Familiarisation Papers

Familiarisation papers are not available to purchase during the school holidays

Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics - Free Downloads and Additional Papers to purchase

These papers have been made available to ensure that all children have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the format of our up and coming tests. They are NOT definitive and the inclusion of any question types are examples only and do not imply that they will be found in the final tests.


Our Verbal Reasoning test is produced by GL Assessment  – their free familiarisation papers can be found here  and include examples of the answer sheets which are marked electronically. For more information on computer marking please refer to our FAQs.   



Additional Familiarisation Papers to Purchase

GL Assessment Verbal Reasoning (3 packs/multiple choice) £31.50
Mathematics Practice Papers (5 papers in pack published August 2012) £15.00
English Practice Papers (3 papers published February 2017) £9.00
English Past Papers (3 papers 2011-2013) £9.00 
Please note the English Papers currently do NOT come with answers.

Papers can be purchased as follows:-

  • In person from the school reception between 9:15 am and 3:15 pmTerm Time Only. Payment can be made by credit/debit card, cash or cheque.
  • By post – please send a cheque with a self addressed adhesive label to Familiarisation Papers, Dame Alice Owen’s School, Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2DU. Please include an additional postage cost of:-
    • £5.55 if purchasing all the above papers
    • £3.00 if purchasing only the English and Mathematics papers

Please note that only children living within our Local Priority Areas are eligible to take our tests. Before purchasing papers please ensure that your child’s permanent address falls within one of these areas.

We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive FAQs list before contacting the school with any further queries, as you may find the answer to your question here. This will enable our Admissions Officer and general office staff to deal with priority calls – thank you for your consideration.

School Contact Info

Dame Alice Owen’s School

Dugdale Hill Lane
Potters Bar

01707 643441
[email protected]

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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