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Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024


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Felsted School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Felsted, Essex. Established in 1564 by Richard Rich, Felsted is one of the 12 founding members of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, and a full member of the Round Square Conference of world schools. 


The school’s extensive curriculum consists of English, mathematics, science, history, geography, religious education, ICT, music, PE, art, design, technology & engineering, Latin, French, Spanish and German.


Within the co-curricular programme, Felsted’s dedicated teachers provide sport, music, drama and art lessons alongside a plethora of extras such as Ceramics, Medical Society, Pilates, Photography, Debating and Travel Media. 


The school’s priority is to unearth pupils’ strengths, interests and talents, with Felsted graduates often taking up senior positions in society, proving successful in diverse areas such as the arts, academia, business, media, medicine, the military, public service, science and sport. 


Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Information 2024


Address: Felsted Essex CM6 3LL

County: Essex

Admissions info: or 01371 822 611

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school 

Number of students: 1000 (approx.)

11+ Open day: All throughout the year

11+ Exam date: November of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own 

Pass mark: Aim for 75%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.


Open Events for Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Entry


Open Morning provides families with the opportunity to meet staff, subject teachers and Felsted’s current pupils. Tours of the Senior School take place during the event. They include displays and activities designed to give visitors a taste of life on campus. 


During the event, you will also hear a talk by the Head. The Admissions team will be on hand to explain admissions procedures and answer any questions you may have. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:



Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


The admissions process begins with registration. The next step includes taking the entrance examination called Standard Entry Assessment in November of the year preceding entry. 


Admissions decisions are based on your child’s performance in the examinations and interview with the Head, as well as a positive confidential report from their current school. 


If a place is offered, you will be asked to reserve it with a payment of a deposit. This is typically refunded during your child’s last term at Felsted.


Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Following the entrance exam, top candidates will be invited to apply for Academic Scholarship examinations in January. These are followed by a scholarship interview with the Head.


Children with genuine musical promise in two or more instruments or singing may apply for a Music Scholarship following a Standard Entry offer (in the January prior to entry). For more information about this scholarship, please visit the school’s website.


The Mary Skill Award is awarded to children who possess a talent in academic subjects other than English, mathematics and Science, such as art, design & technology, drama, ICT, languages, sport or any other hobby/interest that demands a high level of commitment, skill, passion and genuine talent. 


Scholarships can be worth up to 20% of the annual fees and the Mary Skill Awards up to £2000. All Scholarships and Mary Skill Awards may be accompanied by a means-tested bursary. For more information about bursaries, please visit the school’s website.


Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The entrance assessment for candidates applying to join Year 7 (11+) consists of the following papers:


  • English comprehension
  • English writing 
  • Mathematics reasoning
  • Arithmetics 
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


The English papers examine comprehension and writing skills, whilst the maths papers test mathematical reasoning, problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills.


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


The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to measure their ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge.


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


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


One of the best ways to prepare your child for a highly competitive 11+ entrance exam is to familiarise them with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam. You can achieve this with the use of our practice tests.


Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests will help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base, and thus remove unnecessary stress from the exam preparation process.


By getting used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure, your child will gain a significant advantage over other candidates who prefer a less structured approach towards preparation for a competitive Year 7 entrance exam.


We highly recommend that you make use of our practice tests in order to increase your child’s confidence ahead of exam day. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.


Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores


Pupils who are able to score 75%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Felsted Prep School 11+ test.


Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Felsted Prep School 11+ exam.


Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!


Felsted Prep School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

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



The following practice papers are highly recommended for successful preparation for the Felsted Prep School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and inference:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills Pack 1


11+ Inference Skills Pack 2


11+ Poetry Comprehension


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2


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


Full Practice Tests


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Problem Solving Pack 1


11+ Problem Solving Pack 2


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Money


11+ Operations


11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume


11+ Position & Direction


11+ Probability


11+ Properties of Shapes


11+ Ratio & Proportion


11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry


11+ Sequences


11+ Special Numbers


11+ Speed, Distance & Time


11+ Statistics


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Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning 


To further develop your child’s Verbal (VR) and Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) abilities ahead of the Felsted Prep School 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all of the key question types:


VR Practice Tests 


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


VR Skill Specific Practice


11+ Anagrams


11+ Analogies


11+ Codes


11+ Compound Words


11+ Embedded Words


11+ Form a Word


11+ Insert a Letter


11+ Letter Analogies


11+ Letter Calculations


11+ Letter Codes


11+ Letter Grids


11+ Letter Sequences


11+ Move a Letter


11+ Number Analogies


11+ Number Calculations


11+ Number Sequences


11+ Related Words


11+ Rhyming Synonyms


11+ Shuffled Sentences


11+ Synonyms


11+ Word Completion


11+ Word Match


11+ Word Opposites


11+ Word Pairs


11+ Word Puzzles


11+ Word Relationships


VR Masterclasses


11+ Verbal Reasoning Masterclass


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NVR 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


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Analogies


11+ Classes Like


11+ Classes Unlike


11+ Extended Series


11+ Figure Classification


11+ Figure Matrices


11+ Horizontal Codes


11+ Series


11+ Triangle Matrices


11+ Triangle Series


11+ Star Matrices


11+ Vertical Codes


NVR Masterclasses


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass


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This interview guide covers all the key concepts your child needs to be aware of for the 11+ Interview:


11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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

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