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Kingsdale Foundation School | 11 Plus (11+) Banding Test Information

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Kingsdale Foundation School (KFS) is a co-ed secondary school with academy status in West Dulwich. Operational since 1958, it has recently been rated ‘Outstanding’ across all categories by OFSTED. [1]


KFS’ students benefit from an inspiring and extensive provision, which balances a relevant curriculum with a wealth of after-class activities. They study DT, humanities, computing, performing arts, PSHCE, science and languages, among others, maximising their competencies in response to the quality teaching and stimulating learning environment. 


Journalism Club, debating, MUN, Young Entrepreneur Club and Mandarin are just a few of the school’s many extracurricular features. Thanks to the broad programme, children bond with peers with ease and explore their own cognitive capacity in a more relaxed and engaging context. [2]


KFS’ community is welcoming and accepting, promoting mutual respect in conjunction with personal and academic excellence to ensure the cohort’s present and future successes. The ethos celebrates differences as pivotal to social and cultural proficiency, supporting in this way the school’s constructive framework of forward-looking educational strategies. 


11 Plus (11+) Admissions Information | Kingsdale Foundation School


In September and October, KFS welcomes prospective families on campus. The open events offer families the ideal opportunity to learn about the school’s provision and teaching methods through meetings with staff and tours of facilities. 


A total of 300 pupils are admitted in Year 7. To ensure that the intake represents a full range of ability, KFS administers a Banding Test (taken online). This exam is sat in September of the year preceding entry.


The school offers Art, Mathematics, Sports and Music Scholarships to gifted applicants following assessments in the relevant areas. Each is worth £1,000 per annum. 


Please note that, if there are more applicants than places available, priority will be given to:


  • Children in public care or previously looked after children;
  • Children who meet the school’s criteria for Music / Art Scholarships;
  • Children whose siblings attend the school;
  • Children of members of staff, etc.


Kingsdale Foundation School 11 Plus (Banding Test) Exam Information


Address: Alleyn Park, Dulwich SE21 8SQ

County: Greater London

Admissions info: [email protected] or 0208 655 9727

School type: Academy co-ed school

Exam type / Board: CAT4


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.


Kingsdale Foundation School 11 Plus (Banding Test) 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.


Kingsdale Foundation School 11 Plus (Banding Test) 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.


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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.


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CAT4 Video Courses


The following online video courses cover each section of the CAT4 exam. Each course consists of a series of lessons and step-by-step explanations. They will help your child recognise the underlying patterns to look out for in this assessment and thus master the required Reasoning techniques. The courses cover every possible question type that could potentially come up in the CAT4 test.


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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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