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Rickmansworth School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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Rickmansworth School 11 plus: A Parents' Guide for 2022


Located in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, Rickmansworth School is a boys’ secondary school with an attached sixth form. The school holds academy status and has an enrolment of around 1,400 students. While the majority of the school's intake are not admitted via academic selection, around 25% gain their places at the school via an 11 plus admission test. In 2017, Rickmansworth School was awarded ‘Good with Outstanding features’ by Ofsted and has specialist status in performing arts and science.

Is Rickmansworth School a selective school?

Rickmansworth School is a partially selective boys' secondary school.

11 plus exam information for Rickmansworth School

  • Address: Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, WD3 3AQ

  • County: Hertfordshire

  • Admissions info: [[email protected]](

  • School type: boys’ state secondary, partially selective

  • Number of pupils: 1,400 (approximately)

  • Number of Year 7 places: 240

  • Open day: October 2022

  • 11 plus exam dates: September 2022

  • Exam board: GL Assessment – SW Herts Consortium

Rickmansworth School term dates

Rickmansworth School term dates for 2022/2023 are:

  • Term 1: 6th September to 24th October

  • Term 2: 31st October to 16th December

  • Term 3: 4th January to 10th February

  • Term 4: 20th February to 31st April

  • Term 5: 17th April to 26th May

  • Term 6: 5th June to 21st July

What is the catchment area for Rickmansworth School?

You do not necessarily need to live within the priority postcodes to attend Rickmansworth School, although 95% of admissions are allocated within the catchment area.

The priority postcodes are: WD17, WD18, WD19, WD23, WD24, WD25, WD3, WD4, WD5 and HA6 2 and HA6 3.

Just 5% of the allocated places come from outside this priority catchment. You can find out more about admissions to Rickmansworth School here.

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Rickmansworth School 11 plus admissions process

It is only necessary to complete the 11 plus test for Rickmansworth School if you want your child to be considered under the academic or music criterion for admission. Registration for the Rickmansworth School 11 plus must be completed via the SW Herts Consortium here.

When is the Rickmansworth School 11 plus exam taken?

Rickmansworth School 11 plus is to be taken in September of 2022.

When can I apply for the 11 plus exam in Hertfordshire?

The official deadline is the 31st October for applications, both to your Local Authority and Rickmansworth School. Registration for the Rickmansworth School 11 plus opens Monday 11th April via the SW Herts Consortium here.

The Rickmansworth School 11 plus exam format

The South West Herts Consortium 11 plus test is a paper based exam which is split according to different sections. For Rickmansworth School you can apply for either of the following via the consortium website:

  • Academic aptitude test

  • Musical aptitude test

Learn more about SW Herts Consortium’s 11 plus test – what is covered and how to prepare – with help from Atom Learning here.

How to prepare for the Rickmansworth School 11 plus

Success in any 11 plus exam is all about making sure that your child is comfortable and confident with the assessment material, giving them the best chance at high attainment without causing undue stress or pressure. Starting your preparation early for the 11 plus is essential to getting the best outcome.

Introducing online mock tests into your child’s routine will then build up exam technique and allow you to get an idea of how well your child is currently performing and any areas they might need further support.

How Atom can help your child prepare for Rickmansworth School 11 plus

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