11+ Entrance Tutors

Many of the local private schools have entrance tests for entrance to year 7. Our tutors are experienced in helping students prepare for these exams.

Entrance Exam Requirements

Most of the schools will need to meet the prospective pupils. Sometimes this is a formal interview, for others it is an informal visit, or a day spent at the school. Almost all will want to see copies of previous school reports. Some of the schools require the prospective pupil to sit an entrance exam. The entrance exams could be any combination of English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning.

Maths Paper English Paper Verbal Reasoning Non Verbal Reasoning
Ashville College, Harrogate Non Calculator Comprehension and creative writing N/A Yes
Ampleforth College (St Martin’s) None None Yes None
Bootham School, York Yes (Minimum level 4) Comprehension (minimum level 4) None None
Gateways School, Harewood Yes Yes None None
Giggleswick School Yes Reading and Writing Yes Yes
Harrogate Ladies College, Harrogate Yes Yes Yes Non
Queen Ethelburga’s School None None Yes None
Queen Margaret’s School, York Yes Yes None None
Queen Mary’s School, Thirsk None None None None
St Peter’s School (St Olave’s) Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) Yes Comprehension and creative writing None Yes
The Mount School, York Yes Yes None None

These details are intended as a guide and are correct at the time of publication, though can change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the respective school directly.

In addition Queen Margaret’s School ask prospective pupils to complete an Ann Arbor Dyslexia Screening Test. Ampleforth College gives prospective pupils an IQ evaluation.

Queen Mary’s doesn’t ask prospective pupils to sit any entrance tests unless they are applying for a scholarship.

We have some sample papers for some of the above schools.

For more information call us on 01423 340076.

See what people say

We were delighted with Jenny's help. Matthew had been really worried about sitting the entrance exams but Jenny was able to inspire confidence in him and after his taster day he actually came out smiling. What's more, Matthew has now been accepted and he can't wait to start in September.


Both my son and daughter used the tutors at Chatterton Tuition to help with their 11+ entrance exam and both passed. We continue to use Chatterton Tuition to help with revision and to top up any subjects the children feel they need extra help with. My son who is now in his GCSE year is doing both the maths and science group session and he actually is actually happy to do these classes as he knows the revision is spread out over the year rather than crammed in to the last few weeks. My thoughts are that every lesson could be one or two extra marks and this would add up to achieving one or two higher grades in his GCSE. I constantly recommend them to friends.

Cat, 2019

Abi was first tutored by Sara towards the end of primary school when the 11+ was looming large so it was without hesitation that we turned to her again when Abi's confidence in Mathematics needed a boost. Sara tutored Abi on a 1:1 basis and kept the sessions fairly fluid depending on areas of need each fortnight. Abi's confidence grows palbably during periods of tuition with Sara and this is a testament to the way in which Chatterton tuition cares about helping the pupils in their charge. Abi has just been awarded GCSE Grade 8 for maths and 7 for further maths - it's really hard to see how we could recommend anyone other than Chatterton Tuition!

Giles, 2020

Sara was incredibly patient with my daughter whilst at the same time focusing on the critical questions on which she needed to improve. I would highly recommend their services. My daughter passed her 11 plus and prior to meeting Sara this was not a dead cert.

Emma, 2019

We used Chatterton Tuition to help my daughter pass the 11+ exam.Jane the one to one tutor was excellent very supportive and kept us well informed throughout. My daughter also attended some group classroom sessions with mock exams with proved invaluable to put my daughter at ease in what can be a stressful time for your child. I can highly recommend Chatterton Tuition. Thank You Phil and Sara.

Jane, 2020

We have used Chatterton Tuition for 11+ and maths tuition over the last 5 years. Tutors have been excellent and Sara and Phil are always lovely to deal with, can highly recommend them.

Zita, 2020

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