Handcross Park School » Year 7, 11 Plus (11+) Entry Information

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Handcross Park School is an independent co-ed preparatory school in Handcross, West Sussex, and dates back to 1887. In 2011, Handcross Park School became part of the Brighton College Family of Schools. [1]


The Prep School offers a broad curriculum, featuring a varied selection of disciplines such as Spanish, humanities, science, ICT, Latin and PSHE. As part of the educational provision, Handcross Park regularly welcomes guest speakers from a plethora of professions, providing pupils with a sense of direction for their future academic and non-academic endeavours. 


Workshops, educational trips, competitions and the Able, Gifted & Talented programme further enhance the learning experience, amounting to its wealth, depth and exceptionally high standards. Children’s abilities are stretched across a number of activities, including Young Enterprise Club, sports, orchestra and drama, allowing them to think outside the box and maximise their self-esteem. [2]


The pastoral care provision is all-encompassing, placing the health and overall well-being of children at the centre of its priorities. As a result, they grow in resilience and moral awareness, as well as motivation to contribute to the school’s pervasive culture of kindness and consistently good examination results. 


Handcross Park School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions 


Handcross Park School welcomes all prospective families on campus to get a feel for its atmosphere prior to applying for a place. Open Days are held in Spring and Autumn, allowing parents and children to tour facilities and hear from key members of staff. 


Registration forms the next stage of the admissions process. Online forms should be submitted with a payment of a £110 fee, which is non-refundable. 


Your child will then be invited to attend Assessment Morning, which may be followed by a Taster Day to give your child a taste of life at Handcross Park.


On Assessment Morning, the school administers the CAT4 online test alongside Maths and English exams.


The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) covers four subject areas, each of them evaluating pupils’ Reasoning skills through standardised assessments. 


Handcross Park School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information



Address: London Rd, Handcross, Haywards Heath RH17 6HF

County: West Sussex

Admissions info: [email protected] or 01444 400526

School type: Independent co-ed preparatory school

Open Days date: In the Spring and Autumn terms

Exam type / Board: CAT4 (and further exams for Maths and English)


As part of the assessment process for 11+ entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment. 


Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability). 


This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.


Handcross Park School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.


  • The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.


  • The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.


  • The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change. 


  • The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.


Handcross Park School 11+ CAT4 Practice Tests and Courses


Our CAT4 practice tests and courses are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. The practice tests are specifically designed for CAT4 Level C, which is taken in Year 6 for 11+ Entry.


Online Practice Tests

Our highly rated CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each 11+ CAT4 practice test is marked automatically and can then be reviewed. Answers and explanations are provided for every question, as well as comparative ranking statistics on a per module basis so that you can precisely determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 1

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 5

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 6

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 7

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 8

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 9

CAT4 – Level C – Practice Test 10


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Online Skill Practice

The following Skill Practice Tests each focus on one module that will come up in the CAT4 11+ assessment. Therefore, if your child finds particular modules challenging, you can target them specifically, making a big improvement in a short amount of time. Across each product, we cover every possible question variation that can come up in the actual exam. These topic based practice tests are therefore extremely efficient and effective. All tests are marked automatically and feedback, solutions and statistical rankings are provided.


Non-Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Matrices

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Classification


Verbal Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Classification

CAT4 – Level C – Verbal Analogies


Quantitative Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Number Analogies

CAT4 – Level C – Number Series


Spatial Reasoning

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Analysis

CAT4 – Level C – Figure Recognition


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Online Video Courses

The video courses provide a step-by-step framework that will allow your child to answer any CAT4 question efficiently, accurately and confidently. The total length of the video lessons in each course is over 15 hours but they can be watched in any order so you can target the specific question styles that your child finds the hardest. The video tutorials in each course can be watched as many times as you like.

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