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How Do 11+ Independent Schools Stand Out and How Can You Apply?

Contents

  1. What is the difference between a grammar school and an independent school?
  2. How to apply for 11+ test in independent schools
  3. English - Difference between grammar school and independent school tests
  4. Maths - Difference between grammar school and independent school tests
  5. Verbal Reasoning - Difference between grammar school and independent school tests
  6. Non- Verbal Reasoning - Difference between grammar school and independent school tests
  7. Where to find 11 plus independent school papers with answers
  8. 11 plus forum for independent schools
  9. Table of Independent Schools in England and their exams

 

It’s common knowledge that 11+ independent schools provide high-quality education. You may be wondering if this is the right option for your child though and how to apply for one of these schools.

There are around 2,600 independent schools in the UK providing education to 615,000 students every year. 

In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about applying for these prestigious schools so your kid has the best chance possible to gain a place at the school of their dreamsempty classroom

What is the difference between a grammar school and an independent school?

 

Many people are confused about the difference between a grammar school and an independent school because both use 11+ entrance exams. Independent School 11 Plus Exams do vary from Grammar school and so Independent School 11 Plus preparation has to be adapted.

 Here are some of the main differences that you will usually find:

Features

Grammar school

Independent school

Admissions criteria

Good results at the 11+ exams

Good results at the 11+ exams as well as your kid’s current headteacher’s report and an interview with the prospective school (Independent School Interviews)

Subjects offered

More traditional

Wider breadth of subjects including more creative ones like History of Art and Theatre Studies

Fees

No tuition fees

Tuition fees apply unless an academic scholarship is awarded

 

Both offer an excellent education, so if you are choosing between a grammar school or an independent school it will probably come down to:

  • Proximity - where you live and the closest schools to you (unless you choose a school with boarding facilities)
  • Cost - independent school fees are prohibitive for many families
  • Subjects - what your child is interested in and what their strengths are as well as which schools offer the most suitable selection

If you think that 11 plus independent schools have a better curriculum for your child but are worried about the fees, your kid can always apply for an academic scholarship. Read up on Independent School Scholarship and Bursaries. 

Regardless of whether you have considered if you can or wish to pay the fees yet or if this isn’t a factor for you, everyone will need to do well at the 11+ exams to enter an independent senior school. ✔️

By the way, if you’re wondering, “Do private schools do the 11+?”, private schools also refer to independent schools. For simplicity, we’ll just call them 11+ independent schools here. 

Let’s look at how to apply for the 11+ test in independent schools then how to prepare for these notoriously difficult entrance exams.

Familiarise yourself with Grammar school or Independent school 11 Plus exam dates as soon as they are published, so that you have a date to be working towards. 

 

How to apply for 11+ test in independent schools

 

All of the 11+ independent schools can set their own admissions procedure. Typically, there are two standard steps for you and your child to go through:

Complete a registration form

You will need to fill out a registration form and submit it to your preferred school/s. This will need to be accompanied by a non-refundable fee (usually £100 - £300).

Entrance exam

To enter an 11 plus independent school (private senior school) your kid will usually have to sit an English and Maths exam and often a Verbal Reasoning and/or Non-Verbal Reasoning exam. These exams will be considerably harder than what your kid has been used to at school. The reason that the exams need to be challenging is to assess applicants’ academic ability and be able to rank them. 

If your kid is entering an independent school when they’re younger (pre-senior level) they will still most probably have to sit a test but this will vary.

 

English - Difference between Grammar School and Independent School tests

 

Grammar school tests in English:

  • Are usually multiple choice and marked electronically.
  • May be a creative writing element but it might not always be marked unless specifically requested

Independent school tests in English:

  • Are written by the school themselves.
  • Have comprehension texts that are more difficult, children need to read to interpret the meaning of the text and an emphasis on vocabulary.
  • Have a writing element, spelling, grammar and punctuation will influence the mark given.
  • Have a creative writing element that will be marked.

 

Maths - Difference between Grammar School and Independent School tests

 

Grammar school tests in Maths:

  • Are usually multiple choice, so there are no marks awarded for working out.
  • Tend to focus on the curriculum from Year 5
  • Have a large amount of questions that need to be answered.

Independent school tests in Maths:

  • Are usually written by the school themselves.
  • Are not multiple choice, so it’s important that your child shows their working out.
  • Have fewer questions, and a few more difficult ones at the end.

