Thorpe Hall School has a long and distinguished record of preparing candidates for the 11+
From the age of 7 children are automatically part of a two stage programme that prepares them comprehensively for gaining entry into the High Schools.
Teaching for the 11+ at the school starts in Year 3. Pupils receive tuition in Verbal Reasoning to get them ready for this particular area of the exam. In Year 4 all pupils are taught Further Maths and Further English to complete this early preparation stage. At the end of Year 4 parents will receive a dossier on their child which contains 8 different test indicators about their child’s ability and attainment. Using this information parents can decide whether or not they wish their child to be considered as a candidate for the exam in the second and final preparation stage in Year 5.
In Year 5 prospective candidates receive extra and differentiated homework as well as membership of the 11+ club which meets after school. In the Summer Holidays before the exam, pupils can attend the ‘Pro-Active Kids’ Club at the school where they can do some additional preparation as well as have fun. Our programme is thorough and effective and confirms our commitment to families that we will do all in our power to help each child gain entry to the High School of their choice - if they are suitable.
Though children are of course welcome to stay on to our highly successful Upper School, our first thought for the more able Juniors is to do the best we can for their 11+ chances.