Apply for 11+ assessment for Saturday 4 February 2017
Entrance to the Schools is selective but great care is taken to assess children on a wide range of abilities and to look for potential not just test performance. The Admissions Registrars are happy to send sample 11+ papers and to guide each family through the entrance procedure.
For more information on assessments for entry, sample papers or to arrange a visit, please get in touch with our admissions departments:
Monmouth School Admissions – Boys, 11-18: Day and Boarding
Contact Monmouth School Admissions Registrar – Mrs Diane Jakes on:
Tel: 01600 710433
General Entry Assessments for boys aged 11 include written tests in English, mathematics and Verbal Reasoning, together with an informal interview and a report from present school. The English and mathematics papers are largely based upon levels 1 to 4 of the National Curriculum. (Maths and English sample papers for entry to the senior school are available from the Admissions Secretary or online)
HMSG Admissions – Girls, 11-18: Day and Boarding
Contact Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls Admissions Registrar – Mrs Karen Stafford-Smith on:
Tel: 01600 711104
Assessments for entry at 11 include an interview, a report from the current school, and written tests in English and mathematics. We try to interview the girls before the written assessments so that they have the opportunity to visit the school and meet a member of staff, whom they may see again on the morning of the written assessments.
We try to ensure the interview is as relaxed as possible, giving girls the chance to talk about the things they enjoy and are involved in. During the interview they are asked to read an unseen passage out loud. The written assessments in mathematics and English are based on the National Curriculum levels 1 to 5.
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Reasons to choose Monmouth Schools
With a 400-year track record of delivering educational excellence, the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are geared to realise the full potential of girls and boys aged 3 to 18. The Schools passionately believe that:
- Each child’s talents and strengths should be nurtured and allowed to flourish alongside achieving the best academic results possible.
- All of our pupils should go on to lead happy, fulfilled lives, recognising the importance of gaining access to their first choice universities or career paths.
- Developing confidence and a love of learning is the key to academic success, where specialist subject teachers and small class sizes ensure each child learns at their own pace and shines at what they love most.
- We should strive to deliver the best. This was recognised by the recent ESTYN inspections, which praised the Schools for their sector-leading practice, highlighting our strong values and declaring the Schools as excellent in each category.
- Girls and boys learn differently, and yet their development is enhanced by interaction. We have created an environment where teaching styles, pastoral care, a coordinated sixth form timetable and co-curricular activities are tailored to suit each child.
- Accessibility should be as broad as possible and so we offer competitive fees and a generous array of scholarships and bursaries.
- Sport enhances life outside academia, and we pride ourselves on the number of children representing the Schools and the 60 pupils with national sporting honours.
- Creativity and access to outstanding educational opportunities engage, enrich and inspire young people to express themselves through music, drama and art.