Hampton School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Entrance Exam Information

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

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.


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


11+ Mathematics (Independent Schools) Pack 1

11+ Mathematics (Independent Schools) Pack 2

11+ Mathematics (Independent Schools) Pack 3

11+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic


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:


11+ English Pack 1 (MC)

11+ English Pack 2  (MC)

11+ English Pack 3 (MC)

11+ Punctuation (MC)


11+ English: 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:


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4



11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


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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