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Newport Girls' High School 11 plus: parents' guide for 2022

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Jan 31, 2023, 1:44 PM

Newport Girls' High School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022


Newport Girls' High School is a grammar school with academy status in Shropshire. The school was opened in the 1919 by a group of governesses as a single-sex day school for local girls. The school is selective and has an all-girls intake of 120 students per year.

The ethos of Newport Girls’ is to enable every pupil to seek excellence in all areas of life. The school aims to provide a community in which pupils achieve their full potential in academic, artistic and sporting spheres, develop personal values which enable participation in a caring society, and learn to recognise their responsibilities in the local, national, international and global environments.

11 plus exam information for Newport Girls’ High School

More information on Newport Girls’ High School can be found below:

Newport Girls' High School term dates

The term dates in 2022-23 for Newport Girls' High School are:

  • Autumn term: 5th September – 16th December

  • Half term: 20th – 28th October

  • Spring term: 4th January – 31st March

  • Half term: 17th – 24th February

  • Summer term: 17th April – 21st July

  • Half term: 29th May – 2nd June

What is the 11 plus format for Newport Girls’ High school?

The entrance exam for Newport Girls’ High School uses the CEM 11 plus for the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Consortium of grammar schools. The entrance exam consists of two multiple choice question papers, covering a range of numeracy, literacy and problem-solving skills.

CEM covers verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning. In practice, ‘verbal reasoning’ encompasses many of the skills tested in the GL English exam, including comprehension. Likewise, ‘numerical reasoning’ involves the core maths skills needed for the GL exam. For more information, see Atom's complete guide to the 11 plus.

Newport Girls’ High School entrance exam process

The Year 7 entrance test registration for September 2023 entrance is to be confirmed. Newport Girls’ High School is offering places to 120 girls for their 2023 intake.

How to prepare for the Newport Girls’ High School 11 plus

It is recommended to give your child ample time to ensure they are ready for the 11 plus exam by starting preparations as early as possible. Parents should introduce their child to problem-solving concepts in Year 4 and move towards more tailored concepts of verbal and non-verbal reasoning in Year 5 to give your child a good foundation of knowledge.

It is then recommended to practice as many questions as possible in the format of the CEM exams. You can find examples of these in the familiarisation documents on the school’s website.

We can help your child prepare for the Newport Girls' High School 11 plus

At Atom Learning, we have over 90,000 teacher-written practice questions and unlimited mock tests that mirror the format and structure of the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton test. We also offer live exam prep courses and lessons to help build their skills in a friendly, encouraging, and interactive way. You can start your 5-day free trial today to ensure your child is fully confident and prepared for the 11 plus.

To learn more about how Atom can support you and your child with 11 plus preparation during this important time, please contact our team of experts at [email protected] who will be happy to help.

We know how crucial this time is, so our team is on hand to support you and your family every step of the way. You can book a call with one of our Education Experts to ask any questions you may have about the Shropshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton Consortium Test, or preparing for Newport Girls' High School:

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