11 Plus Schools

Surrey 11 Plus

The New Schools Admissions Code, by law from 2012 , due to take effect for admissions for Entry in September 2013, states that schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for applications on October 31st 2012.

The term “Surrey” is a misnomer, because none of the grammar schools commonly referred to as being in Surrey are administered by Surrey County Council. However “Surrey” is used as an umbrella term for the grammar schools in the London Boroughs of Kingston-upon-Thames and Sutton.

The Surrey grammar schools are among the most fiercely competitive for entry in the country, with as many as ten applicants for each school place.

Kingston-upon Thames Grammar Schools

The two grammar schools administered by Kingston LEA are Tiffin Girls’ School and Tiffin School (Boys).

Admissions Information for September 2015 entry

The admissions policy for Tiffin School (Boys) has undergone some changes for 2015 entry following consultation, including an increase in the admissions number from 150 to 180.
There have not been changes to the test, but a defined priority area is now used. A minimum qualifying score has been set. Those who qualify and live within the priority area are ranked by score. If there less than 180 applicants, places will then be offered to boys outside this area.
The priority area covers those who live within 14km of the school as measured in a straight line. In the event of a tie breaker, priority will be given to the closest in proximity.

(The Tiffin Girls’ School is currently consulting on proposed changes to the admissions arrangements for entry into Year 7 in September 2016 – this will not affect admissions arrangements for Tiffin Girls’ School 2015 entry.)

Tiffin Boys School Admissions Information for September 2015 entry

Places 180 places in Year 7 in 2015. 1644 sat the test for entry in Sept 2013, 1685 boys for 2012, 1521 boys for 2011, and 1314 for 2010
Closing date Tuesday 9th September 2014 for school’s own form (SIF form – available from school website from mid-May 2014)
The school’s preference is that you register by Thursday 17th July 2014
31st October 2014 – for Common Application Form
Open Day Tuesday 8th July 2014 5pm to 8pm
11+ test dates Tuesday 7th October 2014
Test Types Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, multiple choice format,each paper consists of 80 questions, 50 minutes each. The Verbal Reasoning paper is first. Short practice papers before each test.
Examiners GL Assessment (NFER – National Foundation for Educational Research)
Standardised Score? Yes
Pass Mark Places are allocated in descending rank order by score. In the event of a tie, boys will be ranked according to their distance from the school . Previous years qualifying scores:
2013 – 1644 applicants – 231
2012 – 1685 applicants – 229
2011 – 1367 applicants – 226
2010 – 1314 applicants – 225
Results Sent to parents w/c 21st October 2014
Allocations Day 3rd March 2015
Appeals Timetable for appeals will be published on schools’ website from 28th February 2014
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: Tiffin School
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning

Tiffin Girls School Admissions Information for September 2015 entry

Places 150 places in Year 7. More than 1600 girls sat the Stage 1 Test for entry 2012. The selection process consists of two tests – the Stage 1 Test which all candidates sit and the Stage 2 Test which is taken by candidates who have qualified for progression from the Stage 1 Test.
Closing date Common Application Form – 31st October 2014
Tuesday 9th September 2014 – for school’s own form (SIF) to apply for the Stage 1 Test (forms available from school website from 23rd May 2014)
Please note that the school’s preference is that you register for the Stage 1 Test by Thursday 17th July 2014
Open Day Tuesday 9th July 2014 (from 4:30pm onwards)
11+ test dates Stage 1 Test: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Verbal Reasoning & Non-verbal Reasoning, both multiple choice.
Each paper lasts 50 minutes and consists of 80 questions.
A number of pupils will then be invited back to sit the Stage 2 Test.
Stage 2 Test: Saturday 22nd November 2014
Comprises three tests:Maths, English (reading) and English (writing). It is not mentioned whether these papers are multiple choice or not.
Invitations for test 2 will be sent the week commencing 20th October 2014. Candidates who are not sitting the test 2 will also be notified at the same time.
Examiners NFER – National Foundation for Educational Research (GL Assessment) write the stage 1 tests (Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning). These tests are exclusively written for Tiffin Girls and differs from tests publicly available.
Test 2 (Maths and English) is written by the school.
Standardised Score? Yes
Results Stage 1 Test – week commencing 20th October 2014 – parents will be informed of the results of the Stage 1 Test. Parents will be given the standardised mark of each of Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning, and also the combined standardised mark of both. Parents will be notified of the lowest mark to qualify for the Stage 2 Test.
Stage 2- The results of the Stage 2 Test will be given on March 3rd 2015. Parents will be given their final combined mark and the final combined mark of the child offered the 150th place.
Pass Mark The candidates who score the same mark as the 400th candidate and above will be invited to sit the Stage 2 Test. Only candidates who have been invited into the second stage should name the school as a preference on the CAF form.
The weight of the Stage 1 Test will be 30% of the total score and the Stage 2 Test will carry 70% weight. The marks from Tests Stage 1 & 2 will be combined and candidates will then be ranked according to final scores.
For 2014 entry onwards the school has introduced a designated area (catchment area).
Allocations Day 3rd March 2015
Acceptance Deadline 16th March 2015
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION The Tiffin Girls School
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning
Maths
English

Sutton Grammar Schools

Admissions Information for September 2015 entry:
Sutton Grammar School, Wallington Country Grammar, Wilson’s School, Greenshaw High School

There are 5 fully selective Grammar Schools in Sutton. Last year, Wallington County Grammar and Wilson schools joined Sutton Grammar School in their admissions procedure and now they all share the same two stage testing process. Greenshaw High School, a partially selective school is also a part of this group; however they only have one stage testing and will not have a second test. All four schools will use the same Selective Eligibility Test. The 1st test will be on the same date. For the 2nd stage, Sutton Grammar school, Wallington County Grammar and Wilsons will each have its own date set.