 

Verbal Reasoning- Difference between Grammar School and Independent School tests

 

Grammar school tests in Verbal Reasoning:

  • Are provided by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM)

Independent school tests in Verbal Reasoning:

  • Are usually bought from a supplier. Sometimes they may use the 11 Plus Exam papers, provided by (CEM). You can contact the school to ask.

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning- Difference between Grammar School and Independent School tests

 

Grammar school tests in Non-Verbal Reasoning:

  • Require practice to identify patterns in a series.

Independent school tests in Non-Verbal Reasoning:

  • Require practice to identify patterns in a series.
  • Are not usually written by the school.

 

Where to find 11 plus independent school papers with answers

 

As with the admissions process, the 11+ independent schools will usually set their own papers and mark them. For this reason, it’s very important to know what 11+ exams your kid will be sitting, what the former exams looked like for that school, and how to prepare. 🤗

If you need help with this, we have tutors that specialise in these exams and how the different schools operate. They will be able to give your kid 11 plus independent school papers with answers to practice in advance and boost their confidence and marks, and ultimately their chance of acceptance at one or more of your chosen schools.

 

11 plus forum for independent schools

 

If you’re still wondering whether 11 plus independent schools are the right option for your child or how to choose the best school, The Good Schools Guide offers excellent forum talks throughout the year. Their website will also help you locate 11+ independent schools by postcode, town, or city, helping you narrow down your choices. 

If you do apply for one of the 11+ independent schools for your child, let one of our experienced tutors help you. They will coach your kid through the material they need to learn for their different exams. Your kid will practise past exams with them that 11 plus independent schools have used so they don’t waste any time studying. 💫

Our tutors will always keep you up-to-date with your kid’s progress so you can see their achievements and know exactly what they have learned. If you would like to try a lesson for free, just complete our online form and we’ll set you up with the perfect tutor for your child. 

 

Table of independent schools in England and their exams

 

Region

Independent School

Entrance exam information

Independent Schools East Midlands

Abbotsholme School

Pupils are requested to sit a maths and english assessment.

Derby Grammar School

Applicants are invited to sit an entrance assessment. For more details contact the admissions office.

Derby High School

Applicants will sit tests in non-verbal reasoning, English and mathematics. 

Leicester High School for Girls

The entrance exam consists of an English paper consisting of a reading task and a piece of extended writing. Plus a Mathematics examination.

Loughborough Grammar School

The entrance test consists of three papers including English comprehension and English writing plus a Maths test.

Loughborough High School

Entrance examinations consist of written papers in English and Mathematics and a computer assessment analysing a range of subjects and skills.

Our Lady’s Convent School

Applicants must sit an Entrance Assessment. For details contact the admissions office.

Ratcliffe College

Candidates are set papers in English, Mathematics and Science.

Stamford Schools / Stamford High School

Applicants are invited to take English and mathematics assessments plus complete a piece of creative writing.

Oundle School

Candidates take papers in Mathematics, English, Science and a Cognitive Ability Test.

Northampton High School

Candidates will sit one multiple choice paper in English and one in Mathematics.

Pitsford School

All students need to complete an assessment. Contact the admissions office for further information.

Wellingborough School

Applicants sit the CAT, an English paper and a Maths test.

Nottingham Girls’ High School

Candidates should sit a formal test. For more information contact the admissions office.

Nottingham High School

Assessments consist of a verbal and non-verbal reasoning test on a computer, a mathematics paper and an English paper.

Trent College

Applicants will take a CAT and an English assessment.

Oakham School

Candidates will take an entrance assessment consisting of written English, plus online tests covering English, Maths, verbal & non-verbal reasoning.

Independent Schools East of England

Bedford Girls School

Applicants complete a series of online cognitive ability tests and a creative writing task.

Bedford Modern School

Candidates will complete five elements as part of the assessment including a piece of creative writing, computerised tests in verbal, non-verbal and mathematical skills. Finally, an interview with a member of staff which includes an assessment on reading ability.

Bedford Greenacre Independent School formerly St Andrew’s School

For assessment information contact the admissions office.

Kimbolton School

Candidates are examined in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.

Sancton Wood School

Entrance is by assessment. For more details contact the admissions office.

The Stephen Perse foundation

Applicants complete a Cat4 test and a short comprehension or creative writing task and a short maths test.

St Mary’s School

Students take an online adaptive assessment, plus a 30 minute Creative Writing exam and attend an interview with a member of staff.

