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Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Ashville College is a co-ed independent school for day and boarding pupils in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Founded in 1877, it is the oldest independent school in the town. Its estate occupies 60 acres of land. [1]


In the Prep School, pupils benefit from an extensive curriculum which incorporates a broad range of subject areas. The standard teaching for maths and English is enhanced by strong provision for art, computing & ICT, DT, MFL, geography, history, PE & Games, PSHE, RS and science. 


Co-curricularly, Ashville Prep provides pupils with an array of opportunities to engage in fun and useful pursuits, such as photography, cookery, rock-climbing and other sports. Through these, children also develop their social skills by actively interacting with peers and staff, and forge firm and lasting friendships while growing in confidence. 


The school’s strong Methodist ethos facilitates pupils’ tolerance, respect for others and sense of social responsibility, rooting the school’s community in Christian values while remaining open and welcoming to children of all faiths and none. As a result, pupils leave school fully prepared for life and the competitive nature of work and thus proceed to dominate the professional domain of their choice. 


Ashville College 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9JP

County: North Yorkshire

Admissions info: or +44 (0) 01423 566358

School type: Independent, co-ed day and boarding school 

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn Terms 

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school holds a series of open events, including Open Days, Open Mornings and Open Evenings (for different departments). These typically include guided tours of facilities and meetings with key staff members, including the Admissions Team. More details are available on this page


Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Following the visit, you may wish to formally begin the admissions process. This step requires that you register your child with the school using this form, which should be submitted with a payment of a £100 registration fee. 


Entry is subject to references, school reports and assessments. The school’s decision will be communicated to you in writing, and if your child is offered a place, you will be asked to accept it with a payment of a £250 deposit. 


Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are only available to Senior School applicants. Some bursarial assistance may be available. For more information, please reach out to the Admissions Team.


Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English Writing
  • English Comprehension (multiple-choice)
  • Mathematics (multiple-choice)


The English Writing task examines writing skills, including spelling and punctuation. Marks will be awarded for good use of imagination, creativity, form, purpose, organisation, cohesion and sentence structure.


The English assessment in the multiple-choice format examines comprehension, including inference and grammar.


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 Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Ashville College, Harrogate, 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 Ashville College, Harrogate, 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Ashville College, Harrogate, 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 Writing 


We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Ashville College 7+ English writing assessment:


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.

Note: Although some of the below recommendations are in standard format, not multiple-choice, they are still a relevant source of material for practice ahead of the Ashville College, Harrogate, 7+ exam.

English Comprehension


We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Ashville College 7+ English comprehension assessment:


Full Practice Tests (multiple-choice)


7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 2

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




The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Ashville College 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 Ashville College 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 Ashville College, Harrogate, 7+ past papers. The information provided about Ashville College, Harrogate, 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 Ashville College, Harrogate:


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