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Gateways School 11 Plus (11+) Pretest Practice Tests (and Courses)



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 a wide range of extracurricular activities including sports, music, drama and community outreach.


Watch this short promotional video from Gateways School to learn a little more about what it has to offer:


How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Gateways School


Before applying for a Year 7 place at Gateways School, parents are advised to book a visit or attend its open day. During the visit, parents and students can take a tour of the school, meet current pupils and talk to members of staff.


Parents who would like to register their child for a Year 7 place should complete the online registration form. At this point, parents must pay a registration fee of £75 and provide the most recent copy of their child’s school report. As the school keeps its class sizes small, it’s recommended that all pupils register early to secure a place.

Gateways School 11 Plus Pretest Assessment


Pupils applying for a Year 7 place at Gateways High School are required to sit the ISEB Common Pretest. The Pretest covers English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. It is an age-standardised computerised test that is designed to measure a student’s academic ability. Unlike other independent schools, Gateways is non-selective and uses the exam to highlight any strengths or weaknesses a child might have in order to ensure that Gateways is the most supportive environment.


An entrance exam day takes place every year towards the end of January. On this day, children may also meet with a senior member of staff for an informal interview.


Once an offer has been made, a commitment fee of £200 is payable in order to accept the offer of a place.

Gateways School Admissions Criteria


Gateways School is unusual in the sense that it uses an entrance exam, but is non-selective. Rather than being used to rank pupils, the exam is intended to highlight any strengths or weaknesses a child might have. The school retains the right to suggest an alternative learning environment for children if they believe Gateways is not the right school for them.


The Year 7 assessment process combines the measuring of academic attainment and potential as well as gauging the extent to which the prospective pupil will benefit from joining the school.


If you have a question about the school’s admission policy, call 0113 288 6345 or email [email protected].

How to Prepare for the Gateways School Pretest


If your child is set to take the ISEB Common Pretest, we recommend getting organised and preparing them well. One of the most effective ways to gauge your child’s current attainment level is to use online pretest practice tests and courses.


Our practice tests are all pitched at the same difficulty level, which allows you to accurately measure your child’s progress over time. Each practice test includes modules covering Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English. After each module is complete, students and parents can refer to detailed explanations for each question.


The tests and courses provide statistical averages to provide an indication of relative performance.

Gateways School Pretest Practice Tests and Courses


Practice Tests

You can learn more about our highly accurate online ISEB Pretest practice tests by clicking on the links below. These Practice Tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module is marked automatically and is then available for review with answers and explanations provided for every question. We also provide comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so you can quickly identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses.


📈ISEB Pretest Practice Test 1

📈ISEB Pretest Practice Test 2

📈ISEB Pretest Practice Test 3

📈ISEB Pretest Practice Test 4

📈ISEB Pretest Practice Test 5


Video Courses

We’ve also produced online video courses that cover everything your child needs to know for each section of the ISEB Pretest assessment. These video courses consist of a series of lessons that go through each question type in great detail, providing step-by-step explanations and techniques to help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for. They cover every possible question type that could come up in the ISEB Pretest.


🎥ISEB Pretest Maths Course

🎥ISEB Pretest English Course

🎥ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning Course

🎥ISEB Pretest Non-Verbal Reasoning Course


Skill Practice

Our Skill Practice products consist of focused tests that allow your child to target specific question formats that appear in the ISEB Pretest. They are an efficient way to improve skills and boost scores quickly.


📌ISEB Pretest English – Comprehension

📌ISEB Pretest English – Spelling & Punctuation

📌ISEB Pretest English – Sentence Completion

📌ISEB Pretest – Non-Verbal Reasoning




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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 the ISEB Common Pre-test or any other Pre-test publisher.


Related Article:

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


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