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Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

Located in the historic Kent town of Sandwich, Sir Roger Manwood’s School is a co-educational grammar and is one of England’s 35 state boarding schools. Founded in 1563, the school achieved academy status in 2011. Pupils in Years 7 to 10 are divided into four houses: Dorman, Knolles, Trappes and Tudor.


The school encourages its students to be inquisitive and independent. It offers a range of extracurricular activities that students can participate in outside of the classroom, including sports, drama and music.


For an insight into academic life at Sir Roger Manwood’s School, watch this short promotional video:



11 Plus Exam Information for Sir Roger Manwood’s School


Address: Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Manwood Road, Sandwich CT13 9JX

County: Kent

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01304 610200

School Type: Co-Educational Grammar

Number of pupils: 914 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 150

Open Day Date: September and October

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: Kent 11 Plus Test (GL)


Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus Admissions


Year 7 admission to Sir Roger Manwood’s School is determined by student performance in the Kent 11 Plus Test. To be considered for one of the 150 places available, prospective pupils must achieve the required standard. The school encourages both parents and pupils to attend one of its open events before registering for the school. At these events, school staff will be on hand to answer any questions parents might have regarding the admissions process and parents will have the opportunity to tour the school.


In 2016, Sir Roger Manwood’s School made a few changes to its admissions process. Whether your child is set to be a day pupil or boarder, you are advised to read this document before registering your child for the eleven plus test, as it discusses the school’s oversubscription criteria and explains how boarding and day places are allocated.


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Sir Roger Manwood’s School


Parents who wish to register their child for the 11+ test must do so before the exam date. To register for the Kent Test, you must complete an online registration form via the local authority (LA), Kent County Council.


Once your child has sat the Kent Test at 11+, parents are required to complete the Secondary Common Application Form and submit it to their LA. This process can usually be done online. The LA will send assessment decisions to parents in October and offers will be sent out on National Offer Day in March the following year.


If you have any further queries about Sir Roger Manwood’s School admissions process at Year 7, call the school on 01304 610200 or email [email protected].


Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus Exam Format


The majority of grammar schools in Kent use the Kent Test at 11 Plus and Sir Roger Manwood’s is among them. The Kent 11+ exam consists of two multiple-choice papers, each with a separate answer sheet, in the following format:


  1. An hour-long exam that tests a pupil’s reasoning abilities. Children will be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
  2. An hour-long exam that tests English and Maths.


  1. A writing task that lasts for 40 minutes, including 10 minutes’ preparation time. This task isn’t marked for the purposes of the 11 Plus exam but may be used as evidence for borderline cases and/or in appeals for a school place.


How to Prepare for the Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus Exam?


Kent is one of the most competitive grammar school areas in England, so for your child to succeed in the Kent eleven plus exam, they must be committed to investing additional time into learning and revising in the build-up to the test.


One piece of advice that we consistently share with parents is to encourage children to revise ‘little and often’. Children who approach their revision sessions in this manner are more likely to perform better in exams, compared with those who opt for longer sessions.


The Kent Test covers many different subject areas. Your child must be able to show their ability across all topics, so if they do have a weaker subject, use practice exam papers to highlight this early on in their revision. Our exam papers are an excellent way of monitoring your child’s progress week-to-week.


Practice Exam Papers for the Sir Roger Manwood’s School 11 Plus Exam


Pupils sitting the Kent Test with the aim of attaining a Year 7 place at Sir Roger Manwood’s School, will benefit from the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


11 Plus Kent Practice Test 1

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 2

11 Plus Kent Practice Test 3


For subject-specific practice:


English Practice Tests


11 Plus English Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus English Pack 4 (GL)


Technical English skills


11 Plus Spelling Pack 3

11 Plus Punctuation

11 Plus Sentence Completion


Verbal Reasoning


11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Verbal Reasoning Pack 4 (GL)




11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 1 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 2 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 3 (GL)

11 Plus Maths Grammar Schools Pack 4 (GL)

11 Plus Maths: Problem Solving Grammar Schools (GL)


Non-Verbal Reasoning


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning: Pack 1 (GL)


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