The 11+ exam in Barnet and Enfield

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To be considered for a place at a grammar school within the London Borough of Barnet, your child must achieve a high score in the selection test held at the beginning of Year 6.

It is common for there to be 10 or more applicants for each grammar school place. For example, The Henrietta Barnett School has had over 2000 applicants for less than 100 places. There are seven selective schools in Barnet and two in neighbouring authorities. Durham University (CEM) prepare some of the selection tests and they do not publish practice papers or booklets.

Test content.

The test format varies from school to school but they may contain test papers covering Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English comprehension and numerical reasoning. It may also involve music or arts assessments. Some tests are multiple choice and some are standard format. As there is such a wide variation between schools you should confirm all details with the school of your choice or with Barnet Council.

The grammar schools.

Queen Elizabeth's School
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School
Mill Hill County High School
The Henrietta Barnett School

Dame Alice Owen’s School (Hertfordshire)
The Latymer School (Enfield)

Useful contacts

Barnet London Borough

School admissions
Building 4
North London Business Park
Oakleigh Road South
New Southgate
N11 1NP

Tel: 020 8359 7651
FAX: 0870 889 6799


** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and elevenplus exam queries.**