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Denstone College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Denstone College is a co-ed, independent, boarding and day school in Denstone, Uttoxeter (Staffordshire). Although its Prep School was established in 1902, it currently occupies a new facility at the Denstone College site. [1] [2]


Academically, pupils flourish in the following disciplines: English, maths, science, humanities, ICT, MFL, PSHCE, art & DT and music. 


Beyond the classroom, they get to participate in an array of extracurricular activities, ranging from LAMDA, tennis, archery and chess to cookery, water polo, golf and orienteering.


The pastoral care provision is outstanding, complementing the culture of ‘caring and openness’ among pupils. The involvement of parents and wider family in children’s progress and schooling is strongly encouraged by staff and firmly embedded in the school’s ethos.


In line with traditional Christian values, good manners and attentive behaviour are actively promoted within the Denstone Prep warm community. As a result, leavers reach spiritual, cultural and physical maturity as capable, confident and independent adults who use their strong qualifications to make a positive impact.


Denstone College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Smallwood Manor, Uttoxeter, ST14 8NS

County: Staffordshire

Admissions info: or 01889 562 083

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Denstone College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school hosts Open Week in September, welcoming prospective families on campus for an extensive range of activities. Activities Mornings also take place, allowing you and your child to meet staff members and ask questions of interest. Pre-booking for these events is essential.


Denstone College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registration forms for 7+ applicants can be found on the school’s webpage. The registration fee of £100 is non-refundable.  


Following the registration, the school will get in touch to arrange a Taster Day for your child, during which they will be assessed in the areas of Maths and English. School reports and a reference from their current school will also be requested.


Accepting a place includes a payment of a £400 deposit, refundable in your child’s last term at the school.


Denstone College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


DCPS offers means-tested bursarial support to children whose families are not able to afford the full fees. Bursaries are subject to annual review and can increase/decrease in value, depending on changes in your financial circumstances. 


Denstone College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Denstone College Prep 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and their 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 Denstone College Prep 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Denstone College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


One of the best ways to prepare for a competitive entrance exam is to use our practice tests. Getting to know the types of questions and the format of the actual exam will help boost your child’s confidence.


Aside from becoming familiarised with the exam format, our practice tests will ensure that your child responds to the questions in an efficient and effective manner. 


They also provide an excellent opportunity for your child to practise working under time pressure. Whilst doing the tests under timed conditions, children can get used to answering questions quickly, with a close attention to detail.


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 Denstone College Prep 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Denstone College Preparatory 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 Denstone College Prep 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 Denstone College Prep 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 Denstone College Prep 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 Denstone College Preparatory School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Denstone College Preparatory 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 Denstone College Preparatory 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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