Solihull School 7 Plus (7+) Exam: What You Need to Know

School Name: Solihull School
Description: Coeducational; day school

Age range: 7 – 18

Size: 1050 approx.

Fees: £3,657 per term for Junior School / £4,331 per term for Senior School

Address: Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3DJ

Email (for general enquiries): admin@solsch.org.uk

Website: https://www.solsch.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries): 0121 705 0958

Head: Mr David Lloyd

Admissions: admissions@solsch.org.uk




Founded in 1560, Solihull School is a coeducational, independent school located in Solihull, West Midlands. It is the oldest school in the town and educates approximately 1050 students aged 7 to 18.


The school provides great facilities and students participate in a wide-ranging extracurricular programme, including sports, debating club and music. Solihull School has a strong pastoral care network that underpins pupils’ successes.


Admissions Process for Solihull School at 7 Plus (7+)


Registration: Parents should apply for a Year 3 place for their child by the end of November of the year preceding entry. The registration form can be found on the school’s website. It should be completed and returned to the school with the required identification and a non-refundable registration fee of £50.


Open Days/Visits: Solihull School hosts open mornings during the school year, usually in June and September. These events give parents the chance to take a tour of the school and talk to staff. The school also allows prospective pupils to attend a taster day, giving them first-hand experience of a normal day in the classroom.


To book a taster day, contact the admissions team via email, admissions@solsch.org.uk or call 0121 705 4273.


Entrance Exams: The Solihull School 7 plus exam takes place in January. Pupils will sit papers in English and Mathematics. The first English test focuses on students’ comprehension of a fiction text, which asks literal, deductive and inferential questions. The second English test is creative writing, where children have to write a short story on a given title.


There will be one written maths paper lasting 50 minutes, followed by ten minutes of mental arithmetic.


Recommended Materials


The practice papers below will help your child prepare for the Solihull School 7 plus exam:


English 7+ Practice Papers:


7 Plus English Pack 1

7 Plus English Pack 2

7 Plus English Pack 3

7 Plus English Pack 4


7 Plus English: Writing

7 Plus English: Punctuation

7 Plus English: Vocabulary and Grammar

7 Plus English: Spelling

7 Plus English: Inference Skills

7 Plus English: Dictation


The Complete Illustrated Guide to Seven Plus Comprehension

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Seven Plus Writing


Maths 7+ Practice Papers


7 Plus Mathematics Pack 1

7 Plus Mathematics Pack 2

7 Plus Mathematics Pack 3


7 Plus Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7 Plus Mathematics: Problem Solving


The Complete Illustrated Guide to Seven Plus Mathematics


Destination Schools at 11+:


In most cases, students move to the main school at 11+.


Other entry points:  11+ (for entry into Year 7) and 16+ (for entry into Year 12). However, examinations for entry are also set at 8+ (for entry into Year 4), 9+ (for entry into Year 5), 10+ (for entry into Year 6), 12+ (for entry into Year 8), 13+ (for entry into Year 9) and, on occasions, 14+ (for entry into Year 10).


Scholarships and Bursaries: Available for 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form entry.