Will there be an open day this year?
We don't yet know if we can provide an open day on site this year. However, we have created a virtual tour which we hope will support families and students as they think about their secondary school preferences.
Will there be a familiarisation session this year?
We do not know if we will be able to provide a familiarisation session on site but we will share a new Maths and English paper for children to do at home, along with other helpful guidance.
How do I register my son for the 11+ tests?
Please complete the 11+ registration form on our website which will be available at this link from 19 April 2021.
When will the 11+ tests take place this year?
What 11+ test papers will my child take?
There are three papers:-
How does the marking work?
All three test papers will be marked.
When we get the results, what do the A, B, C letters mean?
The A letter means that your child has passed the tests and can apply for a place at the school.
I don't understand the questions on the test paper.
Don’t worry, your child will have prepared at school and will be able to answer the types of questions on the test papers (even if it is a long time since you were at school).
My child is the only one from his school taking the tests.
Don’t worry, lots of children come to the tests on their own.
Do I need a tutor for my child?
It’s not necessary to have a tutor to prepare for the tests.
What if my child doesn't pass the test?
Don't worry. It’s important that you choose another school where your child will be happy.
My primary school doesn’t have any information about the 11+.
It’s important for you to find out all that you need to know.
How can my child practice for the test?
You can do some practice tests at home if you like.
When will my child find out if he has a place at DHSB?
Places are allocated by the local authority and families receive an email or letter on the first working day in March.
What can we do to prepare our child for the test?
You can use the practice papers which are available on our website.
What do I have to do and when during the admissions process?'
Please attend an open evening (we welcome families whose children are in Year 4 and Year 5). Open evenings are usually held in July each year (please note we do not yet know if there will be an open evening in July 2021 but we will provide a virtual tour of the school and other information)