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Clifton High (Junior) School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Clifton High School is a co-educational independent school in Clifton, Bristol. Founded in 1877, it is the only school in the region to operate the Diamond model of education. As such, it teaches pupils co-educationally in the Junior School and separately in Years 7–9. [1]


The Junior School curriculum covers an extensive range of subject areas, providing a thorough education all throughout pupils’ formative years. Lessons are delivered for English, drama, mathematics, science, humanities, art & design, music, PE, computing, religious education, verbal & non-verbal reasoning, PSHE, MFL and technology.


In conjunction with the strong academic provision aimed at facilitating children’s cognitive development, Clifton High also offers a rich extracurricular programme, comprising an array of opportunities for sporting, creative and aesthetic growth. Children get to engage in tennis, taekwondo, debating, cooking and coding, as well as many other pursuits which further enrich school life. [2]


Pastorally, the school aims to make a significant difference to each child’s well-being. Staff actively contribute to the peaceful and friendly atmosphere on campus and invest significant amounts of effort into ensuring that the educational experience is as pleasant and memorable as possible. Partnerships with parents are strong, assisting the all-round development of pupils while boosting their social skills and moral awareness. [3]


Clifton High (Junior) School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: College Road, Clifton, BS8 3JD

County: Bristol

Admissions info: or 0117 933 9087

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


Open Events for Clifton High School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Events at Clifton High are held with the aim of familiarising prospective families with everything on offer. You are strongly encouraged to attend these in order to learn details about the admissions process and explore the school grounds. Details on how to book are available here


Clifton High School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registering for entry is done via an online form, accessed through this page. The admissions process also includes school reports and formal assessments.


Acceptance of places involves a payment of a deposit, refunded when your child leaves the school. An Acceptance Form should be completed and submitted, as well.


Clifton High School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available.


Clifton High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Clifton High School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam tests 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 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 Clifton High School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Clifton High School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


To successfully prepare your child for the 7+ exam, we recommend that you utilise resources that provide an insight into the types of questions that they could be asked in the actual exam. Our practice papers offer exactly that and much more.


Aside from reflecting the demands of the 7+ exam, our practice tests will help you identify any weaker areas that require additional work, and thus enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly. 


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 Clifton High School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Clifton High 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 practice papers to help your child prepare for the Clifton High School 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about comprehension and writing:


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


Writing Skills


7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Rewrite & Improve

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Dictation


Writing Guide


Starting from the foundational basics, this guide works its way through all the key skills your child needs to develop to become an excellent writer within the framework of what’s expected at the 7+ level.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing


If you’d like to have your child’s writing assessed and marked, you may be interested in our Writing Marking Service. Please click here to learn more.




The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Clifton High 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 Clifton High 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 Clifton High School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Clifton High 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.


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