8 plus (8+) Exam – Wetherby Preparatory School – What you need to know

Entry Level 8 Plus (8+) exam

School Name Wetherby Preparatory School

Description Boys; day school

Age range 8-13

Fees £6,450 per term

Address Bryanston Square, London, W1H 2EA

Email (general enquiries) admin@wetherbyprep.co.uk

Website http://www.wetherbyprep.co.uk/

Telephone (general enquiries) 020 7535 3520

Head Nick Baker

Admissions Telephone

Registrar Mrs Yolanda Noval




Wetherby Prep School is a highly regarded and successful London day school that sends boys to its own senior school and other leading day and boarding schools. It is popular, has an excellent exit school track record and places are highly sought after. It sends lots of boys to St Paul’s Juniors and Westminster Under at 11+ (and Wetherby Pre-Prep sends many to these schools at 7+ and 8+ too).


It places emphasis on the individual through developing “boys’ intellectual, physical, social and moral selves, preparing them for a wide range of senior schools and providing firm foundations for successful, balanced and accomplished adult lives.”


The school has a three-class intake of 60 at 8 plus (8+) in Year 4. But Wetherby Pre-Prep boys automatically feed into the school at Year 4, so this means that there aren’t in fact 60 external places.


Admissions Process for Wetherby Prep School Eight Plus (8+)


Applications Boys can be registered for the 8 plus exam anytime up until the end of October of the year preceding entry.


Open Days Set days are published on their website, but if you are unable to make any of those, individual visits can be arranged with the headmaster.


Entrance Process


In the September prior to entry, registered boys are invited to attend the January 8+ Assessment Day.


Boys are asked to sit short tests in English and maths and take part in group-based activities. For example, this once included being asked to write a story entitled, ‘The busiest day of my life’.


Offers for entry into Year 4 are made a week later with the deadline for acceptances by spring half term.


Recommended Materials:


8+ English practice papers, ideal for Wetherby Preparatory School 8 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


The Complete Guide to 8+ Comprehension

The Complete Guide to 8+ Writing


8+ Maths practice papers, ideal for Wetherby Preparatory School 8 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+ Listening practice papers, ideal for Wetherby Preparatory School eight plus (8+) exam preparation:

8+ Listening Pack 1



The school is building its bursary fund and does not offer bursaries as a matter of course at this time.


Other Entry Points

Occasional places occur from time to time. If you are interested in joining Wetherby outside of the normal 8+ entry, download and return the Waiting List Form, which can be found here.


Exit Schools

Wetherby Prep sends its boys to a range of schools at 11+ and 13+ including King’s, St Paul’s City, Eton and Westminster Under. For a full list, click here.


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