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City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Entrance Exam Information

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Introduction

 

City of London Freemen’s School (CLFS) is a co-ed independent day and boarding school at Ashtead Park in Surrey. Founded in 1854, it is part of a family of top-performing London schools, together with CLS and CLSG. [1]

 

Academically, CLFS provides relevant education, offering a stimulating curriculum that covers mathematics, computing, languages, PSHE and humanities, among others. As a result, students access adulthood with the skills necessary to make informed decisions, choosing their future direction with confidence. 

 

Pastorally, the school effectively caters for individual needs, balancing the often challenging in-class learning with extensive emotional support, provided to pupils in partnership with parents. The wealth of co-curricular activities further enhances CLFS’ broad offering, engaging children in everything from ballet, sketching and Jiu Jitsu to rugby, swimming and orchestra. [2] [3]

 

Freeman’s is home to a vibrant community of learners, who make the most out of the many opportunities for all-round growth and enjoy the process to the full. Taught to be courteous and flexible in the effort to understand the nature of life, students adapt to its changing circumstances with ease and apply the acquired knowledge accordingly. 

 

City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Exam Information

 

Address: Ashtead Park, Ashtead KT21 1ET

County: Surrey

Admissions info: admissions@freemens.org or 01372 822400

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school

Open day: In the Spring and Autumn terms

13+ Exam date, pretest entry: November of Year 6/Year 7

13+ Exam date, standard entry: November of Year 8

 

Open Events for City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Entry

 

If you wish to visit the school together with your child, CLFS’ Open Events offer the perfect opportunity for that. During these events, you will tour facilities and meet key members of the staff, alongside the Head of the school. Please click here to learn more. 

 

City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Admissions

 

13+ entry into City of London Freemen’s School is through two routes: pretest entry and standard entry. Pretest entry applicants attend formal examinations in November of Year 6 or Year 7, while standard entry applicants take the tests in November of Year 8. 

 

  • For the pretest route, the deadline for applications for places is in October of Year 6 / Year 7. As part of the admissions process, CLFS will obtain references from your child’s current school. There will also be an interview with a senior staff member.

 

  • For standard entry applicants, the deadline for registrations is in October of Year 8. Places are offered on the basis of exam performance, current-school reports and your child’s conduct during an interview. 

 

Please note that offers must be accepted with a payment of a deposit: £2,000 for a day place and £5,000 for a boarding place. 

 

City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

CLFS offers Academic and Music Scholarships to 13+ applicants. Academic Scholarships are awarded following scholarship assessments, typically taken in November of the year preceding entry. Music Scholarships are awarded following an audition, during which applicants will be expected to perform at a Grade 5 standard.

 

Bursaries are available to families in financial need who struggle with paying the fees. These awards are allocated following a means-testing procedure that looks into parental financial circumstances. Please note that the evaluation of means includes a home visit. More details are available on this page

 

City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Exam Format

 

The City of London Freemen’s School 13+ pretest entry examination consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The standard entry 13+ exam tests skills in the same subject areas, but at a slightly more difficult, age-appropriate level. 

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the City of London Freemen’s School 11+ entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Exam

 

To successfully prepare your child for the selective City of London Freemen’s School 13+ entrance exam, we recommend using practice tests. Our resources fully reflect the actual 13+ exam by covering all the question types that could come up, whilst helping your child become familiar with the exam layout. 

 

Coupled with a structured study plan, our practice tests will help you define any weak areas that require additional work at the earliest. They will also help you recognise your child’s strengths, resulting in a significant boost of their confidence in the lead up to the big day.

 

Furthermore, your child will get used to answering questions quickly and effectively, under time pressure.

 

Our resources are designed to be age-appropriate, yet challenging, and, as such, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students every year. Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the City of London Freemen’s School 13 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

City of London Freemen’s School 13 Plus (13+) Exam Practice Papers

 

CLFS (13+) Year 6 Pretest Exam

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the CLFS 13+ English paper, taken in Year 6:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

11+ Inference Skills

 

11+ Poetry Comprehension

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the CLFS 13+ maths test, taken in Year 6:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 1

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 2

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

11+ Algebra

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

11+ Measurements

 

11+ Money

 

11+ Operations

 

11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume

 

11+ Position & Direction

 

11+ Probability

 

11+ Properties of Shapes

 

11+ Ratio & Proportion

 

11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry

 

11+ Sequences

 

11+ Special Numbers

 

11+ Speed, Distance & Time

 

11+ Statistics

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning

 

To develop your child’s abilities ahead of the CLFS 13+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam taken in Year 6, we suggest that you make use of the following packs:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Masterclasses

 

11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

Interviews

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

CLFS (13+) Year 7 Pretest Exam

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the CLFS 13+ English paper, taken in Year 7:

 

12+ English Pack 1

 

12+ English Pack 2

 

12+ English: Spelling

 

12+ English: Rewrite & Improve

 

12+ English: Vocabulary & Grammar

 

12+ English: Punctuation

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the CLFS 13+ maths test, taken in Year 7:

 

12+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

12+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

12+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

 

12+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

CLFS 13+ Standard Entry Exam

 

English 

 

We highly recommend the following packs to successfully prepare your child for the CLFS 13+ English paper, taken in Year 8:

 

13+ English Pack 1

 

13+ English Pack 2

 

13+ English: Rewrite & Improve

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following papers to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the CLFS 13 Plus maths test, taken in Year 8:

 

13+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in City of London Freemen’s School 13+ past papers. The information provided about City of London Freemen’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.

 

Other entry points for City of London Freemen’s School:

 

Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 6 entry via the 10 Plus (10+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

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