Newstead Wood School is a grammar school for girls in Orpington, south-east London. Specialising in engineering and psychology, it was founded in 1957 and has recently been rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. 
Newstead Wood offers a varied curriculum, aimed at building pupils’ skills and character while they engage in academic and non-academic endeavours. Lessons are delivered for art, mathematics, computing, science, Japanese and PSHE, among others, encouraging informed curiosity as one of the many benefits of the learning experience.
After classes, girls enthusiastically partake in a wealth of enrichment activities, featuring everything from trampolining, orchestra and Feminist Soc to coding, rock band and chess. Through the balanced enrichment programme, the school helps boost pupils’ social skills and practical knowledge, ensuring the quality of their attainment and welfare at the same time. 
Newstead Wood operates in line with the motto Fortitudine Crescamus (May we grow in strength) and tailors its provision to facilitate pupils’ betterment, both academically and personally. The community is inclusive and respectful of differences, proudly producing articulate and confident leavers who frequently join Russell Group Universities.
Newstead Wood School In-Year Entry (12 Plus & 13 Plus) Admissions Information
The Newstead Wood School standard entry point is 11 Plus. However, the school also accepts applications from pupils interested in In-Year (Late) Entry. To assess pupils for late transfer, Newstead Wood administers the CAT4 online test.
In-Year applications should be made to the London Borough of Bromley. Your child will then be placed on a waiting list and, if a place becomes available, she will be asked to sit the CAT4 entrance test.
If there are two or more applicants who have achieved the same score, the school may additionally assess them through a Non-Verbal Reasoning assessment.
Newstead Wood School Late Transfer (In-Year Entry) Exam Information
Address: Avebury Road, Orpington BR6 9SA
Admissions info: [email protected] or 01689 853626
School type: Grammar school for girls
Exam type / Board: CAT4
As part of the assessment process for late transfer 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.
Newstead Wood School Late Transfer (In-Year) 12+ and 13+ 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.
Newstead Wood School Late Transfer (In-Year) Practice Tests and Courses
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Online Practice Tests
Our highly rated CAT4 practice tests are available to take online immediately after purchase. Each module 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. These practice tests are specifically designed for CAT4 Levels D and E, which are taken in Years 7 and 8 for 12+ and 13+ entry, respectively.
12+ CAT4 PRACTICE TESTS
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Online Skill Practice
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12+ CAT4 SKILL PRACTICE TESTS
CAT4 – Level D – Figure Matrices
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CAT4 – Level D – Verbal Classification
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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.
CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Course
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