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Cranleigh School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Cranleigh School was opened in 1865 and is located in Cranleigh, Surrey. It was originally a boys’ school and began admitting girls in the early 1970s. It became fully coeducational in 1999. Surrounded by 280 acres of Surrey countryside, the school’s ethos is to encourage students to look beyond themselves and make a difference to...

The Leys School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test for Boarders

Established in 1875, The Leys School is a co-educational, independent school in Cambridge. It provides day and boarding places to students aged between 11 and 18. The Leys School was originally a boys’ school and became co-educational in the 1980s. The school is a close-knit community and has a strong focus on providing good pastoral...

Dulwich College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1619, Dulwich College is an independent, academically selective school in Dulwich, London. It was established by Edward Alleyn, an Elizabethan actor, and is a member of both the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference and the Eton Group. Dulwich College educates around 1,800 boys aged from 2 to 19 and many students go on to...

Winchester College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1382, Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in Winchester, Hampshire. The college operates in the British public school tradition and is the oldest of the original seven English public schools. Winchester’s ethos is to welcome diversity and celebrate manners and kindness. The school encourages boys to explore their ideas, interests...

The Grammar School at Leeds 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) was established in 2005 following a merger of Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls’ High School. It is a co-educational independent school located across two sites. The senior school and junior school are situated at Alwoodley, while the Headingley site is used by the infant school and nursery.  ...

St Edward’s School, Oxford 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1863, St Edward’s School, Oxford is a coeducational day and boarding school. Around 700 pupils are split across 13 houses, with each house made up of around 60 pupils from all year groups.   A large-scale building project is underway, with the view of delivering a purpose-built library, a spacious university-style Academic Centre,...

Gateways School 11 Plus Pretest Practice Test for Year 7 Entry

Gateways School is an independent school located in Harewood, West Yorkshire. Gateways Nursery, Early Years and Prep School are coeducational, but Gateways High School is girls-only. The school provides pupils with an academically stimulating environment in which students can develop into mature and confident young adults.   Pupils are actively encouraged to take part in...

Pangbourne College 13 Plus Pretest Practice Test for Year 9 Entry

Pangbourne College was founded in 1917 with the aim of training boys to become Merchant Navy officers. In 1969 the College become an independent boarding school. And in 1996, it became coeducational. The College educates around 400 day and boarding pupils.   Situated in 230 acres of Berkshire countryside, Pangbourne is known for its commitment...

Woldingham School 11 Plus + 13 Plus Pretest Practice Test for Years 7 and 9 Entry

Founded 1842, Woldingham School is an independent, Roman Catholic school for girls. Located in the former Marden Park on the outskirts of Woldingham in Surrey, the school occupies 700 acres. Woldingham educates girls aged between 11 and 18. The school operates a house system, where girls are placed into one of four house tutor groups...

Seaford College 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test for Year 7 entry

Founded in 1884, Seaford College is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school in East Lavington, West Sussex. The college is situated in Lavington Park, a 400-acre Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South Downs. As well as providing an inspiring educational environment, Seaford is known for producing consistently good exam results.   For...

Fulham Senior School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test for Year 9 entry

Fulham Senior School was opened in September 2017, as an extension of the existing Fulham Prep School. Located in South Fulham, the senior school is co-educational and academically non-selective. It teaches students aged between 13 and 18. The school has a strong sibling policy and is supported by a full enrichment programme. Learning is focused...

Felsted School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test for Year 9 entry

Founded in 1564, Felsted School is a co-educational day and boarding school in Felsted, in Essex. The school is known for its British public school traditions and is one of the twelve founding members of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference. The school educates students aged between 4 and 18 and comes highly recommended by the...

Sutton Valence School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test for Year 9 entry

Founded in 1576, Sutton Valence School is independent and co-educational. Surrounded by scenic Kent countryside, the school educates approximately 550 students from the age of 11 to 18. The school has close links to the Gurkha Regiment of the British Army which is based in nearby Maidstone.   For a bird’s eye view of the...

Palmers Green High School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Palmers Green High School is an independent school situated in Palmers Green, North London. It accepts girls from the age of 3 to 16 and was founded in 1907 by a member of the Society of Friends (the Quakers). It has since established itself as one of the country’s leading small independent schools. In 2017,...

Roedean School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test for Year 9 entry

Founded in 1885, Roedean School is an independent day and boarding school for girls in East Sussex. Its campus has a spectacular view over Brighton Marina and the English Channel, with a private tunnel down to the beach. Roedean School accepts girls from the ages of 11 to 18 and has approximately 600 students in...

