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Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Basic information: Cheadle Hulme School is a co-educational independent day school in Stockport. Founded in 1855, it has educated many prominent figures in the areas of politics, science and sports. [1]


Curriculum: The educational provision in the Junior School places strong emphasis on the core subjects of English and mathematics. It also covers a range of other disciplines, such as humanities, science, MFL and IT, which, alongside day and residential trips and other enrichment activities, aim to inspire pupils’ interest in the world around them. 


Co-curricular: Clubs and extras are introduced very early on, including choir, coding, debating, chess, tennis, swimming and orchestra. Pupils are encouraged to take part in competitions and sporting fixtures in order to grow in independence and confidence, benefitting from an abundance of opportunities for all-round growth.


ISI Inspection report: The school received the highest possible grade across all areas during its latest ISI inspection. According to the report, children demonstrate high levels of appreciation of their own and other cultures and exhibit the qualities of natural decision makers who are respected for their unique ideas. [2]


The school’s ethos is committed to inclusivity, and focuses on values such as integrity, endeavour, resilience, compassion and contribution. This ethos, in conjunction with the flexible teaching provision, allows pupils to thrive. Children inspire each other yet remain competitive, achieving strong results across a broad spectrum of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.


Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Information


Address: Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6EF

County: Cheshire

Admissions info: or 0161 488 3345

School type: Independent, co-educational day school

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn terms

8+ Exam date: January of Year 3


Open Events for Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Entry


Open Events at Cheadle Hulme provide families with the ideal opportunity to tour the school’s facilities and meet current pupils and members of the staff. Personalised visits can also be scheduled, allowing you and your child to explore the school on an individual basis. More details are available on this page


Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Admissions


Application forms should be submitted together with a £50 fee. Entrance assessments for entry into the Junior School will take place in January of the calendar year of entry.


Acceptance of a place includes a payment of a deposit. 


Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only offered to Senior School applicants.


Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Format


The Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • Maths
  • English


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


Some of the questions will look into your child’s Reasoning skills rather than straight forward English or Mathematics.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Entrance Assessment 


Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the Cheadle Hulme School 8+ exam, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.


Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 8+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.


The majority of our 8+ 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 Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus (8+) Exam Practice Papers


Recommendations for each section of the Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus exam can be found below:




We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills:


Full Practice Tests


8+ English Pack 1

8+ English Pack 2

8+ English Pack 3

8+ English Pack 4

8+ English Pack 5


Comprehension Skills


8+ Reading Workbook

8+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

8+ English: Inference Skills

8+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


The Complete Guide to 8+ Comprehension


Writing Skills


8+ English: Writing

8+ English: Rewrite & Improve

8+ English: Spelling

8+ English: Punctuation

8+ English: Dictation


The Complete Guide to 8+ Writing


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We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus maths test:


Full Practice Tests


8+ Mathematics Pack 1

8+ Mathematics Pack 2

8+ Mathematics Pack 3

8+ Mathematics Pack 4

8+ Mathematics Pack 5


Targeted Skill Development


8+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

8+ Mathematics: Problem Solving




Reasoning skills will be tested in both the Mathematics and English exams. The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus entrance exam:


Full practice tests


8+ Reasoning Pack 1 

8+ Reasoning Pack 2 

8+ Reasoning Pack 3

8+ Reasoning Pack 4 

8+ Reasoning Pack 5 




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Cheadle Hulme School 8 Plus entrance exam:


8+ Listening Pack 1



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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Cheadle Hulme School 8+ past papers. The information provided about Cheadle Hulme 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 Cheadle Hulme School:


Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 7 entry via the 11 Plus (11+) Exam

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