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Bromsgrove Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Bromsgrove School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove. Established in 1553, it is one of the oldest schools in Britain. [1]


The Prep Department was opened in 1940 and shares 100 acres of stunning grounds with the Senior School. Noted for combining forward-looking teaching methods with traditional values, Bromsgrove Prep maintains high expectations of pupils and sets its standards of learning and conduct accordingly. 


Boosting children’s physical health in conjunction with their creative achievements, the school offers a broad programme of extracurriculars, including climbing, karate, orchestra, choir and drama. Trips to the local cinema and visits to places like Coughton Court are also included, engaging pupils in fun pursuits while expanding their cultural awareness. [2]


Staff at Bromsgrove Prep are passionate about education, giving children the complete freedom to think for themselves and explore their intellectual curiosity to the fullest. Fundamentally, the school is dedicated to producing responsible and caring individuals who use their knowledge and abilities to improve their circumstances while remaining considerate of the needs of others. 


Bromsgrove Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7DU

County: Worcestershire

Admissions info: or 01527 579679

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

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn Terms

7+ Exam date: In January of Year 2


Open Events for Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Mornings are held with the aim of familiarising families with the facilities on offer, as well as the members of the teaching staff. The events typically start with a presentation from the Head and conclude with refreshments. Members of the Admissions Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please click here to learn more. 


Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registration forms should be returned to the school by the deadline in early January. Some time later, your child will be invited to the school to sit computer-based entrance assessments and a short writing task. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. 


Offers are sent out in late January. The place is to be secured with a payment of a deposit. 


Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants. 


Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessment:


  • Creative Writing
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) 


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


The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) measures developed abilities via modules testing Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning.


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


How to Prepare for the Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 7+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 7+ exam preparation which can help you identify the weak areas in your child’s knowledge base. 


Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their study schedule accordingly. 


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Our recommendations to help your child prepare for the Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Bromsgrove 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.




We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Bromsgrove Prep School 7 Plus English exam. They will help improve your child’s writing skills.


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

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Cognitive Abilities Test


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CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 4

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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Bromsgrove Preparatory School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Bromsgrove Preparatory 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 Bromsgrove Preparatory 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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