11+ Familiarisation

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11+ Familiarisation Sessions

We are pleased to be able to provide free of charge 11+ familiarisation sessions on site this year.

Attending a session and taking a practice paper in an exam hall provides a valuable experience but this is not essential and all candidates for the actual 11+ will be welcome regardless of whether they have attended a familiarisation session.

The sessions will be held from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on three dates in June 2021. The sessions will be held in our Sports Hall in a socially distanced format with all students following Covid-19 safety guidance.

During the session candidates will sit an Mathematics paper and will be given an English paper with both comprehension and composition questions to complete at home. Both papers will be set by the school.


Mark schemes will also be provided in order for the papers to be used diagnostically at home and all the papers will be available to download, free of charge, from our website after 17 June 2021.

For their child to attend it is essential that parents complete the registration form by using the Google form available at the links below. Please only register your child for one session. All three sessions will follow the same format and will use the same 11+ practice papers.

Please click on your preferred date to access the registration form.

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Thursday 17 June 2021

Each session can accommodate up to 115 children only and we will confirm arrangements by email to those who have completed the registration form.

Please note there will be a limited amount of parking on site. Parents and carers will be asked to maintain social distancing on site and/or stay in their car during the session. In an emergency we will make contact using the mobile number submitted on the registration form.

Familiarisation Materials

We are also pleased to provide familiarisation materials which we hope you will find useful in preparing for the 11+ tests.

GL Assessment 11+ Familiarisation Materials

Link to free of charge materials

11+ Guidance Video