ripon Grammar School consists of two multiple-choice papers:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is divided into four sections, with 10 minutes allocated to each one. Once a section has been completed by pupils, they cannot go back to that section.

 

How to Prepare for the Ripon Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Ripon Grammar consistently produces excellent exam results and the school is popular with parents in the local area, attracting at least five applications for every Year 7 place. With this level of competition to consider, parents should be prepared to start their child’s 11 Plus revision well ahead of the actual exam.

 

North Yorkshire’s LA 11 Plus tests focus on reasoning, so we would recommend reading the following articles ahead of your child’s revision sessions:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam Preparation

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Advice

 

Practice exam papers can give your child the edge over the competition and can boost their confidence. They also enable them to become more familiar with tests’ requirements and better understand the types of reasoning questions they may be asked.

 

We would strongly recommend that students do timed practice papers ahead of the exam to help improve their time management skills and get them used to answering questions under time pressure.

 

Our 11 Plus practice tests are designed to help your child prepare for Ripon Grammar School’s exam. We would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Ripon Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Ribston Hall High School website

Ribston Hall High School is a selective girls’ grammar situated in the city of Gloucester. Founded in 1921, it achieved academy status in 2011 and currently teaches approximately 850 girls aged 11-18.

 

Ribston Hall was given specialist school status in humanities and also became Gloucester’s only sports specialist school with languages. Thanks to funding in recent years, the school has been able to extend its sixth form facilities and in 2017 was deemed the most ‘oversubscribed grammar school in Gloucestershire’.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Ribston Hall High School

 

Address: Ribston Hall High School, Ribston Hall High School, Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LE

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions Info: rhhs@ribstonhall.gloucs.sch.uk, 01452 382249

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 850 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: April and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM 11 Plus (Gloucestershire)

 

Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

For your daughter to be in with a chance of gaining one of the 120 Year 7 places available at the school, she must reach the required standard in the 11 Plus exam. Like all the other grammar schools in Gloucestershire, Ribston Hall’s Year 7 allocations are dealt with via Gloucestershire County Council.

 

Ribston Hall is usually oversubscribed in Year 7. In such cases, the school will apply the following oversubscription criteria, in this priority order:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, girls
  2. Girls who ranked highest in the qualifying standard
  3. Girls who qualify for Pupil Premium who have met the qualifying standard
  4. The geographical proximity to the school measured in a straight line from the centre of the student’s main residence

 

To find out more about Ribston Hall High School’s admissions process in Year 7, visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Ribston Hall High School

 

Ribston Hall High School adheres to the same testing process for 11+ as the other grammar schools in Gloucestershire. The test is created by the Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). In order for your daughter to be considered for a place, you need to complete a Common Application Form online via the Local Authority website and a test registration form, which will be available on the school’s website during the registration period.

 

Late registrations will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

 

The Local Authority will send test results to parents and guardians in October. If your daughter meets the qualifying standard, you can apply for a place at Ribston Hall. Parents will receive information about Year 7 place allocations in March of the following year.

 

Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Ribston Hall High School uses the CEM 11 Plus exam by the University of Durham. The test consists of two papers covering:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning (Maths)

Both tests are made-up of multiple-choice questions, are taken on the same day and last 45-50 minutes each.

 

Our guide to 11+ exam boards will give you more information about what to expect from the CEM test.

 

How to Prepare for the Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Ribston Hall High School is one of the most popular selective schools in Gloucestershire, so parents should expect competition for Year 7 places. With 120 places available, your daughter should prepare for the 11+ exam well ahead of exam day. The best way to help her with her exam preparation is to work together to devise a thorough revision timetable.

 

Practice exam papers are an effective revision practice for the Ribston Hall High School 11 Plus. The earlier you start with these practice papers, the sooner you will be aware of any weaker subject areas. The papers will not only familiarise your daughter with the layout of the exam but will help to improve her time management skills.

 

For the Ribston Hall High School 11+ exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

The information provided about Ribston Hall High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Reading School for Boys website

Reading School for Boys is a boys-only grammar based in Reading, Berkshire. One of the oldest schools in England, it was initially founded in 1125 as the school of Reading Abbey and was re-founded in 1486. Reading School accepts both day pupils and boarders and currently educates 900 boys.

