"A record 51 Oxbridge + Medical successes for 2013; top 3 leavers’ destinations: Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial."

"A focus on scholarship and cultural enrichment with a vibrant approach to intellectual curiosity."

"One of the finest Grammar Schools in the country with A level A*/B grades consistently around 95%."

"No. 1 state school with mixed 6th Form in the Times/Telegraph national league tables 2012; No. 1 state Boys’ school nationally for the EBacc 2011, '12 and '13 with 96%; “State Secondary School of the Year 2009” "

The Sunday Times

"This is an outstanding school...it promotes students' scholarship, curiosity and intellectual endeavour. All students make outstanding progress... and are set targets which are 'out of grasp, but within reach'"


Year 7

Sample Questions in English and Mathematics are available to download below:

Sample Questions for Mathematics and English

Applicants are required to sit tests in English and Mathematics. Each test lasts for one hour and each is marked out of 100.

  • The Mathematics test consists of around 30 questions of generally increasing difficulty.
  • The English test has two equally weighted sections. One section assesses reading and the other assesses writing.

1. Section One tests reading by multiple choice questions, based on fiction or non-fiction passages plus some questions on basic grammar.

2. Section Two tests creative writing skills.

Marks are awarded in the creative writing section as shown below:

 the right style and type of writing with sensible, interesting content


 accurate and interesting sentences using clearly defined paragraphs

 correct punctuation


 varied vocabulary




 neat and appropriate layout and handwriting





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