Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details
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The teaching provision for both academic and non-academic disciplines at Ardingly Prep is impressive and vigorous, boosting pupils’ skills in the areas of humanities, languages, music, drama, art, ICT and PSHE, in addition to the core subjects of maths, English and science.
A wide selection of clubs and activities is on offer, ranging from Mandarin, newspaper club, bushcraft and hockey to robotic lego, choir, fencing and cookery.
The school’s impressive sporting achievements are a testament to its excellent provision of sporting opportunities and top-quality facilities for training, as a result of which Ardingly Prep has won recognition for cross country, athletics, swimming and hockey. 
Surrounded by 230 acres of outstanding natural beauty, Ardingly College provides a top-class learning environment, centring its ethos on courtesy and ambition and aligning its educational philosophy with the motto Blessed are the pure in heart. Ardingly Prep employs the same approach, allowing children to explore and assess the world around them and actively engage in quality relationships with peers and staff while producing excellent academic results.
Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information
Address: Haywards Heath RH17 6SQ
County: West Sussex
Admissions info: Registry@ardingly.com or +44 (0) 1444 893320
School type: Independent, co-ed day and boarding school
Open days: In the Spring and Autumn Terms
Open Events for Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entry
Open Mornings at Ardingly Prep typically include tours of facilities and one-on-ones with members of the teaching and admissions staff. The events begin with an address by the Head and conclude with reception, hosted by the Head and teaching staff members who will be available to answer any questions of interest to your child. Pre-registering is essential.
Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Admissions
If you wish your child to be considered for entry, you should apply using a registration form, accessible upon emailing the school. As part of the first stage of the admission process, copies of your child’s school reports and references will be requested.
The next stage includes assessments and interviews with the Head of Prep School. Following Assessment Day, you will be contacted by the school regarding their decision to offer (or not offer) a place. Please note that acceptances include a payment of a deposit.
Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries
Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.
Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format
The Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:
The English assessment examines comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and their oral skills.
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 Ardingly Prep 7 Plus entrance examination.
How to Prepare for the Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment
One of the best ways to prepare your child for a competitive 7+ assessment is to familiarise them with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam. You can achieve this with the use of our practice tests.
Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests will help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base, and thus remove unnecessary stress from the exam preparation process.
We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.
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 Ardingly Prep 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.
Ardingly Prep 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 Ardingly Prep 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills.
Full Practice Tests
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 Ardingly Prep 7 Plus maths test:
Full Practice Tests
Targeted Skill Development
The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Ardingly Prep 7 Plus entrance exam:
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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Ardingly Prep 7+ past papers. The information provided about Ardingly Prep 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 Ardingly Prep:
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