Lancing College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Situated in the South Downs countryside of West Sussex, Lancing College is an independent boarding and day school for students aged 13 to 18. The school educates approximately 550 pupils and has been co-educational since 1970. Lancing College has a strong academic reputation, with an emphasis on providing an all-round education.   Founded in 1848,...

Culford School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Culford School is an independent, co-educational school surrounded by picturesque Suffolk parkland, four miles from the market town of Bury St Edmunds. The school has been fully co-educational since 1972, educating boys and girls from nursery to age 18. Culford has approximately 700 pupils, with over half of the senior school made up of boarders....

The Benefits of Taking Our 11 Plus Pretest Practice Tests

The ISEB Common Pre-Test is used by many independent senior schools as part of their admissions process. The test is designed to provide an overview of a pupil’s current attainment level and future potential. We’ve written about the pre-testing process in more detail in our post: The ISEB Common Pretest: What You Need to Know....

Tonbridge School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1553, Tonbridge School is an independent day and boarding school for boys. Situated in Tonbridge, Kent, the school educates around 800 boys, aged between 13 and 18. Occupying 150 acres of land, the school building is based on the edge of Tonbridge, with some houses spread throughout the town.   Since its foundation,...

The Oratory School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1859, The Oratory School is an independent boys’ Roman Catholic day and boarding school. Situated in Woodcote, near Reading, the school is the only remaining all-boys catholic school in the UK. The school is known for providing state-of-the-art boarding facilities as well as a recently refurbished sports centre, which includes a swimming pool,...

Canford School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Established in 1923, Canford School is a co-educational, independent school for day and boarding pupils. Situated near Wimborne Minster, in Dorset, the school is surrounded by 300 acres of parkland.   The school is consistently ranked as one of the best co-educational independent schools in the UK and has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED....

Bryanston School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Bryanston School is a co-educational, independent school known for its liberal and artistic traditions. Founded in 1928 by an innovative Australian teacher, the school occupies a palatial country house in rural Dorset. It educates around 670 boys and girls, whose ages range from 13 to 18. Having opened its doors to girls in 1972, Bryanston...

Brighton College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1845, Brighton College is a boarding and day school located in Brighton. The school educates students aged between 11 and 18. Consistently described as one of Britain’s ‘most forward-thinking schools’, academic results at Brighton College place the school among the top 10 co-educational schools in England. The school has a strong focus on...

Bloxham School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Also known as All Saints’ School, Bloxham School was founded in 1860 as a school of the Oxford Movement. An independent, co-educational day and boarding school, Bloxham, is located in the village of the same name, near Banbury in Oxfordshire. Now a member of the Woodard Corporation, the school educates approximately 420 pupils aged between...

Benenden School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Established in 1923, Benenden School is an independent boarding school for girls. Located in Benenden, between Tenterden and Cranbrook, the school is surrounded by Kentish countryside. Benenden educates over 500 girls aged from 11 to 18. The school is the only full-time girls’ boarding school in the UK. Although the school itself is steeped in...

Ardingly College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Ardingly College was founded in 1858 and is located near Ardingly, in West Sussex. It is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school that educates over 400 students aged between 13 and 18. The school has a strong Anglo-Catholic tradition and is a member of the Woodard Corporation of Independent Schools.   Originally established as...

Good Study Habits for the 11 Plus Pretest Exam

With an increasing number of independent schools using pre-tests as part of their admissions process, parents are looking for useful resources that provide advice on studying for pretest exams.   At Pretest Plus, we produce high quality online practice pretests to help children and parents become more familiar with the content of these assessments. In...

How to Relieve Exam Stress on Primary School Kids

Whether we like it or not, school tests are an inevitable part of our educational journey. Some children take them in their stride, whereas others feel a lot pressure to perform, often to the detriment of their wellbeing. In this post, we look at some of the ways you can help relieve your child from...

Worth School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1933, Worth School was originally opened as an independent school for boys, but began to accept girls in 2012. The school practices Roman Catholic values and is open to pupils aged 11 to 18 years. Its 600 pupils are split between 10 houses, with its rural campus situated within West Sussex’s Worth Abbey,...

Worth School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Located in the West Sussex countryside, Worth School was founded in 1933 as an independent boys’ school. However, since 2012, the school has been co-educational, admitting pupils aged between 11 and 18. A Roman Catholic school, its campus sits within Worth Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. The school has 600 pupils, split across 10 houses.  ...

Wetherby Senior School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Wetherby Senior School is an independent school for boys and is based in London’s Marylebone. Wetherby School was originally founded in 1951 as a pre-preparatory school for boys aged 4–8. Currently, the school has three separate sites across London and teaches boys from 4-18 years. The senior school is open to boys from 11 years...

