Entry Information

10+ and 11+ Entrance Examinations in January 2021

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently reviewing our arrangements for the 2021 10+ and 11+ entrance exams. This extended period of isolation and home-schooling is having, and will have, an as yet unknown impact on pupils, particularly those in Year 5 and Year 6 who will be sitting entrance exams in January. To help safeguard their emotional wellbeing we plan to take the following measures:

  • There will only be two entrance examinations, in Maths and English. We are removing the Verbal Reasoning paper from our assessments which will reduce by a third the examination time.
  • We will be preparing a comprehensive resource pack to help pupils prepare for our entrance assessments at home. This will be available to all families wishing to sit the KGS entrance examinations in January 2021.
  • We are currently exploring a number of other ways we can adapt the entrance assessments to the changing landscape. Further details and updates will be provided as soon as they become available.
  • Please email registrar@kgs.org.uk should you require any further information. If you wish to register your child to sit the 10+ or 11+ entrance examinations in January 2021 please go to our  Registration page.

    11+ Entry

    Examination papers are taken in English and Mathematics. If successful in these papers, candidates will be invited for a one-to-one interview with a member of staff which will either be of a general nature, or with an English or Mathematics focus (depending on the weaker subject). Please note that not everyone interviewed will be offered a place.

    The Mathematics and English papers are produced in-house and sample questions are available below.

    Guide to 11+ assessments PDF

    11+ Registration Deadline30th Nov 2020

    11+ Entrance Exam (2021 Entry)6th Jan 2020

    Please note all dates are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation


    10+ Deferred Entry

    Our 10+ deferred examination is for pupils in Year 5 at the time of the entrance assessments. It offers them the opportunity to secure an 11+ place a year early whilst continuing their primary education at their current school. Examination papers are taken in English and Mathematics. The Mathematics and English papers are broadly in line with age-appropriate National Curriculum levels. Those that perform strongly in all these papers will be invited for interview; however, not everyone interviewed will be offered a place.

    Those pupils that accept a 10+ deferred place will not be required to sit the 11+ exam the following year unless parents wish them to be considered for Fee Assistance or an Academic Scholarship. Further details of the Scholarship application process will be sent in the Autumn term prior to the year of entry. Candidates who either decline or are not offered a deferred entry place can re-register to sit the 11+ exam the following year.

    ENGLISH 10+

    MATHS 10+

    10+ Registration Deadline 30th Nov 2020

    10+ Entrance Exam 9th Jan 2021

    Please note all dates are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation


    13+ Entry

    There are up to 10 places available for 13+ entry.

    All 13+ candidates will sit examination papers in Mathematics, English, a Modern Language (French, Spanish or German) and Science in the November when they are in Year 8. The candidates who do well enough in the examinations will be invited for subject-based and general interviews. Places will be offered by the end of the Autumn term.

    13+ Registration Deadline 2nd Oct 2020

    13+ Entrance Exam w/c 2nd Nov 2020

    Please note all dates are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation


    As it is not currently possible to visit the School in person we would like to offer our interested families the opportunity to speak with a member of the Admissions Team, face to face, via a remote conferencing service. The appointments will start from 20th April. Please click below to make a booking:

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