Ardingly Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

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Introduction

 

Ardingly College is an independent boarding and day school near Ardingly in West Sussex. It shares some grounds with the Prep School, which educates roughly 520 pupils. [1]

 

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. [2]

 

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:

 

  • English
  • Maths

 

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.

 

English

 

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

 

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 Ardingly Prep 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 Ardingly Prep 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 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.

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