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Kensington Park School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Kensington Park School is a new independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18, located in the heart of London. 

 

The Sixth Form opened in September 2017 and is located opposite the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. The Lower School (ages 11-16), opened its doors to pupils in September 2018 and is just around the corner from both Queensway and Bayswater tube stops.

 

Offering the best boarding facilities in London, the school provides accommodation to pupils from Year 10 upwards. 

 

This small, friendly school provides a modern curriculum that promotes intellectual curiosity and creativity whilst nurturing a love of independent learning.

 

Pupils joining Year 7 and Year 9 take GCSE in Year 11. From entry at either Year 7 or Year 9, pupils take lessons in English, maths, the sciences, modern foreign languages (including Mandarin Chinese), geography, history, classical civilisation and religious studies as well as art, design & technology, computing, PE, drama and music.  

 

The pastoral care is central to the school’s ethos, enabling students to fulfill their potential through a positive approach to healthy living.

 

In Years 7 and 8, the school provides a horizontal tutor system. Tutors remain with their tutees for the first two years of their time at KPS. This allows a strong relationship to develop with both pupils and parents. Aside from building meaningful professional relationships with parents by sending a weekly email with a brief review of the week, tutors also provide advice on time management as pupils access co-curricular activities.

 

With help from tutors, pupils have the opportunity to develop interests and to try a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting options.

 

Co-curriculum activities include Board Games Club, Computer Programming, Debating Society, Drama Club, Film-making/Animation, Medical/Biomedical Club, Mathematics Olympiad, Music Club and many more.

             

The variety of co-curricular activities provides opportunities to develop personal growth, teamwork and leadership.

 

 

Kensington Park School 11 Plus (11+)  Exam Information

 

 

Address: Kensington Park School (Years 7-11), 40-44 Bark Place, London, W2 4AT

County: Middlesex

Admissions info: [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7616 4400

School Type: Co-educational independent day and boarding school

Number of Students: 130 (approx.)

Open day: September, October, November

11+ Exam Date: November

11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

 

Open Events for Kensington Park School 11 plus (11+) Entry

 

 

The Open Evenings take place in September, October and November and include a talk by the Head Master, presentations from Senior Staff, a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet members of the teaching staff and the admissions team.  

 

The school also holds sample lessons.

 

The events take place at KPS, 44 Bark Place London W2 4AT.  

 

Prospective pupils are most welcome to attend along with their parents. Booking is made via a registration form.

 

 

Kensington Park School 11+ (11 Plus) Admissions

 

 

The assessment morning will take place in November and candidates will sit papers in maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The assessment process also includes interviews, held the following week.

 

The school sends out decision letters to families the following month. Registration includes a non-refundable fee of £150.

 

Pupils attending both independent and state primary schools are welcome to apply. 

 

To request an admissions pack, contact [email protected]

 

 

Kensington Park School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

 

The 11+ Entrance Examination consists of English, maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning papers. 

 

The English paper aims to evaluate the child’s reading, comprehension and writing skills. 

 

The maths paper is designed to examine the child’s skills in algebra, problem-solving and arithmetic. 

 

The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge.

 

The papers mainly consist of standard format questions.

 

Besides examinations, the school also relies on interviews in the form of an informal chat with the Head or a different senior member of staff.

 

 

How to Prepare for Kensington Park School 11 Plus (11+) Exam

 

 

In order to successfully prepare your child for the entrance exams, we strongly suggest that you make use of our practice tests. They offer familiarisation with the exam format and question types that will be encountered on the big day.

 

Since your child may feel intimidated about sitting the 11+ exam, we highly recommend that you work with them to identify any weaker areas that require additional work. Our practice tests will help you distinguish them very early on through a series of thoroughly researched and up to date questions. 

 

By taking our tests under timed conditions, your child can get used to answering questions quickly and confidently, under time pressure.

 

Designed to be efficient and effective, our practice tests are used successfully by tens of thousands of students every year. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

 

Kensington Park School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

 

The following packs are highly recommended for successful preparation for the Kensington Park School 11+ English paper. They will help improve comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and inference:

 

Comprehension

 

11+ English Pack 1

 

11+ English Pack 2

 

11+ English Pack 3

 

11+ Inference Skills

 

Writing

 

11+ Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

For the Kensington Park School 11+ Maths test, we strongly suggest the use of the following packs, which will help develop your child’s skills within an examination context:

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 1

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

11+ Mathematics Pack 3

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic

 

For the Kensington Park School 11+ Non-Verbal reasoning paper, make use of this highly recommended pack of practice tests that cover all of the key question types:

 

  11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

 

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The information provided about Kensington Park 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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