The Leys

Entry is via the schools own entrance test. Applicants are tested in English, Mathematics and Reasoning.

The Perse School

Applicants sit an English paper and a non-calculator maths paper. Sample test papers are available on the school website.

Bancroft’s School

Applicants sit three papers including an online reasoning test, a short english paper and a short maths test.

Brentwood School

Candidates should take the ISEB Common pre-test in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Chigwell School

The entrance examination comprises of papers in English and mathematics.

New Hall School

Applicants will have to submit results of the ISEB Common Pre-Test assessments and a supplementary piece of creative writing.

St John’s School

Candidates will have an assessment consisting of English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning examination papers.

Haileybury

All applicants will have an interview and sit an online cognitive abilities test (CAT). This includes verbal and non-verbal reasoning, quantitative and spatial assessments. Applicants will also sit papers in Maths and English.

Queenswood

Unless applicants attend schools offering the ISEB Common Entrance Examination, then applicants will be invited to sit papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.

St Albans School

Applicants will sit three papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

St Columba’s College

Applicants must sit an online reasoning test and have a structured interview with some Maths and English tasks.

Gresham’s School

Entrance assessments are in Maths and English. For more information contact the admissions office.

Norwich High School

Applicants will sit an entrance assessment in English, Mathematics and Reasoning.

Norwich School

All applicants undertake papers in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.

Thetford Grammar School

Applicants will be required to sit an assessment in English and Mathematics. Some applicants may also be required to sit a Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning test.

Culford School

Entrance exams are completed online. For more information contact the admissions office.

Ipswich High School

The entrance examination consists of an English paper (comprehension and creative writing) and Mathematics.

Ipswich School

Admission is via an entrance exam consisting of a Reasoning test plus papers in Mathematics and English. Sample papers are available on the schools website.

Royal Hospital School

Applicants will sit an entrance assessment comprising English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning.

St Joseph’s College

Applicants are required to take entrance exams. Enquire with the admissions office for more information.

Woodbridge School

Entrance exams are required. Contact the admissions office for more information.

 

 

Independent Schools North East

Barnard Castle School

Entrance exams take place in English and Mathematics.

Durham High School for Girls

There are entrance examinations in English and Maths plus a Verbal Reasoning test. Sample papers are provided on the schools website.

Durham School

Children will sit the schools own 11+ entrance examination in English, Mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Longridge Towers School

Candidates sit papers in English and Mathematics which are designed for their age group.

Ashville College

Pupils must sit exams in Mathematics and English plus an interview with a member of staff.

Giggleswick School

Candidates will be required to sit tests in English and Maths and have an interview.

Harrogate Ladies College

Entrance exams include Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests as well as an interview with a member of staff.

Scarborough College

There is no longer a former Entrance Exam for pupils wishing to join at Year 7.

The Mount School

External entrance examinations will take place during a taster day. For more details contact the admissions office.

Dame Allen’s Senior Schools

Entrance is through examinations in maths, English and non-verbal reasoning, followed by an interview with a member of staff.

Newcastle High School for Girls

Applicants will undertake a written English comprehension paper and writing exercise lasting 45 minutes. A Maths paper for 45 minutes. A computer based test to measure verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability. Plus an interview with a member of the teaching staff.

Newcastle School for Boys

Students are invited to join the school on their entrance assessment day, followed by sitting an entrance assessment. For more information contact the admissions office.

Royal Grammar School

Applicants will take an online aptitude test and a written English paper. 

Westfield

Candidates are invited to sit the 11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination, followed by an invitation to an assessment. For further details contact the school office.

 

Independent Schools North West

Abbey Gate College

Candidates are invited to take a Year 7 Entrance examination. Contact the admissions office for more details.

The Grange School

Candidates are subject to an 11+ entry assessment. For more information contact the admissions office.

The King’s School Chester

Candidates will complete an online test with modules in Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The test is provided by CEM. Then candidates will complete a written English paper. 

The King’s School Macclesfield

Candidates will need to complete an entrance exam in four papers: Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

The Queen’s School

Applicants are invited to sit entrance examinations in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Austin Friars

For information on entrance exams, contact the admission office.

Windermere School

Applicants will be invited for a taster day. Further information regarding assessment can be found by contacting the admission office.

Manchester High School for Girls

Applicants for entry into Year 7 are normally examined in Mathematics, Essay writing, Comprehension and Reasoning

St Bede’s College

There is a college entrance examination. Contact the admissions office for further details.

