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Grey Coat Hospital 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Grey Coat Hospital is a secondary academy for girls in Westminster, London. Operational since 1698, it holds specialist status in languages and educates pupils in accordance with the motto God Give The Increase. [1]


Grey Coat offers a broad education, thus the curriculum extensively covers relevant disciplines and ensures that learning is as effective as it gets. Everything from mathematics, PSHCE and ICT to Latin, DT and economics is on offer, allowing the cohort to develop lasting skills and intellectual prowess. 


A rich selection of extras underpins their all-round development, engaging them in sports, arts and a range of further non-academic opportunities. Encouraging environmental awareness, the school boasts a vibrant Eco Club that has launched many successful initiatives, including raising money for Greenpeace. [2]


Grey Coat has a long established collaboration with schools in Tokyo, providing exchange programmes that enable students to learn first-hand about the specifics of the Japanese ethos. The school also offers exchanges to Germany and France, maximising the benefits of the Grey Coat educational experience through constructive exploration of various cultural contexts. [3]


Grey Coat Hospital 11 Plus (11+) Banding Test Information


Address: Greycoat Place, London SW1P 2DY

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 7969 1998

School type: Co-ed academy school

Banding Test exam date: December of Year 6


Grey Coat Hospital 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


All prospective families are advised to attend Open Days prior to applying for a place at the school. At 11+, the school offers:


  • Languages Aptitude Test places – up to 15 places are allocated on the basis of performance in this test, which is sat in the first half-term of Year 6. In the case of a tie-breaker, a place will be offered to the applicant who lives closest to the school.


  • Church of England / Other Church/ Open places – the school will admit 136 pupils on the basis of performance in a banding test. Places will be allocated into three ability bands:


➢ Above average ability (Band 1) = 25%

➢ Average ability (Band 2) = 50%

Below average ability (Band 3) = 25%


Please note that Open Places (for up to 20 applications) don’t apply any faith-based criteria. 


Applicants who are unsuccessful in one category can be considered for another category that’s more appropriate. Accordingly, those who fail to gain entry through the language route, can be considered for Church of England entry, etc.


The Language Aptitude Test takes place in October of the year preceding entry. The Banding Test will take place on Assessment Day, held in December of the year preceding entry. 


Grey Coat Hospital 11 Plus (11+) Banding Test Format 


The Grey Coat Hospital 11+ Banding Test examines skills in the following area:


  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


The Non-Verbal Reasoning exam is designed to test the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Grey Coat Hospital 11+ banding test.


How to Prepare for the Grey Coat Hospital 11 Plus (11+) Banding Test


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Grey Coat 11+ banding test. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 11+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 


The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.


The practice tests are challenging, and preparing for the exam can sometimes feel overwhelming. But once a carefully thought-out revision plan is implemented, students should find the process a lot more manageable. Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the Grey Coat 11+ banding test.


Grey Coat Hospital 11 Plus (11+) Banding Test Resources


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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Grey Coat Hospital 11+ past papers. The information provided about Grey Coat Hospital 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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