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Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

An all-girls selective grammar, Skipton Girls’ High School was founded in 1886 and is located in North Yorkshire. In 2003, it became the first all-girls school to be awarded specialist status as an engineering college and, in 2011, it became an academy. Since then, it has established itself as a founding member of the Northern Star Academies Trust.

 

Almost 800 girls are split across four houses, each of which is named after an influential woman – Brontë, Curie, Franklin and Johnson. The houses compete throughout the school year for the annual cup.

 

11 Plus Exam Information for Skipton Girls’ High School

 

Address: Skipton Girls’ High School, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1QL

County: North Yorkshire

Admissions Info: [email protected], 01756 707600

School Type: Girls’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 794 (approx.)

Number of Places in Year 7: 116

Open Day Date: June/July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

 

Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Admissions

 

Skipton Girls’ High School is responsible for its own selection tests, but is required to comply with the North Yorkshire Coordinated Scheme for secondary school admissions to Year 7. With 116 places available at this stage, the school is openly committed to prioritising places for girls within the Craven area of North Yorkshire. To be considered for a place at the school at Year 7, all prospective pupils must take the 11 Plus test coordinated by GL Assessment.

 

In the event of oversubscription in Year 7, the school will adhere to the following criteria in order of priority:

 

  1. Looked after, or previously looked after, girls who have reached the required standard.
  2. Girls who are registered as Pupil Premium and eligible for Free School Meals at the time of application.
  3. Girls living within the School’s Priority Area who have reached the required standard.
  4. Girls living outside the School’s Priority Area who have reached the required standard.

 

If you have more questions about the school’s admission process at Year 7, take a look at its complete admission policy.

 

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Skipton Girls’ High School

 

Parents must complete a registration form for their daughter to take the school selection tests. This form can be downloaded directly from the school’s website and information about how to complete the form can be found in the school’s admissions handbook, which can be found online.

 

Late registration forms will only be received in exceptional circumstances, but parents should note that 11 Plus testing will not be possible for late entrants until after the date when Year 7 places are allocated.

 

Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam Format

 

Eligible candidates will be required to sit three separate tests at 11+, in the following subjects:

 

  • Mathematics – this 50-minute paper consists of 50 multiple choice questions
  • English – this paper lasts 45-50 minutes and is made-up of 50 multiple choice questions. The test consists of two extracts with questions, with additional questions on spelling, punctuation, grammar
  • Verbal Reasoning – this 50-minute paper consists of 85 multiple choice questions

 

How to Prepare for the Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam?

 

Skipton Girls’ High School has built a strong reputation for offering its pupils a well-rounded education, and is known for producing confident young women who go on to excellent further education. With an average of five applications at Year 7 for every place, there is plenty of competition for its 116 places.

 

As a parent, you are responsible for encouraging your child’s 11 Plus revision well ahead of the actual exam. Practice exam papers can be an effective way of increasing your child’s confidence for Skipton Girls’ 11 Plus, as she can become more familiar with the tests’ requirements and better understand the types of reasoning questions she might be asked.

 

Practice Exam Papers for the Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus Exam

 

Our 11 Plus practice tests will help your child  successfully prepare for Skipton Girls’ High School 11 Plus exam; we would specifically recommend the following practice packs:

 

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)

 

Mathematics

 

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)

 

 

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The information provided about Skipton Girls’ 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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