Hampton School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information


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



Hampton School is an independent day school for boys aged 11–18. The school was founded in Hampton upon Thames in 1556/7. It moved to its current location on the Hanworth Road in Hampton in 1939. Today Hampton School is recognised as one of the leading academic boys’ schools in the UK and has over 1200 pupils.


Hampton School is located on a green field site in South West London. The school has excellent facilities, including an all-weather sports ground and a professional performing arts theatre. It is also one of the leaders in the field of ICT in the independent education sector.


The Millennium Boat House is situated on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames and is home to the school’s internationally renowned and highly successful Boat Club.


11 Plus Exam Information for Hampton School


Address: Hampton School, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HD

County: Middlesex
Admissions info
: admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk, 0208 979 9273

School Type: Boys’ independent day school

Number of Pupils: 1200 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 130 (approx.)

Open Day Date: Throughout the year

Exam Date: January of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: School’s own


Hampton School 11 Plus Admissions


Hampton School is academically selective.  Boys wishing to join the school in Year 7 are required to sit the school’s own competitive entrance exam while they are in Year 6.


Alternatively, boys in Year 5 may apply for an advance place for 11+ entry and sit the school’s 10+ entrance exam. The 11+ and 10+ entrance exams use similar principles, but are designed to suit the relevant age group. More information about the 10+ advance place exam can be found on the school’s website.


Applicants who perform well in the 11+ entrance exam will be invited to an interview. A report from the Head of the applicant’s current school will also be requested. The aim of the interview is to assess the applicant’s academic capabilities, his hobbies and interests, and his maturity and comprehension.


A copy of the school’s full admissions policy is available on its website.


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Hampton School


Visitors’ events take place throughout the school year. Parents and students are encouraged to attend (which include a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet with pupils and senior members of staff) prior to applying for admission in order to assess the suitability of the school for their son.


Parents or guardians of all applicants must complete a registration form and pay the £125 non-refundable registration fee by 1st November in the year prior to entry.


All relevant dates for admissions are listed in the ‘Further Information’ booklet within the school’s prospectus and on the school’s website.


Bursaries are available and are means-tested. Scholarships are also available and are awarded on merit irrespective of means. A boy may hold both a bursary and a scholarship.


For further information on admissions to Hampton School, please contact the admissions office:  admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk or 0208 979 9273.


Hampton School 11 Plus Exam Format


All 11+ applicants are required to sit the school’s own competitive entrance exam while they are in Year 6. The exam comprises the following written papers:


  • Mathematics (55 minutes)
  • English Response and Composition:

          – Paper 1: English Comprehension – multiple-choice (25 minutes)

          – Paper 2: Composition (35 minutes)

  • Words and Reasoning (40 minutes)


How to Prepare for the Hampton School 11 Plus Exam


Our practice papers can be used to prepare for all aspects of Hampton School’s 11+ entrance exam. They are designed to challenging to reflect the demands of a competitive 11+ independent school’s entrance exam. The papers provide practice in all the key skills and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work before the exam and help build confidence.


Mathematics: standard format


To prepare for the Hampton School 11+ Mathematics paper, we would recommend using the following practice papers:


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


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


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


English: multiple-choice comprehension + writing


To prepare for the Hampton School 11+ English Response and Composition papers, we would recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve comprehension (in the multiple-choice format favoured by Hampton), spelling, punctuation, writing skills and vocabulary:


Comprehension: Full Practice Tests


11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


Technical English + Skill Specific Practice


11+ Punctuation


11+ Sentence Completion


11+ Spelling Pack 3


11+ Comprehension Pack 1


11+ Inference Skills




11+ English Masterclass




11+ Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2




The following practice papers will provide useful preparation for the Hampton School Words and Reasoning paper:


Non-Verbal Reasoning: 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


Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests 


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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Why do some of the recommendations above show me grammar school papers?


The main difference between independent and grammar school papers is the question format. Independent schools usually assess with standard format questions, which means students need to write out full answers. Grammar schools usually use multiple-choice format questions.


Whilst Hampton School is an independent school, they actually use the grammar school (multiple-choice) format for some of their exams, which is why they are included in the recommendations above.



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