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Knightsbridge School 11 plus guide

By Atom | Sep 12, 2023, 3:26 PM

Knightsbridge School, London

Considering Knightsbridge School for your child? We’ve collated everything you need to know about 11 plus entry. Find out how to apply, what’s on the 11 plus exam, and the best way to help your child prepare.

About Knightsbridge School

Knightsbridge School is a day school for boys and girls aged 3–16 in Central London. The school has an 'eco-system of happiness' and values the skills and talents of every individual child.

All children, parents and staff at Knightsbridge follow a set of 12 rules known as the 'KS Code'. The KS Code is built on human values and allows for every individual to enjoy success while learning to fail well. The Code helps to develop a variety of skills including self-reliance, creativity, integrity, respect, and empathy.

Students at Knightsbridge School are enrolled on an exciting enrichment programme. This includes subjects such as journalism, film studies, philosophy and sociology. There is no sixth form, so students leave for a wide range of great senior schools across London and beyond. Popular destinations include Latymer Upper, Godolphin & Latymer, Westminster and St Paul's.

  • Head: Mr Magoo Giles

  • School type: private day

  • Address: Knightsbridge School, 67 Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 0BD

  • Age range and gender: 3–16, co-educational

  • Number of pupils: approx. 400

Key info for 11+ admissions

  • Admissions contact: [email protected], 020 7590 9000

  • Open day date: tours available on Thursday mornings by appointment

  • Entry process: taster day and interview, school report and references

  • Registration closes: no set date (rolling admissions)

  • Assessment date: no set date (rolling admissions)

Knightsbridge School fees and financial assistance

The current fees at Knightsbridge School are £8,550 per term for Years 7–8 and £8,940 per term for Years 9–11. School lunches are available for £705 per term.

Financial assistance

Knightsbridge School is able to offer bursaries (means-tested financial assistance) to up to four children applying for 11 plus entry. Bursaries can cover up to 100% of school fees. Find out more about Knightsbridge School bursaries.


Knightsbridge School also offers scholarships to children who excel in a particular subject or area. Scholars do not receive a financial award, but do have access to an enhancement programme.

Knightsbridge School term dates

The term dates at Knightsbridge School in 2023–2024 are:

  • Autumn term: 6th September – 15th December 2023

  • Half term: 23rd October – 3rd November 2023

  • Spring term: 8th January – 22nd March 2024

  • Half term: 12th–16th February 2024

  • Summer term: 15th April – 10th July 2024

  • Half term: 27th–31st May 2024

Knightsbridge School 11+ admissions process

Thinking about Knightsbridge School for your child? Here's a breakdown of the admissions process for 11 plus entry (Year 7).

1. Visit the school

It's best to visit Knightsbridge School with your child first so you can get a feel for the school and see if it would be a good fit for your child. The school holds regular tours throughout the year, which are available by appointment only. Tours last around an hour and include the opportunity to meet senior staff, the registrar, and current pupils.

2. Register for Year 7 entry

If you then decide to apply for a place for your child, you will need to complete the registration form. A non-refundable registration fee of £200 applies.

The registrar will then write to your child's current school to request a copy of their most recent school report and a reference. They will also request standardised data and an example of your child’s writing – if this is not available, your child will be asked to sit an online abilities test. We've included more details about this below.

3. Entrance exam

The Year 7 entrance exam for Knightsbridge School is an online abilities test. This is designed to assess your child's potential in a range of skills and subjects.

Your child will questions in:

  • English

  • Maths

  • Verbal reasoning

  • Non-verbal reasoning

4. Taster day

All children registered for Year 7 entry will be invited to a taster day at Knightsbridge School. They will get involved in activities with other candidates and will have an interview with a member of staff.

5. Offers

If your child is accepted, an offer letter will be issued to you and you will have three weeks to accept or decline the place.

Top tips to apply to Knightsbridge School

Here are our top tips to help your child prepare for the entry process at Knightsbridge School.

It can be tempting to jump straight into practice papers to prepare for school exams. However, this is not an effective way to learn and can cause children to feel demotivated.

Your child should have a good understanding of the content they’ve been taught in Year 5 before testing their knowledge with practice papers. Using a ‘little and often’ approach when recapping content is key, as our brains encode new information more effectively when dealing with smaller ‘chunks’ of information. Experts recommend study sessions should last no longer than 30 minutes for children aged 10–11.

Exam support & free resources

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