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Introduction to the Kendrick School 11 Plus Entrance Test

To be eligible to apply for a place at Kendrick School your daughter will need to take the School Entrance Test (11 Plus exam). Children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 will take the Kendrick School 11+ exam in September 2024 to be eligible to apply for a place for September 2025. The date of the 2024 exam (for 2025 entry) has not yet been announced.

Kendrick School announced on 7th November 2022 that its 11+ exam provider was changing from CEM to GL Assessment from the September 2023 exam (up until 2022, the exam was provided by Cambridge CEM). There is no longer a score sharing agreement in place with Slough and therefore, if your child is applying for both Kendrick and Slough, they will need to sit both the Kendrick and Slough Consortium exams.

FAQs About the Kendrick School Entrance Test

What does the Kendrick School 11 Plus exam include?
  • The Kendrick (GL Assessment) exam consists of two papers, taken on the same day, each approximately 60 minutes in duration and testing three areas – verbal, mathematical and non-verbal reasoning skills.
  • The first paper tests verbal skills, including comprehension, English technical language and verbal reasoning.
  • The second paper tests non-verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning and maths.
  • All questions on both papers are multiple choice and pupils indicate their answers on a separate answer sheet.
What does the Kendrick School 11 Plus exam look like?

The provider for the Kendrick School 11+ exam changed in September 2023 from CEM to GL Assessment. Familiarisation materials can be found here.

How do I register my daughter for the Kendrick School Entrance Test?
  • You need to register your child for the Kendrick School Admission Test by completing the online registration form on the school website.
  • The purpose of registration is for your child to take the entrance test, not apply for a place at Kendrick School. Based on the results, you will still need to provide your child’s school preferences to your local authority on the Common Application Form (CAF).
  • Online registration for the 2024 exam (for 2025 entry) will open on Wednesday 1st May on the website of Kendrick School and close at midnight on Monday 1st July 2024.
  • On Tuesday 7th February 2023, the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools announced that from the 2023 exam, there would be no sharing of 11+ scores with other schools. Therefore, if your child is applying for both Kendrick and Slough, they child will need to sit both the Kendrick and Slough Consortium exams.
What is the qualifying score for Kendrick School and what is the chance of my daughter securing a space?

It is extremely challenging to secure entry to Kendrick School, with over 8 girls applying for every place and less than 34.22% of those achieving a qualifying score (105 or above) likely to gain admission.*

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The qualifying score of Kendrick School pupils who sat the entrance exam in 2021 for entry in 2022 is 105 (compared with 104 in the 2020 exam); excluding those on pupil premium, service premium, or a child in care or previously in care and residing in Kendrick School’s designated area.

Even if your daughter achieves and exceeds the qualifying score, she is not guaranteed a space.  The exam is highly competitive, with places offered to the highest scoring candidates. If the number of students that meet or exceed the qualifying score is higher than the admission number for 2022 (128), the school’s oversubscription criteria is applied.  In other words, places are allocated in order priority based on the criteria set by the school.  Please see the school’s admission policy for further information.

In the 2021 exam, 374 students achieved Kendrick’s qualifying score of 105 or above (compared with 440 in 2020 achieving 104 or more), with only 128 places available. The highest scoring candidate in the 2021 exam is due to be shared in March 2022. The highest scoring candidate in the 2020 exam achieved a standardised score of 128.58 (compared with 126.92 in 2019).

Kendrick School does not publish the lowest qualifying score of a child that was admitted until a year after the exam. The lowest qualifying score of a child that was admitted in September 2020 was 106.68 (compared to 114.17 in 2019). This does not include candidates who qualifed in categories 1 or 2 of the oversubscription criteria, such as those in care or in receipt of pupil premium. The student admitted with a score of 106.68 resides in Kendrick School’s Priority Area 1.

For pupils in care or previously in care, or pupils with a permanent address in Kendrick’s Priority Areas 1 and 2 and in receipt of Pupil Premium or Service Premium, the qualifying score for entry in September 2022 is 100.  Students that meet or exceed this score are offered a place at Kendrick School providing they name the school as their first choice on their Common Application Form. For 2022 entry, 12 students in these categories achieved the qualifying score of 100.

* For September 2022 entry, 1056 girls applied to Kendrick School, including 745 who sat the test at the school and 311 who sat the test at another venue and requested that their results were shared with Kendrick.  That is more than 8 girls applying for each of the 128 spaces available.  374 of the 1056 girls that applied achieved the qualifying score of 105.  Therefore, as some pupils in care or previously in care, or pupils with a permanent address in Kendrick’s Priority Areas 1 and 2 and in receipt of Pupil Premium or Service Premium, may be admitted with a qualifying score of 100, we can assume that less than 34.22% (i.e. less than 128) of the 374 girls that achieved the qualifying score of 105 will have secured a 2022 place at Kendrick School.
When are the Kendrick School 11 Plus results announced?

