11 Plus Schools

Surrey 11 Plus

The Schools Admissions Code, that came into effect in 2012, stated that by law, schools must take all reasonable steps to inform parents of the outcome of tests before the closing deadline for the Common Application form (CAF) on October 31st .

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).

Tiffin Boys School Admissions Information for September 2017 entry

Places 180 places in Year 7 in 2016
Closing date Thursday 8 September 2016 by 12 noon (Online Registration opens Monday 13 June 2016)
31st October 2016 – for Common Application Form
Open Evening Tuesday 5th July 2016 5pm to 8pm
11+ test dates Stage 1: Tuesday 4 October 2016 – Maths and English, multiple choice
Stage 2: Friday 4 November 2016 – Maths and English
Invitations for stage 2 will be sent out week commencing 17th October 2016
Test Types Stage 1- Maths and English, multiple choice format
Stage 2 – also Maths and English, there are no details given but in the past the test has included comprehension, writing task and a standard format maths questions.
Examiners Details of the exam provider is not given
Standardised Score? Yes
Pass Mark For the stage 1 tests, the standardised score takes account of raw scores and age. The average standardised score is 200. The highest possible score is 340, very few scores will be over 260
For those who have been invited to sit the stage 2 tests, a combined score will be used to rank the candidates in descending order. Those in the priority area are ranked above those outside the priority area. (Applicants who live within 14km from the school measured in a straight line, live in the priority area). The combined score will comprise 10% each of English and Maths from stage one. 40% each of English and Maths from stage two. The combined score of the last boy gaining a place will be the cut-off score. Boys who achieve the cut-off score will be eligible to re-apply in years 8-11. Those who score below the cut-off score will not be considered for a place in years 8-11 at any future time. The qualifying score for stage two in 2016 was 215.
Results Stage 1 results are sent to parents week commencing 17 October 2016
stage 2 results are emailed on 2nd March 2017
Allocations Day 1st March 2017
Appeals Timetable for appeals will be published on schools’ website
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: Tiffin School
The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
Admissions Brochure
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English

Tiffin Boys Information

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Applicants 1639 1799 1863 1644 1685 1367 1314 1263
Places offered 180 180 150 146 140 143 142 152
Qualifying score 97 227 231 231 229 226 225 223
Number of Appeals 5 14 32 28 20 31 32 44
Successful appeals 0 1 2 3 2 2 3 2

Tiffin Girls School Admissions Information for September 2017 entry

Places 180 places in Year 7
Closing date Common Application Form – 31st October 2016
Tuesday 6 September 2016 – for school’s own form (SIF) to apply for the Stage 1 Test (Online Registration opens Mid June 2016) (Date TBC)
Open Evening Tuesday 5 July 2016 4.30pm – 7.30pm
11+ test dates The Stage One Test will determine invitation to sit the Stage Two test only. Marks from the Stage One test will not contribute to the final determination of offer of places at the School.
Stage 1 Test: Tuesday 4 October 2016
Maths and English, both multiple choice
A number of pupils will then be invited back to sit the Stage 2 Test.
Stage 2 Test: Saturday 12 November 2016
Maths and English. Details of this test is not given, however in the past it has included comprehension, a writing task and standard format maths test
Invitations for test 2 will be sent the week commencing 17 October 2016. Candidates who are not sitting the test 2 will also be notified at the same time.
Examiners Details of the exam provider is not given
Standardised Score? Yes
Results Stage 1 Test – week commencing 17 October 2016 – parents will be informed of the results of the Stage 1 Test.
Stage 2 – Thursday 2nd March 2017
Pass Mark The results of stage 1 will determine who is invited back for stage 2. Marks from stage 1 do not contribute to the final mark. Places are allocated according to the rank score using the following priority criteria:
1. 60 girls whose mark in stage 2 is higher than the 250th ranked mark. Priority is given to
a) girls whose permanent address is within the inner area and who qualify for pupil premium.
b) girls within the inner area
c) girls within the designated area and qualify for pupil premium.
2. The remaining places are allocated to girls who reside outside the designated area. Usually this group have no realistic chance of gaining a place.
Allocations Day 1st March 2017
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION The Tiffin Girls School
The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames
Recommended Practice Materials Maths
English

Tiffin Girls Information

2016 2015
Applicants Tested 1358 1273
Number of applications 585 571
Places offered 180 150
Places within designated area 180 150
Number of Appeals 13 11
Successful appeals 1 0

Sutton Grammar Schools

Admissions Information for September 2017 entry:
Greenshaw High School, Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington Country Grammar, Wallington High School for Girls, Wilson’s School.

