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

Introduction

 

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

 

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 Calculations

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Letter Sequences

 

11+ Verbal Reasoning: Move a Letter

 

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 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

 

 

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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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