11+ Assessment Day

16th January 2024

Year 7 is our most popular entry point.  Please apply for a place in readiness for our Assessment Day. We look forward to welcoming you into Wakefield Girls’.

The Assessment Day for September 2023 entry is 16 January 2024.

Our wish is for prospective students to enjoy the experience at Assessment Day. During the day, every girl takes part in a variety of fun activities and lunch with some of our current students as well as completing assessments and an informal interview with a member of our academic team. We know from experience that these different experiences not only show us more than written papers alone, but also give your daughter the chance to experience life at Wakefield Girls’.

Assessments include:

One Maths paper and two English papers which focus on reading and writing skills .

In the reading paper, your daughter will answer a series of questions about a passage from a fiction book. These test your daughter’s ability to infer meanings and to think about the effect of the writer’s choices of language.

example reading paper

In the writing paper, your daughter will be asked to write a story or description in response to a picture. Marks are awarded for the ability to develop appropriate and imaginative ideas, to use language for effect and to structure writing using paragraphs, as well as the technical accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

example writing paper

The Maths paper is specifically designed as an opportunity for your daughter to demonstrate her ability in problem-solving, logical thinking and arithmetic.  The questions are in standard format, not multiple-choice. The paper is broadly aligned with the KS2 National Curriculum.

example maths paper

Academic Scholars are identified by their scores in the above papers.


An email will be sent to parents at the start of February together with an invitation for our successful candidates to join us for a Taster Day.  Our Taster Day gives everyone an opportunity to meet their future classmates, make friends and discover more about life and learning at Wakefield Girls’.

Parents will be invited to a Welcome Evening held in May where we will share with you a welcome pack. Girls can meet their new classmates and teachers and familiarise themselves with school before the start of term.

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