Kendrick Grammar School

Admissions and 11 Plus exam information for Kendrick Grammar School. Use the site to help you find out how to be successful with an 11 Plus exam application to Kendrick Grammar School.

11 Plus Entry Information for Kendrick Grammar School

Kendrick is an oversubscribed, selective school. It has been a specialist science school since 2003 and added a second languages specialism in 2008. Approximately 30 girls each year join the sixth form from other schools. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is higher than in most schools but all are fluent in English. The proportion of girls eligible for free school meals is very low. The school has Healthy Schools and Sportsmark status. A soft federation has been formed with Reading Girls’ School. The headteacher of Kendrick is now the executive headteacher of both schools.

County Berkshire
Address Kendrick Grammar School,London Road, Reading RG1 5BN
Type Girls’ Grammar
Pupils 709
Places in Year 7 95/100
Open Days July/September
Kendrick Grammar School 11+ resources Maths resources                      English Resources                Verbal Reasoning resources    Non Verbal Reasoning resources     
Competition 5+ applicants for every place
Exam Format GL 11 Plus – Maths, Verbal-Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English
School Website

Kendrick Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Format

The 11 Plus Exam format for Kendrick Grammar School is written by GL Assessment. The exam format is as follows.

Paper 1 55 minute English and Verbal Reasoning paper. English section includes a 5 minute practice section followed by a 25 minute test. The Verbal Reasoning section includes a 5 minute practice section followed by a 20 minute test.
Paper 2 55 minute Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning paper. The first section includes Non-verbal and spatial reasoning, this consists of 5 subtests lasting 5 minutes each. The second section is Mathematics and includes a 5 minute practice section followed by a 25 minute test

Kendrick Grammar School 11 Plus Exam Paper

Some publishers have access to the exam format and produce their own mirror papers which aim to replicate what an 11 Plus exam for Kendrick Grammar School might look like.

We understand that these publishers get the information from familiarisation packs sent to parents, teachers, local tutors and pupils who have sat the test. The tests can of course change at any time and these papers only aim to give a good idea of what to expect, however, they are very useful and most parents use them at some point.

The ones we would suggest are from Learning Street. They are of high quality and cheaper than any others we have seen. Direct links to the papers are below and Learning Street produce them as mock exams which is unique ( so you can run your own mock exam at home). Links to the papers are below:

Kendrick 11 Plus Mock Exam 1

Kendrick 11 Plus Mock Exam 2

Kendrick 11 Plus Mock Exam 3

Kendrick 11 Plus Mock Exam 4

Kendrick 11 Plus Mock Exam Papers Bundle ( packs 1-4)

How to prepare for the Kendrick Grammar School 11 Plus Exam

Essentially you have 4 options when it comes to helping your child to prepare.

1/ Some parents use a Private Tutor. If you want to start your search for a suitable one, we provide links to some Private tutors in Berkshire to help you. These can cost between £2500 and £6000 a year. For help thinking about which private tutor might be right for you see our guidance page.

2/ If you are thinking of preparing at home using books then our 11 Plus Exam papers and books section provides lots of links and advice to help you choose which books to use and what to focus on. Preparation plans are also provided. Using this method is great for those parents prepared to take a more hands on approach. The average parent using this method spends about £300 on books and papers during the final year of preparation.

3/ A great option is a structured course. These courses gradually build up skills so you can focus on helping your child with the work provided. The best supplier is Learning Street which helps you prepare your child from home, ranging in price from £12 to £89 ( full cost – not monthly cost) it is the cheapest method of preparation. To find out their course suggestions for Kendrick Grammar School 11 Plus preparation click the link.

4/  Online preparation. This is not something we recommend. Online solutions are growing more useful and reliable and for some aspects of preparation they can be useful but certainly not for all your preparation needs. They are also very expensive for what they provide with some coming in at £600- £1000 for a year depending on which options you select. For our rationale on why we believe online preparation is not a good solution yet click through to the page 11 Plus online preparation.

Kendrick Grammar School 11 Plus Exam – Further Help

This website has lots of information which can help you aside from the ones we have directed you to above:

If you are thinking about doing an 11 Plus Mock Exam, then we have a page with 11 Plus Mock Exams in Berkshire Reading.

We have all sorts of pages related to preparing for the exam and getting ready for the exam day itself including:

Top Ten 11 plus Preparation Tips

Last Minute Preparation Solutions

11 Plus Exam Day Tips

11 Plus Exam Forum – Berkshire Reading Pages- where we have pre-answered the most common questions

And of course there is a wealth of information including preparation plans in our exam papers and books section for Berkshire Reading.