11+ Entry

Great care is taken to assess children on a wide range of abilities and to look for potential. The Admissions Registrars are happy to guide each family through the entrance procedure. For more information on our open days and 11+ entry assessments please call 01600 710 433 or enter your details on our online enquiry form.

Written Assessment    

General Entry Assessments for boys aged 11 include written tests in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning, together with an informal interview and a report from present school. The English and mathematics papers are largely based upon levels 1-4 of the National Curriculum. Maths and English sample papers for entry to the senior school are available from the Admissions Registrar.


The English and mathematics papers will be largely based upon levels 1-4 of the National Curriculum.

(1) English (60 minutes) Candidates will have the opportunity of writing both imaginatively and in response to prose, poetry or visual material. They will be expected to show that their handwriting, spelling and presentation are adequate, and that they are familiar with simple parts of speech and basic punctuation. Straightforward questions on vocabulary, use of pronouns and conjunctions etc. may also be set. The format of the paper may vary from year to year.

(2) Mathematics (50 minutes) The maths exam will be in two parts:

The first part will be a 15 minute test consisting entirely of arithmetic questions which are to be answered without the use of a calculator. The second part will be a 35 minute test consisting of questions and problems which would cover all aspects of the mathematics curriculum (arithmetic, algebra, shape and space, handling data and applications). Candidates will be allowed to use calculators for this part. (A simple four function (+,-,x,) calculator will be sufficient.) A small number of questions (accounting for a maximum of 20% of the final assessment) may be set to test the candidate’s ability to understand and apply a new idea.

(3) A Verbal Reasoning Test (50 minutes)

Entrance Assessment Dates

Entrance Assessment Dates – For 2017 Entry
11+ General Entry Interviews Saturday 7, 9, 10, 11 January &
Friday 3 February 2017
Interviewer Briefing: Friday 6 January 2017
11+ General Entry Assessments Saturday 4 February 2017
11+ Music Auditions Early January 2017, by arrangement
11+ Sports Trials Wednesday 25 January 2017
11+ Induction Day Friday 23 June 2017

For all candidates, we like to request a report from their current school and also invite them along for a brief interview. However, if the above dates are not convenient, we can sometimes arrange alternative dates and entry papers can be sent abroad for those living overseas. Past papers and guidelines for the entry assessments may be requested from the Admissions Registrar or can be downloaded from this website.

Click here for the full list of 2016 entrance assessment dates


The Governors of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are committed to broadening access to the schools by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with payment of school fees.  Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of the applicants, including the number of children in the family. Pupils holding bursaries may also be given help with travel and other expenses.

More info on bursaries and family fee support

Registration Form

Please click  on the link below to download a pdf version of the Monmouth School registration form.

Monmouth School Registration Form (PDF – 159Kb)

Please complete the form and return to:

Mrs Diane Jakes
The Admissions Registrar
Monmouth School
Almshouse Street
Monmouth NP25 3XP 

or alternatively email: admissions@monmouthschool.org

Reasons to choose Monmouth Schools

With a 400-year track record of delivering educational excellence, the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are geared to realise the full potential of girls and boys aged 3 to 18. The Schools passionately believe that:

  • Each child’s talents and strengths should be nurtured and allowed to flourish alongside achieving the best academic results possible.
  • All of our pupils should go on to lead happy, fulfilled lives, recognising the importance of gaining access to their first choice universities or career paths.
  • Developing confidence and a love of learning is the key to academic success, where specialist subject teachers and small class sizes ensure each child learns at their own pace and shines at what they love most.
  • We should strive to deliver the best. This was recognised by the recent ESTYN inspection, which praised Monmouth School & The Grange for their sector-leading practice, highlighting our strong values and declaring the Schools as excellent in each category.
  • Girls and boys learn differently, and yet their development is enhanced by interaction. We have created an environment where teaching styles, pastoral care, a coordinated sixth form timetable and co-curricular activities are tailored to suit each child.
  • Accessibility should be as broad as possible and so we offer competitive fees and a generous array of scholarships and bursaries.
  • Sport enhances life outside academia, and we pride ourselves on the number of children representing the Schools and the 60 pupils with national sporting honours.
  • Creativity and access to outstanding educational opportunities engage, enrich and inspire young people to express themselves through music, drama and art.