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Aldwickbury School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Aldwickbury School is an independent preparatory school for boys located on the outskirts of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Dating back to 1937, the school educates over 350 pupils. [1]


The curriculum is well balanced and broad, including maths, English, science, IT, MFL, geography, history, RS, PSCHEE, PE, art and DT.


After classes, pupils engage in sports, drama and musical pursuits as part of Aldwickbury’s abundant extra-curricular programme. The school provides a range of opportunities aimed at meeting children’s varied interests, including orchestra, violin club, athletics, swimming, LAMDA and tennis.


Characterised by small class sizes and individualised pastoral care, the Prep School ensures that pupils thrive as able and independent learners who effortlessly access their senior years. Destination schools have included esteemed schools such as HABS, Harrow, Merchant Taylors’, Dulwich College and Eton. [2]


Aldwickbury School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden, AL5 1AD

County: Hertfordshire

Admissions info: or 01582 713022

School type: Independent, day and boarding school for boys

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn terms

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2


Open Events for Aldwickbury School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The Open Morning events allow visiting families to familiarise themselves with the school’s ethos & facilities and meet senior and teaching staff members. Tours are typically led by current pupils, preceded by a speech from the Head.


Aldwickbury School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registration will put your child’s name on the list for the 7+ assessments. These take place in January of the calendar year of entry, assessing your child’s numeracy and literacy skills. The registration fee of £100 is non-refundable. 


If your child has been offered a place, you will be asked to secure it with a payment of a £1000 deposit, refunded in your child’s last term at the school.


Aldwickbury School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


The school offers means-tested bursaries to Year 3 applicants on the basis of their strong performance in interviews and English, Maths & Reasoning examinations, as well as positive school reports and references.  


Parents will be asked to complete and submit a ‘Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances’ form and write a supporting letter, outlining the reasons for the application. 


Please note that an independent firm may conduct a home visit in order to review the financial information you have provided. For more details, please reach out to the school. 


Aldwickbury School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


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


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam tests comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.


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


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


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


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Aldwickbury 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 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 Aldwickbury School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Aldwickbury 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 Aldwickbury School 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 Aldwickbury School 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


Reasoning (for Bursary Applicants)


The following packs will significantly boost your child’s abilities ahead of the Reasoning examination for Bursary applicants:


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 Aldwickbury School 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 Aldwickbury School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Aldwickbury 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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