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Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Bedford Girls’ School (BGS) is an independent school for girls located in Bedfordshire. It was established in 2010 as a result of a merger between two schools: Bedford High School and Dame Alice Harpur School. [1]


The Junior School curriculum covers six broad areas: language (English and MFL), mathematics, science, personal, social & physical education, humanities and arts.


Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities are on offer, including a swimming pool, a gymnasium, an all-weather sports pitch, a boathouse and tennis courts, allowing a number of co-curricular activities to take place. Through these, girls develop leadership and time-management skills and have their self-esteem and all-round potential maximised. 


At BGS, failure is understood as yet another step towards success, while imagination and self-reflection are perceived as vital parts of any achievement. Girls benefit from a holistic education and an ethos that’s centred on academic excellence, which typically produces free-thinking, open-minded and confident lifelong learners, who approach adulthood with a strong sense of awareness about global issues.


Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Cardington Road, Bedford, MK42 0BX

County: Bedfordshire

Admissions info: or +44 (0)1234 361918

School type: Independent day school for girls

7+ Exam date: January


Open Events for Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Visits to the school can be booked using an online form. During these visits, prospective families will have the chance to familiarise themselves with staff members and current pupils, ask questions of interest and tour the campus and its facilities. 


Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


In order to register your daughter for the 7+ assessments, you should complete the form (accessed through this page) and pay the non-refundable registration fee of £100. The deadline is in December of the year preceding entry.


The 7+ admissions process also considers school reports and/or references from your child’s current Headteacher.


Offers of places are sent out by email in February. To accept a place, you will be asked to complete and submit an Acceptance Form by the deadline in March.


Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants.


Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


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


The Maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including her knowledge of times tables.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


One of the best ways to prepare for a competitive entrance exam is to use our practice tests. Getting to know the types of questions and the format of the actual exam will help boost your child’s confidence.


Aside from becoming familiarised with the exam format, our practice tests will ensure that your child responds to the questions in an efficient and effective manner. 


They also provide an excellent opportunity for your child to practise working under time pressure. Whilst doing the tests under timed conditions, children can get used to answering questions quickly, with a close attention to detail.


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 Bedford Girls’ School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Bedford Girls’ 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 Bedford Girls’ School 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 Bedford Girls’ School 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 Bedford Girls’ School 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 Bedford Girls’ School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Bedford Girls’ 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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