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Year 6 - Information about 11+ Secondary Transfer Testing Procedures

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

We would like to remind you that the 11 plus practice test will take place on Tuesday 13th September and the actual 11 plus test will take place on Thursday 15th September. Each day consists of two sessions and there will be a short break between them where the children can use the toilet and eat a snack.

On the two days of the tests, we would like to invite the children into school slightly earlier than normal. The sessions will begin at 8.30am in Acacia class and we would like to invite the children in as close to this time as possible. They will be given a drink and a biscuit and will have the chance to chat with their friends and relax before we begin the tests each morning. This will hopefully create a calm and positive start for the children and enable them to do their very best. Please be aware that only the main Parsonage Road gates will be open before 08:45.

In addition to this, we would like to request that you help your child feel rested by encouraging them to have an early night (during the weekend preceding the 11+ and the night before each test) and have a good, nutritious breakfast before school to help keep up their energy levels throughout the morning. They will also need to have time to unwind each evening to feel rested and ready for the next day. Children are also permitted to bring in an extra snack to have after both the practice, and the real test.

We would like to share some important guidelines for all children sitting the 11+ / Secondary Transfer Test in Bucks schools

 

  • Children can bring in water in a clear bottle.
  • Please note that children will not be permitted to wear any digital watches or fitbits during the tests.
  • Children may wear analogue watches that do not make any noises / sounds/ beeps
  • If your child thinks they may need a tissue, they are permitted to bring in a small pack, which they can keep on their table.
  • Any stationery they may need during the test will be provided by the school.
  • Children are permitted to bring a sugary / energy snack for these two days only
  • By sending children in on either of these test dates, parents are acknowledging that they are fit and well to take the test. A child who is ill on the day is able to take the test at a later date. If your child is ill please inform the school office as soon as possible. 

 

If you have decided that you do not wish your child to sit the 11 plus and have not yet informed the school, please do so at your earliest opportunity.

Children not sitting the 11 plus will be with Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Davies planning the Macmillan Coffee Morning together.

Kind regards,

Mrs Spencer and Mrs Mannick


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