Putney High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to Putney High School has changed. Click here to learn how to prepare for the new assessment.



Putney High School is an independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18. It is part of the GDST (The Girls’ Day School Trust), a network of 25 schools and academies in the UK. The school has just celebrated its 125th anniversary having been founded in 1893.


The original school had 54 students.  Today it has grown to educate approx. 1020 girls. The school takes advantage of its location close to the Thames and offers rowing out of its own boathouse on Putney Embankment as one of its many sports opportunities.


The ‘Life at Senior School’ section of Putney High School’s website provides lots of information about pastoral care, the school’s house system, the curriculum, co-curricular activities, trips and visits, and all other aspects of school life.


11 Plus Exam Information for Putney High School


Address: Putney High School, 25 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6BH

County: London
Admissions info
: admissions@put.gdst.net

School Type: Girls’ independent day school

Number of Pupils: 1018

Open Day Date: March

Exam Date: January of Year 6


Putney High School 11 Plus Admissions


Putney High School is academically selective. However, they interview all applicants for Year 7 entry in November and December prior to the 11+ assessments, which take place in January.


The 11+ assessments comprise two tests in English and Maths and are based on the National Curriculum Year 6 Programmes of Study for those subjects.


Places are offered based on performance in the interview and assessment tests and references from the candidate’s previous school.


Bursaries and scholarships are available. Details of the criteria are given on the schools website with further information available from the GDST.


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Putney High School


It is a good idea to visit the school to ensure it is a good fit for your daughter before registering. Senior school open days are held at Putney High School in March and booking is advisable.


Girls who want to be considered for a place at Putney High School must be register by completing an online application form on the school’s website no later than November of the year preceding entry. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable £100 registration fee (£150 for overseas applicants).


For further information on applications and admissions procedures, please contact the admissions office: admissions@put.gdst.net.


Putney High School 11 Plus Assessment Format


All 11+ applicants are interviewed by Putney High School in November or December.


The 11+ assessments take place in January and test two subject areas:


  • English
  • Maths


The tests are based on the National Curriculum Year 6 Programmes of Study for those subjects.


How to Prepare for the Putney High School 11 Plus Assessment Tests


One of the best ways of preparing for competitive entrance exams is to use practice papers. These help students 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, can be used to prepare for the Putney High School assessment tests. They cover all the key skills for English and mathematics and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work and build confidence ahead of the tests.


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 examination process. They are designed to be age appropriate but challenging, to reflect the demands of a competitive independent school’s entrance exam.




To prepare for the Putney High School 11+ English test, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve comprehension and 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+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2




To prepare for the Putney High School 11+ maths test, 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


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


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




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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