Guildford High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to Guildford High School has changed. Click here to learn how to prepare for the new assessment.




Guildford High School is an academically selective, independent day school for girls aged 4–18. It was founded by the Church Schools Company in 1888 and moved to its current site, close to the town centre of Guildford, in 1893.


Today, the school has around 980 girls and belongs to the United Church Schools Trust (UCST), part of the United Learning.


Guildford High School’s mission is ‘to provide a first-class education for academically able girls’ and nationally-standardised test data shows that the ability of the girls at the school is well above average.


The Guildford High School website gives a good overview of the school’s ethos, curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities.


11 Plus Exam Information for Guilford High School


Address: Guildford High School, London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1SJ

County: Surrey
Admissions info
:, 01483 562 475

School Type: independent day school for girls

Number of Students: 980 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 100

Open Day Date: Throughout the year

Exam Date: January of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: School’s own


Guilford High School 11 Plus Admissions


There are approximately 100 places available in Year 7 at Guildford High School.  Typically, around 40 of these places go to girls already at the school and the rest go to girls joining the school at 11+.


Guildford High School operates a selective admissions procedure. Decisions about whether to offer a candidate a place are made based on the results of an entrance exam, an interview and references from prior schools.


A copy of the schools admission policy can be downloaded from their website.


For further information about Guildford High School’s admission procedures, contact 01483 543 853 or


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Guilford High School


Before applying for a place at Guildford High School, you are advised to attend one of the visitors’ mornings held regularly throughout the year. Booking is required.


You may register your daughter at any time but, in order to take the entrance exam for a Year 7 place, she must be registered by 1st November before the year of intended entry. A non-refundable registration fee of £100 is payable.


A copy of the school’s registration form can be downloaded from its website.


United Learning Assisted Places are available at 11+. These places are awarded on the basis of financial need. To be considered for an Assisted Place, an Assisted Place Application Form should be requested from the Admissions Office prior to the entrance assessment.


At 11+, Academic Scholarships worth up to a third of the fees are awarded on the basis of the entrance exam and interviews. All candidates attending the main entrance assessment day are automatically considered and there is no separate scholarship exam.


Music Scholarships are open to girls who have satisfied the normal academic entrance requirements and have reached Grade 4–5 for their orchestral instrument. Their playing should be of Distinction quality. The auditions take place in January.


A document containing further information about Scholarships at Guildford High School and the Assisted Place Scheme can be downloaded from the school’s website.


Guilford High School 11 Plus Exam Format


The 11+ entrance exam consists of written papers in English and Mathematics. The papers are designed to assess the ability and skills of all candidates, regardless of what they might have covered in the past. It is the schools policy not to issue past papers.


Each candidate also has a one-to-one interview on the day of the entrance exam.


Decisions about whether to offer a candidate a place are made based on the entrance exam, interview and references from prior schools. Offers are typically made within two weeks of the entrance exam. Parents then have a few weeks to make a final decision.


For more information on Guildford High School and the school’s admission process, the school website has a useful FAQs page.


How to Prepare for the Guilford High School 11 Plus Exam


Guildford High School does not disclose any information about the content of its exam papers nor does it publish past papers. As a result, your daughter may understandably feel nervous about sitting the entrance exam.


Our practice papers can be used to build confidence before the exam. They cover all the key skills for English and Mathematics at an appropriate level for 11+ independent schools’ entrance exams and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.


For students preparing for the Guildford High School 11+ entrance exam, we would recommend using the following practice papers:






11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ Inference Skills


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2




11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


11+ Problem Solving


11+ Mental Arithmetic




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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