Westminster School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Westminster School is an independent day and boarding school located in the area of London’s Westminster Abbey. The senior school is currently open to boys from the age of 13 and to girls from the age of 16. One of the most prestigious schools in the UK, Westminster consistently achieves one of the highest Oxbridge acceptance...

Wellington College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1859, Wellington College is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school situated in a 400-acre rural campus in Berkshire. A registered charity, Wellington College was named after the first Duke of Wellington and currently educates approximately 1100 pupils aged 13 to 18. One of the founding members of the Rugby Football Union, Wellington...

University College School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

University College School (UCS) is a boys-only independent day school situated in Hampstead, London. Founded in 1830, the senior school admits boys aged between 11 and 16. UCS is one of the 12 independent schools to make up the Eton Group and is considered one of the top academic schools in London. With a strong...

Stowe School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Stowe School is a co-educational, independent school located in Buckinghamshire. Founded in 1923, the school admits pupils aged between 13 and 18 and sits within 750 acres of landscaped gardens. With 780 pupils comprising of 550 boys and 220 girls, the school welcomes students from both Britain and overseas. Pupils are encouraged to participate in...

St Swithun’s 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

St Swithun’s School in rural Winchester is set on an impressive 45-acre campus that overlooks the Hampshire countryside. Established in 1884 as an independent school for girls, boys can also attend up to the age of seven. Over 700 pupils are faced with a challenging academic programme whilst experiencing exceptional sporting and recreational facilities when...

St Swithun’s School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Located in Winchester, St Swithun’s is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18. Founded in 1884, St Swithun’s moved to its current, impressive 45-acre campus overlooking the Hampshire Downs in 1931. Pupils at the school consistently produce strong academic exam results and students are encouraged to take up a sport...

St Paul’s School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

St Paul’s School in London is an independent school for boys aged 13 to 18. Founded in 1509, the campus covers 43 acres and is situated on the River Thames. At St Paul’s, boys are divided into eight houses. The school is considered one of the UK’s leading private schools and students consistently perform well...

Radley College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Radley College was founded in 1847 and is an independent boys’ boarding school situated within an 800-acre campus in Oxfordshire. Open to boys aged 13 to 18 years, the College currently educates almost 700 pupils. A Church of England school, it is one of only four boys’ senior schools that exclusively offer boarding-only.   Thanks...

Mount Kelly School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Located in the rural surroundings of Devon’s Tavistock, Mount Kelly School was established in 2014, following the merging of two schools – Kelly College and Mount House School. A co-educational, independent school, it currently educates over 500 pupils. With its 140 acres of outstanding natural landscape, Mount Kelly offers many outdoor extracurricular activities to its...

Monkton Combe School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1868, Monkton Combe School is an independent boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 2-18. Located close to the city of Bath, the Senior School is located in Midford Valley, close to Monkton Combe. An Anglican school, Monkton Combe has high expectations of its pupils, particularly in academia and sports. Their...

Marlborough College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Situated in the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough, the College was first established in 1843 as an independent boys’ school. Today, it’s a co-educational facility with over 870 pupils. While maintaining its established traditions, this Church of England school is progressive in its nature. Insistent on high academic standards, it nonetheless supports artistic and sporting...

Hurstpierpoint College (Hurst) 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Hurstpierpoint College, also known as Hurst, was founded in 1849 with only two pupils. Today, the College accommodates over 1,000 students in its gothic building, with pupils split into 11 houses over its wider campus.   Known for its rigorous academic schedule, the College also offers a full extracurricular regime, designed to allow students to...

Hurstpierpoint College (Hurst) 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1849, Hurstpierpoint College, also know as Hurst, is a co-educational, independent boarding school for students aged 4 to 18. Located in West Sussex, the College is a member of the Woodard Corporation and has over 1,000 students split across 11 houses.   While Hurstpierpoint offers an extremely challenging academic programme, it also encourages...

Headington School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded by evangelical Christians in 1915, Headington is a Church of England independent school for girls. Based in Oxford, over 1,000 pupils are split across eight houses, all of which are located within a 23-acre campus.   In 2012, new classrooms were added to the school’s already modern facilities, which include a purpose-built theatre and...

Eton College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1440 by King Henry VI, Eton is located in the Berkshire town of Windsor. With over 1,300 boys in attendance, aged between 13 and 18, it is one of the UK’s leading independent schools. Eton is full-board, so all pupils live within the College’s grounds. The school marries together a traditional academic curriculum...

