Dauntsey’s School « 11+, Year 7 Entry » Bespoke Online Test

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Dauntsey’s School is an independent co-ed day and boarding school for pupils aged 11–18 in the village of West Lavington, Wiltshire. Established in 1542, it occupies a beautiful 65-acre campus and has a rich selection of top-notch facilities, including a swimming pool, tennis courts and a climbing wall. [1]


Dauntsey’s boasts an admirable academic reputation. The curriculum comprehensively introduces pupils to a range of relevant disciplines, catering to their interests and specific learning styles. Covering everything from science and technology to humanities and social sciences, lessons are tailored to inspire students while producing strong examination results.


Non-academically, the school’s provision is characterised by both variety and flexibility. The co-curricular programme offers many activities to boost pupils’ skillset, including:


  • Amnesty International Club
  • Bee Keeping Club
  • Computing Club
  • Dauntsey’s Shakespeare Competition
  • Equestrian Club
  • Sailing Club. [2]


Underpinned by a well-coordinated House system, the pastoral care system fosters a feeling of belonging and collective responsibility among pupils. Staff actively collaborate with parents to ensure that the mental, physical and spiritual needs of the cohort are met.


The school’s ethos centres on the motto Honor Deo (Honour God), creating a lively and enriching educational environment. While students are encouraged to take advantage of the privileges of a quality education, they are also instilled with a sense of empathy towards those less fortunate, fostering a deep appreciation for both their own opportunities and the struggles others may be facing.


Dauntsey’s School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions Process


The best way to familiarise your child with everything on offer at Dauntsey’s School, including the extensive facilities, is to attend their Open Mornings. Taking place in May and September, these include guided tours of the campus and an introductory speech from the Head, as well as delicious lunch. Booking is made through the school’s website


As part of the admissions process, you will be asked to register your child for the 11+ exam and pay the £175 non-refundable fee. The deadline for this is in October of the year preceding entry.


The 11+ admissions procedure comprises the following:


  • A bespoke online test
  • A creative writing exercise
  • An interview with a member of senior staff


The entrance examinations are held in January of the calendar year of entry, while interviews are conducted later in the same month.  


Dauntsey’s School sends out offers in February, to be accepted with a payment of a £1,000 deposit. If your child has a particular aptitude in the areas of academic, sports or performing arts, they can apply for a scholarship. These awards are valued at 10% of fees. 


For those families who may struggle with paying fees, Dauntsey’s School provides financial support of up to 100%. These awards are known as bursaries and they are means-tested, which means they are awarded following a thorough evaluation of the family’s financial circumstances, such as gross income, assets, savings, etc. More details are available on this page


Dauntsey’s School 11 Plus (11+) Online Test Information


Address: West Lavington, Devizes, SN10 4HE

County: Wiltshire

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01380 814500

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school

Open days: May, September

Exam type / Board: Bespoke online test (and essay)


As part of the 11+ admissions process for entry to Dauntsey’s School, your child will undergo a bespoke online assessment, divided into two parts:


a) Adaptive Part: This section lasts for approximately one hour and features questions that adjust in difficulty based on the student’s responses.

b) Non-Adaptive Part: Lasting for 10 minutes, this section consists of questions with a fixed difficulty level.


Read on to learn more about the topics assessed in the Dauntsey’s School 11+ online test.


Dauntsey’s School 11+ Online Test Format

Adaptive Sections: Maths, English & Verbal Reasoning


– Mathematics (30 minutes): This section assesses skills in topics like arithmetic and problem-solving. It includes questions with diagrams/charts.

– English Comprehension and SPaG exercise (20 minutes): This section consists of multiple-choice questions that assess Reading Comprehension, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. 

– Verbal Reasoning (15 minutes): This section evaluates vocabulary and understanding of meaning in context. It also focuses on pupils’ skills in identifying patterns and relationships, including questions that assess critical thinking and logical reasoning.


Non-Adaptive Sections: Puzzles & Problem Solving 


– Puzzles & Problem Solving (10 minutes): This module includes interactive puzzles and diagrams. Each puzzle is accompanied by a question that the student must answer by typing in a box.


Dauntsey’s School 11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests & Preparation Tips


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Dauntsey’s School 11+ Online Practice Tests

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Dauntsey’s School 11+ Preparation Tips

By using our online practice tests, your child can enhance their exam readiness and build confidence ahead of their assessment. Here are our Top 3 Tips on how to use our resources effectively:


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3. Identify strengths and weaknesses: Using our practice tests will enable your child to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge will allow them to prioritise areas that need improvement and allocate their study time accordingly.


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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


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