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


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Derby High School is an independent, co-ed day school located in the suburb of Littleover in Derby. Established in 1892, the school produces excellent examination results. [1]


The academic provision is broad and balanced, characterised by small class sizes and grounded in the efforts to meet the individual needs and interests of pupils. Alongside lessons for the core academic subjects, specialist teaching is provided for music, French and PE. 


A wide selection of after-class activities is on offer, ranging from choir, computing, theatre club and chess to craft club, science club, football and cookery. Residential visits are arranged all throughout the academic year, including destinations such as Boreatton Park, Shropshire and Chasewater, Staffordshire. Enriching the activities programme and the overall educational experience, these trips allow children to grow in independence, resilience and confidence. 


Music at Derby High plays a vital role in children’s education. Hence, pupils develop high levels of skills and frequently perform in concerts as part of choirs, orchestras and ensembles. They also get to take part in musical competitions as both individuals and members of a group. [2]


The latest ISI inspection of the school concluded that Derby High fully meets all national standards for educational provision and actively invests in the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual development of children, allowing them to access further education with the skills to succeed. 


Derby High Primary School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Hillsway, Littleover, Derby DE23 3DT

County: Derbyshire 

Admissions info: or 01332 514267

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary 


Open Events for Derby High Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Events allow you and your child to fully explore the school and experience the warm atmosphere on campus first-hand. You will have the opportunity to learn about the teaching provision and admissions process, as well as tour the school’s grounds. Individual (private) tours can also be arranged. More details are available here


Derby High Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


To register your child for a Year 3 place, you should complete and return the registration form together with a £100 registration fee. 


The school will then reach out to schedule assessments for your child. These will test their skills in two areas of the curriculum. If a place is offered, you will be asked to accept it with a payment of a £150 deposit, refunded at the end of your child’s time at the school.


Derby High Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants. 


Derby High Junior School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Derby High Junior 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 Derby High Junior School 7 Plus entrance examination.


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


Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 7+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 7+ exam preparation which can help you identify the weak areas in your child’s knowledge base. 


Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their 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 Derby High Junior School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Derby High 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 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 Derby High 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


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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 Derby High 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




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Derby High Junior 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 Derby High Junior School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Derby High 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.


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