11 plus (11+) Exam – Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls – What you need to know

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls 11 plus (11+) exam for Year 7 entry


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls (Habs’ Girls)

Description Girls; day school

Age range 11-18 (Senior School)

Size 875 approx

Fees £5,811 per term

Address Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Aldenham Road, Elstree, WD6 3BT

Email (general enquiries): theschool@habsgirls.org.uk 

Website www.habsgirls.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries and admissions): +44 (0) 208 266 2300

Head Biddie O’Connor




Habs’ Girls has an excellent academic reputation and believes in the development of the whole person, whether it is excelling in music, sport and drama or simply participating in them. Philanthropy, charity fundraising and working with the wider and global community are essential aspects of a Habs’ Girls’ education.


Pastoral care provision is rigorous and is designed to help the girls make decisions and to care about others within the school’s diverse community. All girls are placed in one of six houses. The house system promotes resilience and fun, team spirit and competitive edge and offers new opportunities for leadership within the housestructure.


Admissions Process for Habs’ Girls’ School Eleven Plus (11+) for Year 7 entry


Open Days


The school holds a number of open day events and invite parents and families to look around the school and meet the girls and staff. There is no need to book in advance. For current open day information, please click here.


However, if you would like to visit the school on a normal working day, you will need to contact the Admissions department to book a slot. The best way to do this is to use the school’s contact form.




Registration is online here.


Key dates for all parts of the admissions process can be found here.


Entrance Exams


All candidates take exams in English and maths. The English paper comprises two sections. Section A consists of a selection of reading materials from a range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Candidates are asked to respond to a variety of questions to enable the school to evaluate their understanding and analytical skills. In Section B, candidates are asked to respond to one of a selection of directed writing tasks, which will give them an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to write effectively for a specific purpose and audience.


The maths exam is designed to test a candidate’s ability to think mathematically and logically. It covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, with application to fractions, decimals, percentages, the metric system of weights and measures, the 12 and 24 hour clock, time problems, and questions involving geometric shapes and bar graphs. The use of calculators is not allowed.


Recommended Materials


English practice papers, ideal for Habs’ Girls eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2 

11+ English Pack 3


11+ Spelling Pack 1

11+ Spelling Pack 2


11+ Writing Prompts


Maths practice papers, ideal for Habs’ Girls eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

11+ Mental Arithmetic





Girls who perform well in the written exams are called back for interviews. One or both of a girl’s parents or guardians are asked to also attend at this time, to meet the head and a senior member of staff.



Bursaries and scholarships are available. For further information, visit the school’s website here.


Other Entry Points: 4+, 7+, 11+, 16+

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