THE BEST practice tests for passing the 2023 Yorkshire 11 plus

Our focus here is primarily providing access to the most useful 2023 Yorkshire 11 plus practice papers. You will find information on the relevant Grammar School and the town it is in from the links below.


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11+ Yorkshire exam papers.


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That gives you the best possible Yorkshire 11 plus practice – as close as you can get to the publisher’s 11 plus exams for 2023.

Yorkshire grammar schools 2023

There are six grammar schools in Yorkshire, split across three Local Authorities. In Calderdale and North Yorkshire, schools use GL Assessment for the 11+ exam, whilst Kirklees schools use CEM.

So, which 11 plus exam format is used by the Yorkshire grammar schools 2023?

The CEM 11 plus test is comprised of these three 11 plus papers: Verbal Reasoning 11 plus, CEM Non-Verbal Reasoning 11 plus and CEM Numerical Reasoning 11 plus

Our other 11 plus links will provide all the additional 11 plus tips and grammar school entry info that you need for your child to pass their Yorkshire 11+


Yorkshire 11 plus 2023

  • Ermysted’s Grammar School – Mid-Oct.
  • Heckmondwike’s 11 plus exam – Week beginning 19th Oct.
  • Ripon Grammar School –
  • Skipton Girls’ High School and other 3 grammar schools in the consortium – Oct 17th.

Grammar schools in England and subsequently in British territories overseas have a long and colourful history as part of a highly rated education system. As far back as the sixth century, there are mentions of these schools. However, the term ‘scolae grammaticales’ (Grammar schools) was only used since the 14th century.  Originally these schools were attached to cathedrals and monasteries and taught Latin because this was seen as the language of the church.

Yorkshire 11+ practice. Yorkshire village road.


Some of these Grammar schools that retained their selective intake recently gained Academy status. Therefore making them independent from the Local Education Authority.


Yorkshire 11+ practice. Yorkshire countryside.

Yorkshire Grammar School Regions

  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees
  • North Yorkshire

Yorkshire 11+ Grammar School Guide

  • Crossley Heath Grammar School, Halifax (mixed)
  • The North Halifax Grammar School, Halifax (mixed)
  • Heckmondwike Grammar School, Heckmondwike (mixed)
  • Ermysted’s Grammar School, Skipton (boys)
  • Ripon Grammar School, Ripon (mixed)
  • Skipton Girls’ High School, Skipton (girls)

Top FREE PRACTICE 11 plus past papers

Our FREE 11 Plus exam resources 

Firstly, our 11 plus non-verbal reasoning tips.

Secondly our Step-by-step guide to passing the 11 plus.

Thirdly, our helpful 11 Plus Guide for parents.

You may also find useful our guide called Where is my local grammar school?


Top Mumsnet’s 11 plus tips


School Entrance Tests’ Brilliant Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests practice aptitude test book

Firstly, a great practical look at Verbal Reasoning is provided in my book, Brilliant Passing Verbal Reasoning which is available on available on the School Entrance Tests Amazon page.


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Rob Williams Assessment‘s FREE 11 Plus Practice Tests with answers.

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