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King’s College School (Wimbledon) (KCS) 11 Plus (11+) Exam: 2024 Entry Guide

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About King’s College School (Wimbledon)

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King’s College School (Wimbledon) is an independent day school in London for 7 to 18-year-old boys with a co-educational sixth form. It was founded by royal charter in 1829 and initially based in Strand; today, it has put down its roots in Wimbledon and supports over 1,200 students including 100 girls in its Sixth Form.

The school boasts fantastic academic results with 97.7% of GCSE results being grades 9-7, 68.1% of students achieving an A* at A Level, and multiple students achieving top results for their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). 

The school has also been highly reviewed by The Telegraph Independent Schools Guide, the Good Schools Guide, Tatler Schools Guide 2023, and Talk Education. As for its position in league tables, it has consistently been listed as the top boys’ and co-educational independent school in London since 2017 in The Sunday Times Parent Power

Moreover, King’s College School students have access to a host of great facilities such as outdoor sports areas, multiple halls including a concert hall, a theatre, boathouse, cricket pitch, and pavilion. They also have a great extra-curricular programme which offers extra-curricular activities like graphics, classics, tech, economics, theatre, creative writing, music, and sports clubs.

The school has been awarded the Investors In People Gold award, recognized as a South of England IIP Champion, and named a finalist for Gold Employer of the Year.

Key information for 2024 entry to King’s College School (Wimbledon) at 11 Plus (11+)

  • School type: Independent school for boys with a co-educational sixth form 
  • Registration deadline: 30 October 2023
  • 11+ Open Evening: 14 June 2023
  • Bursary application deadline: 6 November 2023
  • Scholarship assessments: Initial: 23 November & Final: 6 December 2023 (sports), 23 & 24 January 2024 (music)
  • Exam: 2 December 2023
  • Interview invitations emailed: 15 January 2024
  • Interviews: 18,19, 20 or 22 January 2024
  • Results: 9 February 2024
  • Acceptance deadline: 5 March 2024
  • Contact details: 020 8255 5329, [email protected] , www.kcs.org.uk

Admissions information for 2024 entry to King’s College School (Wimbledon) at 11 Plus (11+)

Online applications for Year 7 entry into King’s College School through the school’s website are available until late October 2023. 

The school recommends that prospective families attend their 11+ Open Evening on 14 June 2023 to get a real sense of what school life is like at King’s College School. If you would like to apply for an academic, music or sports scholarship, you will need to fill out an application form through their website.

Notably, their sports scholarship is split into two stages: the initial stage 1 assessment is held in late November and the final stage 2 assessment is held in early December 2023. The music scholarship auditions are held on 23 and 24 January 2024. They also offer bursaries which, if you are considering, you must apply for before their mid-November 2023 deadline.

The entrance examination will take place at King’s in early December 2023 and will consist of three exams (see section below for details). 

Overseas candidates who are based closer to Bangkok may be able to take their exam and interview at King’s Bangkok but all other overseas candidates must also travel to King’s London for the entrance process. Interviews will be held in mid-late January 2024.

Offers will be sent out in mid-February and unsuccessful candidates will also be notified at this time. You must accept your offer by the early March 2024 deadline by filling out the forms and submitting a deposit of £2,000.

How can I register my child for the 11 Plus (11+) exam at King’s College School (Wimbledon)?

To register your child for the entrance exams, you as their parent/legal guardian must complete a registration form through the ‘Admissions for Year 7 entry’ page of the Buckinghamshire Council website. There you will need to specify your interest in finding out more information about the Secondary Transfer Test (11+). 

Click through the process the website leads you through until you get to a tick-box selection with the option ‘I would like more information about testing for September 2021 entry or later’ to access this information. 

What is the 11 Plus (11+) entrance exam format for King’s College School (Wimbledon)?

The entrance exam tests three areas:

  • English (standard format) – comprehension paper (35 minutes), grammar paper (10 minutes), essay paper (30 minutes)
  • Maths (standard format) – (50 minutes) comprised of two sections (Section A & B)
  • Verbal Reasoning – word-based problems testing logical thinking and understanding of English language

How to prepare your child for the 11 Plus (11+) King’s College School (Wimbledon) exam

The most useful way to prepare for King’s College School’s 11+ entrance exam is to use practice tests to familiarise your child with the exam content and format.

These tests can help your child to build their confidence and improve their performance in the exam.

For King’s College School 11+ preparation, we recommend the following packs: 

King’s College School 11+ Practice Tests

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