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11+ Examination

11+ Familiarisation
To gain a place at Plymouth High School for Girls or Devonport HIgh School for Girls, students will need to pass the 11+ assessment.  Girls will sit the 11+ in the September of their Year 6.  It is always useful to be familiar with the style of assessment before taking it, and by clicking here you will see some free resources.  
The verbal and non verbal reasoning is not part of our assessment, but the maths and English papers are, so prospective students may wish to focus on them.  
Pupil premium support  
Pupil Premium students can access further support through our free online learning offer.  We are running this in conjunction with Devonport High School for Girls. 
Please email Mrs Nettleship at DHSG to register your interest and to get your username and password.
Once families have received their username and password from us, they will be able to access a whole range of resources including; video content, practice questions and advice about taking the 11+ assessment.  There are 8 one-hour lessons available which children can work through independently. 


The 11+ examination will take place before the closing date for submission of the application form for a school place and parents / carers are required to register their child to take the examination. Further details of this procedure and information to help you apply for a Year 7 secondary place within Plymouth can be found in the ‘Next Step Parents Guide’ which is available from the Plymouth City Council website.

Plymouth High School’s published admission number (PAN) for Year 7 is 120. For the last few years the school has received more applications than places available. There may be places available for students seeking transfer in years 8, 9 and 10. In year admissions are made via an application through Plymouth City Council and the satisfactory completion of a school set admissions test to clarify candidates’ ability and aptitude.

Examination Dates
For entry in September 2021, the 11+ examination dates will take place early September 2020 for the Mathematics and English Papers (2 separate papers). The registration process will be available between Tuesday 23rd April and 30th August 2020. 

How to Register for 11+ Examination
To register your daughter to sit the 11+ examination, parents/carers need to apply through the Plymouth City Council website:

The results of the examination will not confirm that a place will be offered.  The letter is intended to allow parents time to make an informed choice of school before they have to express their preferences for a Secondary School via Plymouth City Council’s admissions application form (deadline 31st October 2020).

Offer letters will be issued in March 2021.  Only at this stage will you know if your child has been successful in gaining a place. Parents/carers to respond to the offer during March 2021.
In the event that an applicant is denied a place at the school, the parent/carer will have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Information relating to the appeal process can be obtained from Plymouth City Council’s School Admissions Team and will be outlined in any letter of refusal of admission. The appeals timeline is available on the Plymouth City Council’s School Admission webpage:

For any further enquiries about the 11-plus procedure please contact the Admissions Team
Telephone: 01752 307469 Email: