8 plus (8+) Exam – Brighton College Prep School – What you need to know



Entry Level Eight Plus (8+) exam

School Name Brighton College Prep

Description Co-ed School. Day and weekly boarding available from age 13.

Age range 3-10 (Prep School) 11-18 (College)

Size 300 approx at Prep School; 1,000 approx at College

Fees £5050 – £6,250 (Prep School) per term 

Address Brighton College Prep School, 2 Walpole Road, Brighton, BN2 0EU

Website https://www.brightoncollege.org.uk/

Telephone (general enquiries) 0044 (0)1273 704210

Admissions Office prepadmissions@brightoncollege.net or 0044 (0) 1273 704200




Recently voted England’s Independent School of the Year by The Sunday Times, Brighton is a forward-thinking school, where academic achievement, independent thought and intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged. The school successfully combines academic excellence with an array of co-curricular opportunities and is fully committed to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each child.


Admissions Process for Brighton College Prep School Year 4 entry


The main intake point into the Brighton College Prep School is at age 8 into Year 4, though places are usually available for Year 5 and Year 6 (10+).




Details about the admissions process at 8+, including registration forms, can be found here.


Open Days and Visits


To find out more about life at Brighton, you should visit the school during its Open Morning events. You can also arrange an individual visit to the Prep School to meet the Head.


To book an individual visit to the Prep School, you should email the Admissions Office.


Entrance Exams


All registered candidates will be invited to sit examinations in English, maths and verbal reasoning. Pupils are offered places on the basis of performance in the entry assessments and satisfactory references from their current school.


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8+ English practice papers, ideal for Brighton College Prep eight plus (8+) exam preparation:


8+ English Pack 1

8+ English Pack 2

8+ English Pack 3

8+ English Pack 4

8+ English: Writing

8+ English: Spelling

8+ English: Punctuation

8+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar

8+ English: Dictation

8+ English: Inference Skills



The Complete Guide to 8+ Comprehension

The Complete Guide to 8+ Writing




8+ Maths practice papers, ideal for Brighton College Prep eight plus (8+) exam preparation:


8+ Mathematics Pack 1

8+ Mathematics Pack 2

8+ Mathematics Pack 3

8+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

8+ Mathematics: Problem Solving




8+ Reasoning practice papers, ideal for Brighton College eight plus (8+) exam preparation:


8+ Reasoning Pack 1 (Verbal Reasoning sections)

8+ Reasoning Pack 2 (Verbal Reasoning sections)

8+ Reasoning Pack 3 (Verbal Reasoning sections)




8+ Listening practice tests, ideal for Brighton College eight plus (8+) exam preparation:


8+ Listening Pack 1


Scholarships and Bursaries


Brighton offers bursaries to pupils from low income families and a modest financial support to families suffering short term financial problems. They are available for pupils in Years 7 to 13. Since bursarial support is reviewed annually, parent will be expected to reapply each year.


Other Entry Points: 7+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+


Most pupils move on to the Senior School of Brighton College, as this is the wish of the majority of parents. However, the College uses the common entrance exams as the assessment for entry and therefore places are not guaranteed

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