Francis Holland (NW1) Regent’s Park – 12+, 13+, 14+, Years 8-10 Entry » CEM Select

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Francis Holland School is the name of two renowned private schools for girls in central London which were founded in the 1870s. Boasting a long list of alumni, they offer excellent facilities and a broad and relevant curriculum. [1]


Francis Holland Regent’s Park is synonymous with quality education, delivered through a range of academic and non-academic opportunities. Fully committed to fostering the mental, cultural and physical development of pupils, the school takes pride in its strong achievements and refined culture that inspire girls to be the best they can be.


The co-curricular offering allows them to explore their strengths. Consisting of a rich selection of clubs, trips and community related activities, the programme helps foster a sense of belonging while also enabling students to excel in the areas of dance, debating, chess, choir, sports and many more. [2]


The pastoral care provision is outstanding. Staff maintain strong partnerships with parents, effectively communicating any setbacks their daughters might be facing. This helps facilitate the cohort’s personal and character development, ensuring that they leave school grounded in integrity and holistic wellbeing.


12+, 13+, 14+ Admissions – Francis Holland (NW1) Regent’s Park


Francis Holland (NW1) advises all families who wish their daughter to be considered for an occasional place to visit the campus prior to applying for one. Through meetings with members of staff and tours of the extensive facilities, you and your daughter will learn more about the overall offering. 


The school has a separate registration form for occasional vacancies, which can be found here. The registration fee of £150 (£200 for overseas residents) is non-refundable.


Offers are made on the basis of entrance test results. Please note that acceptance is confirmed with a payment of a £2,600 deposit, including the Francis Holland Old Girls’ Life Subscription, which amounts to £100. 


12+, 13+, 14+ Exam Information – Francis Holland (NW1) Regent’s Park


Address: Ivor Place, London, NW1 6XR

County: London

Admissions info: [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7723 0176

School type: Independent day school for girls

Exam type / Board: CEM Select


As part of the assessment process for Years 8-10 entry, your daughter will be asked to complete the CEM Select assessment. 


The test contains a number of unusual question formats that your daughter 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 daughter doesn’t necessarily need to complete all the questions in each section to do well.


12+, 13+, 14+ Exam Format – Francis Holland (NW1) Regent’s Park


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 daughter’s ability to solve problems using words, with a special focus on depth and breadth of vocabulary.


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


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



To gain further insight into the CEM Select assessment, its purpose and structure, please click here.


12+, 13+, 14+ Practice Tests – Francis Holland (NW1) Regent’s Park


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


Each timed module is marked automatically. Your daughter 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 daughter’s relative performance against her peer group. 

Online Practice Tests

These full mock tests are designed to provide your daughter with highly accurate practice ahead of her 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 daughter’s progress as she works through the practice tests, quickly identifying her 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 daughter’s scores in each topic.


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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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