South Hampstead High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information




Founded in 1876, South Hampstead High School is an independent day school for girls, situated in north west London. The school educates approximately 900 girls aged 4-18 and is one of the UK’s most successful schools.


Alongside a challenging, stimulating academic timetable, students are encouraged to be creative and tenacious. The school offers pupils a wide extracurricular timetable, enabling its pupils to pursue activities that boost their overall wellbeing.


South Hampstead High 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


South Hampstead High School 11 Plus Admissions Criteria


South Hampstead High School is part of the London Consortium alongside a number of other independent schools. Each school administers the same entrance test. South Hampstead High School also adheres to the Consortium’s Agreed Code of Practice.


For 11+ entry, all schools in the London Consortium will now use the ISEB Common Pretest, lasting approximately 2.5 hours.


Admission to South Hampstead High School isn’t determined by test results alone. Your daughter must also attend an interview at the school in late January. This interview is an important part of the school’s selection process and aims to identify whether a pupil will thrive at the school. Places are then offered on the basis of their performance in the ISEB Pre-test and interview, as well as the reference from their current school.


For further information on South Hampstead High School’s Year 7 admissions process, please call the main office on 020 7435 2899, or email


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to South Hampstead High School


Before applying for a place at South Hampstead High School, parents and students are encouraged to attend one of the school’s Open Events. At these events, parents can take a tour of the school and attend a talk from the headteacher. To book a place at one of the Open Events, parents should apply online, via the school’s website.


To register students for the ISEB Pretest, you should complete this online form by the deadline in November. The fee of £150 is non-refundable. Once parents receive an acknowledgment of their daughter’s registration, she will be eligible to take the entrance test.


South Hampstead High School Year 7 Entry, 11 Plus Assessment


The London Consortium has replaced its bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test with an online assessment called the ISEB Common Pretest. This test will measure your daughter’s Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning skills.


There will be no written assessments. The Consortium has implemented this new online test to identify pupils’ overall academic potential, rather than their ability to retain knowledge for a particular exam.


Students can take the test at any school which uses the Pretest, or a school that’s part of the Consortium by December 10th. 


How to Prepare for the South Hampstead High 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. Our practice tests, courses and skill-specific resources will help your daughter get used to the format, timings and questions that will come up on exam day. All our packs include answers so you can quickly check your child’s work and identify where she might need to focus and improve.



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



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