St. James Senior Girls’ School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information




St. James Senior Girls’ School is an independent day school for girls aged 11-18. Based in London’s Kensington Olympia, the senior school accommodates a two-form year group, allowing teachers to focus more closely on pupils’ wellbeing and progress.


The school aims to provide a happy, united environment for its girls, giving them the best chance of seeking out and developing their individual talents. The school provides spiritual enrichment to its pupils by setting aside regular time to meditate or be still at the beginning and end of each school day.


St. James Senior Girls’ 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


St. James Senior Girls’ School Admissions Criteria


St. James Senior Girls’ School is a member of the London Consortium and follows its Agreed Code of Practice for admissions.


The main entry point to St. James Senior Girls’ School is in Year 7 and admission is determined by student performance in the school’s entrance test, which is administered online.


However, the school does not select candidates solely on the basis of this test. Rather, prospective pupils will be asked to attend an interview, which is intended to help the school ensure that it can meet the student’s needs. A report is also requested from the girl’s current school.


For further information on St. James Senior Girls’ School Year 7 admissions process, please contact the Registrar on 020 7348 1748 or


How to Apply for 11 plus Entry to St. James Senior Girls’ School


Before applying for a Year 7 place at St. James Senior Girls’ School, parents and prospective students are encouraged to attend one of the school’s Open Events. These events take place throughout the school year and need to be booked in advance.


To register for the 11+ entrance exam, parents need to complete the Registration Form (which can be accessed through this page) and pay the non-refundable registration fee of £125.


St. James Senior Girls’ School Year 7 entry Eleven Plus Assessment


The London Consortium has replaced its bespoke Cognitive Abilities Test with a computer-based test called the ISEB Common Pretest. Assessing skills in the areas of Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, this exam provides the school with a clear understanding of the candidate’s attainment and potential.


The questions will be in the multiple-choice format and the total length of the exam is around 2.5 hours. Students can take the test at their current school, or any school belonging to the Consortium.


How to Prepare for the St. James Senior Girls’ 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 ISEB Pretest resources replicate the real test experience as closely as possible, including the on-screen format, process, test duration and question types. By getting used to the process, your child will have an idea of what to expect on exam day, which will calm their nerves and help them prepare effectively.



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 St. James Senior Girls’ School 11+ past papers. The information provided about St. James Senior Girls’ 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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