Stockport Grammar School

Applicants will take three papers: English Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. Sample papers are provided on the schools website.

The Manchester Grammar School

After an assessment day, applicants attend an Entrance Examination Day where they sit two English papers and two Arithmetic papers.

Withington Girls’ School

Entrance examination papers are taken in English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal reasoning.

AKS

Students are required to sit the schools entrance examination and can contact the admissions department for further details.

Kirkham Grammar School

Entrance is on the basis of passing the 11+. Contact the admissions office for more information.

Scarisbrick Hall School

All prospective Year 7 students must complete the Year 7 Entrance examination. For more details contact the schools admissions department.

Westholme School

The assessment consists of nationally standardised verbal, non-verbal and quantitative reasoning tests completed digitally on a PC and an English essay set by the school.

Birkenhead School

Applicants are invited to assessment days. Senior admissions can be contacted for further information.

Merchant Taylor’s Boy’s School

The assessment is a computerised cognitive ability test comprising verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning. 

Merchant Taylor’s Girls’ School

The assessment is a computerised cognitive ability test comprising verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning. 

St Mary’s College

Admission is based on an entrance examination consisting of a Cognitive Abilities Test as well as English and Mathematics papers.

Tower College

Applicants must take a Senior School Entrance Examination. Contact the Admissions department for full details.

Independent Schools South East

Downe House

During an assessment day, candidates complete a piece of creative or persuasive writing. Following this, candidates are asked to sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test.

Leighton Park

Candidates are invited to sit entrance tests in Maths and English.

Pangbourne College

The entrance assessment will consist of a computer-based assessment that measures Verbal, Non-verbal and Mathematical skills.

Queen Anne’s School 

Candidates will sit a written English paper, online Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning.

St Gabriel’s School

Candidates will sit papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning plus a short interview.

St Joseph’s College

Assessment includes an online test of Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning and a written English and Mathematics paper.

The Abbey

Applicants will sit papers in English, Mathematics and Reasoning both verbal and non-verbal.

Pipers Corner School

All pupils are asked to complete specific English and Mathematics exercises.

St Mary’s School

Candidates will take part in an informal assessment day including checks in Numeracy, Literacy and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Thorpe House School

Applicants will have a basic check of skills in English, mathematics and science.

Wycombe Abbey

The first stage of assessment is an online Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) followed by an assessment day. During the assessment day there will be an interview plus entrance examinations in English and Mathematics.

Battle Abbey School

All candidates will sit papers in Mathematics and English.

Brighton Girls, formerly Brighton and Hove School

Candidates will be assessed in maths, English, non-verbal and verbal reasoning.

Lewes Old Grammar School

Entry assessments are required. More details can be found by contacting the admissions office.

Mayfield School

All students will take the 11+ ISEB Common Pre-Test comprising of English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning. Plus a creative writing exercise.

Roedean School

Entrance testing takes place in Mathematics, English and Non-Verbal reasoning.

Churcher’s College

The selection process involves an interview and entrance examinations in English, Mathematics and Verbal reasoning.

Ditcham Park School

The entrance process comprises of tests in English, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning plus an interview with the Headmaster.

Lord Wandsworth College

Candidates are invited to take the ISEB common pre-test.

St Swithun’s School

Candidates are pre-tested, full details can be obtained from the admissions officer.

The Gregg School

The entrance assessment comprises of three papers - English, Mathematics and Reasoning.

Ryde School

Applicants will be invited to sit the relevant entrance tests. For more details, contact the Admissions officer.

Bethany School

Contract the Admissions officer for further details regarding the entrance assessment.

Gad’s Hill School

Contact the Admissions officer for further details on entrance exams.

Kent College

Candidates will sit computer based, nationally standardised tests and complete a short creative writing task.

King’s School

All students will be invited to an assessment in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Sutton Valence School

Pupils will be required to take an online Junior Entrance Examination administered using the ISEB common Pre-Test.

d’Ovebroecks

The entrance exam consists of papers in Maths and English plus most likely an assessment morning.

Headington School

Applicants will take papers in English, Mathematics and CEM Select which is an online test to assess Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning.

Magdalen College School

Candidates take tests in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. 

Oxford High School

Candidates will sit assessment papers in English and Maths, last one hour each. Plus a Reasoning paper (both verbal and non-verbal) which are multiple choice, lasting for one hour.

