Palmers Green High School is an independent school situated in Palmers Green, North London. It accepts girls from the age of 3 to 16 and was founded in 1907 by a member of the Society of Friends (the Quakers). It has since established itself as one of the country’s leading small independent schools. In 2017, the school came second in the Sunday Times Parent Power national league table for small independent schools.
How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to Palmers Green High School
Parents who want to register their daughter for Year 7 entry to Palmers Green are encouraged to attend the school’s Open Morning in April. The Headmistress’ PA can also arrange individual visits by telephone on 0208 8861135, or by email at [email protected].
A registration form can be downloaded from the school website here and returned to the Headmistress’ PA, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £75 per child. A registration form is also included at the back of the school’s prospectus. Once the registration form is completed and returned, the school will then provide further information about assessment.
Palmers Green High School 11 Plus Pretest Assessment
Palmers Green High School requires registered children who are applying for Year 7 entry to take the ISEB Common Pretest. This is a computer-based test completed online. The aim is to provide schools with an overview of a student’s academic potential. It covers four subjects: English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The test is age-standardised to ensure that no participant gains an unfair advantage in terms of age.
In addition to the pretest, students are required to complete an English creative writing paper, which is set by the school.
Palmers Green High School Admissions Criteria
The 11+ Entrance and Scholarship Examination takes place in January. Candidates who show promise in the written tests are invited to interview at the school in February. Parents are normally informed of the outcome during the February half term.
Should a pupil be offered a place, the offer needs to be accepted in writing within one week. A deposit of £750 is required for those entering in Year 7. The deposit is returned at the end of the pupil’s career at PGHS, subject to full settlement of the final account.
How to Prepare for the Palmers Green High School Pretest for Year 7 Entry
Because competition for places at Palmers Green High School is high, it is well worth students taking some time to prepare for the pretest exam.
Here at Pretest Plus, we design practice tests that help students prepare for the ISEB Common Pretest. Our practice tests and courses familiarise students with the exam layout and give them an insight into the types of questions that they are likely to be asked.
We would also encourage students to take our online tests under exam conditions in order to improve their time management skills. The more students practice, the better they become at working under pressure. The tests also highlight students’ strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to target their study where the most improvement is needed.
Our resources cover all of the four subjects tested in the exam: Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Maths. Students are provided with detailed explanations of each question once they have completed the test, along with instant feedback on their score, including statistical averages which provide an indication of relative performance.
Palmers Green High School 11+ Practice Tests and Courses
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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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