There are 5 fully selective Grammar Schools in Sutton and one partially selective school, Greenshaw High School. All 6 schools participate in the ‘Selective Eligibility Test’ (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.

Greenshaw High School use the outcome of the Selective Eligibility Test to determine which children will be eligible for 60 selective places.
Wallington County Grammar School uses the SET test to determine which children will be eligible for a place. Both schools do not have a second test.

Nonsuch, Sutton Grammar School, Wallington High School and Wilson’s use the first test to determine which children are eligible to sit the second test.

Girls will be allocated to sit the Selective Eligibility Test at either Nonsuch, Wallington High School for Girls, or Greenshaw School.
Boys will be allocated to sit the test at Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar school, Wilson’s or Greenshaw.
It is not possible to request a venue. Where your child sits the test has no relevance to the preference for a place.

The Sutton schools are fiercely competitive, approximately 5000 applicants will sit the test each year. Here are some numbers for previous years’ applicants:

Sutton Boys Grammar:
In 2016, 2,594 applicants, 891 qualified for the 2nd test, 746 eligible for a place
In 2015, 2,303 applicants

Wallington County Grammar:
For entry September 2013 1,535 applicants, 452 were eligible for a place
For entry September 2012 1,511 applicants, 454 were eligible for a place
For entry September 2011 1,676 applicants, 451 were eligible for a place.
For entry September 2010 1,663 applicants, 498 were eligible for a place.

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

Nonsuch High School for Girls:
In 2012, 1,350 girls took the test
In 2011, 1,300 girls took the test
In 2010, 1,230 girls took the test
In 2009, 1,288 girls took the test

Sutton schools Admissions Information 2017

Closing date School’s Form: Friday 19th August 2016 Midnight
Forms available on schools’ websites on Sunday 1st May 2016
31st October 2016 – for Common Application form
Test Dates Stage 1: Wednesday 14 September 2016
Stage 2: Saturday 1 October 2016 – Sutton Grammar School, Nonsuch, Wallington High School – Saturday 1 October 2016
Monday 3 October 2016 – Wilson’s
(Wallington County Grammar School will not be holding a second stage test)
Test Types Stage 1 -The test consists of two multiple choice style papers; a Maths paper and an English paper. Each paper will be about 45 minutes long. Candidates will need to record their answers on a separate multiple choice answer sheet.
Stage 2 – English ( extended writing task, comprehension) 40-45 mins. Maths standard format 40-45 mins. Standard format. Based on KS2 curriculum
Examiners The schools do not reveal the exam provider as they try to produce a level playing field for all candidates
Test Results (1st stage) Friday 23rd September 2016
Parents are not informed of scores or ranking only whether they have passed or not. Children who are unsuccessful are informed of marks.
Test Results (2nd stage) Friday 21 October 2016
Candidates who meet the required standard will not be given score. Candidates who do not meet the required standard will be given their scores.
Allocations 1st March 2017
Test Scores A pass mark will be set after the test. Each school may set its own pass mark
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 Tests in Maths and English.
2) The English paper in the second stage test
3) The Maths paper in the second stage test.
The Sutton schools use different ratios:
Sutton Grammar – The four standardised scores will be weighted in the ratio 2:2:3:3; an age allowance will be added and the total rounded to the nearest 4 marks.
Wallington High school – the final rank order is determined by the aggregate scores of the SET test and the 2 elements of the 2nd test in the ratio of 1:1:1, that is, equal weighting
Wilsons – the final rank order is determined by the aggregate score of the SET test and the 2 elements of the 2nd test in the ratio 2:4:4
Appeals Deadline 14th April 2017. Appeals heard May-June 2017. Decision letters sent within 5 school days of the hearing
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION London Borough of Sutton School Admissions
Greenshaw High School
Nonsuch High School for Girls
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 Places in Year 7: 314, of which 60 are selective Wednesday 28 September 2016 – 5.30pm to 8.30pm (last entry 8.00pm)
Nonsuch High School for Girls Girls Places in Year 7: 210 Tuesday 12 July 2016 – 4.00pm-8.30pm
Sutton Grammar School Boys Places in Year 7: 135 Thursday 8 September 2016 – 4.00pm-9.00pm
Wallington County Grammar School Boys Places in Year 7: 135 Thursday 7 July 2016 – 3.30pm-8.00pm
Wilson’s School Boys Places in Year 7: 180 Thursday 23 June 2016 – 4.00pm-9.00pm (last entry 8.30pm)
Wallington High School for Girls Girls Places in Year 7: 210 Wednesday 29 June 2016 – 4.00pm-8.30pm

Information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of writing, but we would not necessarily be aware of subsequent changes unless someone brings them to our attention.
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Page updated on 12th November 2016

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