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St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024


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St Catherine’s School is an independent girls’ school in the village of Bramley, near Guildford, Surrey. It was founded in 1885 and its patron is Camilla, Queen Consort of the UK. [1]


Pupils study art, biology, chemistry, design technology, drama, English, French, geography, German, history, home economics, Latin, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, religious studies, Spanish, textiles, ICT and computing. After classes, they get to choose from a wide selection of activities, clubs and societies on offer, including LAMDA, Music Theory, Mandarin and Model United Nations.


Providing an all-round education within a safe and healthy environment and first-class facilities, the school ensures the personal and physical development of pupils while boosting their academic potential. As they actively prepare to enter adulthood and face all of its complexities, girls at St Catherine’s grow in character and maximise their talents and abilities, demonstrated freely both in and out of the classroom.


St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024


Address: Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, GU5 0DF

County: Surrey

Admissions info: or 01483 899609

School type: Independent day and boarding school for girls

Number of students: 640 (approx.) 

Open days: Throughout the year

Exam date: November of Year 6

Exam type / Board: School’s own

Pass mark: Aim for 75%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.


Open Events for St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Entry


St Catherine’s holds Open Mornings throughout the year, allowing families to visit the campus and learn first-hand about the school’s ethos and provision. Please click here for details on how to book. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:



St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


The admissions process begins with registration. You will be asked to submit a completed form along with a payment of a £150 non-refundable registration fee prior to the deadline in October of the year preceding entry. 


Upon registering, your daughter will be invited to attend Taster Morning. The entrance examinations for 11+ entry take place in November of Year 6. There may also be an interview. 


Offer letters are sent out later the same month and the acceptance deadline is in early March. To secure your child’s place, you will be asked to pay a deposit: £500 for day pupils and £1,000 for boarders.


St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


The school awards four Academic Entrance Scholarships on the basis of performance in the entrance examinations. Two scholarships are valued at 20% of the fees, and the other two at 10%. 


There is one Music Scholarship, valued at 20% of the fees and tuition on one instrument, and another one of 10% of fees and tuition on one instrument. The deadline for applications is in November and auditions are in January.  


Bursaries are means-tested and offered to girls from low-income families who show interest in receiving financial support from the school. However, candidates will still be expected to show a certain level of academic ability, assessed through the entrance examinations. 


Bursaries, covering up to 100% of annual fees, are reviewed annually and may vary in value. To learn more, please click here or contact the school directly.


St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ exam consists of the following tests:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science 
  • Verbal Reasoning


The English paper examines both comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.


The maths exam assesses your daughter’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.


The Science paper examines acquired knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics. 


The Verbal Reasoning paper is designed to test and assess logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam


Our practice papers help students become familiar with the style and layout of the St Catherine’s, Bramley, exams, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.


Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.


We highly recommend that students take our resources under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.


Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.


St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores


Pupils who are able to score 75%+ consistently in our 11+ practice tests should be on track to pass the St Catherine’s School 11+ test.


Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the St Catherine’s School 11+ exam.


Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!


St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write their answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.



We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ English paper. They will help improve your daughter’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills Pack 1


11+ Inference Skills Pack 2


11+ Poetry Comprehension


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2


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We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your daughter’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ maths test:


Full Practice Tests


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Problem Solving Pack 1


11+ Problem Solving Pack 2


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Money


11+ Operations


11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume


11+ Position & Direction


11+ Probability


11+ Properties of Shapes


11+ Ratio & Proportion


11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry


11+ Sequences


11+ Special Numbers


11+ Speed, Distance & Time


11+ Statistics


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To develop your daughter’s skills in the areas of Science ahead of the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ exam, we highly recommend the following packs:


11+ Science Pack 1


11+ Science Pack 2


Verbal Reasoning


To prepare your child for the St Catherine’s Verbal Reasoning paper, we strongly recommend the use of the following packs:


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Verbal Reasoning: Skill Specific Practice


The following topic specific packs will help your child prepare for the various question types that could come up in the St Catherine’s, Bramley, 11+ Verbal Reasoning exam:


11+ Anagrams


11+ Analogies


11+ Codes


11+ Compound Words


11+ Embedded Words


11+ Form a Word


11+ Insert a Letter


11+ Letter Analogies


11+ Letter Calculations


11+ Letter Codes


11+ Letter Grids


11+ Letter Sequences


11+ Move a Letter


11+ Number Analogies


11+ Number Calculations


11+ Number Sequences


11+ Related Words


11+ Rhyming Synonyms


11+ Shuffled Sentences


11+ Synonyms


11+ Word Completion


11+ Word Match


11+ Word Opposites


11+ Word Pairs


11+ Word Puzzles


11+ Word Relationships




11+ Verbal Reasoning Masterclass


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This guide covers all the key concepts your child needs to be aware of for the 11+ interview:


11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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


Other entry points for St Catherine’s, Bramley:


Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 9 entry via the 13 Plus (13+) Exam

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