Wimbledon High School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

NOTE: Due to Covid, the 11+ Admissions Process for 2021 entry to Wimbledon High School has changed. Click here to learn how to prepare for the new assessment.



Wimbledon High School is an independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18. It is part of the GDST (The Girls’ Day School Trust), a network of 25 schools and academies in the UK, and was founded by the trust in 1880 with just 12 students.


Today, the school educates 920 girls on a site in central Wimbledon, which combines Victorian red-brick buildings with modern, purpose-built facilities for a wide range of subjects. Entry to Wimbledon High School is highly competitive, with over 500 external candidates applying for 45–50 places.


11 Plus Exam Information for Wimbledon High School


Address: Wimbledon High School, Mansel Road, London, SW19 4AB

County: London

Admissions info: heather.anzante@wim.gdst.net or isla.brown@wim.gdst.net

School Type: Girls’ independent day school

Number of Pupils: 920

Number of Year 7 Places: 45–50

Open Day Date: Throughout the year

Exam Date: November and January of Year 6

Exam Type / Board: Schools own /unknown


Wimbledon High School 11 Plus Admissions


Wimbledon High School offers places to girls who meet the school’s academic requirements and who they feel will benefit from the opportunities they offer.


Places for Year 7 entry are offered based on performance in a range of assessments, which comprise interviews, group tasks and written assessments.


The school tests candidates in two stages. Academic testing will take place in November, with all candidates sitting tests in verbal and non-verbal reasoning. These tests are a core deciding factor in the school’s assessment process and, on the basis of results, approximately half of the original entry will be invited back to take part in a ‘Creative Assessment Day’ in January.


Following the assessments and before offers are made, some candidates may be invited for interviews to help with the decision-making process.


A copy of the school’s full admissions policy is available on the Wimbledon High School website.


Bursaries and scholarships are available and are awarded by the GDST.


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Wimbledon High School


Applications for Year 7 entry to Wimbledon High School open at the beginning of April in the preceding year. The deadline for registering is in early November. However, it is worth applying early as the school will be running ‘11+ Toolkit’ sessions for all applicants in October and November to provide information about their new 11+ assessment procedures.


Other 11+ open mornings take place throughout the year and details of upcoming dates can be found on the school’s website. Booking is necessary.


The registration form can be downloaded from the school’s website. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £110 (£175 if applying from outside the UK).


The school website includes lots of further information on the application and assessment process, including a guide to Senior School Admissions and a list of 11+ FAQs.


If you require any additional information, please contact the Senior Admissions Secretary: heather.anzante@wim.gdst.net or the Registrar: isla.brown@wim.gdst.net


Wimbledon High School 11 Plus Assessment Format


Wimbledon High School states that it is ‘proud to do things a little differently’ and this includes their new ‘creative 11+ assessments’.


All candidates will be tested in verbal and non-verbal reasoning in the November prior to the year of entry. The results of these tests will be released by the end of the month and approximately half of the candidates will be invited back for a ‘Creative Assessment Day’ in January.


During the ‘Creative Assessment Day’, candidates will take part in a variety of different activities in small groups. The activities are designed to assess a range of qualities and skills, from teamwork and communication to problem solving and numeracy. There will also be a short writing task to complete at the end of the session.


The school will be holding ‘11+ Toolkit’ Sessions in October and November to provide candidates (accompanied by one parent) with further information about the new 11+ assessment process.


How to Prepare for the Wimbledon High School 11 Plus Assessment


Our practice papers, which are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase, can be used to prepare for the Wimbledon High School verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests and also for the writing task that is part of the ‘Creative Assessment Day’.


All of our practice papers are designed to be challenging to reflect the demands of the tests set by a competitive independent school.


Non-Verbal Reasoning + Verbal Reasoning


The following practice papers will provide excellent preparation for the verbal and non-verbal reasoning papers:


Non-Verbal Reasoning: 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


Verbal Reasoning: Practice tests 


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Verbal Reasoning: Skill specific practice


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Anagrams


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Compound Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Embedded Words


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Form a Word


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Insert a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Codes


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Analogies


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Calculations


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Number Sequences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Shuffled Sentences


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Synonyms


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Completion


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Match


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Opposites


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Pairs


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Puzzles


11+ Verbal Reasoning: Word Relationships


English – Writing


To prepare for the writing task, we would highly recommend using the following practice papers, which will help to improve composition skills, spelling and vocabulary:


11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2




11+ Interviews – The Complete Guide



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