Greenshaw High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Selective Eligibility Test Information

Founded in 1967, Greenshaw High School is a co-educational academy in Sutton. The school educates around 1,600 pupils and was originally founded as a comprehensive school. Greenshaw gained academy status in 2011 and, in 2014, was reconstituted as a multi-academy trust, named ‘Greenshaw Learning Trust’. The school is known for having a successful sixth form and has been awarded the Arts Council Silver award, Investor in People, Associate Training School and Health School awards. Greenshaw is currently rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.


11 Plus Exam Information for Greenshaw High School


Address: Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, SM1 3DY

County: Surrey

Admissions Info: admissions@greenshaw.co.uk, 020 8715 1001

School Type: Mixed grammar

Number of pupils: 1600 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 314

Open Day Date: September

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Selective Eligibility Test (SET)


Greenshaw High School 11 Plus Admissions


Year 7 entry to Greenshaw Academy is coordinated by the London Borough of Sutton. The Greenshaw Learning Trust is the admissions authority for the school and their admission arrangements can be found here.


The school admits 314 students into Year 7 each year, including ‘statemented’ students. Places are allocated under the following criteria:


  • Looked After, or previously Looked After Children
  • Students with exceptional medical or social needs
  • Pupils who demonstrate top performance in the Selective Eligibility Test (up to 60 places available)
  • Children of staff members
  • Students who have a sibling at the school
  • Pupils who live closest to the school


For more information on Greenshaw Academy’s admissions policy, please contact admissions@greenshaw.co.uk, or telephone the Admissions Officer on 020 8715 1001.


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Greenshaw High School


Before applying for a place at Greenshaw, parents and students are advised to attend the school’s Open Evening, which takes place in September. The school also runs two Open Mornings in October by appointment only.


In order to apply for a Year 7 place at Greenshaw High School, parents need to complete a Common Application Form (CAF), stating Greenshaw as one of their child’s preferences. The form should be returned to their Local Authority before the closing date. The Sutton CAF is available online, here.


In order to be eligible to take the Greenshaw Academy Selective Eligibility Test, parents need to complete an online application form on the school Admissions page once registration opens. All applicants who complete the registration form will be invited to take the test.


Greenshaw High School 11 Plus Exam Format


In previous years, the Sutton Eligibility Test has been split into two stages:


  • Stage 1: Maths and English, both multiple-choice
  • Stage 2: Maths and English. Neither of these are multiple-choice and previous exams have included comprehension, a writing task and a standard maths test.


Each test paper includes questions typical to the KS2 national curriculum. It should be noted that success in the test doesn’t automatically mean that a student will be allocated a place.

Notification offers are sent to parents at the end of September and a written acceptance of a place should be received by the closing date. For more information on the Greenshaw Academy Selective Eligibility Test, the school website has a useful FAQs page.


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


Our online practice papers help students and parents identify any weaker areas that require additional work before the exam.


For students studying for the Greenshaw Selective Eligibility Test, we would recommend using the following practice papers, specifically designed for the S.E.T:


11+ Selective Eligibility Test (SET) Practice Test 1

11+ Selective Eligibility Test (SET) Practice Test 2 

11+ Selective Eligibility Test (SET) Practice Test 3

11+ Selective Eligibility Test (SET) Practice Test 4

11+ Selective Eligibility Test (SET) Practice Test 5

11+ Sutton + Kingston: Prefixes and Suffixes

11+ Sutton + Kingston: Synonyms and Antonyms

11+ Sutton: Homophones


If you would like further, subject-specific practice, the following papers will prove useful:


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 the second stage, the following maths and English papers will prove useful:


11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2

11+ English Pack 3


The information provided about Greenshaw 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.

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