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Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Dame Allan’s Schools are a collection of independent schools in Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, operating under the ‘diamond’ model. The Junior School is located in a separate building in Spital Tongues. [1]


Its broad curriculum covers the core subjects of English, maths and science, in addition to MFL, music, drama, dance, ICT, PSHEE, PE, geography, history, art, DT and RS.


Dame Allan’s rich and varied extracurricular programme further enhances pupils’ skills through a wide range of activities and clubs such as Fencing, Maths Club, Chess club, Karate and Choir. 


The school’s well-established pastoral care system, led by experienced and trained staff, is defined by an individualised approach towards the needs of each child and the issues and challenges they may be facing.


Pillars of the school’s community include self-discipline, self-confidence and independence of thought, alongside consideration and respect for others & the environment. Aiming to develop children’s awareness of their individual strengths whilst educating them on how to put them to good use, Dame Allan’s ensures that leavers access adulthood with a winning mentality and a global mindset.


Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Hunter’s Road, Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NG

County: Tyne and Wear

Admissions info: or 0191 275 0608

School Type: Independent, co-educational day school

7+ Exam date: At a mutually convenient date


Open Events for Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Dame Allan’s Junior School hosts open events during which you and your child can take a pupil-led tour of its extensive facilities, hear the Head’s address and meet senior staff members.


If you wish to visit the school on an individual basis, please reach out to the Head of Admissions.


Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


The school will consider your child for 7+ entry after you’ve submitted an application form and have paid the £30 registration fee. You are advised to apply at least one year in advance.


Your child will then be invited to the school for formal assessments in Maths, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Dame Allan’s will also request their current-school reports.


Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are available at 7+ entry, although the majority of them are awarded to 11+ applicants. 


Your child can be a holder of a scholarship and a bursary simultaneously. 


Bursaries are means-tested, covering 5-100% of the fees. The value of the award will depend on your need and the amount of funds available. Please note that bursaries are reviewed annually and that they may increase/decrease in value, subject to changes in your financial circumstances.


Typically, a bursary covering full fees (100%) will be awarded to a family with a total income of less than £27,000 per year, with no capital assets other than their home. Please click here for further details.


Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Dame Allan’s 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


The English assessment examines reading comprehension skills.    


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


The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper measures your child’s ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Dame Allan’s Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Dame Allan’s 7+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 7+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 


The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.


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 Dame Allan’s 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Dame Allan’s Junior 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 Dame Allan’s Junior 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 Dame Allan’s Junior 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


Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR)


To help your child master Non-Verbal Reasoning skills ahead of the Dame Allan’s Junior School 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (NVR sections only)


Non-Verbal Reasoning Guide


The following guide covers everything your child needs to know to ace the 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam. It is packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




Dame Allan’s Junior 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 the sorts of questions that have been included in Dame Allan’s Junior School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Dame Allan’s Junior 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 Dame Allan’s School:


Click here to learn about Year 1 entry via the 5 Plus (5+) Exam

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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