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Devonport High School for Boys

Devonport High School for Boys

Situated in Plymouth, Devonport High School for Boys (DHSB) is a boys' grammar school that caters to approximately 1,135 students. Established in 1896, the school admits pupils ranging from 11 to 18 years of age. Notably, in 2002, DHSB was one of only four schools in England designated as a specialist engineering college.

In 2007, the school received recognition with High Performing Secondary Schools status, acknowledging its language specialisms and Applied Learning initiatives. DHSB transitioned into an academy in 2011. The student body is divided among six houses: Campbell, Edison, Newton, Priestley, Smeaton, and Winstanley.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

Doesn't have an catchment area

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
3+ Applicants for every place
Devonport High School for Boys, Paradise Road, Plymouth, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment:
Paper 1: English
Paper 2: Maths
Paper 3: Creative writing - School

The 11 Plus examination for Devonport High School for Boys includes three assessments:

1. English

2. Mathematics

3. Creative Writing

All components of the exam, except for the creative writing paper, are created by GL Assessment.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
April 2024
August 2024

The results will be published online through Devon plus website.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English & Mathematics) and the Creative writing paper of the school.  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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Devonport High School for Boys
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