Parents have to fill in a Supplementary Form to sit the Selective Eligibility Test(1st stage) which can be downloaded from any of the schools’ websites. Only one form needs to be filled in even if you are applying to more than one of the schools.

Each school will be administering the 1st test on the same day at the same time. Applicants will be allocated a venue that is nearest to them. All girls will sit the test at Greenshaw High School. It is not possible to request a venue.

It is estimated that there will be approximately 2500 applicants. Roughly 600 sitting the test at each school.

Children who pass the first test may be eligible for a place at Greenshaw High School. For Sutton Grammar, Wallington County and Wilson’s, they will be invited to sit a second test; ‘the entrance exam’ at each individual school. The dates for this test will be different for each school.

The Sutton schools are fiercely competitive, here are some numbers for previous years’ applicants:
Wallington County Grammar:
For entry September 2013 1,535 pupils were tested and 452 were eligible for a place
For entry September 2012 1,511 pupils were tested and 454 were eligible for a place
For entry September 2011 1,676 pupils were tested and 451 were eligible for a place.
For entry September 2010 1,663 pupils were tested and 498 were eligible for a place.

Wilson’s:
Approximately 1500 children sit the test each year

Sutton Grammar are planning to increase their intake to 135, see the draft document here and policy here

The draft admissions policy for Wallington County Grammar can be found here

Admission Details for Sutton Grammar, Wallington County Grammar, Wilsons, Greenshaw for entry 2015

Closing date School’s Form: 4th September 2014 – for Sutton, Wallington County, Wilson’s
13th September – Greenshaw.
Forms available on schools’ websites from 1st May 2014
31st October 2014 – for Common Application form
Open Evening Dates Greenshaw High School – 25th September 2014
Sutton Grammar School – 11th September 2014
Wallington County Grammar – 3rd July 2014
Wilson’s- 26 June 2014
Test dates 1st test (Selective Eligibility Test): Wednesday 17th September 2014(all schools)
2nd Test(Entrance Exam), for those who pass the 1st stage:
Sutton Grammar: Saturday, 15 November, 2014.
Wallington County Grammar: Saturday 11th October 2014
Wilson’s: Monday 6th October 2014
Test Types The first stage will consist of 2 papers both multiple choice.
Numeracy and Literacy. KS2 level.
The second stage will consist of 2 papers, these are not multiple choice. Each paper will be 45 minutes to 1 hour long.
Maths, KS2
English Creative writing
Examiners There is no indication of the examiners. On the schools’ websites, it is mentioned that there are no suitable papers
Test Results (1st test) 26th September 2014 by email.
Parents are not informed of scores or ranking only whether they have passed or not. Children who are unsuccessful are given marks.
Test Results (2nd stage) Wilson’s: before 24th October 2014 by email
WCGS: after 23rd October 2014
Sutton: October 2014
Parents are not informed of scores or ranking only whether they are eligible for a place or not.
Allocations 2nd March 2014
Test Scores A pass mark will be set after the test, allowing 600-700 children to pass
The total aggregate score of both tests will determine the ranking. The score from the first test will be standardised and then added to the score of the second test. Three standardised scores will be calculated using
1) All multiple choice questions from the Selective Eligibility Test
2) The English paper in the second stage test
3) The Maths paper in the second stage test.
The three standardised scores will be weighted in the ratio 4:3:3; an age allowance will be added and the total rounded to the nearest 4 marks.
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Greenshaw High School
Sutton Grammar School for Boys
Wallington County Grammar
Wilson’s
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English

School Information

School Gender Places Open Events
Greenshaw High School Mixed Selective Places in Year 7:60 Thursday 25th September 2014
Sutton Grammar School Boys Places in Year 7: 120 Thursday 11th September 2014(eve)
Wallington County Grammar School Boys Places in Year 7:120 Thursday 3rd July 2014
Wilson’s School Boys Places in Year 7:150 Thursday 26th June 2014

Nonsuch High School for Girls Admissions Information for September 2015 entry

Nonsuch school have decided to join the two stage testing used by the four schools mentioned above.

The first stage will be the Selective Eligibility test used by the Sutton Grammar schools which consists of two multiple choice tests in Literacy and Numeracy.
The second stage will be the Nonsuch test which will be in Maths and English and not multiple choice. There will be no Verbal reasoning or Non-verbal reasoning.

There will be changes to the selection criteria also. Changes to the admissions can be viewed here and the draft consultation can be viewed here

The provisional date for the first test is Wednesday 17th September 2014. The date of the 2nd test (Nonsuch test) has not yet been confirmed.

Nonsuch High School for Girls Admissions Information for September 2015 entry

Places 210 places in Year 7.(80 places allocated irrespective of catchment area). 1350 girls sat the test in 2012, 1300 girls sat the test in 2011 , 1230 girls sat the test in 2010 and 1288 girls in 2009
Open Day Thursday 10th July 2014 4pm to 8.30pm
Closing date 4th September 2014 – for school’s own form (the form is available from 1st May 2014 from school’s website or LB Sutton website)
31st October 2014 – for Common Application form (available from September 2014 from Local Authority Website)
11+ test dates Selective Eligibility Test – Wednesday 17th September 2014
Nonsuch Second Stage Test – Saturday 11 October 2014
Test Types English and Mathematics Test – standard not multiple choice
Each paper will be 45 minutes to 1 hour long
11+ Test Results 20th October 2015
Allocations Day March 2015
Appeals The deadline for submitting Appeals every year is 26th April
Appeal Hearings TBA
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Nonsuch High School for Girls
Recommended Practice Materials Verbal Reasoning
English

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Page updated on 5th June 2014

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