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St. Olave’s Grammar School

St. Olave’s Grammar School

St. Olave's Grammar School boasts a diverse and ambitious curriculum that emphasizes active engagement, presents academic challenges, and sparks curiosity. This curriculum aims to instill a love for learning in each student, providing a foundation that is equally beneficial for everyday life and career development.

The school's curriculum is carefully crafted to establish a solid grounding in key academic subjects, including math, science, English language, and the arts. Additionally, it offers a wide range of co-curricular activities, with students grouped by varying ability levels and benefiting from a comprehensive study program.

St. Olave's Grammar School goes beyond academics by hosting a career interview program and periodic career events, offering students valuable insights into future opportunities. Boys at the school are not only academically educated but also have the chance to explore a diverse array of extracurricular activities, from sports like rugby to competitive games like chess, as well as music, badminton, and robotics.

Diversity is celebrated at St. Olave's, welcoming students from every ethnicity and faith with a primary focus on excellence. While academic achievements are highly valued, the school also supports and embraces various activities outside the classroom.

The school's outstanding academic results have paved the way for many students to gain acceptance into prestigious universities and creative arts colleges. Furthermore, some pupils at St. Olave's have excelled in national competitions, sports events, and various other activities.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

No Catchment

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
8+ applications for every place
Goddington Lane, Orpington BR6 9DZ, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Stage 1: Comprehension, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
Stage 2 : English and Mathematics

St. Olave's conducts its 11 Plus testing through a two-stage process:

Stage 1

To gain admission, boys must take St. Olave's Selective Eligibility Test (SET), a multiple-choice examination covering English comprehension, mathematics, as well as Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions.

If your child is successful, they will receive an invitation to participate in Stage 2.

Students who successfully navigate the SET will receive an invitation to undertake the school's second-stage assessments in both English and mathematics.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
Stage 1 : 22nd September
Stage 2 : 17th November
June 2024
July 2024

Stage 1 requires a standardised score of 210 marks unless this is not sufficient to meet the school’s published admission number (PAN) of 168.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online course focusing on the SET (Comprehension, Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning) for Round 2 and English and Mathematics for Round 2. 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.

Why Progress Academy for 
St. Olave’s Grammar School
I strongly recommend Progress Academy for their exceptional 11+ tuition.

My son recently received a place at St Olaves Grammar School and it's all thanks to the incredible support he received from the Progress Academy. From day one, they were dedicated to helping him succeed and provided a structured, engaging and challenging programme of tuition that allowed him to flourish.

They were able to identify his strengths and weaknesses, and provided tailored support to help him overcome any challenges. Their approach was not just about helping him pass the exam, but about providing him with the skills and confidence needed to excel in his academic pursuits.

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