Nottingham Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information




Nottingham Girls’ High School (NGHS) is an independent day school for girls aged 3–18 and has been educating girls since 1875. The campus, on which the original Victorian mansions stand side-by-side with purpose-built modern facilities, is located close to Nottingham Arboretum, just a short walk from the city centre. It comprises a nursery, infant and junior school, senior school and sixth form.


NGHS is a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), which is a network of 23 girls’ schools, plus 2 academies.


NGHS offers a broad and challenging academic curriculum, with students beginning their iGCSE courses in the sciences and mathematics in Year 9. In 2019, 87% of the school’s GCSE results were in the 9–6 range.


The school runs a diverse programme of co-curricular activities, which includes lots of ‘opportunities for adventure’. It prides itself on pushing boundaries and placing no limits on its students. Its football team was first established as far back as 1881, when the sport was still viewed as too dangerous for girls, and has gone on to be very successful; most recently, it won the Nottingham Post’s Sports Awards in 2018.


The school also has an excellent performing arts programme, supported by exceptional facilities, including a state-of-the-art performing arts centre – The Space – which opened in 2017.



11 Plus (11+) Information for Nottingham Girls’ High School



Address: Nottingham Girls’ High School, 9 Arboretum Street, Nottingham NG1 4JB

County: Nottinghamshire

Admissions info: or 0115 935 4444

School Type: Girls’ Independent Day School

Number of Students: 840 (approx.)

11+ Open Day: Throughout the year

11+ Exam Date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own 



Open Events for  Nottingham Girls’ High School 11 plus (11+) Entry



NGHS hosts open days and events throughout the year, including Year 7 Experience Days and Senior School Taster Days. These taster days are highly recommended and provide potential candidates with an opportunity to see if the school is a good fit for them. Booking can be made online, via the links above.

School visits/tours can be arranged at any time during the year by contacting the Admissions department: or 0115 935 4444



Nottingham Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions



NGHS is a selective school with high standards. The school’s admissions and assessment process is designed to identify students who will benefit from the school’s academic curriculum and who will flourish in the environment it has created. 


For girls applying for entrance into Year 7 (11+), the entrance assessment consists of papers in English, maths and verbal reasoning and a group interview with the Deputy Head. A report and reference will also be requested from each candidate’s current school.


Girls already in the junior school at NGHS generally transfer automatically to Year 7. The school does not operate a quota system for external applicants and no priority is given to candidates with siblings already at the school. A copy of the school’s complete admissions policy can be downloaded from its website.


Only applications made on the Nottingham Girls’ High School Application Form will be accepted. A non-refundable registration fee of £50 must be paid online by credit or debit card at the time of application.


Bursaries are awarded based on academic ability and family income under the GDST Bursary Scheme. 


All candidates are considered for scholarships based on their academic ability and performance during the entrance assessment. Candidates for Year 7 entry can also apply for scholarships in performing arts and sports.



Nottingham Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format



The entrance assessment for candidates applying to join Year 7 (11+) consists of three papers


  •         English (1 hour) – reading (with comprehension type questions) and writing
  •         Maths (1 hour) – approximately 25 questions
  •         Verbal reasoning (1 hour) – includes a 15 minute familiarisation test.


The English and mathematics papers are based on the National Curriculum. The school does not publish any past papers.

Please see below our recommended packs to help prepare your child for the Nottingham Girls’ High School 11+ entrance exam.



How to Prepare for Nottingham Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam



One of the best ways of preparing for competitive entrance exams is to use practice papers. These help students to familiarise themselves with the format and question types they will encounter in the actual test in an efficient and effective manner. They also provide an excellent opportunity for students to practise working under time pressure. 


Our practice papers, which are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase, offer excellent practice and preparation for the NGHS entrance assessment. They cover all the key skills and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam and to help build confidence.


Our 11+ practice papers are thoroughly researched and up to date. Every year, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are designed to be age appropriate but challenging, to reflect the demands of such an exam.


Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the 11+ entrance exam at Nottingham Girls’ High School.



Nottingham Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers





To prepare for the NGHS English paper, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve writing skills, including spelling and vocabulary:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2




To prepare for the maths paper, we would highly 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 Pack 1


11+ Problem Solving Pack 2


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




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


Verbal Reasoning


Practice Tests


To prepare for the Verbal Reasoning paper, we would highly recommend using 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 Nottingham Girls’ High School 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:


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