St Augustine’s Priory 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information

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Introduction

 

St Augustine’s Priory School is an independent day school for girls in the London Borough of Ealing. Occupying 13 acres of grounds, the school’s facilities include two netball courts, a rose garden, croquet lawn, a playing field and an all-weather AstroTurf, along with a science block and drama studio.

 

The curriculum covers art, classics, computer studies, drama, history, English, geography, maths, MFL, music, physical education, PSHEE, religious education, social sciences and science.

 

An impressive and rather unique range of co-curricular activities is on offer to girls each term, including Humanities Film Club, Astronomy Club, Criminology, Russian Speaking Club and LAMDA. Furthermore, the girls have the opportunity to take life-changing trips to overseas destinations such as Iceland, Zambia and Russia and learn firsthand about different cultures and ways of life.

 

As a leading girls’ school in Ealing for a hundred years, St Augustine’s Priory is recognised for its community of forward-thinking learners who foster a freedom of spirit, alongside uniqueness and individuality. Enabling girls to maximise their emotional capacity for intellectual and spiritual growth is central to the St Augustine’s ethos, which, as such, ensures that each girl takes her place in the world beyond school.

 

St Augustine’s Priory 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

 

Address: St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Road, Ealing, London W5 2JL

County: Greater London

Admissions info: admissions@sapriory.com or 0208 991 7519

School type: Independent, day for girls

Number of students: 490 (approx.)

Open day: September (upcoming)

Exam date: January of Year 6

Exam type / Board: School’s own

 

Open Events for St Augustine’s Priory 11 plus (11+) Entry

 

During Open Mornings, you and your child will have the opportunity to meet staff and some of the current pupils and tour the school’s beautiful grounds, as well as hear a talk from the Headteacher. If you are unable to attend the event, you can always schedule a private tour.

 

St Augustine’s Priory 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

  

To apply for a place in Year 7, you should complete an online Registration Form and pay the registration fee of £100. You can also download the form in hard copy. 

 

Your daughter will then be invited to the school to sit formal written assessments and attend an interview.

 

The registration deadline for Year 7 applicants is in November of the year preceding entry.

 

St Augustine’s Priory 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

The school doesn’t offer bursarial support, while Academic scholarships are by invitation only. Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships are also available to Year 7 applicants. For more details, please reach out to the Registrar. 

 

St Augustine’s Priory 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format 

 

St Augustine’s Priory is part of the London Consortium of girls’ schools that run a single entrance examination, thus reducing the number of entrance exams for Year 7 entry.

 

The London Consortium has replaced its traditional eleven plus exam with a bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test. The test assesses Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. It has been created for the London Consortium by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). It’s worth noting that the CEM definition of Verbal Reasoning includes question types, such as comprehension, that you would usually find in an English test.

 

Some of the questions will be in a multiple-choice format. Students will be required to mark their answers on a separate answer sheet. The test lasts for approximately 75 minutes, with a 30-minute break midway. CEM tests tend to consist of shorter timed sections, each focusing on a specific question type. These sections are then taken in a mixed order rather than one subject after another. So, for example, a 5-minute Verbal Reasoning comprehension section could be followed by a 10-minute Maths LNR section, followed by a 6-minute Verbal Reasoning cloze section.

 

There will be no other written assessments. The Consortium has implemented this new cognitive 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 in the Consortium and parents will receive test results in February.

 

St Augustine’s Priory 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

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. As the assessment focuses on Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, we would recommend our selection of eleven plus papers that are designed in the CEM style.

 

All our packs include answers so you can quickly check your daughter’s work and identify where they 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.

 

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