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Newstead Wood School

Newstead Wood School

Established in 1954 as Orpington Grammar School for Girls and currently known as Newstead Wood School, this highly selective grammar school for girls is located in Orpington, southeast London. Over the past six decades, the school has undergone significant growth in both student numbers and facilities. Presently, it features a Sixth Form, Music and Technology Blocks, an Engineering suite, and a Tennis Centre, all contributing to an environment where pupils can thrive.

The curriculum at Newstead Wood School is meticulously crafted to provide a comprehensive seven-year educational journey, covering a wide array of subjects and skill areas. The school consistently reviews and updates its curriculum to offer pupils the best educational opportunities. Key subjects include mathematics, science, design, and modern languages, including Japanese.

Newstead Wood School surpasses many other state schools, both regionally and nationally, in offering a wide range of extracurricular activities. During their lunch breaks, students have ample opportunities to explore their interests, ranging from sports to creative endeavors, various performances, and more.

At the core of its ethos, Newstead Wood School places a passion for learning, mutual freedom, and respect. The school strives to create a supportive environment where pupils are inspired to take on new challenges and reach their full potential. It actively nurtures local, national, and international partnerships.

As expected from an educational institution of such caliber, Newstead Wood School has earned an "Outstanding" score from Ofsted.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

Newstead Wood has an extensive catchment area, spanning within a 9-mile radius of the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
8+ applicants for every place.
Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment:
Paper 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Paper 2: Non-Verbal Reasoning

Girls will take two multiple-choice tests in the subjects of Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Each test lasts between 40 to 50 minutes. The scores attained by the girls in these tests will be age-standardized and arranged in ranked order.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

Results can be viewed through online.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning) . 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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