Entrance Examination

The examination for 11+ entry is taken in the winter for admission the following September.  For pupils seeking entry into Year 7 in September 2025, the entrance examination is scheduled for Monday 16 December 2024 and the registration deadline is Monday 4 November 2024. If you are seeking a place for September 2024, please contact us.

Girls are assessed through the CEM Select Evaluate Abilities computer assessment devised by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, part of the University of Cambridge, which is used to measure verbal, numerical and non-verbal ability. The allocated time for this section is around one hour. Please note that neither CEM nor Farnborough Hill provide practice materials for the Abilities assessment, however CEM do offer guidance (see link below) and a familiarisation website which gives parents and children a chance to see what the tests look like.  A link to the CEM Familiarisation Website is provided to parents as soon as they have registered their daughters.  For 11+ entry, we write to the present school to request a report in the November before the entrance examination.

Candidates applying to enter into other Year Groups are also assessed through the CEM computer assessment which will be tailored to their age group, and there is an additional 45-minute handwritten English paper.  We request to see the latest school report and we write for a reference to the candidate's current school. We can arrange to test candidates at short notice should you decide to apply for a place. As soon as you register with us you will be sent a link to the CEM Familiarisation Website.

CEM Guidance for Parents

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