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Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Abbot’s Hill School is an independent day school for girls (and boys at the ages 0–4) in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1912, the school is noted for facilitating pupils’ proficiency in management, organisation and leadership very early on. [1]


Small class sizes in the Prep School allow the experienced staff to individually address each student’s interests and setbacks. As a result, by the time they reach their Senior years, girls develop high levels of confidence and responsibility, without missing out on the many joys of teamwork and fellowship.


Within the scope of the extracurricular programme, girls learn different skills in the areas of music, sport, languages, drama, dance and gardening. Apropos the high standards it sets out for pupils, Abbot’s Hill offers a broad range of clubs and activities, including yoga, swimming, lacrosse, coding, chess, SciTech Club and drama. 


The exceptional pastoral care provision complements the school’s reputation as one of the best destinations for academic and personal development. Enriching the nurturing atmosphere where pupils thrive, the pastoral staff works hard to ensure that each and every one of them grows in healthy competition and a sense of belonging to a warm and welcoming community. [2


Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Bunkers Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8RP

County: Hertfordshire

Admissions info: or 01442 240333

School type: Independent, day school for girls

Open day: In the Spring, Summer and Autumn Terms

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2


Open Events for Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


To learn more about what makes this school special, you are encouraged to attend their open events. During these, you and your child will benefit from a range of activities, including guided tours of facilities, presentations and informal meetings with members of the staff. Details on how to book a spot are available here.


Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Entry is subject to your daughter’s performance in 7+ assessments and interviews. If you wish her to be considered for a 7+ place, the school recommends that you register (ideally) a full year before the desired date of admission. 


If a place is offered, you will be asked to accept it by returning a completed Acceptance Form together with a £1000 deposit.


Registration forms can be accessed through this page. Please note that the registration fee of £100 is non-refundable. 


Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are only available to Senior School applicants. If funds permit, the Prep School will offer a means-tested bursary to families in financial need. Please note that families whose net income after tax exceeds £37000 would normally be considered ineligible. For more details, please reach out to the Bursar.


Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning


The English assessment examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, spelling and grammar.


The Maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including her knowledge of times tables.


The Verbal Reasoning section of the Reasoning exam is designed to test and assess your daughter’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


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


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


One of the best ways to prepare for a competitive 7+ entrance exam is to use our practice tests. Getting to know the types of questions and the format of the actual exam will help boost your child’s confidence.


Aside from becoming familiarised with the exam format, our practice tests will ensure that your child responds to the questions in an efficient and effective manner. 


They also provide an excellent opportunity for your child to practise working under time pressure. Whilst doing the tests under timed conditions, children can get used to answering questions quickly, with a close attention to detail.


The majority of our 7+ resources are accompanied by detailed step-by-step video tutorials for every question. These are available for free with all purchases. It’s like having a world-class tutor explain each question to your child at no extra cost!


Our practice tests are used successfully every year by tens of thousands of students targeting schools with a competitive entrance exam. They are age-appropriate, reflecting the demands of the actual exam.


Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Abbot’s Hill School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Abbot’s Hill 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 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 Abbot’s Hill 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


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 Abbot’s Hill 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




To help your child master Reasoning skills ahead of the Abbot’s Hill 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1

7+ Reasoning Pack 2

7+ Reasoning Pack 3

7+ Reasoning Pack 4

7+ Reasoning Pack 5


Reasoning Guides


The following guides cover everything your child needs to know to ace 7+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams. They are packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


The Complete Guide to 7+ Verbal Reasoning

The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Abbot’s Hill 7+ entrance exam, helping your child learn how to follow instructions carefully:


7+ Listening Pack 1



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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Abbot’s Hill School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Abbot’s Hill 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 Abbot’s Hill School:


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

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

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