11+ Exam

Thorpe Hall School has a long and distinguished record of preparing candidates for the 11+

From the age of 7 children are automatically part of a two-stage programme that prepares them comprehensively for gaining entry into the High Schools.

Teaching for the 11+ at the school starts in Year 3. Pupils receive tuition in Verbal Reasoning to get them ready for this particular area of the exam. In Year 4 all pupils are taught Further Maths and Further English to complete this early preparation stage. At the beginning of Year 5 parents receive a dossier on their child which contains a number of test indicators about their child’s ability and attainment. Using this information, parents can decide whether or not they wish their child to be considered as a candidate for the exam in the second and final preparation stage in Year 5.

In Year 5 prospective candidates receive extra and differentiated homework as well as discretionary membership of the 11+ club which meets after school. Our programme is thorough and effective and confirms our commitment to families that we will do all in our power to help each child gain entry to the High School of their choice if they are suitable.