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Aldro 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Aldro is a preparatory school for boys in Shackleford, Surrey. Founded in 1898, it occupies a 20-acre estate and is the only prep school that featured in the Country Life magazine’s 16 most beautiful schools in Britain. [1]


Recently, the school adopted a new curriculum following the principles of the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate, known as Aldro Bacc. Aldro Bacc covers English, mathematics, science, French, Latin, history, geography, religious studies, art, DT, music, drama, computing, reasoning & non-verbal reasoning, outdoor education, PSHE and PE.


The extensive academic provision is coupled with a rich co-curricular programme which aims to boost pupils’ communication and teamwork skills as they grow in independence and perseverance. Offering everything from debating and cookery to chess and golf, the school cultivates boys’ changing interests, allowing them to pursue enjoyment and excellence in equal measure.


As a result of the outstanding education they have the privilege to benefit from, Aldro’s leavers access further education at some of the country’s best performing and in-demand Senior schools, such as Eton, Harrow, Abingdon and Bedales. [2]


Aldro Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Lombard Street, Shackleford, Godalming, GU8 6AS

County: Surrey

Admissions info: or 01483 813535

School type: Independent, day and boarding school for boys

Open days: Every term

7+ Exam date: November of Year 2


Open Events for Aldro Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Mornings are held throughout the year, allowing parents and their children to experience first-hand the pleasant atmosphere on campus. These include a one-on-one with the Head and guided tours of facilities, typically concluding with coffee and refreshments. More details about Open Mornings are available here.


Aldro Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Following the visit to the school, you may wish to register your child for Year 3 entry. Registration forms can be accessed through this page and should be submitted together with a non-refundable fee of £100 by September of the year preceding entry.


Taster Days are held in November, during which your child will be formally assessed. School reports will also be requested. 


Offers of places are sent out within two weeks of Taster Day. To secure the offered place, you will be asked to pay a deposit of £1000, refunded during your child’s last term at the school.


Aldro Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Subject to means-testing of parental financial circumstances, Aldro offers bursarial support of up to 100% of fees. The value of the bursaries is reviewed annually, hence it may vary upwards or downwards.


The school also offers:


  • Armed Forces discounts – 20% of fees
  • Clergy discounts – 20% of fees
  • Sibling discounts – 20% of fees for the youngest child
  • Discretionary awards – up to 15% of fees


More details about awards and discounts are available here.


Aldro Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Aldro Prep School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English paper (essay)
  • Online Reasoning test


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


The online test is likely to resemble the CAT4 (Cognitive Abilities Test), which assesses Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning skills.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Aldro Prep School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Aldro Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Aldro Prep School 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 word-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 Aldro Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Aldro Prep 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 packs to prepare successfully for the Aldro Prep School 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s writing skills.


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing


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Online test


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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Aldro Prep School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Aldro Prep 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.


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