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Henrietta Barnett School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

The Henrietta Barnett School (HBS) is a non-denominational grammar school for girls aged 11-18. It became an Academy in April 2012. Founded in 1911 and situated in the peaceful surroundings of the Hampstead Garden Suburb, the school is a charming Lutyens-designed Grade II* Listed Building.

HBS is a warm, friendly and vibrant community that prides itself on happy and productive relationships. It id consistently one of the top state schools in the country and have an exemplary local and national reputation for academic excellence.

Dame Henrietta Barnett strongly believed in the power of education to shape people’s lives and founded the School to provide educational opportunities of the highest quality for its students. She built the School on the principle that education should be open to girls from different backgrounds to study and learn together and from each other. This principle is alive and well at The Henrietta Barnett School.

The Henrietta Barnett School provides a broad education that is ambitious, varied and stimulating. Academic excellence and a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities are offered in an open, caring and supportive environment, enabling each individual to thrive and achieve her potential. Staff are committed to developing the whole person, encouraging students to explore their interests in a wide variety of ways and promoting curiosity of mind, independence of spirit and a love of learning.

In a culture of respect for others but without the need for bells or lists of imposed rules, The Henrietta Barnett School students are driven by self-motivation, self-discipline and a common purpose, a thirst for learning and a strong sense of pride in belonging to the diverse, inclusive, high-performing, friendly and supportive school community. They leave The Henrietta Barnett School full of integrity and ambition, ready and equipped to make a positive contribution to society, with the world at their fingertips.

Their website will enable you to discover more about the School, but none of this replaces an experience of the School itself.

Over recent years The Henrietta Barnett School have completed ambitious refurbishment and new build projects, including the complete refurbishment of the Queen Mary Science Wing involving the replacement of 6 outdated labs with 8 contemporary ones and the opening of two new state-of-the-art buildings that house a new Music and Drama School and an Art and Design & Technology Centre, with a Mac Suite and Cafe. Their most recent development is the extension and refurbishment of a Library, which is now an inspirational space, fit for purpose and loved by all.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Two stage process. Commercial 11+ test followed by school written tests.

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Henrietta Barnett School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to the Henrietta Barnett School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Girls’ Grammar

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Year 7 Admission details:-

This school is in big demand and there will be 10+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

The application has two stages: the first round stage test is made up of GL 11+ English, non-verbal reasoning and verbal reasoning. Stage two sees the top 300 students progress to the second round which consists of a school written English and maths test.


Henrietta Barnett School, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 7BN

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