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

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Introduction

 

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: admissions@altonschool.co.uk 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
  • Maths

 

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

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Alton Prep School 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills and writing skills.

 

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: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar

 

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

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

 

Mathematics

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Alton Prep School 7 Plus maths test:

 

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

 

7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics

 

Listening

 

The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Alton Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

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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