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


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Alton School is an independent, co-ed day school on the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire. Established in 1938, the school occupies a 19-acre campus. [1]


In the Prep School, the academic life is rich and varied, introducing pupils to a wealth of disciplines which, alongside science, MFL, humanities, PE and the creative arts, maximise their literacy and numeracy skills.


The extensive grounds occupied by the school allow pupils to gain a deeper understanding of the processes in the natural world through a range of exciting activities such as exploring tepees in the woods, growing plants and vegetables and sorting natural materials. 


Extracurricular activities are introduced early on, ranging from craft club and computer club to music group and (the paid-for club) equestrian. Participation in sporting activities is strongly encouraged, hence the school offers an array of further pursuits, including swimming, rugby, football, cricket, netball, hockey and rounders. [2]


Rated as ‘excellent’ across all areas by ISI, Alton Prep prides itself for producing ‘good people’, who use their strong qualification for the benefit of those in need. Pupils are typically performing at a level well above their age, accessing the next stages of their education as self-disciplined individuals with a highly developed moral understanding.


Alton School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Anstey Ln, Alton, GU34 2NG

County: Hampshire

Admissions info: or 01420 82070

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Open days: In the Spring, Summer and Autumn terms

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


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


The Open Day events at Alton Prep aim to familiarise prospective families with everything on offer. You and your child will take a guided tour of the campus and enjoy some fun activities following informal meetings with key staff members. 


Alton also hosts the School in Action events, which typically start with an introduction by the Head, followed by a pupil-led tour of facilities. More details about all open events are available here


Alton Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registration forms can be accessed through this page. These should be returned to the school together with a payment of a £75 fee. 


Entry to Alton Prep is through assessments, testing your child’s skills in two areas of the curriculum. If you decide to accept the offer of a place, you should do so by completing an Acceptance Form and returning it with a £500 deposit. 


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


Scholarships are only available to Senior School applicants. Please reach out to the Bursar to learn if you can apply for a bursary.


Alton Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Alton Prep 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 problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including your child’s knowledge of times tables.


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


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


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


Alton 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 practice papers to help your child prepare for the Alton Prep 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 Alton Prep 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




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Alton Prep 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 Alton Prep School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Alton 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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