Free Independent School 11 Plus Papers

Use the links below to access our extensive range of Maths and English papers (listed alphabetically) from Independent schools across England. These are all free to download and require no sign-up.

Free 11+ Maths Papers From Independent Schools 

Free 11+ English Papers From Independent Schools

11+ Independent School Exam Information 

Make sure that you also check out our other free 11+ papers for download- Maths Papers, Verbal Reasoning Papers, Non-Verbal Reasoning Papers, English Papers and CEM Papers.

Our Exam Papers and Books pages offer Free 11 Plus preparation Guides and recommendations on which are the best papers and books to buy

Free Independent School 11 Plus Maths Exam Papers

1/ Although important for building exam technique, just simply completing paper after paper will not help your child. It is important to combine papers with learning resources. Please follow the following links for more information on independent and private school 11 plus exams preparation and maths scholarship resources. We have also recommended some Maths Independent school resources which we believe are particularly relevant for children in the run into the exam.

2/ Download papers from various different independent schools below, along with the mark schemes where provided.

Alleyn’s School 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper 1 – Alleyn’s School

11 Plus Sample Paper 2 – Alleyn’s School

Bancroft’s School 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper – Bancroft’s

11 Plus Sample Paper 2017 – Bancroft’s

11 Plus Sample Paper 2016 – Bancroft’s

Colfe’s School 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper – Colfe’s

City of London School 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Specimen Paper 2018 – City of London School

Dulwich College 11+ Maths Papers

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths exam paper A

Dulwich College 11 Plus exam paper A – Mark scheme

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths exam paper B

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths exam paper B – Mark scheme

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths exam paper C

Dulwich College 11 Plus exam paper C – Mark scheme

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths exam paper D

Dulwich College 11 Plus exam paper D – Mark scheme

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths exam paper E

Dulwich College 11 Plus exam paper E – Mark scheme

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths exam paper F

Dulwich College 11 Plus exam paper F – Mark scheme

Dulwich College 11 Plus Maths Specimen Paper

Emanuel 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper 2013 – Emanuel

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ Maths Entrance Exam Paper – 2013

11 Plus Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ Maths Entrance Exam Paper – 2011

Hampton Court House 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper – Hampton Court House

Highgate School 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper 2013 – Highgate

Independent Schools’ Board 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper 2016 – Independent Schools Board

11 Plus Sample Paper Answer Sheet 2016 – Independent Schools Board

11 Plus Sample Paper 2009 – Independent Schools Board

11 Plus Sample Paper 2008 – Independent Schools Board

11 Plus Practise Paper 2009 – Independent Schools Board

11 Plus Practise Paper 2008 – Independent Schools Board

Kent College 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper – Kent College

King’s College Wimbledon 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper Section A 2017 – King’s College School Wimbledon

11 Plus Sample Paper Section B 2017 – King’s College School Wimbledon

11 Plus Sample Paper 2014 – King’s College School Wimbledon

Merchant Taylor’s School 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Maths Specimen Paper 1 – Merchant Taylor’s School

11 Plus Maths Specimen Paper 2 – Merchant Taylor’s School

Manchester Grammar School 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Section A 2018 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Answer Sheet Section A 2018 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Section B 2018 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Answer Sheet Section B 2018 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Section A 2017 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Answer Sheet Section A 2017 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Section B 2017 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Answer Sheet Section B 2017 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Section A 2016 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Answer Sheet Section A 2016 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Section B 2016 – Manchester Grammar School

11 Plus Arithmetic Test Answer Sheet Section B 2016 – Manchester Grammar School

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2016 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2016 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2015 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2015 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2014 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2014 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2013 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2013 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2012 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2012 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2011 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2011 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2010 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2010 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2009 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2009 – Group 1

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2008 – Group 2

11 Plus North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 2008 – Group 1

Perse Upper School Cambridge 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Paper Perse Upper School Cambridge – Sample A

