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Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Brighton Girls is an independent day school for girls in East Sussex. Formerly known as Brighton and Hove High School, it was founded in 1876 and is now a member of the GDST network. [1]


The Prep School boasts a rich and intellectually stimulating curriculum, covering English, maths, science, humanities, PE, MFL, art, PSHE, religious education, ICT and music. 


Simultaneous with the strong academic provision, the school invests in boosting pupils’ sporting skills, enabling them to grow in excellent physical and mental health while harnessing their competitive spirit. In line with this, Brighton Girls maintains quality links with local sports clubs and encourages girls’ participation in netball, hockey, swimming, rounders, athletics, gymnastics, cricket and tennis.


A diverse selection of clubs is also on offer, ranging from ceramics, Drama Queens and Eco Club to engineering, Flamenco and ballet. Through rigorous engagement in these and many other activities, girls discover new interests and forge positive relationships with peers and staff, sustaining the warm and friendly atmosphere on campus.


The Brighton Girls ethos is rooted in a sense of collective endeavour, promoting emotional intelligence in conjunction with academic brilliance. The school’s ‘girls-first’ approach towards educating produces intellectually curious learners who understand education as an adventurous journey towards success. [2]


Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Radinden Manor Road, Hove, BN3 6NH

County: East Sussex

Admissions info: or 01273 280 170

School type: Independent, day school for girls

Open days: Throughout the year

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school invites all prospective families to visit during the Open Doors events, held throughout the year alongside Private Tours and Tasters. Pre-registering is essential and can be done using this form.


Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Applications for Year 3 places should be submitted together with a non-refundable fee of £100. Once the school has reviewed your application, they will get in touch to schedule a Taster Day and assessment for your daughter. 


Offers are made in writing and must be accepted with a payment of a £750 deposit, refunded in your daughter’s last term at the school.


Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants. 


Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Verbal Reasoning


The English assessment examines comprehension skills, including inference and grammar.


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


The Verbal Reasoning assessment is designed to test and assess your daughter’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


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


How to Prepare for the Brighton Girls 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Brighton Girls 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 Brighton Girls 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Brighton Girls 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 packs to prepare successfully for the Brighton Girls 7+ English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension 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: 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




The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Brighton Girls 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


Verbal Reasoning (VR)


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


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (VR sections only)


Verbal Reasoning Guide


The following guide covers everything your child needs to know to ace the 7+ Verbal Reasoning exam. It is 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 following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Brighton Girls 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 Brighton Girls 7+ past papers. The information provided about Brighton Girls 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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