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7 Plus (7+) Exam – Alleyn’s Junior School – Key Admissions Details 2024


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Based in Dulwich, Alleyn’s is one of the top academically achieving co-ed schools in London. It has been educating children with diverse talents since its conception in 1619, hence its alumni list is long and varied, featuring accomplished novelists, architects, musicians and a Nobel Prize recipient. [1]


In the Junior School, the objective is to cultivate a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere, where each student can flourish both academically and personally. A broad academic provision is at the heart of the vigorous learning setting that facilitates self-assurance and self-esteem, enabling students to reach their full potential.


As the school was established by Edward Alleyn, one of the foremost Shakespearean actors of the Elizabethan age, it actively promotes engagement in drama and performance arts. Alleyn’s rich heritage underpins the philosophy that, as a subject, drama can strongly enhance both formal and informal learning alongside self-discipline, unlocking pupils’ talents and imagination beyond the classroom environment. [2]


Alleyn’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Townley Road, Dulwich, London, SE22 8SU

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 8557 1500

School type: Independent co-ed day school

Open days: In the Autumn and Spring Terms

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2

Pass mark: Aim for 70%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.


Alleyn’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Open Days


Alleyn’s typically hosts open events in spring and autumn. During these, you will have the opportunity to tour the extensive facilities and interact with current pupils. Meetings with key staff members will also take place, allowing you to ask questions of interest to your child. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:



Alleyn’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


The deadline for registrations is in November of the year preceding entry, while your child is in Year 2. Once the completed form has been processed, your child will be invited to the school to be assessed.


The January examinations have two stages. Following success in the Stage 1 exam, your child will be invited back to the school to sit further assessments and attend an interview.


Offers of places are sent out in February. Acceptance should be confirmed later in the same month with a payment of a deposit.


Alleyn’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


Assessment days for 7 plus entry to Alleyn’s take place in January. In the Stage 1 exam, candidates will be asked to complete the following assessments:


Stage 1


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


The English exam will include listening and oral contributions, word recognition, reading comprehension, spelling and writing.


In maths, candidates will be examined on their understanding of number, shape, space and measure, data handling and using and applying mathematics.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning exam measures the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge.


Stage 2


The Stage 2 exam consists of the following tests:


  • Reading
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Group activity
  • Interview


During the group activity, your child’s social and communication skills will be observed. The interview is conducted by a senior staff member and helps the school determine if your child’s wider interests and character are compatible with Alleyn’s ethos.


Alleyn’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores


Pupils who are able to score 70%+ consistently in our 7+ practice tests should be on track to pass Alleyn’s 7+ assessment.


Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Alleyn’s Junior School 7 plus exam.


Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!


Alleyn’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Practice Papers


If you are at the very beginning of your 7+ journey, you may wish to start with our range of 6+ resources. These cover the core Maths and English skills your child needs to develop but at a slightly easier level.


Our 6+ range will help your child develop confidence and a strong foundation before they progress further with the 7+ material listed below.




We highly recommend the following practice papers to help your child prepare for the Stage 1 Alleyn’s Junior School 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about comprehension and writing. The comprehension packs will also help your child prepare for the Stage 2 exam.


Full Practice Tests


7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


Comprehension Guide


This guide covers all the key comprehension question types in a clear, step-by-step manner so that both you and your child know exactly what to expect on exam day.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


Writing Guide


Starting from the foundational basics, this guide works its way through all the key skills your child needs to develop to become an excellent writer within the framework of what’s expected at the 7+ level.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing


If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.




The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Alleyn’s Junior School Stage 1 entrance exam:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Mathematics Pack 1

7+ Mathematics Pack 2

7+ Mathematics Pack 3

7+ Mathematics Pack 4

7+ Mathematics Pack 5


Targeted Skill Development


Each of the following skill practice 7+ mathematics packs focuses on just one specific topic, covering all the possible variations your child may face on exam day:


7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

7+ Mathematics: Addition & Subtraction

7+ Mathematics: Multiplication & Division

7+ Mathematics: Geometry

7+ Mathematics: Number & Place Value

7+ Mathematics: Measurement

7+ Mathematics: Fractions

7+ Mathematics: Statistics


Mathematics Guide


This guide covers the full 7+ maths syllabus step-by-step, teaching your child everything they need to know in a fun and interactive manner.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics


Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR)


To help your child master Non-Verbal Reasoning skills ahead of the Alleyn’s Junior School 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources. They are suitable for both Stage 1 and Stage 2.


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (NVR sections only)


Non-Verbal Reasoning Guide


The following guide covers everything your child needs to know to ace the 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam. It is packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




Alleyn’s Junior School is keen to find students who can listen to instructions, process information and respond accurately. This pack will help develop these key skills:


7+ Listening Pack 1


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Alleyn’s Junior School: Destination Schools at 11 Plus


Alleyn’s Junior School pupils have automatic entry to the Senior School but they still need to sit the scholarship/entrance exam with external candidates. Existing junior school pupils will make up about one-third of the Year 7 intake into the senior school.


Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Alleyn’s Junior School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Alleyn’s Junior School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Other entry points for Alleyn’s Junior School:


Click here to learn about Year 1 entry via the 5 Plus (5+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 2 entry via the 6 Plus (6+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

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