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Greenshaw High School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Greenshaw High School 11 plus: A Parents' Guide for 2022


Greenshaw is a partially selective co-educational school. It had an interim inspection in 2017 and was rated as 'Good' by Ofsted. The school has 60 places which are awarded based on performance in the 11 plus test, and 254 non-selective places. It is an academy school, part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

11 plus information for Greenshaw High School

  • Address: Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY

  • Area: London Borough of Sutton (Surrey)

  • Headteacher: Mr N House

  • Admissions contact details: [email protected], 020 8715 1001

  • School type: mixed grammar, academy

  • Number of pupils: 1,830 (approximately)

  • Number of Year 7 places: 314 (60 selective)

  • Open day: Thursday 30th June 2022 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • 11 plus exam date: Tuesday 13th September 2022

  • Exam board type: Sutton Selective Eligibility Test (SET)

Greenshaw High School term dates 2022-23

  • Autumn term: 5th September - 16th December

  • Half term: 24th October - 4th November

  • Spring term: 4th January - 31st March

  • Half term: 13th - 17th February

  • Summer term: 17th April - 21st July

  • Half term: 29th May - 2nd June

Admissions process for Greenshaw High School

Greenshaw High School is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, and they are the admission authority for the school. The school has a total of 314 places for Year 7, up to 60 of which are selective. Greenshaw uses an 11 plus test format to assess pupils' eligibility for their selective places.

What is the catchment area for Greenshaw High School?

There is no defined catchment area, but the furthest distance successful applicants have lived is just over 1km from the school.

How and when to apply to Greenshaw High School

You can register your child for the Selective Eligibility Test on Greenshaw High School’s website. Online registration opens on 1st May 2022 and closes at midnight on Friday 5th August 2022. There is an earlier deadline of 17th June 2022 for submissions of special adjustments for applicants with SEN, and for supporting evidence.

A Common Application Form from the Local Authority (LA) where the applicant lives must also be completed. The date for this will be set by the LA, but it is usually the October of Year 6.

When is the Greenshaw High School 11 plus exam taken?

After applying for a place at the school, applicants will sit the Sutton Selective Eligibility Test (SET) on Tuesday 13th September 2022.

Girls will sit the test at either Nonsuch High School, Wallington High School for Girls or Greenshaw itself. Boys will be allocated to sit the test at either Sutton Grammar School, Wallington County Grammar School, Wilson’s School or Greenshaw.

When do 11 plus results come out?

You will find out your child's 11 plus results before completing the Common Application Form from your LA in October of Year 6. For children who pass the 11 plus, parents can list their chosen grammar schools in order of preference. For children who do not pass, parents can produce an order of preference from non-selective schools, or select grammar schools for the appeal process in March.

In March, you will be informed whether your child has been offered a place at their first-choice school, or given information regarding the appeals process.

Greenshaw High School entrance exam format

The Sutton Selective Eligibility Test (SET) is made up of two papers, both consisting of multiple-choice questions:

  1. English (40-50 minutes)

  2. Maths (40-50 minutes)

These papers are based on the Key Stage 2 national curriculum and do not include verbal reasoning or non-verbal reasoning questions.

Greenshaw High School uses only this test to determine which 60 applicants will receive a place at the school.

The school has made familiarisation papers available to give your child examples of what to expect. Maths familiarisation papers can be found here and English papers here.

For more preparation advice, take a look at our guide to the 11 plus in Sutton.

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