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Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information


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Tormead School is an independent day school for girls in Guildford, Surrey. Founded in 1905, it features an impressive number of spacious facilities. [1]


Tormead’s rigorous academic and non-academic provision stretches students’ abilities in parallel with their understanding of the world. The curriculum encompasses English, MFL, classics, mathematics, science, humanities, DT, PE and computer science, offering a broad education which allows girls to pursue specific academic goals with confidence. [2]


In terms of extracurriculars, the school is invested in developing pupils’ leadership skills and their understanding of their own and other cultures through regular DofE trips and expeditions. Everything from chess and knitting to Lamda and the KYTOS Programme is on offer, allowing girls to explore their individual interests and talents alongside their capacity for all-round growth. [3]


According to the latest ISI report, a ‘have a go’ mentality and a strong sense of righteousness pervade the school’s diverse community. Girls manifest social awareness in their interactions and confidence in their achievements, accessing further education as articulate young women with an exemplary attitude to learning. [4]


Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information


Address: Cranley Road, Guildford, GU1 2JD

County: Surrey

Admissions info: or 01483 796040 

School Type: Independent days school for girls

Number of Students: 730 (approx.) 

Open day: In the Spring and Autumn Term

Exam date: January of Year 6


Open Events for Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Entry


If you wish to learn more about the school’s admissions process and meet key members of staff, it is highly recommended that you attend Tormead’s Open Morning events. Guided tours of facilities and presentations from the Head will allow you and your child to become familiar with the atmosphere on campus. Please click here for more details.


Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


To register your daughter for the 11+ exam, you should complete this form and pay the £100 non-refundable fee by the deadline in late October. The admissions process includes an interview with a senior staff member and looks into the quality of the reports from her current school.


The 11+ entrance examination takes place in late November/early December of the year preceding entry, while interviews are held in early January.


Tormead School sends offers of places in mid-January, to be accepted by the deadline indicated in the offer letter.


Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


To acknowledge individual achievements and talents, the school offers Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports Scholarships. These are valued at up to 10% of fees and are reviewed annually. 


All candidates sitting the 11+ entrance examination will be considered for a scholarship, as the school does not administer separate Academic Scholarship exams or interviews.


Entrance Bursaries are also available to 11+ applicants. These awards are means-tested and can cover up to 100% of fees. Additional support for extras may also be provided. The deadline for bursary applications is in November of the year preceding entry. Please click here to learn more. 


Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The Tormead School 11+ exam consists of the following test:


  • ISEB Common Pretest


The online ISEB Pretest examines your daughter’s ability in skills such as numeracy, problem solving and vocabulary, with emphasis on how she thinks and responds to the curriculum. The test consists of modules testing Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Tormead School 11+ entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Exam


One of the best ways to prepare your child for the Tormead School 11+ entrance exam is to make use of our up to date practice tests. By becoming familiar with the exam format and doing the tests under timed conditions, your child will significantly improve their skills ahead of the actual exam. 


With the help of our practice tests, you will be able to calm any potential nerves and stress from the preparation process through a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’, and thus transform the entire preparation process into a more pleasant experience.


Our practice tests are used successfully every year by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam.


Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Tormead School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.


Tormead School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers


ISEB Pretest


Tormead School uses the online ISEB Pretest for their 11+ entrance exam. We therefore recommend the following online practice tests, which are specifically designed to help students familiarise themselves with the online test format in all four key subjects:


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The following video courses cover everything your child needs to know to do well in the ISEB Pretest:


ISEB Pretest English Course


ISEB Pretest Maths Course


ISEB Pretest Non-Verbal Reasoning Course


ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning Course


Our Skill Practice products consist of focused tests that allow your child to improve targeted skills ahead of the ISEB Pretest:


ISEB Pretest English – Comprehension


ISEB Pretest English – Sentence Completion


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ISEB Pretest Mathematics


ISEB Pretest Non-Verbal Reasoning


ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning



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GL-Style Material


The ISEB Common Pretest is created by a company called GL Assessment. This company also creates the 11+ exam for many schools. There is a lot of overlap between these tests. As such, GL-style material often provides ideal preparation for the ISEB Common Pretest.


Click here to view our recommendations to drill down on very specific topics that are tested in the ISEB Common Pretest.


ISEB Pretest Workbooks


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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Tormead School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Tormead 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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