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Nonsuch Grammar School

Nonsuch Grammar School

Nonsuch High School for Girls, located in Cheam, within the London borough of Sutton, is an all-girls grammar school that was established in 1938. As an academy school, it has attained specialist science and language school status. The institution is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education, with a focus on enhancing students' knowledge and optimizing their academic skills.

The curriculum at Nonsuch High is designed to encompass a wide range of disciplines, allowing female students to cultivate a profound understanding in areas such as languages, design and technology (DT), computing, humanities, and science, among others.

The school's extracurricular program is diverse and caters to a broad spectrum of interests and abilities. This includes both residential trips and club activities. The latter encompasses various options such as dance, chess, creative writing, choir, and numerous other opportunities. These activities are tailored to support the personal, creative, social, and physical development of each student within the school community.

County / Area:
Girls Grammar

The catchment area for Nonsuch High School for Girls is delineated by a  circular boundary with a radius extending 5.25 km from the school's main  entrance.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
8+ applicants for every place
Nonsuch High School for Girls, Ewell Road, Sutton, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
The 11+ entrance examination for Nonsuch High comprises two stages:

Stage 1 SET Multiple-choice assessments in both Mathematics and English.
Stage 2 Non-multiple-choice assessments in both Mathematics and English. (Set by the school)

The 11 Plus Exam format for Nonsuch High School is known as the Selective Eligibility Test (SET). This examination is uniform across all schools in the London Sutton area and serves as the gateway for admission. Upon successful completion of stage 1, candidates are invited to participate in stage 2. The exam structure is as follows:

Stage 1:

  • Paper 1: A 45-minute mathematics paper comprising 50 multiple-choice questions.

  • Paper 2: A 50-minute English paper with four sections. Section A focuses on spelling and lasts 5 minutes. Section B involves comprehension and lasts 25 minutes. Section C is also comprehension, lasting 10 minutes, while Section D, a comparison of two passages, lasts 10 minutes.

Stage 2:

  • Paper 1: A 45-minute mathematics paper with 21 free-response questions.

  • Paper 2: A 30-minute Creative Writing task.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
1st May 2023
4th August 2023

Parents will receive the results of the Selective Eligibility Test via email.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the Stage - 1 SET (English & Maths) and Stage - 2  English & Maths (Set up by 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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Nonsuch Grammar School
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