Admissions Test Format

We operate a joint registration and admissions process with Crossley Heath School. Parents need to complete an on-line registration form for the admission tests, please click here for more information about registering for the tests.

The admission test will consist of:

  • a test in English
  • a test in Mathematics
  • a nationally validated test in Verbal Reasoning (VR)

The scores for each test will be age-weighted.

Sample Papers


English Practice Paper: Maggot Moon

English Practice Paper: The Dark is Rising

English Practice Paper: The Machine Gunners

English Practice Paper: The Sound of Whales


Maths Practice Answer Sheet

Maths Practice Paper and Answers

Once the tests have been marked, parents will be informed in writing by the schools of their child's position in the order of merit and whether they have reached the required standard to be considered for admission.