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St Clement Danes School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

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St Clement Danes School 11 plus: A Parents' Guide for 2022


A school that describes itself as exciting, supportive, and vibrant, St Clement Danes School sets its sights high when it comes to the academic attainment of its pupils. In 2011, the school was judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and holds academy status. It was founded in 1862 by the churchwardens of St Clement Danes Parish in Aldwych, and has previously been both a grammar school and a state comprehensive.

What kind of school is St Clement Danes School?

The school is a co-educational partially selective school providing education for Years 7-13.

11 plus exam information for St Clement Danes School

  • Address: St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, WD3 6EW

  • County: Hertfordshire

  • Admissions info: [email protected]

  • School type: co-educational academy, partially selective

  • Number of pupils: 1,578 (approximately)

  • Number of Year 7 places: 240

  • Open day: September 2022

  • 11 plus exam dates: September 2022

  • Exam board: GL Assessment – SW Herts Consortium

St Clement Danes School School term dates

St Clement Danes School term dates for 2022/2023 are as follows:

  • Term 1: 6th September to 24th October

  • Term 2: 31st October to 20th December

  • Term 3: 9th January to 13th February

  • Term 4: 20th February to 30th April

  • Term 5: 17th April to 29th May

  • Term 6: 5th June to 20th July

St Clement Danes School 11 plus admissions process and catchment

It is only necessary to complete the 11 plus test for St Clement Danes School if you want your child to be considered under the academic or music criterion for admission.

When the school is oversubscribed, St Clement Danes School prioritises admissions in the following order:

  • Looked after children

  • Children who have siblings already in attendance at the school

  • Children of permanently employed staff of St Clement Danes School

  • Musical aptitude

  • Academic aptitude

  • Applicants residing within WD3 postcodes, beginning with the closest

  • All applicants outside the WD3 postcodes, beginning with the closest

Registration for the St Clement Danes School 11 plus must be completed via the SW Herts Consortium here.

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When is the St Clement Danes School 11 plus exam taken?

St Clement Danes 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 31st October for applications, both to your Local Authority and St Clement Danes School. Registration for the St Clement Danes School 11 Plus opens Monday 11th April via the SW Herts Consortium here.

The St Clement Danes School 11 plus exam format

The South West Herts Consortium 11 plus test is a paper based exam. You can apply for either of the following via the consortium website:

  • Academic aptitude test

  • Musical aptitude test

You can find out more about the 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 St Clement Danes School 11 plus

Starting your preparation early for the 11 plus is essential to getting the best outcome. Give your child the best chance at achieving in the 11 plus without causing undue stress by making sure that they are comfortable and confident with the assessment material. This is best done by revising frequently in short bursts and slowly building up stamina over time.

Introducing online mock tests into your child’s routine will then allow them to establish good exam technique and will give you an idea of how well your child is currently performing, as well as any areas they might need further support.

How Atom can help your child prepare for St Clement Danes School 11 plus

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