Farringtons School | 11+, Year 7 Entry » Key Details

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Based near London, on the very border of Kent, Farringtons School is an independent day and boarding school that caters for both boys and girls. Approximately 690 students benefit from its top-notch provision and friendly ethos, as well as the rich range of spacious facilities. [1]


Farringtons’ varied curriculum ensures positive attitudes to learning, hence the cohort’s academic development is competitive in the broadest sense. Science, technology, creative arts, MFL, politics, economics and many other options form a relevant syllabus that secures an impressive intellectual grounding, adopted by students with enthusiasm.  


Co-curricular clubs and further enrichment activities add up to the wealth of the school’s offering. As pupils engage in debating, feminism, swimming, choir and drama, among other pursuits, they develop character and grow in independence, yet successfully forge firm friendships along the way. [2]


Farringtons’ educational model is unpretentious, allowing the cohort to develop their potential without being pressured to perform beyond their abilities. In line with the motto Posside Sapientiam (Growing in wisdom), the learning atmosphere is supported by high-calibre staff, who make sure that all learners benefit from their profoundly holistic approach to the craft.


11 Plus (11+) Admissions | Farringtons School


The school hosts Open Mornings and School Tours, allowing families to explore facilities and learn details about the overall provision. The events typically begin with a short address from the Head and proceed with a tour of the campus. Places should be booked in advance through this page


Registration for 11+ places includes a payment of a non-refundable registration fee that amounts to £100. The deadline for this is in November of the year preceding entry.


Entrance examinations are held later the same month. On the basis of exam results, your child’s conduct during an interview and the quality of the confidential references from their current school, an offer of a place may be made. The acceptance deadline is in March of the calendar year of entry.  


Scholarships, valued at up to 30% per annum, are offered for excellence in the areas of Academia, Music and Sports. Scholars will be expected to set an example for other pupils and fully engage in all curricular and co-curricular aspects of school life.


Bursaries are offered to families in financial need following a means-testing procedure. To indicate your interest, you should tick the appropriate box on the registration form.


11 Plus (11+) Exam Information | Farringtons School


Address: Perry Street, Chislehurst BR7 6LR

County: Kent

Admissions info: [email protected] or 020 8467 0256

School type: Independent co-ed day & boarding school

Open days: Each Term

Exam type / Board: CEM Select


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 | Farringtons 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 | Farringtons School


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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. 

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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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