Rye St Antony School

Candidates will take one hour entrance examination papers in Mathematics and English.

Guildford High School for Girls

Candidates take part in a one-hour computer based CEM test including verbal, numerical and non-verbal exercises.

Royal Grammar School

Candidates sit the online ISEB Common Pre-Tests including English, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning. 

Sir William Perkin’s School

Candidates sit two English papers and two Maths papers. There is no verbal or non-verbal reasoning.

St George’s College Weybridge

The entrance examination assess four areas: Verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, Mathematics and English. The Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning are tested online using CEM.

Tormead School

Candidates will sit the ISEB Common Pretest with modules in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Burgess Hill Girls

Entrance exams consist of an interview, cognitive ability test and leadership tasks.

Christ’s Hospital School

Children need to be predicted more than 100 in the Key Stage 2 tests and working above the expected standard.

Hurstpierpoint College

Pupils sit Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests and a writing task.

Our Lady of Sion School

Entrance exams are an online CAT4 test administered by GL Assessments in verbal, non-verbal and quantitative reasoning.

Seaford College

Students attend an ability testing day including cognitive ability tests known as the Cat 4 Ability test.

Independent Schools South West

Badminton School

All candidates take examinations in English and Mathematics along with an online cognitive ability tests.

Bristol Grammar School

Entrance examinations include a 45-minute Creative Writing paper, a 20-minute Comprehension paper, a 30-minute problem-solving paper and a 20-minute arithmetic paper.

Clifton High School

Candidates will sit an entrance examination in Mathematics, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Colston’s School

The entrance assessment covers English Comprehension, English Composition, Mathematics, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning.

Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital

Applicants will take three papers in mathematics, English and verbal reasoning.

Redmaids’ High School

All candidates sit an English and maths papers which are both 30 minutes long. They also sit verbal and non-verbal reasoning papers.

Truro High School for Girls

Applicants will be required to sit entrance assessments in Mathematics and Literacy papers.

Truro School

All candidates will sit examination papers in Maths and English. Sample papers are on the school website.

Blundell’s School

Candidates will sit entry papers lasting 1 hour each in English, Mathematics and a group reading test.

Exeter School

There will be an English examination lasting for 65 minutes including Reading comprehension and writing. Plus a Mathematics exam.

Stover School

Taster day assessments are considered alongside your child’s current school report. Contact the admissions officer for more details.

The Maynard School

An Assessment day takes place in January involving Reasoning, English and Mathematics.

Trinity School

Contact the Admissions Officer for information on assessments.

Bournemouth Collegiate School

There will be examination papers in both English and Mathematics (GL based) and a short piece of extended writing will need to be completed as part of the entry.

Sherbrone Girls

Entry is through the ISEB Pre-Tests (online, multiple-choice assessments in Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics). Applicants will then sit the Sherborne Girls assessment papers (English and Mathematics) and an interview.

Talbot Heath School

The entrance exams consist of 3 X one hour papers: Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. None of the papers are multiple choice

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Students will take part in an Assessment Day which will include Maths and English papers.

Rendcomb College

Candidates will sit a written examination and take an online CEM test.

St Edward’s School

Entrance assessments include an English Paper, a mathematics Paper and a Non-Verbal Reasoning paper, each of which are 45 minutes in length.

The King’s School

Candidates are required to sit the schools 11+ entrance assessment which consists of English, Mathematics and Aptitude Tests.

Downside

All pupils are invited for an assessment day and will be required to complete online CAT assessments and an interview.

Prior Park College

Entrance exams are obligatory and full details can be obtained from the admissions office.

Queen’s College

Children are not usually required to sit entrance exams

Wellington School

Candidates need to hand write a short piece “About Me”. Also, complete an online assessment of English, non-verbal and quantitative reasoning.

Wells Cathedral School

Pupils will be invited for an online academic assessment and a short virtual interview. For further details contact the admissions office.

Dauntsey’s School

Candidates sit papers in English and Maths plus a verbal reasoning multiple choice test.

Leehurst Swan School 

The entrance examination consists of a mathematics and English paper.

St Mary’s Calne

Students are invited to an Entrance Day, for details of the assessment contact the admissions office.

Stonar School

During the assessment day, pupils will sit an online entrance assessment that consists of Literacy, Numeracy and Verbal/Non-verbal Reasoning and taking part in an interview.

