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The Henrietta Barnet School

The Henrietta Barnet School

The Henrietta Barnet School (HBS) is a non-denominational grammar school catering to girls aged 11-18. In April 2012, it attained Academy status. Nestled in the serene environs of the Hampstead Garden Suburb, the school occupies an enchanting Lutyens-designed Grade II Listed Building. A noteworthy demographic feature is that nearly 75% of its students come from diverse ethnic backgrounds, with over half the girls believed to have a first language other than English.


County / Area:
Girls Grammar
Barnet, London

No Catchment

Oversubscription criteria considers the distance to school from applicant's address (3 mile radius)

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
More than 10 applicants for every place
Central Square, London NW11 7BN, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
GL Assessment (Verbal, Non Verbal & English)

GL Assessment designs the 11 Plus Exam format for Henrietta Barnett School, which consists of a two-stage process structured as follows:

Stage 1

Paper 1: English 

A 30-minute English paper, which comprises 5 minutes for initial planning, followed by a 25-minute multiple-choice test.

Paper 2: Verbal Reasoning

A 25-minute Verbal Reasoning Paper, consisting of a 5-minute practice test followed by 34 multiple-choice questions.

Paper 3: Non-Verbal Reasoning

An 8-minute Non-Verbal Reasoning Test comprises two 4-minute subtests, with an initial untimed practice section.

Stage 2

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

Paper 1: Mathematics

A 60-minute Mathematics Paper is divided into two sections. The first half consists of free-response questions, while the second half comprises multiple-choice questions.

Paper 2: English

A 30-minute English Comprehension Paper incorporates both comprehension and creative writing questions.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
Stage 1: September 2024
April 2024
July 2024

Getting into HBS is no walk in the park - the competition is fierce.

Performing exceptionally well on exams is a make-or-break factor for success at this school.

Only the top 300 candidates from the Stage 1 exam will advance to the Stage 2 test.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online course focusing on the GL Assessment (English, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning) for Round 1 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 
The Henrietta Barnet School
Totally Recommended!

My child thoroughly enjoyed her 11+ journey at Progress Academy. She cried her eyes out when she had to miss class on sick days. Who knew 11+ could be so much fun! Thanks to the wonderful teachers for inducing a thirst for knowledge and competence. What more, a place secured in the school of our choice! I knew nothing about 11+ but Progress Academy provided me ample guidance to support my child. Totally recommend it! - Kamesh Vellore
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