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


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Croydon High School is an independent day school for girls located near Croydon, London. Founded in 1874, it is one of the original schools founded by the Girls’ Day School Trust. [1]


The curriculum covers maths, English, music, drama, MFL, computer science and PE. 

Encouraged to engage in the wide range of activities on offer, girls further improve their skills in Cricket, Glass Jewellery Making, Swimming, Installation Art and Debating, amongst others.


The school ensures that students develop into well-rounded adults by maintaining high standards of academic education whilst providing superb pastoral care service. In line with the motto May Her Character and Talents Inspire Others, Croydon High maximises individual potential and stimulates each girl to approach learning with excitement and confidence whilst celebrating the success of peers at the same time.


Croydon High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, South Croydon, CR2 8YB

County: Greater London

Admissions info: or 020 8260 7508

School Type: Independent day school for girls

Open days: In the Spring Term

7+ Exam Date: January of Year 2


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


The Junior School Open Morning allows you and your child to familiarise yourselves with the atmosphere on campus and the school’s ethos. During the event, the committed staff will be on hand to answer any questions of interest.


Personal tours can also be arranged. More details are available here.


Croydon High School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


If you wish to apply for a place at the Junior School, you should enter your daughter’s details in this application form. Please note that the form should be submitted together with a £100 fee.


Your daughter will then be invited for testing, which will cover English and mathematics. Upon successful completion of the assessments, she may be offered a place at the school.


To accept the offer, you will be expected to pay a deposit of £750, held until the end of your daughter’s final term in the school.


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


Scholarships and bursaries are only available for Senior School entry.


Croydon High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


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


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English assessment will examine comprehension and writing skills. Your daughter will be expected to read with confidence and be able to write simple original stories, poems and descriptions. In addition, she will be given a passage to read and then asked questions about it. 


The maths exam assesses your daughter’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including counting; addition & subtraction; multiplication & division; recognition of coins, simple bills and giving change, etc. 


The assessment will last for approximately two and a half hours.


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


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


One of the best ways to prepare your child for a competitive 7+ entrance exam is to familiarise them with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam. You can achieve this with the use of our practice tests.


Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests will help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base, and thus remove unnecessary stress from the exam preparation process.


We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.


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


Croydon 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 Maths and English 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 Croydon 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

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




Croydon High School is keen to find students who can listen to instructions, process information and respond accurately. This pack will help develop these key skills:


7+ Listening Pack 1



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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Croydon High School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Croydon 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.


Other entry points for Croydon High 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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