Pipers Corner School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

Introduction

 

Pipers Corner School is an independent day school for girls in Great Kingshill, Buckinghamshire. Established in 1930 by Miss Jessie Cross as the Old Vicarage School, Richmond, it moved to its present site in 1946, following the purchase of the Pipers Corner property.

 

In Year 7, girls study English, food, mathematics, textiles, biology, technology, physics, ICT, chemistry, resistant materials, drama, MFL, art, music, dance, history, physical education, geography and religious studies.

 

Extra-curricular activities and clubs include the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Photography, International Film Club, ICT Club, School Magazine, TED Talks, Music Ensembles, Debating and Young Enterprise.

 

Through partnership with families and local and wider communities, Pipers Corner School ensures the personal development of girls whilst providing them with an exceptional learning environment. Benefitting from outstanding facilities and teaching, as well as an ethos grounded in tolerance and service, girls approach adulthood with key skills, knowledge and an awareness of global issues. 

 

Pipers Corner School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: Pipers Lane, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LP

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions info: registrar@piperscorner.co.uk or 01494 718255

School Type: Independent day school for girls

Open day: April, October

11+ Exam Date: January

11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for Pipers Corner School 11 Plus (11+) Entry

 

The school holds Open Days in April and October. Individual visits include a pupil-led tour of the school and its facilities on a working day. To schedule one, please contact the Registrar.

 

Pipers Corner School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions  

 

If you wish to register your daughter for entry, you should complete the school’s registration form and pay a non-refundable fee of £150.

 

She will then be invited to sit entrance examinations in the January of the year of entry. In the November/December prior to the exam, there will be an interview with the Headmistress. 

 

Based on performance in the examinations and the report from your daughter’s current school, you may receive an offer of a place (sent out by the end of February). To secure your daughter’s place, you will be expected to pay a deposit of £500.

 

Pipers Corner School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

11+ Scholarships are offered in the following areas: Academic ability, Art, Drama, Music and PE. These are valued at 5%-10% of the school fees. Academic Scholarships are awarded to top-performing candidates in the entrance examinations. 

 

Art Scholarships are awarded following an inspection of portfolio/project/practical tests and an interview with the Head of Department.

 

Drama Scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance and/or participation in a series of workshop activities, as well as an interview with the Head of Drama.

 

Music Scholarships are offered on the grounds of successful performance on both primary and secondary instruments and an interview with the Director of Music.

 

Sports Scholarship assessments include a hand-written 300-500 word statement outlining the candidate’s personal interest in sport, a portfolio of sporting achievements, fitness testing, training sessions for PE, Hockey and Swimming, and a short interview with the Head of PE and the Able, Gifted & Talented Coordinator for PE.

 

You can also apply for a means-tested Bursary. Bursaries cover up to 100% of fees (including any Scholarship award). However, maximum fee remission is only awarded in exceptional circumstances. The assessment is typically carried out by Bursary Administration Ltd. 

 

The Jessie Cross Award is a means-tested award, valued at up to 100% of fees and is offered to a student with abilities in a number of areas. For more details, please visit the school’s website.

 

Pipers Corner School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Pipers Corner School 11+ entrance examination consists of the following tests:

 

  • 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 daughter’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.

 

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

 

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

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 11+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 11+ exam preparation which can help you identify the strong and weak areas in your daughter’s knowledge base. 

 

Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your daughter’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust her study schedule accordingly. The preparation process should become a little less demanding with a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’.

 

Whilst age-appropriate, our practice tests are challenging, and are successfully used by tens of thousands of students every year. Practical and convenient, they are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.

 

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

 

Pipers Corner School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Recommendations for each section of the Pipers Corner School 11 Plus exam can be found below:

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Pipers Corner School 11+ English paper. They will help improve your daughter’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 daughter’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Pipers Corner 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 Pipers Corner School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Pipers Corner 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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