Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

Introduction

 

Huddersfield Grammar School is a coeducational independent school located in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Established in 1995, it is the largest independent school in Huddersfield to offer both primary and secondary education.

 

In the Senior School, pupils study the core subjects of English, English Literature and maths, along with biology, chemistry, physics, two languages (French and Spanish), drama, music, art, ICT, PE, history, geography, religious studies, business studies and food technology. 

 

The challenging curriculum is complemented by over 70 co-curricular activities and clubs, such as Chess Club, Computer Programming Club, Debating, Modern Foreign Languages Film Club, STEM Club, Athletics, Gymnastics, Squash Club, Music Technology, Orchestra and String Ensemble.

 

Set in beautiful woodland surroundings, the school’s community is warm, welcoming and dedicated to developing the whole child. After achieving academic excellence and enjoying a comprehensive range of activities in high-class facilities, students leave Huddersfield Grammar with the virtues and the ambition required to challenge the status quo. 

 

Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Royds Mount Luck Lane Marsh Huddersfield HD1 4QX

County: West Yorkshire

Admissions info: admissions@huddersfield-grammar.co.uk or 01484 424549

School Type: Independent co-educational day school 

Open day: Throughout the Year

11+ Exam Date: January (or during a Taster Day)

11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

Open Events provide families with an opportunity to experience life at the school. They include a meeting with the Head and staff as well as a pupil-led tour of facilities. These can be pre-booked, along with private tours.

 

Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

Entry into Year 7 is through an entrance test, which can be completed on a Taster Day. It includes papers measuring skills in 2 areas and a general assessment of suitability to attend the school. At the end of the Taster Day, you will be informed whether a place is available. Please note that the school is not obliged to state its reasons for declining a request for admission.

 

If your child chooses not to attend a Taster Day, they will be invited to sit an entrance exam (testing skills in the same areas) in January. Admission is also subject to satisfactory reports from your child’s school and successful performance in an interview with a senior member of staff.

 

To register your child for entry, you should complete a Registration Form and return it with a payment of the (non-refundable) registration fee. 

 

The school will make an offer of a place to successful candidates. To secure the place, you will be expected to pay a deposit. 

 

The school awards Academic Scholarships following the Scholarship Assessment Day in January. Performing Arts Scholarships (Dance, Drama and Music) and Sports Scholarships are also available at 11+.

 

Headmaster’s Exhibition Awards are awarded to applicants whose performance did not rank high enough to receive a scholarship. 

 

The school offers Means Tested Bursaries to pupils from low income families, who may not otherwise be able to benefit from a Huddersfield Grammar education.

 

Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The  Huddersfield Grammar School 11 entrance examination consists of the following papers:

 

  • English 
  • Mathematics

 

The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.

 

The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

There will also be a general assessment of suitability.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Huddersfield Grammar School 11+ entrance examinations.

 

How to Prepare for the Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the Huddersfield Grammar School exam, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day.

 

They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.

 

Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.

 

We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Huddersfield Grammar School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the Huddersfield Grammar School 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Huddersfield Grammar School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:

 

Comprehension

 

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

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

Mathematics  

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Huddersfield Grammar School 11+ maths test:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 4

 

11+ Problem Solving

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

 

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