Queen’s Gate School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details




Located in South Kensington, Queen’s Gate School was founded in 1891 as an independent day school for girls aged 4-18 years. With a strong academic reputation, the school is relatively small in size, with just over 500 girls attending at any one time.


While the school promotes a love of learning, it also actively encourages its girls to push themselves when outside of the classroom, with a variety of extracurricular activities. Many of the girls participate in charitable work, both in their local community and further afield, while maintaining their academic curriculum.


Queen’s Gate School 11 Plus Exam Information


Registration Closing Date: November

Exam Board Type: ISEB Common Pretest

Deadline for taking the ISEB Pretest: December 10th

Results Date: February


Queen’s Gate School 11 Plus Admissions Criteria


Queen’s Gate is one of the 14-member schools that make up the London 11 Plus Consortium. At 11+, they all administer the same computer-based assessment, designed to assess girls’ current attainment and potential.


Students who perform well in the assessment will be invited to the school to attend an interview, which will provide them with an opportunity to showcase their intelligence and creativity in a conversation with the school staff. A reference from their current school will be requested.


It is The London Consortium’s policy to offer places based on a student’s overall performance in the entrance test, interview and reference. Therefore, entry to Year 7 entry is not determined by performance in the exam alone. Queen’s Gate School will consider all three elements before deciding on place allocation.


If you have any further questions about Queen’s Gate School’s Year 7 admissions process, simply contact the Registrar on 020 7594 4982, or email registrar@queensgate.org.uk.


How to Apply for 11 plus Entry to Queen’s Gate School


Prior to registering your daughter with the school, Queen’s Gate encourages you to book a spot for one of their Open Events, which typically take place in the Spring and Autumn terms. You can pre-register for one of these events via the school’s website.


If you wish to proceed with the admissions process, you should download and complete the registration form and pay the £150 registration fee.


Queen’s Gate School Year 7 entry, 11 plus Assessment


The London Consortium has replaced its bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test with an online exam created by GL Assessment. This exam is called ISEB Common Pretest and it covers English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.


Consisting of multiple questions, the ISEB Common Pretest will test your daughter’s comprehension skills, mathematical ability, problem solving with words and thinking with shapes, space, diagrams and pictures.


The 11+ entrance exam at Queen’s Gate School will not include a writing component.


Your daughter can take the test at any school in the Consortium. If available, the test can also be sat at her current school.


How to Prepare for the Queen’s Gate School 11 plus Entrance Test


Whatever a student’s current attainment level, investing additional time for preparation in the lead-up to the entrance test will likely improve their confidence ahead of the actual exam. Through our sister company, Pretest Plus, we produce highly accurate resources which replicate the format, structure and timings of this online exam.



Click here to view our full list of recommendations specifically designed to help students prepare for the new London Consortium 11 plus exam.



We hope you find this article useful. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need some advice or if you have any questions or queries.



Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Queen’s Gate School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Queen’s Gate 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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