 

Reading School gained academy status in 2011 and since then has undergone significant refurbishment, resulting in a new science block, computing rooms and a lecture theatre. While the school instills its traditions in its pupils, it also looks to bring innovation and entrepreneurial spirit to their learning.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Reading School for Boys

 

 

Address: Reading Grammar School, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LW

County: Berkshire

Admissions Info: Secretary@reading-school.co.uk, 0118 9015600

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 890

Number of Places in Year 7: 150: 12 boarders (maximum) and 138 day pupils (minimum)

Open Day Date: April and May

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Reading School for Boys 11 Plus Admissions

 

Year 7 admission to Reading School for Boys is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. If you are considering Reading School as an option for your son, you are advised to attend one of the school’s open days. At the event, you will be able to take a tour of the school, talk to staff and get a better understanding of the overall admissions process.

 

Reading School is one of a number of grammar schools across Berkshire that uses the same 11+ entrance exam administered by CEM (The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring), which is affiliated to the University of Durham.

 

Unfortunately, the school cannot guarantee a place for every pupil that meets the required standard. The school is heavily oversubscribed and uses the following criteria to determine place allocation, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after children or previously looked after children
  2. Students who live within the designated area of the school and is eligible for the pupil premium or service premium
  3. Pupils whose home address is within the designated area of the school
  4. Students whose home address is not within the designated area of the school

 

For more information about Reading School for Boys’ admission criteria, please visit the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Reading School for Boys

 

To register interest for a Year 7 place at Reading School for Boys, parents must complete their Local Authority’s (LA) Common Application Form (CAF). To register for the 11+ admissions test itself, parents need to complete a separate application directly with the school. This registration can be done online when the application window is open. Applications received after the school’s deadline will not be accepted.

 

Parents will receive the results of their child’s 11+ exam in October, before the deadline for the submission of the CAF.

 

Reading School for Boys 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The CEM 11 Plus test for Reading School for Boys comprises of two separate papers, each lasting 50 minutes. Each test will assess:

 

 

Boys are expected to show competence in skills appropriate to Key Stage 2 English and Mathematics and to be able to apply these creatively.

 

How to Prepare for the Reading School for Boys 11 Plus Exam?

 

Reading School for Boys regularly appears towards the top of UK school league tables and receives an average of five applications for every Year 7 place. In short, your son will have to be thoroughly prepared ahead of the exam and have the confidence to believe that he can secure his place at the school.

 

Begin by setting your son a detailed study timetable, split into realistic revision sessions, each lasting 30 minutes. These manageable blocks of revision will go some way to ensuring that your son doesn’t become overworked or distracted.

 

Reading School for Boys’ 11 Plus exam focuses heavily on reasoning skills, which can be difficult for some children to learn. Reading the following articles ahead of his exam preparation may help:

 

 

The CEM 11+ requires children to answer questions quickly and confidently, so your child needs to have mastered their time management skills ahead of the exam.

 

Introducing our practice exam papers into your son’s routine can help give him a better idea of roughly how much time he has to answer each question. They can also help monitor his progress and identify weak spots.

 

Our 11 Plus practice papers can help your child to prepare for the Reading School for Boys exam. We would specifically recommend:

 

11+ CEM Verbal Reasoning

11+ CEM Comprehension

11+ CEM Cloze

11+ CEM Spelling

 

 

11+ CEM Short Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Long Numerical Reasoning

11+ CEM Multiple Choice Numerical Reasoning

 

The information provided about Reading School for Boys 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.

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Rainham Mark Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school for children aged 11 – 18 and is based in Medway, Kent. Previously known as Gillingham Grammar School, it took on its current name in 1975. An academy school, Rainham Mark provides its 1,200 pupils with a friendly and caring environment.

 

Rainham Mark encourages its students to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including performing arts, sport and music. The school also organises regular field trips or cultural exchanges as part of its curriculum.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Rainham Mark Grammar School

 

Address: Rainham Mark Grammar School, Pump Lane, Rainham, Gillingham ME8 7AJ

County: Kent – Medway

Admissions Info: office@rmgs.org.uk, 01634 364151

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,238 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 205

Open Day Date: October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Medway 11 Plus (CEM)

 

Rainham Mark Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Admission to Rainham Mark School in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 205 places allocated to Year 7 students. Parents are advised to attend the school’s open evening to get more information about the admission process.

