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7 Plus (7+) Exam – Westminster Cathedral Choir School – Key Admissions Details 2024


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One of the two Catholic cathedral schools in the UK, Westminster Cathedral Choir School is a successful independent establishment in Victoria, City of Westminster. It caters for boys exclusively and many of its alumni have been accepted into prestigious senior schools, including Eton College, Harrow School, St Paul’s School and Westminster School. [1]


WCCS prides itself on a progressive approach to education, one that is founded upon the three pillars of Curriculum, Canon and Character. Its students are well-versed in the arts, literature and culture and proficient in grammar, logic and rhetoric, developing their identity in harmony with the world around them while thinking both critically and creatively. [2]


The level of musical excellence at WCCS is truly outstanding, as one would anticipate. The choristers receive top-notch training and are provided with the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, but this is not a mandatory requirement. While encouraging the love and appreciation of music, the school also recognises the changing nature of pupils’ interests, and therefore provides the flexibility for boys to make their own choices.


Westminster Cathedral Choir School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Address: Ambrosden Avenue, London, SW1P 1QH

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 7798 9081

School type: Independent preparatory school for boys

Open days: Throughout the year

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2


Westminster Cathedral Choir School 7 Plus (7+) Open Days


WCCS strongly suggests that both you and your child visit the campus prior to submitting an application. You can reserve your place through this page. On the day, you will have the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art facilities and interact with current students. This will give you and your child a better understanding of whether the school is the right fit. You can view WCCS’ exact location on the map below:



Westminster Cathedral Choir School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Boys who are applying for 7+ entry to WCCS will be required to take an entrance exam. Before this, however, they must be officially registered with the school. The £200 registration fee is non-refundable.


The deadline for registration is in December of the year prior to entry, while your child is in Year 3. The entrance exams will take place the following January.


Westminster Cathedral Choir School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The 7+ exam at Westminster Cathedral Choir School consists of the following papers:


➢ English

  • comprehension and composition paper (60 minutes)
  • punctuation paper (30 minutes)
  • spelling paper (15 minutes)


➢ Mathematics

  • problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills (45 minutes)


The assessment also includes reading out loud and a friendly chat with either the Head, Deputy Head or Registrar.


Westminster Cathedral Choir 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 Westminster Cathedral Choir School 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about comprehension and writing:


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

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The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Westminster Cathedral Choir School 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




Westminster Cathedral Choir 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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Westminster Cathedral Choir School: Destination Schools at 13+


In recent years, destination schools have included:


Charterhouse | City of London School for Boys | Downside School | Dulwich College | Eton College | Harrow School | King’s Canterbury | London Oratory School | Radley College | St Edward’s Oxford | St Paul’s Boys School | Tonbridge School | University College School (UCS) | Wetherby School | Winchester College.



Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Westminster Cathedral Choir School (WCCS) 7+ past papers. The information provided about Westminster Cathedral Choir School (WCCS) 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 Westminster Cathedral Choir School:


Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

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