Dunottar School | 11+, Year 7 Entry – CEM Select

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An independent establishment, Dunottar School is based in Surrey and caters for both boys and girls. It was founded in 1926 and currently occupies a large campus that features a Grade II listed building alongside a £4.5 million Performing Arts Centre. [1]


In the Senior Department, effective teaching is coupled with a balanced curriculum for the benefit of pupils’ all-round growth. Food & Nutrition, DT, computing, MFL, humanities and science are just some of the syllabus’ highlights, supporting the cohort as they produce consistently strong results. 


Boasting numerous sporting facilities, including a 25-metre swimming pool and three floodlit outdoor courts, Dunottar endeavours to secure children’s proper physical and mental development and help them forge firm friendships. More than 95% of pupils take part in a competitive sport, learning about the importance of teamwork while growing in lasting self-esteem. [2]


The school’s ethos centres on respect and inclusivity, facilitating ambition as one of the pillars of the vibrant learning community. Achievement is celebrated alongside effort, allowing children to build on skills and character in ways that secure their many successes in the areas of future education and employment.


11 Plus (11+) Admissions | Dunottar School


Open Days at Dunottar School are held each term, familiarising visiting families with everything on offer through presentations, Q&A sessions and guided tours. Booking is made through this page


The next step of the admissions process includes registration for places. At this point, a non-refundable £100 registration fee is payable. In the following period, Dunottar School will obtain a confidential reference from your child’s current establishment.


The registration deadline is in September, while the 11+ entrance exam takes place in November of the year preceding entry. All 11+ candidates will be assessed using both paper-based and computer-based tests. 


High-achievers may be considered for a scholarship, typically awarded in the following areas:


  • Academic ability
  • Art
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Sports


Means-tested bursaries are also available. They are awarded on entry and are reviewed annually. For more details, please click here


11 Plus (11+) Exam Information | Dunottar School


Address: High Trees Road, Reigate, RH2 7EL

County: Surrey

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01737 761945

School type: Independent co-ed day school

Exam type / Board: CEM Select (& papers)


As part of the assessment process for Year 7 entry, your child will be asked to complete the CEM Select assessment. 


The test contains a number of unusual question formats that your child is unlikely to have encountered before. These include drag and drop digits and sentence auto-completes.


The assessment will be divided into a series of highly time-pressured sections. Your child doesn’t necessarily need to complete all the questions in each section to do well.


11 Plus (11+) Exam Format | Dunottar School


The CEM Select assessment will cover the following areas:


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning


The Verbal Reasoning section of the test assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using words, with a special focus on depth and breadth of vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section requires your child to solve problems using shapes and patterns with a main focus on one specific question type.


The Numerical Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using numbers and arithmetic.


11 Plus (11+) Practice Tests | Dunottar School


Our CEM Select practice tests are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. 


Each timed module is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with clear step-by-step explanations.


Statistical averages, based on the scores of other students who have taken the same practice test, are provided so you can get an idea of your child’s relative performance against their peer group. 


Online Practice Tests

These full mock tests are designed to provide your child with highly accurate practice ahead of their CEM Select Assessment. Each practice test covers Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning, replicating the modules, timings and question types used in the actual exam.


Each test contains unique content but they are all pitched at the same difficulty level as the actual assessment. This means you can easily benchmark your child’s progress as they work through the practice tests, quickly identifying their strengths and weaknesses.


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Each of our Skill Practice tests is designed to focus on one specific question type that can come up in the CEM Select exam. They are ideal for targeted practice and an efficient way to quickly improve your child’s scores in each topic.


Verbal Ability


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Non-Verbal Ability


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Numerical Ability


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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.


Please note that Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of CEM Select or any other test publisher.


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