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AKS Lytham Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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AKS Lytham (also known as AKS) is an independent, co-educational day school located on the Fylde in Lancashire. Noted for its high standards, AKS was formed from the merger of two schools: King Edward VII & Queen Mary School (KEQMS) and Arnold School. It currently occupies a 35-acre campus. [1]


Lessons are delivered by both class teachers and specialist staff, allowing children in the Prep Department to benefit from excellent academic and non-academic provision. Subjects range from English, maths, technology, science and humanities to computing, RE, art & design, PSHE and MFL.


Aiming to meet the many interests and gifts of children across a range of disciplines, the school offers a rich programme of co-curricular activities, including everything from chess, coding, cookery and athletics to choir, hockey, judo and LAMDA. 


Pupils’ exceptionally strong achievements are mainly due to the school’s efforts to boost not only their academic abilities, but also to develop their character, enabling them to grow in self-awareness, resilience and personal responsibility. Children typically perform well above age-related expectations for maths and English, and simultaneously thrive in non-academic areas, benefitting from over 45 clubs which invest in their physical well-being, creative potential and sense of aesthetics. [2]


In full alignment with the motto The Best in Everyone, pupils at AKS identify their strengths with ease and approach learning with high levels of self-motivation. Although encouraged to take on leadership roles very early on, children also learn about cooperation and teamwork, developing firm friendships while actively preparing for future challenges and opportunities. 


AKS Lytham 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Clifton Drive South Lytham St Annes FY8 1DT

County: Lancashire

Admissions info: or 01253 784 104

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn Terms

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for AKS Lytham 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school strongly encourages prospective families to attend their Open Events. These include tours of facilities and Q&As with members of the senior and admissions staff. 


AKS Lytham 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


If you wish your child to be registered for 7+ entry, you should reach out to the school’s Registrar. 7+ assessments take place on Taster Day, arranged at a mutually convenient date. Academic references may also be taken into consideration. 


Please note that the Prep school may require a period of attendance to be on a probationary basis. The offer letter will state the initial duration of the probationary period, which can be extended if considered appropriate and necessary.


AKS Lytham 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants. 


AKS Lytham 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The AKS Lytham 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam tests comprehension and writing skills, including vocabulary and spelling.


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


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the AKS Lytham 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the AKS Lytham 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the AKS Lytham 7+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 7+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 


The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.


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 AKS Lytham 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


AKS Lytham 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 AKS Lytham 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 AKS Lytham 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




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the AKS Lytham 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 AKS Lytham 7+ past papers. The information provided about AKS Lytham 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 AKS Lytham:


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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