 

The Medway Test is used by Medway grammar schools. Children who attend a primary school in the area will take the 11 Plus exam at their current school. Those who live outside the area will take the exam in an independent test centre.

 

In the event of oversubscription, the school applies the following criteria, giving priority to:

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children
  2. Children who receive free school meals
  3. Rank order of score as determined by Medway’s Selection Procedures

For more details about Rainham Mark Grammar School’s admissions process, please refer to the school’s website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Rainham Mark Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Rainham Mark Grammar School, parents must complete the Common Application Form (CAF), as administered by the Medway local authority.

 

All primary schools within the Medway area will receive booklets entitled ‘Admission to Secondary School: A Guide for Parents’ to distribute, which explains more about the registration process. Alternatively, the school recommends calling the Admissions team at Medway Council on 01634 331110 if you have any outstanding questions.

 

Rainham Mark Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Rainham Mark Grammar School 11 Plus exam consists of:

 

  • A verbal reasoning test
  • A maths test
  • An English (extended writing) test

 

Both the verbal reasoning and maths tests are multiple-choice and last 50 minutes each. The English test usually takes the form of an essay and last 50 minutes, which includes 10 minutes of planning time.

 

In previous years, in The Medway Test, the 11 Plus maths and writing sections have been double-weighted in comparison to the Verbal Reasoning.

 

How to Prepare for the Rainham Mark Grammar School 11 Plus Exam?

 

If Rainham Mark Grammar School is one of your chosen preferences for Year 7, your child must sit the Medway Test at 11 Plus. It’s important to plan ahead and use the most relevant practice resources available in order to keep stress levels to a minimum. We advise parents that 11 Plus preparation should start as early as possible, as leaving it until the last minute can cause unnecessary worry and won’t produce good results.

 

Encourage your child to do some 11 Plus practice papers under timed conditions for the Medway Test, to get them used to answering questions quickly and under pressure.

 

For the Rainham Mark Grammar School 11+ exam, we would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

 

The information provided about Rainham Mark Grammar 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.

 

 

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Queen Mary's Grammar School website

Walsall-based Queen Mary’s Grammar School was founded in 1554 and is a selective boys’ grammar. One of the oldest schools in the UK, it gained academy status in June 2011 and is a specialist Language College.

 

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the school has received funds to build a new school wing and in recent years has completed projects including a new sports hall, swimming facilities and biology laboratories.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Queen Mary’s Grammar School

 

Address: Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Sutton Road, Walsall WS1 2PG

County: West Midlands

Admissions Info: postbox@qmgs.walsall.sch.uk, 01922 720696

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 722 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Dates: June and July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)

 

Queen Mary’s Grammar School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Queen Mary’s Grammar School is part of the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton, but the school itself administers the 11 Plus tests. Pupils must reach the required standard via an 11+ entrance exam to be considered for entry to Queen Mary’s, although achieving this standard does not automatically secure a place.

 

With 150 places available in Year 7, prospective pupils must achieve the qualifying score in the 11+ test to be considered. If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the school will apply the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, children who achieve the qualifying score
  2. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium who achieve the qualifying score (limited to 30 places)
  3. Other children who achieve the qualifying score until the admissions number is reached

 

Get further details about Queen Mary’s admissions process on the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Queen Mary’s Grammar School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, parents must first complete the Once boys have sat the test, parents must complete a Local Authority (LA) Preference form, listing Queen Mary’s as a choice.

 

If you do not list a preference for Queen Mary’s, your son will not be offered a place, no matter how successful he is in the entrance test.

 

Queen Mary’s Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

The Queen Mary’s Grammar School 11+ exam consists of two papers, each lasting approximately 45 minutes. The papers assess:

 

 

Some of the questions are multiple choice and the papers will be divided into smaller, individually-timed sections.

 

How to Prepare for the Queen Mary’s Grammar School11 Plus Exam?

 

As experienced teachers and tutors, we know that the build-up to the 11 Plus can be an anxious time for both children and parents. But equally, we know that devising a good study plan and using the best practice papers will increase your child’s confidence and is more likely to result in a good 11+ performance.

