Everything you need to know about Common Entrance in one place

For students who are hoping to gain entrance into an Independent School (either fee paying private schools or free grammar schools) they will take entrance exams known as Common Entrance. The majority of students will take these exams in year 6, known as the 11 plus. Others will opt for later entrance in year 8, what is known as the 13 plus.

The best schools are very often over-subscribed and so doing well in these assessments is essential to gaining entry.

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