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Blundell’s Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Blundell’s School is a co-educational day and boarding independent school in Tiverton, Devon. Founded in 1604 under the will of Peter Blundell, one of the richest men in the country at the time, the school has educated many distinguished personalities, including authors, journalists, athletes, historians and a former Lord Mayor of London. [1]


The broad curriculum in the prep department ensures that pupils effortlessly progress through the school and access their Senior years with strong qualifications. Subject areas range from art, English, maths and humanities to science, computing, MFL and PSHE.


Numerous enrichment opportunities are on offer, enhancing the top-quality educational provision through modules for art, language, science and philosophy, among others. Co-curricularly, the school maximises pupils’ potential by introducing them to exciting and engaging club activities such as canvas painting, judo, fencing, golf, yoga, gymnastics, STEM club, chess and Mandarin. 


According to ISI, pupils at Blundell’s are high-achievers, demonstrating knowledge and confidence at levels beyond their age. Aware of the privilege of good education, they excel in all areas yet manifest no arrogance, celebrating their own and the achievements of peers equally. [2]


Blundell’s Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Tiverton, EX16 4NA

County: Devon

Admissions info: or 01884 252393

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

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


Open Events for Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Events at Blundell’s Prep typically consist of tours of facilities and informal meetings with members of the senior staff. The admissions team will be available to answer any questions of interest to your child. Please click here to learn more. 


Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Following your registration, the school will reach out to schedule a Taster Day, during which you and your child will meet the Head. School reports will also be requested.


If the reports or the observations indicate certain academic weaknesses, it’s very likely that your child’s skills will be tested through assessments. 


Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are not available to 7+ applicants. Please reach out to the school to learn if you can apply for a means-tested bursary.


Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


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


The English exam tests comprehension skills, 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 Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Blundell’s Prep School 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 Blundell’s Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Blundell’s Prep 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.

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 Blundell’s Prep School 7+ exam.



We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Blundell’s Prep School 7+ English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills.


Full Practice Tests


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 Blundell’s Prep 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 Blundell’s Prep 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 Blundell’s Prep School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Blundell’s Prep 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 Blundell’s Prep School:


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

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