The selective schools in Surrey are divided between two areas of the county: Kingston-upon-Thames and Sutton. Please refer to the specific articles below for information about each school’s 11 Plus admissions information.
The grammar schools in Kingston-upon-Thames are:
The Sutton grammar schools are:
Registration Closing Date: August (Sutton), September (Kingston)
Common Application Form (CAF) Closing Date: October
Exam Date: September and October (Sutton), October and November (Kingston)
Results Date: October
Pass Mark: No set pass mark for Sutton schools, Kingston schools average 200 (subject to change)
Allocations Date: March
Appeals Hearings: May and June
All Sutton grammar schools use the Selective Eligibility Test (SET) to determine Year 7 place allocation. For some of the Sutton schools, the SET is the first stage in a two-step assessment process. The Kingston-upon-Thames grammar schools also use a two-stage entrance exam process to allocate places. As Surrey is one of the most competitive grammar school areas in the country, parents are always encouraged to visit their preferred school(s) ahead of applying for a Year 7 place.
All of Surrey’s Year 7 places are allocated via local authorities, whether that’s Sutton Council or Kingston Upon Thames. Parents should confirm their local authority (LA) and check more detailed admission criteria via their LA’s website.
For Sutton grammar schools, parents can visit Sutton Council’s website, which provides direct links to the schools in the area, their admissions policies and how to register to take the SET.
For Kingston Schools, parents must complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), which is available on each of the school’s websites. Parents can also visit Kingston Upon Thames’s LA website for more details.
The SET, used by all Sutton schools, consists of two multiple-choice tests that last 40-45 minutes each and focus on mathematics and English. Students who achieve the required standard at stage one will be asked, at some schools, to sit an extended English writing task for stage two.
Both the Kingston-Upon-Thames schools have a two-stage process that test students’ English skills and mathematical knowledge. The first round at both schools is multiple-choice. The second round is open-anser can involve written tasks such as story writing and mathematical problem solving.
Parents will receive the results of their child’s entrance exam online in October, and final Year 7 place allocations will be published in March.
For pupils currently preparing for the SET at Sutton schools, we would recommend the following practice resources:
And for further subject-specific practice:
For Sutton schools that have a second round exam, we recommend the following:
The Complete 11 Plus Writing Guide (Covers all known writing categories that could come up in the Stage 2 test)
For those studying for either of the Kingston-Upon-Thames grammar school entrance exams, we recommend the following:
If you’d like further practice, we’d recommend trying the Sutton Practice tests listed below too. They will provide good extra preparation for the Kingston test as there are a number of similarities in terms of exam style and question types:
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The information provided about Surrey grammar schools was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the schools directly if you are unsure of anything. Contact details are provided within individual school posts.
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