 

All children benefit from regular exam practice sessions, whatever their natural attainment, so for the Queen Mary’s Grammar School 11 Plus test, it’s advisable to introduce practice exam papers into your son’s study early on. These papers allow pupils to get a better idea of the types of questions they can expect in the exam and also provide parents with a good indication of their child’s current abilities.

 

Practice exam papers are an excellent way of highlighting weaker skills or subjects, giving children more time to improve ahead of exam day.

 

At Exam Papers Plus, we have a host of 11+ practice papers suitable for those sitting CEM-style 11 Plus exams, suchs as the ones used at Queen Mary’s Grammar School:

 

 

The information provided about Queen Mary’s Grammar 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Queen Elizabeth's High School 11 Plus exam

Originally founded in 1589 as a boys’ grammar, Queen Elizabeth’s High School (QEHS) completed a merge with the local girls’ school in 1983 to form its current set-up. Almost 1,200 pupils are taught at this co-educational grammar and are divided across six houses to compete in inter-school events including sport, art and music.

 

While providing pupils with a balanced academic curriculum, QEHS also places emphasis on ensuring its students are happy and confident. The school offers a counselling service, peer listening and gives pupils work experience opportunities throughout their time at QEHS.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Queen Elizabeth’s High School

 

 

Address: Queen Elizabeth’s High School Gainsborough, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough DN21 2ST

County: Lincolnshire

Admissions Info: office@qehs.lincs.sch.uk, 01427 612354

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,171 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: June

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Queen Elizabeth’s High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

As a community grammar school, Queen Elizabeth’s High School is run by Lincolnshire Local Authority (LA). The school is part of Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools and it is the LA, rather than the school, that controls Year 7 admissions.

 

Admission to QEHS in Year 7 is determined by pupil performance in the 11 Plus exam. There are currently 180 places allocated to Year 7 students. The school encourages prospective students and their parents to attend its open evening, which takes place in June.

 

In the event of oversubscription, the school will apply the following criteria in order of priority:

 

  1. Looked after children or previously looked after children
  2. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of application
  3. Children of staff employed at the school
  4. The school is 9 miles or less from the child’s home address by driving distance
  5. The school is more than 9 miles from the child’s home address by driving distance

 

Please refer to the school’s admissions arrangement policy for more details, or visit the website directly.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Queen Elizabeth’s High School

 

To apply for a Year 7 place at Queen Elizabeth’s High School, parents should visit the LA’s website to complete a Common Registration Form (CAF).

 

As the school will administer the 11+ test, parents must complete QEHS’s application form. If this is not returned by the deadline, your child will not be able to sit the exam. Parents will receive test results from the LA in October, with official offer letters being distributed the following March, based on the preferences submitted on the CAF.

 

Queen Elizabeth’s High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

 

The 11 Plus test for Queen Elizabeth’s High School consists of two multiple-choice papers, taken over two exam dates:

 

  • Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute test is made-up of 80 questions. The test involves a mix of questions which involve the use of letters and words, with some questions (approximately 20%) involving the use of numbers.
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning – this 40-minute test is made-up of 70 questions and is split into five sections. This test uses questions involving shapes.

 

How to Prepare for the Queen Elizabeth’s High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

 

With an average of four applications for every one place at Year 7, your child must be well prepared for the Lincolnshire 11 Plus. QEHS’s test focuses on reasoning, so read these useful articles ahead of your child’s revision sessions:

 

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Exam Preparation

11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning Advice

 
Practice exam papers can be an effective way of increasing your child’s confidence ahead of the tests, as they provide a greater understanding of the test’s layout and question types. To succeed at the 11+, children must have a solid grasp of time management. By using these practice papers under timed conditions, your child will have a good idea of how long to spend on each question type.

 

Our 11 Plus practice tests can help your child to prepare for the Queen Elizabeth High School exam. We would specifically recommend the following resources:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 2 (GL)

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Pack 3 (GL)

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)

 

The information provided about Queen Elizabeth’s High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Queen Mary’s High School website

Founded in 1893, Queen Mary’s High School is a selective, girls’ only grammar based in Walsall, West Midlands. A recognised academy, the school educates approximately 700 pupils, who are divided into four houses: Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Shelley.

 

Queen Mary’s offers its pupils a traditional curriculum, while providing a range of extracurricular activities, exchanges, trips and other enrichment activities. Pupils can participate in in-house competitions, numerous clubs and can join the Student Council during their time at the school.

