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St John’s School, Billericay, 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information


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St John’s School is an independent, co-educational school in Billericay, Essex. It was founded in 1928 by Walter Higby, an Oxford Scholar who named it after St John’s College in Oxford.


The Senior School curriculum covers art, craft & design, computer science, drama, English, food & nutrition, geography, history, mathematics & statistics, MFL, music, religious studies and science.


Pupils’ skills and abilities are further stretched through participation in the rich extra-curricular programme which includes badminton, orchestra, animations club, karate,lego club and athletics.


By valuing, respecting and nurturing each individual, the school produces happy pupils who pursue high academic standards through hard work and practise. Having their academic, sporting and artistic needs met, children actively prepare to play a full part in society and help resolve its complexities.


St John’s School, Billericay, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information


Address: 47-49 Stock Road, Billericay CM12 0AR

County: Essex

Admissions info: or +44 (0)1277 623070

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Number of students: 330 (approx.)

Open day: Throughout the year

11+ Exam date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own


Open Events for St John’s School, Billericay, 11 Plus (11+) Entry


Families are invited to attend one or more of the school’s Open Days/Open Mornings which take place throughout the year. During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet staff, tour the school and hear a speech.


Personal tours with the Headmistress on a normal school day can also be arranged.


St John’s School, Billericay, 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


To register your child with the school, you should complete the Registration Form and pay a non-refundable fee of £100. 


Your child will then be invited to sit entrance examinations in January prior to the September entry. St John’s will also request their current-school reference and arrange an informal interview with a senior staff member.  


Offers of places are posted out by mid-February. To accept an offer, you will be expected to sign and return an Acceptance Form and pay a £1,500 deposit. 


St John’s School, Billericay, 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


The St John’s School Award, ranging from 5% to 50% reduction in fees, is awarded to pupils with exceptional talent in the areas of Sport, Drama or Music. The award is means-tested and based on performance in the 11+ examinations, interview and letter/reference in support of your child’s talent.


St John’s School, Billericay, 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The St John’s School, Billericay, 11+ exam consists of the following papers:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Non-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 child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills. The paper may include questions on number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures their ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 


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


How to Prepare for the St John’s School, Billericay, 11 Plus (11+) Exam


Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the St John’s School, Billericay, 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 practice tests 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.


Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the St John’s School, Billericay, 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.


St John’s School, Billericay, 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 in their own 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 John’s School, Billericay, 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’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


11+ English Bundle


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We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the St John’s School, Billericay, 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


11+ Mathematics Bundle


Non-Verbal Reasoning


To develop your child’s Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the St John’s School, Billericay, 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following pack that covers all of the key question types:


Full Practice Tests


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 4




11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Bundle




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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