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St Olaves Grammar 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

St. Olave’s is a wonderful school where you will find staff who know their pupils well and serve their individual needs, and where there is a strong sense of pride and loyalty throughout the school. Staff welcome pupils of all faiths and backgrounds, championing dignity and respect for all. This brings diversity and richness, which is a real strength of the school.

There is an emphasis on nurturing young people to have the wisdom, honesty and strength of character to make the right choices and have the very highest aspirations. St Olave’s Grammar School academic results speak for themselves; they are one of the country’s most successful voluntary-aided selective schools. This is testament to the talents of staff and pupils alike.

Academic, sporting, cultural and moral excellence is celebrated and encouraged, within and beyond the classroom. St Olave’s Grammar School's co-curricular programme is outstanding; sport, music, drama, DofE, clubs and societies are very strong. Staff want all pupils to participate fully in the life of the school so they become independent and creative young people who will make their mark in the world. Olavians will be encouraged not to be preoccupied by the fear of failure, but be prepared to give things a go even if there is a risk of not succeeding.

The atmosphere in St Olave’s Grammar School is truly unique – it is a community which is welcoming, caring and inspiring. This is enriched further by the number of Old Olavians who return to school after they leave, offering their support and guidance to the current pupils.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

A two stage process. Stage 1:- The Selective Eligibility Test (SET) will consist of around 60 questions, lasts one hour and is split into four sections. Section 

A: English (comprehension) 

Section B: Mathematics Section 

C: Verbal reasoning Section 

D: Non-verbal reasoning

Stage 2: Top 450 students called back for tests in English and maths

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

St Olaves Grammar School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to St Olaves Grammar 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.

London - Bromley


School Type:-

Boys’ Grammar

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Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

This is a much sought after school and there may be 9+ applicants fro every place.

Exam Format

A two stage process. school based exams.


St Olave’s Grammar School, Goddington Lane, Orpington BR6 9SH

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