Navigating the different entrance exams can be complex for parents. With so many excellent schools offering various exams it can be difficult to work out where to start.

Queen Elizabeth’s School (QE Boys), Barnet

Address: Queen Elizabeth’s School, Queen’s Road, Barnet EN5 4DQ

County: Hertfordshire / London Borough of Barnet

Admissions Info:, 0208 441 4646

School Type: Boys’ Grammar

Number of pupils: 1,182

Number of Places in Year 7: 180

Open Day Date: July

Exam Date: September

Exam Board Type: GL Assessment

Queen Elizabeth’s School is a boys’ grammar situated in Barnet, a market town in North London. Consistently one of the most academically successful grammar schools in England with a specialism in music.

It tests students in Year 6 using the 11+ (GL) assessments in Math and English.

About The Exam:

The 11+ entrance exam consists of two multiple-choice test papers, covering English and Mathematics. Both papers are taken during the same session.

The scores are fully age-standardised and the scores from the two tests will be combined into an overall entrance test score for each candidate. Candidates who achieve a combined score of 210 or higher will be considered for admission.

Essential information:

The School has a strict oversubscription policy. If there are more applicants than available places in Year 7, allocations will be determined by the distance from the families home to the school.

To apply for a place you must complete the online registration form and the local authority (LA) Common Application Form (CAF).

Barnet’s is one of the UK’s grammars, so there is strong competition for a Year 7 place. We suggest that you don’t to leave 11 Plus preparation until the last minute. Instead, set-up a plan to ensure your child understands the work that will be required.Starting revision early is important. The sooner revision starts, the less likely they’ll be to become overwhelmed by the workload.


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