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The 11 plus Exam in Cumbria

Overview of The 11 plus Exam in Cumbria



There is just one grammar school in the Cumbria region and that is the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith.

The parents of children wishing for their child to sit the 11+ for Queen Elizabeth's must complete the relevant form directly with the school. After receiving their child's results they then need to apply for a place at the school via Cumbria Council.


There are approximately 120 places available in year 7. Often more than twice this number sit the 11+ entrance exams. 

Test Content

The test format is such that the child will sit three tests on the one day. These tests are in Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  

The grammar school

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith.

Useful contacts

Cumbria Council

Cumbria County Council,
Montreal Primary School,
Ennerdale Road,
Cleator Moor
CA25 5LW, United Kingdom


** This information is provided for guidance only and while the content is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate we cannot be held in any way responsible for any errors or omissions that it may contain. Please contact your LA or chosen grammar school for all admission and elevenplus exam queries.**

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