King’s College School

King’s College School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information

King’s College School 11 Plus (11+) Exam is for an independent day school for boys aged 7-18 and girls aged 16-18. Founded in 1829 by royal charter, it is a school of over 1,300 pupils.

Children entering at 11+ (Year 7) will join the Lower School, which is part of the Senior School.

Years 7 and 8 are very much a part of the Senior School and make use of all the school’s outstanding facilities for sport, drama, music, science and activities. As boys move through the school, they will be the beneficiaries of the new music school, an additional sports hall, and a new swimming pool. Having been taught by senior school staff since their arrival at 11, boys in year 8 do not sit a transition exam to move up into Year 9 (13+), where they are joined by both prep school and King’s College Junior School boys.

King’s College School is where students who pass their 11 plus exam will attend.

King’s College School shown above is where students who pass their 11 plus (11+) exam will attend.

King’s College School 11 plus exam (11+) exam for Year 7 entry

Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name: King’s College (Lower School)

Description: Boys; day school

Age range: 11-18 (of which Years 7 and 8 are known as the Lower School)

Fees: £5,530 – £6,125 per term

Address Southside, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4TT

Email (general enquiries)


Telephone (general enquiries): +44 (0)20 8255 5300

Head Andrew Halls

Head of Lower School Dr Sarah Hendy

Admissions Telephone +44 (0)20 8255 5336

Bursar Mr David Armitage


Admissions Process for King’s College School 11 Plus Exam (11+) for Year 7 entry

Boys will sit entrance tests in English, maths and verbal reasoning in the January of the year of entry. Students who perform sufficiently well will then be invited to interviews shortly afterwards and be offered places for entry in September based on their interview performance.

Open Days

A series of open events take place in June, September and October. Please click here for key dates.


Boys will need to be registered for the entrance examinations for entry by November, (see the school’s website for the deadline) when they are in Year 6 at their current school. It is not necessary to register a long time in advance but do be aware of the deadline. Registration is online. 

Entrance Exams

English comprises:

  • Comprehension paper – 35 minutes
  • Grammar paper – 10 minutes
  • Essay paper – 30 minutes, choice of 4 questions

Maths comprises:

  • Section A & B, total 50 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

Sample papers maths and English papers can be accessed on the school site. There are no King’s sample verbal reasoning papers available, see below for some suggestions on how to prepare for this.

10+ Deferred Entry

There are approximately four places available for 10+ deferred entry to Year 7 for boys of exceptional ability, currently at primary schools, although the number of places offered will depend on the calibre of candidates.

The assessment for 10+ deferred entry is through written tests in English, maths and reasoning and are taken in January of Year 5.


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Is King’s College a private school?

As a private schoolKing’s College is required to be financially independent of government education subsidies. The operating costs of the College are recovered through the tuition and boarding fees charged for all enrolled students. Fees are reviewed annually by the King’s College Board of Governors.

What school is KCS?

King’s College School, commonly referred to as KCS, King’s or KCS Wimbledon, is a selective independent school in Wimbledon, southwest London, England.