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Norwich School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details 2024

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Introduction

 

Norwich School, one of the oldest schools in the UK, is an independent, co-educational day school for pupils between the ages of four and eighteen. It is located close to Norwich Cathedral, Norwich and has a long history which dates back to 1096, when it was established as an episcopal grammar school by Herbert de Losinga, first Bishop of Norwich.

 

The school came under the control of the city of Norwich in the 16th century following a successful petition to Henry VIII and was moved to its current location, beside the cathedral, in 1551. It became independent in the 19th century, with its classical curriculum being broadened in response to the Industrial Revolution and the declining demand for classical education.

 

Its enrollment stands at approximately 1,020 pupils. The School admitted only boys until 1994, when it officially became co-educational in the sixth form. In 2010, the school became fully co-educational.

 

The Senior School has around 850 pupils aged from 12 to 18 across eight houses. They can choose from a wide range of activities, including choral and orchestral recitals, designed to nurture their affinity to music, as well as sailing, kayaking and athletics in the sports category and dance and theatre in the performance department.

 

Norwich School is committed to fostering young people’s capacities towards understanding difficult concepts and expressing complex and profound ideas. With the school’s rich and broad education,  young people are with a specific knowledge that encourages leadership and service.

 

According to The Sunday Times “Parent Power Schools Guide”, Norwich School was classified as a top performing independent secondary school in Norfolk and Suffolk, with a ranking of 90th in the overall table for independent secondary schools in the country.

 

Aside from achieving the top A-level and GCSE results of any school in Norfolk and Suffolk, it has received the Norfolk Chamber’s Young Chamber Enterprise Recognition Award due to its commitment to improving the employability skills of young people in the region.

 

In addition, Norwich School is a recipient of the highest grading possible in all areas of a recent educational quality inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for both Senior and Lower Schools, with a grading of excellent across the board. 

 

Norwich School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: 71a The Close, Norwich NR1 4DD

County:  Norfolk

Admissions info: admissions@norwich-school.org.uk or 01603 728449

School type: Co-ed independent day school

Number of students: 1020 (approx.)

Open day: September 

Application deadline: December

11+ Exam date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own

 

Norwich School 11 Plus (11+) Open Events   

 

The school’s annual Open Day takes place in September, where children have the opportunity to meet other pupils and staff, take part in activities, enjoy the location and hear from the Head Master. 

 

Aside from the Open Day, the school also hosts two Open Afternoons each year in March and June. During these Open Afternoons, both parents and pupils have the opportunity to take a tour of the school and see lessons in action. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

Norwich School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

The school promotes equal opportunities and conducts admissions in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. Pupils with additional learning needs are also considered for entry and the school encourages parents to make any special requirements clear as early as possible in the admissions process. 

 

Requests for special arrangements are made by filling in the special arrangements form and providing relevant documentation such as: professional assessment reports written within two years of the date of the entrance exam, medical reports and/or evidence of history of need/provision at current school.

 

It’s a common practice for the school to acknowledge all received applications within a few days. A fortnight before the first entrance assessment morning, details are sent to the contact(s) named on the application form. 

 

Children usually attend the exam in their own clothes. They are then assessed in three separate papers and are invited back to the school on a separate day for applicant interviews and activity sessions. 

 

An academic reference from the child’s current school is also requested unless indicated otherwise during the application. The results of the application are shared with parents by February.

 

Norwich School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The 11+ exam at Norwich School consists of the following papers:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal Reasoning

 

The English paper focuses on both writing and comprehension skills, including spelling, grammar and inference.

 

The maths exam tests pupils’ problem-solving and arithmetic skills. The paper will include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

The Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test and assess pupils’ logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Norwich School 11+ examination.

 

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

 

Effective preparation is key to doing well in the 11+ exam. Using practice tests allows students to familiarise themselves with the examination format and style in a practical and efficient manner.

 

They cover all the types of questions that pupils will potentially be asked in the 11+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, you will be able to identify your child’s weaknesses, as well as their strengths, allowing you to adjust their study schedule accordingly.

 

This will provide your child with a competitive advantage over their peers and help reduce pre-exam stress and nerves. 

 

Aside from being age-appropriate, our tests reflect the types of questions that frequently appear in independent school  11+ entrance exams.

 

Practical and convenient, our practice tests are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

Norwich School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers


NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write in their own answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.


English

 

To prepare for Norwich School’s English paper, the following practice papers are highly recommended. They 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+ English Pack 4

 

11+ English Pack 5

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 1

 

11+ Inference Skills Pack 2

 

11+ Poetry Comprehension

 

11+ Complete Comprehension Guide

 

11+ Reading Workbook

 

Writing

 

11+ Complete Writing Guide

 

11+ Writing Prompts

 

11+ Rewrite & Improve

 

11+ Spelling Pack 1

 

11+ Spelling Pack 2

 

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Mathematics

 

To prepare for the Norwich School 11+ maths paper, the following practice papers will be of great use:

 

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 Pack 1

 

11+ Problem Solving Pack 2

 

11+ Mental Arithmetic 

 

11+ Algebra

 

11+ Angles & Degrees

 

11+ BODMAS

 

11+ Estimation & Place Value

 

11+ Factors & Multiples

 

11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

11+ Measurements

 

11+ Money

 

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

 

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Verbal Reasoning

 

Practice Tests

 

To prepare for the Norwich School 11+ Verbal Reasoning paper, we highly suggest that you use the following practice papers:

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4

 

Skill Specific Practice

 

The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the Norwich School 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:

 

11+ Anagrams

 

11+ Analogies

 

11+ Codes

 

11+ Compound Words

 

11+ Embedded Words

 

11+ Form a Word

 

11+ Insert a Letter

 

11+ Letter Analogies

 

11+ Letter Calculations

 

11+ Letter Codes

 

11+ Letter Grids

 

11+ Letter Sequences

 

11+ Move a Letter

 

11+ Number Analogies

 

11+ Number Calculations

 

11+ Number Sequences

 

11+ Related Words

 

11+ Rhyming Synonyms

 

11+ Shuffled Sentences

 

11+ Synonyms

 

11+ Word Completion

 

11+ Word Match

 

11+ Word Opposites

 

11+ Word Pairs

 

11+ Word Puzzles

 

11+ Word Relationships

 

Masterclasses

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning Masterclass

 

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Interviews

 

This guide covers all the key concepts your child needs to be aware of for the 11+ Interview:

 

11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide

 

 

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

 

Other entry points for Norwich School:

 

Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

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