Dauntsey’s School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1542, Dauntsey’s School is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school located in Wiltshire’s West Lavington area. The school admits pupils aged 11 to 18 years, who are split into five boarding houses and seven day houses.   The school balances a substantial educational programme with a variety of extracurricular activities, including drama,...

Eaton Square Upper School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Located in central London, Eaton Square School is an independent school for boys and girls aged 2.5 to 13 years. In September 2017, the new senior school, Eaton Square Upper, will be opened for up to 420 pupils from 11 to 18 years.   Although academic performance at Eaton Square is important, the school also...

City of London School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1442, City of London School is an independent day school for boys aged 10 to 18 years. Situated on the River Thames, City of London School, known by many as CLS, provides education to approximately 900 boys, split between six Houses.   Although pupils are challenged academically, CLS also puts great emphasis on...

City of London School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Test

Located on the River Thames, City of London School is an independent day school for boys aged 10 to 18 years. City of London School was founded in 1442 and currently educates about 900 pupils.   The School, also known as City, encourages its boys to be ambitious, confident and generous, whilst emphasizing that their...

Charterhouse School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Founded in 1611, Charterhouse School is a Surrey-based independent day and boarding school. Situated within a 250-acre campus, over 800 pupils attend the school, aged 13 to 18 years. The school is open to boys at 13+ and accepts girls at 16+ to their senior school.   One of the original seven English public schools...

Caterham School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Surrounded by 200 acres of woodland in Surrey, Caterham School is a co-educational, independent school that was founded in 1811. There are almost 900 pupils in the senior school at Caterham and it offers a range of extra-curricular activity, including sport and music.   The school aims to bring together more traditional learning methods with...

Bradfield College 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Bradfield College is a co-educational independent school and was founded in 1850. Located in the Berkshire countryside, the school admits pupils aged between 13 and 18 and has a reputation as being one of the UK’s top independent schools. With approximately 770 students study at the school, comprising of 480 boys and 290 girls, Bradfield...

Bedford School 13 Plus (13+) Pretest Practice Test

Bedford Upper School is an independent school for boys aged between 13 and 18. Situated in Bedford, England, the school was established in 1552 and is the oldest of all four independent schools in Bedford. The school is run by the Harpur Trust, one of the largest education charities in the UK. In total, the...

Harrow 13+ (13 plus) Entry – Pretest Practice Test

The world-famous Harrow School uses the computerised ISEB Common Pretest for 13+ entry in year 9. Schools like Westminster Under and St Paul’s Juniors (formerly Colet Court) who we’ve mentioned in previous posts, use it for both 11+ and 13+ entry. Schools can choose how to utilise the Pretest as part of their individual admissions...

Westminster Under 11+ (11 plus) – Pretest Practice Test

Like St Paul’s Junior School  (formerly known as Colet Court), Westminster Under is another top academic and fiercely competitive London boys’ school, which uses the computerised ISEB Common Pretest for 11+ entry.   For an insight into life at Westminster Under School, take a look at this promotional video:     Registered candidates are either...

St. Paul’s Juniors (Colet Court) 11+ (11 plus) – Pretest Practice Test

11+ entry to St. Paul’s Juniors (Colet Court) is fiercely competitive. The first stage of the examination process requires boys to sit the computerised ISEB Common Pretest. This online test has four sections: Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The questions are presented in multiple-choice format and the test takes about 2 and a...

11+ and 13+ Pre-tests: A comprehensive guide on how to prepare and practise

An increasing number of top, in-demand independent schools have introduced a process of pre-testing, in response to increased demand and competition for places. It helps them to deal more effectively with the ever-increasing number of applications that they receive, providing them with a strong indication at age 10/11, as opposed to age 12/13, if a...

The ISEB Common Pre-test: What You Need to Know.

The ISEB Common Pre-Test is designed to provide independent senior schools with information about a pupil’s current attainment and potential, prior to them taking Common Entrance in Year 8. We’ve put together this guide to the ISEB Common Pre-Test to help you better understand the exam.   Key facts About the ISEB Common Pre-Tests  ...

13+ online Pre-tests: A brief introduction

In response to increased demand and competition for places, a number of top independent schools have introduced the concept of online pre-testing to enable them to deal with the large number of applications that they receive.   The pre-test process assesses a child’s current learning and potential and forms the first stage of the admissions...

Welcome to the Pretest Plus Blog!

We hope this will be a useful resource for you in understanding the pre-test process at schools across the UK. We will use this blog to answer your questions and provide you with advice, guidance and everything else you need to know about the tests.   Pretest Plus provides highly effective online practice tests to...

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