11 Plus Paper Perse Upper School Cambridge – Sample B

11 Plus Paper Perse Upper School Cambridge – Sample C

11 Plus Paper Perse Upper School Cambridge – Sample D

11 Plus Paper Perse Upper School Cambridge – Sample E

Reigate Grammar School Chester 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Maths Sample Paper 2013 – Reigate Grammar School

11 Plus Maths Sample Paper 2012 – Reigate Grammar School

Girls’ Day School Trust (Streatham and Clapham) 11+ Maths Entrance

11 Plus Sample Paper – GDST Streatham and Clapham High School

The King’s School Chester 11+ Maths Papers

The Kings School Chester 11 Plus Maths paper

The Queen’s School Chester 11+ Maths Papers

11 Plus Sample Paper – Queen’s School Chester

Free Independent School 11 Plus English Exam Papers

1/ Many families struggle with helping their children through the creative writing process which is often a significant part of the entrance examination. Please follow the following links for more information on independent and private school 11 plus exams preparation and English resources for independent school exams. We have also recommended what we think is the best resource which will really help children with their creative writing and indeed will provide some more comprehension activities should the free ones on this page not be quite what you want.

2/ Download papers from various different independent schools below, along with the mark schemes.

Alleyn’s School 11+ English Papers

11 Plus Examination Sample Paper 1 – Alleyn’s School

11 Plus Examination Sample Paper 2 – Alleyn’s School

Bancroft’s School 11+ English Papers

Bancroft’s School 11 Plus English Sample Paper 1

Bancroft’s School 11 Plus English Sample Paper 2

11 Plus Sample Paper 2017 – Bancroft’s School

11 Plus Sample Paper 2016 – Bancroft’s School 

City of London Freemen’s School 11+ English Papers

City of London Freemen’s School 11 Plus English Exam Paper

City Of London School 11+ English Papers

City of London School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper (Group 2)

11 Plus Sample Paper 2018 – City of London School

City of London School for Girls 11+ English Papers

City of London School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

Dulwich College 11+ English Papers

Dulwich College 11 Plus English Specimen Paper A

Dulwich College 11 Plus English Specimen Paper B

Dulwich College 11 Plus English Specimen Paper C

Dulwich College 11 Plus English Specimen Paper 2009

Emanuel School 11+ English Papers

Emanuel School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

Emanuel School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2011

Emanuel School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2012

Emanuel School 11 Plus English Sample Paper

Godolphin & Latymer 11+ English Papers

Godolphin & Latymer 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2008

Godolphin & Latymer 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2009

Godolphin & Latymer 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

Godolphin & Latymer 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2011

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School 11+ English Papers

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2009

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2011

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2013

ISEB (Independent Schools Examinations Board) Common Entrance 11+ English Papers

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2006

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2008

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 2008

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2008-2009

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 2008-2009

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2009

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 2009

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2009-2010

ISEB Common Entrance 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 2009-2010

Kent College 11+ English Papers

Kent College 11 Plus English Sample Paper 2009

King’s College School 11+ English Papers

King’s College School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper Reading 2015

King’s College School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper Writing 2015

King’s College School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper Section A 2017

King’s College School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper Section B 2017

King’s College School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper Section C 2017

Latymer Upper School 11+ English Papers

Latymer Upper School 11 Plus English Sample Paper

Merchant Taylor’s School 11+ English Papers

11 Plus Examination Paper 2010 – Merchant Taylor’s School

11 Plus Sample Practice Paper – Merchant Taylor’s School

North London Collegiate School 11+ English Papers

North London Collegiate School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2008

North London Collegiate School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2009

North London Collegiate School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

North London Collegiate School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2011

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11+ English Papers

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2008

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2009

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2011

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2012 (Group 1)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2012 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2013 (Group 1)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2013 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2014 (Group 1)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2014 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Passage 2014 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2015 (Group 1)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2015 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Passage 2015 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2016 (Group 1)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2016 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Exam Passage 2016 (Group 2)

North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium 11 Plus English Sample Paper

