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Bablake and King Henry VIII School | BKHS 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and Bablake School recently merged, forming a new facility that caters for children aged 3 to 18. Reflecting Coventry’s diversity, BKHS offers a warm and stimulating learning environment and a syllabus that extends beyond the National Curriculum requirements.


The blend of traditional and forward-looking teaching underpins the educational provision, including art, computing, languages and humanities, among others. Both form and specialist teachers provide comprehensive support to pupils, regardless of the span of their ability, allowing them to seamlessly progress through the school. 


As part of its extensive offering, BKHS delivers the Forest School programme, maximising pupils’ understanding of nature and its processes and improving their endurance and resilience in a controlled environment. The wealth of co-curricular activities, including orchestra, yoga and Martial Arts, further enhances the learning experience and adds up to its momentum, resulting in fantastic non-academic outcomes. 


Prior to the merger, the schools were recognised for their strong performance, broad co-curricular provision and many sporting successes. Now, through joint effort, they aim to produce lifelong learners and eminent leaders, regardless of their professional orientation and irrespective of their ethnic or financial background. 


Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Coundon Road, Coventry, CV1 4AU

County: West Midlands

Admissions info: or +44(0)1977 233600

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open days: September, June

7+ Exam date: At a mutually convenient date


Open Events for Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school hosts Open Morning in September and Open Evening in June, catering for prospective families through presentations, guided tours and informal meetings. Members of the Admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions of interest to your child. 


Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


To apply for a Year 3 place, you should complete and submit an online application form together with a payment of a £50 fee in the Autumn term of the year preceding entry.


Following this and subject to availability of places, your child will be registered for 7+ assessments, held at a mutually convenient date. Reports/ references from their current school will be obtained.


If an offer of a place is made, you will be asked to pay a £300 deposit to accept it.  


Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are not available to 7+ applicants. However, you can apply for a means-tested bursary, which can be valued at up to 100% of fees. 


In order to be considered for a bursary, your household income should not exceed £65,000. Please note that both parents will be asked to provide proof of income and assets. The evaluation process will include a home visit. 


Bursaries are reviewed annually and may vary in value, depending on changes in your financial circumstances. More details are available in the Bursary policy.


Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal)


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.


The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam is designed to test and assess their logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures their ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 


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


How to Prepare for the Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


At Exam Papers Plus, we recommend that students follow a structured approach towards preparation for the 7+ entrance exam. Such an approach includes practice tests, which consist of thoroughly researched and up to date questions that reflect a competitive 7+ examination format.


By covering all the key skills and the range of question types your child will encounter in the actual test, our practice tests will help them get used to answering questions quickly and effectively. 


More importantly, they will help identify any weaker areas that require additional work and attention. In this way, our practice tests will assist in boosting your child’s confidence


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 BKHS 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Bablake and King Henry VIII 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 BKHS 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 BKHS 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




To help your child master Reasoning skills ahead of the BKHS 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1

7+ Reasoning Pack 2

7+ Reasoning Pack 3

7+ Reasoning Pack 4

7+ Reasoning Pack 5


Reasoning Guides


The following guides cover everything your child needs to know to ace 7+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams. They are packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


The Complete Guide to 7+ Verbal Reasoning

The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the BKHS 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 Bablake and King Henry VIII School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Bablake and King Henry VIII 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.


Other entry points for Bablake and King Henry VIII School:


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