London Bromley 11 Plus Exam Format

Background to the 11 Plus Exam in London  Bromley

There are two Grammar Schools in London Bromley that children will need to take an 11 Plus Exam to get into.

Newstead Wood School

St Olave’s Grammar School


London Bromley 11 Plus Exam Format Details

For Newstead Wood School the paper is written by GL and covers:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-Verbal reasoning

For St Olave’s Grammar School the school operates a two-stage process for their 11plus testing. In the first stage pupils must sit a Selective Eligibility Test (SET). This multiple choice test includes:

  • English Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Those pupils who pass the SET will be invited back to the second stage which includes:

  • An English test, hour long which usually includes comprehension and a creative writing task or essay
  • An hour long Mathematics test


Preparation for the 11 Plus Exam in London – Bromley

Firstly it is important to understand what preparation options you have and what might be the most suitable route to go down. Go forward to our 11 Plus preparation options page to understand what the options are and to start thinking about which one might be best for you.

If your child is in year three or four currently then you might also find it useful to understand what advice we offer parents who want to start helping their children at this stage.

If your child is in the latter stages of year four or in year five then we offer different advice designed to help families who are closer to the exam date.

If your child is part way through year five or quite close to the exam then we have tried to show how you can use the time you might have available most effectively.