Oundle School 11+ English Papers

Oundle School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

Oundle School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2011

Oundle School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2012

Oundle School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2013

Oundle School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2014

Reigate Grammar School 11+ English Papers

Reigate Grammar School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2012

Girls’ Day School Trust (Streatham and Clapham) 11+ English Entrance Paper

11 Plus Sample Paper – GDST (Streatham and Clapham High School)

St George’s Weybridge 11+ English Papers

St George’s Weybridge 11 Plus English Exam Paper

St Paul’s Girls School 11+ English Papers

St Paul’s Girls’ School 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2

St Paul’s Girls’ School 11 Plus English Comprehension Exam Paper 2

The King’s School Chester 11+ English Papers

The King’s School Chester 11 Plus English Comprehension Paper

The King’s School Chester 11 Plus English Comprehension Passage

The King’s School Chester 11 Plus English Specimen Paper

The Manchester Grammar School 11+ English Papers

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Answers 2010

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2010

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 Answers 2011

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2011

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 Comprehension Answers 2011

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 Comprehension Passage 2011

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 Answers 2012

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2012

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 Comprehension Answers 2012

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 Comprehension Passage 2012

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 Answers 2013

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 2013

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 1 Map for Use 2013

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 Comprehension Answers 2013

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper 2 Comprehension Passage 2013

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A Answers 2014

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A 2014

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Answers 2014

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Passage 2014

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A Answers 2016

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A 2016

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Answers 2016

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Passage 2016

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A Answers 2017

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A 2017

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Answers 2017

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Passage 2017

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A Answers 2018

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section A 2018

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Answers 2018

The Manchester Grammar 11 Plus English Exam Paper Section B Comprehension Passage 2018

The Perse School 11+ English Papers

The Perse School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper 1

The Perse School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper 2

The Perse School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper 3

The Perse School 11 Plus English Specimen Paper 4

The Queen’s School Chester 11+ English Papers

The Queen’s School Chester 11 Plus English Exam Paper

11+ Exam Information for Independent Schools

Please read the text below and use the links for further information about the Independent school tests as well as the resources we recommend for preparation. This section will be split into what to expect for an independent school 11+ Exam and guidance on preparation.

What to Expect For an Independent School 11+ Exam

It is often the case that independent schools produce their own papers for Maths and English and if they use a verbal reasoning (VR) and/or non-verbal reasoning (NVR) element this will be bought in via CEM or GL, who are the two major exam boards for the 11 Plus. Schools will differ in this approach so it is well worth investigating the school you wish to apply to to understand their approach. Please follow this link for more information about independent and private schools 11 plus preparation. 

The papers provided on this page should give you an indication of the format the exam may take, the material covered and the difficulty that could be encountered, however, please be aware that exams can differ considerably year-on-year. We also advise that although using papers is an excellent way to learn exam technique and the pace that children will have to answer questions we believe that strong core skills are the guaranteed way to ensure exam success.

It is also worth noting that Independent School 11 Plus Exams tend to differ a little from those for Grammar Schools.

Recommended Resources/Guidance on Preparation

As mentioned beforehand most exams consist of a school written English and Maths papers and, if contained, a VR and NVR section courtesy of GL or CEM. With the Maths and English being school written it becomes difficult to give specific advice on how to prepare.

Maths and English Papers Information

In the Maths papers, the tests tend to be standard, not multiple choice and equally as schools use the same tests to differentiate bursary and scholarship candidates they tend to throw in a few more difficult questions towards the end. These questions don’t necessarily stray outside the KS2 syllabus but they require a child to think. As all tests are marked manually it pays to show working out as in some cases the schools may pose a question they don’t expect children to solve but will award marks for how they approach it.

In the English papers, the tests tend to include traditional Comprehension and Creative Writing. It is also the case that in most of the comprehension tests answers should be written in sentences rather than being given multiple choice options.

VR and NVR Paper Information

For the VR and NVR element see our pages on Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning for guidance. We also have pages on the books and preparation material we recommend GL VR and GL NVR and CEM VR and CEM NVR. Please check out the following pages for more general advice on preparing for the 11+.