Warminster School

Pupils will sit an online assessment that is 2 hours long, covering vocab, non-verbal reasoning and maths.

Independent Schools West Midlands

Hereford Cathedral School

Candidates will take an 11 Plus test in English and Mathematics

Lucton School

Applicants need to complete an online CAT4 assessment in addition to an interview/

Moreton Hall

Applicants are invited to attend an assessment day to sit entrance papers in Maths and English followed by an online assessment and an interview.

Shrewsbury High School

There is an entrance examination made up of short English, Maths and multiple choice questions.

Wrekin College

Candidates will need to take three exam papers in Mathematics, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Denstone College

You will receive information on the entrance assessments after confirming registration of your child.

Lichfield Cathedral School

Admission is by assessment and interview, enquire with the admissions office for details.

Newcastle-under-Lyme School

Students are invited to sit an entrance exam in Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics, English, Comprehension, and a computer based assessment.

Stafford Grammar School

Candidates will be invited to an entrance assessment day, enquire with the admissions office for details. 

King’s High School

The entrance examination consists of papers in English and Mathematics which are 45 minutes each. Plus a Verbal Reasoning paper which lasts for 60 minutes.

Princethorpe College

Candidates sit papers in English and Maths. Plus an online assessment including Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning.

Rugby School

Contact the admissions office for further information.

The Kingsley School

Entrance is by examination consisting of papers in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning

Warwick School

Students will need to take 3 tests, they include: a 1 hour Mathematics paper and calculators are not allowed. The English Entrance paper has two sections: comprehension and an essay. Each section lasts 30 minutes. Finally, there is an ability test which is an online assessment including mathematics, English, non-verbal reasoning and verbal reasoning. It’s also 1 hour long.

Edgbaston High School for Girls

Students will sit a 50 minute online assessment that will be taken at Edgbaston High School. They will also have an interview.

Highclare School

Enquire with the admissions office for further details.

King Edward’s School

The entrance examination consists of three one hour papers in English, Mathematics and verbal reasoning. The English and Mathematics papers are written by the school.

Priory School

All pupils are invited to sit an entrance exam.

St George’s School

All pupils are invited to sit an entrance exam.

Dodderhill School

Entrance Assessments (English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning) followed by an interview.

Malvern St James Girls’ School

All pupils need to sit several entrance exams including an online Cognitivte Abilities Test (CAT4) and a written English Comprehension examination. Candidates are invited to an interview.

RGS Worcester

All pupils need to sit an entrance exam.

The King’s School

At 11+ all candidates take papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning plus a short interview.

Independent Schools Yorkshire and the Humber

Tranby School

Formerly Hull Collegiate School

Your child will be required to sit an entrance exam plus a report from their current school.

Hymers College

Candidates sit written examinations in English and Maths. Prior to the formal exam, they are invited into school and are tested in Numeracy, Vocabulary and Reasoning using a computer based test.

Pocklington School

Your child will be required to sit the Pocklington School 11+ Entrance Assessment in Maths and English. Sample papers are provided on their website.

Ashville College

There is a full day assessment including Maths and English exams.

Giggleswick School

The school provides their own entrance assessments in English and Maths plus an interview with the headteacher.

Harrogate Ladies’ College

Your child will be invited to an experience day and to provide a copy of the latest school report.

Scarborough College

There is no longer a formal entrance exam. There will be an invitation to an interview. The last two years school reports will be requested.

The Mount School

An entrance exam is taken during the course of a taster day. There is also an interview on the day.

Birkdale School

Your child will need to sit the schools 11+ Entrance Test.

Hill House School

Need to contact the admissions secretary of the school directly.

Sheffield High School

Entrance examination held in January. There will be papers in Maths and English. In the afternoon there will be team building activities.

Westbourne School

Your child will be invited to spend a day at the school and be given informal entry assessments including English reading and writing, mathematics and combines with SATs results.

Bradford Grammar School

Students are invited to sit entrance exams in Maths and English.

Fulneck School

Your child will be invited to spend a day at the school when they will sit an entrance exam. Some children may be met with a member of staff for an informal interview.

Hipperholme Grammar School

Entrance exam in November followed by family interviews taking place through December and January.

The Grammar School at Leeds

Entrance exam in Maths and English reading and writing in January. Followed by an interview.

Woodhouse Grove School 

Entrance exam in Maths and English in January.
Followed by an invitation to Interview.

May assess reading, verbal comprehension and numerical abilities.

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