Thomas’s Putney Vale | Year 9, 13 Plus (13+) Entry Information

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Thomas’s Putney Vale is an independent co-educational school in London. Characterised by a forward-looking ethos, it is part of a family of prestigious schools known for providing a broad education with emphasis on music and arts. [1]


The stimulating academic programme, including science, languages, technology and humanities, is coupled with a rich selection of extracurriculars, ranging from swimming, fencing and cookery to chess, climbing and ballet. School life is vigorous and vibrant, catering for pupils’ needs and preferences in line with the highest of standards.


Thomas’s emphasises the importance of courtesy, honesty and perseverance, helping pupils develop the confidence to approach life’s challenges with a sense of wonder and intellectual curiosity. At school, learning isn’t confined to the classroom as it is seen as a continuous, wide-ranging process of improvement and growth, one that underpins academic integrity that is nothing short of exemplary. 


13 Plus (13+) Admissions Information | Thomas’s Putney Vale


Thomas’s Putney Vale arranges tours each term to help families become familiar with everything on offer. During the visit, you and your child will meet senior staff members, including the Head and the Admissions team, as well as tour the many facilities on campus. 


Approximately 44 places are available and the registration deadline is at the beginning of November of Year 6. Examinations take place during Discovery Day, held in January. 


Informal interviews will also take place, alongside group discussions, helping staff understand your child’s learning style and interests. A reference from their current Headteacher will be requested.


The school sends out offers in February, to be accepted by the deadline in March. Bursaries, covering 10–90% of fees, are available.


13 Plus (13+) Exam Information | Thomas’s Putney Vale


Address: Stroud Crescent, Putney Vale, SW15 3EQ

County: London

Admissions info: [email protected] or 020 3653 1640

School type: Independent co-ed day school

Exam type / Board: CEM Select


As part of the assessment process for 13+ entry, your child will be asked to complete an online test called CEM Select.


The test contains a number of unusual question formats that your child is unlikely to have encountered before. These include drag and drop digits and sentence auto-completes.


The assessment will be divided into a series of highly time-pressured sections. Your child doesn’t necessarily need to complete all the questions in each section to do well.


13 Plus (13+) Exam Format | Thomas’s Putney Vale


The CEM Select will cover the following areas:


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning


The Verbal Reasoning section of the test assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using words, with a special focus on depth and breadth of vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section requires your child to solve problems using shapes and patterns with a main focus on one specific question type.


The Numerical Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to solve problems using numbers and arithmetic.


13 Plus (13+) Practice Tests | Thomas’s Putney Vale


Our CEM Select practice tests are highly accurate, ensuring that your child’s preparation is targeted and efficient. 


Each timed module is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review every question in detail with clear step-by-step explanations.


Statistical averages, based on the scores of other students who have taken the same practice test, are provided so you can get an idea of your child’s relative performance against their peer group. Click the below links to learn more and purchase: 


Online Practice Tests


These full mock tests are designed to provide your child with highly accurate practice ahead of their CEM Select Assessment. Each practice test covers Verbal, Non-Verbal and Numerical Reasoning, replicating the modules, timings and question types used in the actual exam.


Each test contains unique content but they are all pitched at the same difficulty level as the actual assessment. This means you can easily benchmark your child’s progress as they work through the practice tests, quickly identifying their strengths and weaknesses.


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Each of our Skill Practice tests is designed to focus on one specific question type that can come up in the CEM Select exam. They are ideal for targeted practice and an efficient way to quickly improve your child’s scores in each topic.


Verbal Ability


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Non-Verbal Ability


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Numerical Ability


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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 CEM Select or any other test publisher.

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