The 2023 Kendrick School 11 Plus exam results (for 2024 entry) were announced on Friday 20th October. The release date for the 2024 results (for 2025 entry) has not yet been announced, however the results will be shared in time for you to submit your child’s Common Application Form (CAF) by the end of 31st October deadline.

When can I apply for a Year 7 Kendrick School place for my daughter?
  • If you wish your daughther to be considered for entry to Kendrick School, you are required to name the school on the Common Application Form (CAF).
  • Common Application Forms will open online at the beginning of September 2024 and you will have until the end of 31st October 2024 to submit it to your Local Authority.
  • School places for September 2025 will be confirmed on 1st March 2025.
  • In whichever year you are applying, you can name up to 6 schools on your CAF.
  • If you live outside Reading, you must apply through your own Local Authority – even if your child currently attends a Reading primary school.

What is required to pass the Kendrick 11 Plus (GL Assessment exam)?

Verbal skills, i.e. English and Verbal Reasoning (50% of the mark)

  • Comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning (the production of words, relationships between words, letters and numbers)
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Mathematical skills (25% of the mark)

  • Basic skills (addition, multiplication, division and subtraction)
  • Mental maths development
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Extracting information from graphs and tables
  • Averages
  • Foundation algebra concepts
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Area and volume
  • 2d and 3d shapes

Non-verbal skills (25% of the mark)

  • Spatial awareness
  • Logical deduction skills
  • Mathematical concepts such as symmetry, rotation and reflection
  • Identifying relationships, similarities and differences between figures
  • Identifying sequences between shapes

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Our term time students are assessed twice during each team – at half term and at the end of term. Based on the outcome of their initial assessment, we will create a tuition plan that sets their individual targets for each area they are preparing for (e.g. verbal, non-verbal and numerical reasoning). All lessons throughout the course are then designed to develop these areas. We continually monitor our student’s progress; this means that we can check they’ve achieved their individual targets and revise their tuition plan to ensure that it suits their needs and challenges. Parents are always welcome to get in touch with us at any time during your child’s tuition, to gain feedback on their development.

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  • Track their child’s progress over the Year 4 and 5 term time courses – our charts visualise a students’ performance in each area of the 11 Plus, using data from our regular assessments (2 per term).
  • See their child’s overall score and how that compares to our recommended pass mark for each exam they are planning to sit.
  • View anonymously how their child’s scores compares (for each topic area and at a total level) to the average of all children in their cohort.
  • View their child’s termly tuition plan, created using data from their assessments.
  • Read the end of term student report from their child’s teacher.

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11+ Creative Writing Course for the Reading School entrance exam

Our virtual creative writing lessons take place weekly on Zoom and are particularly useful for boys preparing for the Reading School 11+ exam but are open to all our term time students.

Every week there is a focus which can include story settings, characters, openings, events / problems and resolutions. Students practise writing in a variety of formats such as stories, plays, newspaper articles and letters. They are taught to use a variety of literary techniques and we show them how to draft their work, as well as reviewing and editing.

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Feedback from parents

  • Hope you’re well. Hesali has passed her Kendrick exam. We are very pleased with her performance in all 3 exams. We want to thank you for your excellent 11 plus course structure and books, Melanie for teaching Hesali towards this and Craig for regular updates. We knew Hesali would thrive on a smaller group as she was never tutored before and glad we chose you for the 11 plus course.

    Year 6 parent, Calcot (2023)

  • She passed at Kendrick School. Thank you very much for your support.

    Year 5 parent, Windsor (2017)

  • My daughter started year 5 and she enjoyed studying there for the whole year. Her teacher Sarah was very good at teaching 11+ strategies across all subjects. She passed Kendrick, Buckinghamshire and Wallinghton Girls. Thank you for the whole team. [From Google Review. The location of the parent/child has been excluded as their name is featured on Google]

    Year 6 parent, Location Confidential (2023)

  • Amira did really well obtained 119.57 Kendrick exam and obtained 128 for the Slough grammar exam, for the Buckinghamshire exam obtained 128 too. So proud of her. Thank you your contribution towards Amira helped her a lot. Amira will hopefully be attending Kendrick school 2018.

    Year 5 parent, Reading (2017)

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