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




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 (11+) 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: November of Year 6


Putney High School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


Putney High School is academically selective, assessing pupils through a computer-based exam that takes place in late November of the year preceding entry.


To be considered for the examinations, your daughter should be registered with the school by the deadline in early November.


Places are offered based on performance in the online tests, interviews and further assessments, taking place in January.


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


How to Apply for 11 Plus (11+) 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 the Autumn and Spring terms and booking is advisable.


Girls who want to be considered for a place at Putney High School must be registered 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 £125 registration fee (£200 for overseas applicants).


For further information on applications and admissions procedures, please contact the admissions office.


Putney High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The Stage 1 11+ exam at Putney High School consists of the following assessments:


  • English (online)
  • Mathematics (online)


The English test examines comprehension skills, including inference and vocabulary.


The maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills.



The Stage 2 11+ exam at Putney High will include a formal interview with a senior staff member. Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Putney High School 11+ entrance examinations.


How to Prepare for the Putney High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam


One of the best ways of preparing for competitive entrance exams is to use practice tests. 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 tests, which are available for immediate online use after purchase, can be used to prepare for the Putney High School assessment tests. They cover all the key skills for Maths, English and Reasoning and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work and build confidence ahead of the examinations.


Our practice tests are thoroughly researched and up to date. Every year, they are used successfully by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entry procedure. They are designed to be age-appropriate but challenging, reflecting the demands of a competitive independent school’s entrance exam.


Putney High School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests


Stage 1 Exam


The following online resources will help your child prepare for the Putney High bespoke English and Mathematics online tests. The actual test will be slightly different in format but the resources below cover the key syllabus requirements in an online format:


Online Video Courses


ISEB Pretest Maths Course


ISEB Pretest English Course


Online Skill Practice


ISEB Pretest English – Comprehension


ISEB Pretest English – Spelling & Punctuation


ISEB Pretest English – Sentence Completion


ISEB Pretest Mathematics



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Stage 2 Exam


The Stage 2 exam at Putney High will include a one-on-one interview with senior staff member. The following resource is specifically designed to help your child prepare:




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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.


Other entry points for Putney High School:


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