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Wellington School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024

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Introduction

 

Wellington School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in Wellington, Somerset. Founded in 1837, the school first began admitting girls in 1972.

 

The Year 7 curriculum is taught in the following departments: Maths, Science, Modern Languages, English (including Individual Learning), Music, Art, Design & Technology and RS.

 

Wellington School fully invests in educating pupils beyond the classroom, hence it regularly organises trips to exciting destinations such as Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Madrid, Berlin, Dubai, Barbados, the Netherlands, Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Bordeaux, Barcelona, Nice and Venice.

 

The school aims to provide a secure environment where children feel confident, supported and understood, whilst adopting values such as kindness, tolerance and trust. In this way, pupils easily rise to Wellington’s high expectations of them and engage in the pursuit of excellence whilst on their path towards becoming the very best they can be.

 

Wellington School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024

 

Address: South Street Wellington TA21 8NT

County: Somerset

Admissions info: admissions@wellington-school.org.uk or 01823 668803

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school

Open day: May, September

11+ Exam date: January of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: CAT4

 

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

 

The school holds Whole School Open Days twice each year, offering families an opportunity to see the school in action. The events include pupil-led tours, meeting staff and taking part in fun activities. Booking can be made via an online form.

 

Individual visits can also be arranged. These typically include a tour, meeting the Head and other key staff, and the opportunity to book a taster day. For more information, please refer to the Admissions team. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:

 

 

Wellington School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions

 

To apply for Year 7 entry on behalf of your child, you should register them by the deadline in December (of Year 6) using a registration form that’s available from the Registrar. Please note that the registration fee of £100 is non-returnable.

 

Once registered, your child will need to submit a short piece of writing to describe themselves and their interests. Later in the admissions process, they will take part in some group assessments, an entrance examination and interview. The school will also request a reference and reports from their current school. 

 

Based on strong performance in the various elements of the admissions process, your child may receive a written offer of admission, which should be accepted by the deadline stated in the document. Acceptance includes a payment of a £400 deposit, to be refunded on the settlement of the final term’s account when your child leaves the school. 

 

Wellington School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

At 11+, the school offers Academic, Art & Design, Drama, Performing Arts, Music and Sport Scholarships and Awards. They are awarded to top-performing pupils who demonstrate outstanding ability and/or potential and a capacity to make a strong contribution to life at Wellington School. The value of scholarships is typically between 5% and 20% of the fees.

 

Note that your child must be registered with Wellington School in order for your scholarship application to be considered. Furthermore, an appropriate application must be made before the relevant deadline.

 

The selection process requires that you provide a copy of their latest school report and copies of any certificates that are relevant to the application. Scholarships and Awards are awarded on the basis of your child’s performance in the examination/assessment/interview and the supporting documentation.

 

If you need financial assistance with paying the fees, you can apply for a means-tested bursary. Bursaries are reviewed annually. Levels of support may vary depending on changes in your financial circumstances. For more information, please refer to the Registrar.

 

Wellington School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format

 

The Wellington School 11+ entrance examination consists of the following assessment:

 

  • CAT4 (Cognitive Abilities Test)

 

The CAT4 is an online assessment which measures developed abilities via modules testing Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning.

 

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

 

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

 

Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Wellington School 11+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 11+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 

 

The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.

 

The practice tests are challenging, and preparing for the 11 Plus can sometimes feel overwhelming. But once a carefully thought-out revision plan is implemented, students should find the process a lot more manageable. Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Wellington School 11 plus entrance examination can be found below.

 

Wellington School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

 

Cognitive Abilities Test

 

The following Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) online practice tests are highly recommended for successful preparation for the Wellington School 11+ CAT test. They help familiarise students with the various modules and question types that will come up in the CAT4 Level C, which is taken for Year 7 (11+) entry.

 

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 1 

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 5

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 6

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 7

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 8

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 9

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 10

 

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Matrices

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Classification

 

Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Classification

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Analogies

 

Quantitative Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Number Analogies

CAT4 – Level C – Number Series

 

Spatial Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Analysis

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Recognition

 

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The following video courses cover everything your child needs to know to do well in the Wellington School CAT4 exam:

 

CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Course

 

CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Course

 

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Course

 

CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Course

 

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Interviews

 

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 Wellington School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Wellington 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.

 

Other entry points for Wellington School:

 

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

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