 

For an insight into life at Queen Mary’s High School, watch this short interview with the school’s headteacher:

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Queen Mary’s High School

 

Address: Queen Mary’s High School, Upper Forster Street, Walsall WS4 2AE

County: West Midlands

Admissions Info: 01922 721013

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 700 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 120

Open Day Date: April, June and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: CEM (University of Durham)


Queen Mary’s High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

 

Queen Mary’s High School operates its admissions arrangements and procedures in line with Walsall Council’s coordinated scheme for school admissions and is part of the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

The Consortium requires that students are selected for admission based on their combined, age-standardised score in the CEM 11 Plus exam. Pupils must attain the minimum ‘qualifying score’ to be eligible for admission. However, attaining the qualifying score does not guarantee girls a place at the school.

 

If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the school will apply the following oversubscription criteria, giving priority to:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after children who achieve the qualifying score
  2. Children eligible for the Pupil Premium who achieve the qualifying score (limited to 30 places)
  3. Other children who achieve the qualifying score until the admissions number is reached

 

You can find further details about Queen Mary’s High School admissions process via the school’s website.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Queen Mary’s High School

 

 

Parents must make an application to their Local Authority (LA). If you live in Walsall, your LA is Walsall Council and you must complete its Common Application Form (CAF). On this form, you can choose at least three schools as preferences for Year 7.

 

If you do not list Queen Mary’s High School as a preference, your daughter will not be eligible for a place there. Parents are also required to register their daughter for the 11+ test via the school itself. This can be done online when registration is open.

 

Parents will be notified of official place offers in March.

 

 

Queen Mary’s High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

 

The Queen Mary’s High School 11+ exam consists of two papers, each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Both papers will cover all subjects: Numerical Reasoning, Comprehension, Literacy, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning.

 

Some of the questions are multiple choice and the papers will be divided into smaller, individually-timed sections.

 

 

How to Prepare for the Queen Mary’s High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

 

As a relatively small grammar school, Queen Mary’s is regularly oversubscribed in Year 7, with an average of five applications for every place. If Queen Mary’s is your daughter’s first choice of school, you must ensure that she has all the necessary resources to perform well in the 11 Plus exam.

 

To give your daughter the best chance of receiving an offer of a Year 7 place, ensure she has a detailed revision plan to follow. A timetable will ensure that your daughter covers everything she’ll need to know for the tests, without being overworked.

 

In order for your daughter to have the best chance of gaining a Year 7 place at Queen Mary’s High School, encourage her to use practice exam papers throughout her revision.

 

We would particularly recommend the following practice resources for the Queen Mary’s 11+ exam:

 

 

The information provided about Queen Mary’s High 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.

11+, Grammar Schools

Screenshot of the Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet website

Founded in 1573, Queen Elizabeth’s School is a boys’ grammar situated in Barnet, a market town in North London. Consistently one of the most academically successful grammar schools in England, it is an academy with a specialism in music.

 

Beyond the classroom, the school’s 1,000+ boys can participate in a range of sporting activities including cricket, rugby, athletics and water polo. The school prides itself on investing in these ‘enrichment’ activities, to ensure pupils are kept active and healthy.

 

For an insight into a life at Queen Elizabeth’s School, watch this short promotional video:

 

 

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet

 

 

Address: Queen Elizabeth’s School, Queen’s Road, Barnet EN5 4DQ

County: Hertfordshire / London Borough of Barnet

Admissions Info: enquiries@qebarnet.co.uk, 0208 441 4646

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,182

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

 

Queen Elizabeth’s School 11 Plus Admissions

 

 

Admission to Queen Elizabeth’s School for Year 7 is by academic selection, following an entrance exam taken in September. With an average of 10 applications for every Year 7 place, parents and prospective students are encouraged to attend the school’s open day in July, which will give you an opportunity to ask any outstanding questions about the school’s academic requirements.

 

Queen Elizabeth’s School has a strict oversubscription policy. In the likely event that there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, the rank order for place allocations will be solely determined by the distance from the child’s home to the school. No other criteria shall be applied unless there is a tie following this determination.

 

A thorough explanation of Queen Elizabeth’s admissions process can be found on the school’s website