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Embley Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Embley (formerly known as Hampshire Collegiate School) is an independent, co-ed day and boarding school located in Embley Park in Wellow, Hampshire. It was founded in 1946 in Embley Park, the former family home of Florence Nightingale. [1]


Delivered by highly experienced staff, lessons in the Prep School cover an array of disciplines, including English, mathematics, humanities, ICT, science, art, DT, drama, music and sport. To enhance learning and prepare children for the high-paced world of work, the school heavily relies on technology, introducing iPads into pupils’ learning as early as their Reception years. 


Within the scope of the enrichment programme, Embley Prep organises trips every term, which have included exciting destinations such as Beaulieu Motor Museum, Longdown Activity Farm, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Marwell Zoo. In this way, the school actively invests in developing pupils’ sense of independence and resourcefulness. 


These qualities are further expanded through the Learning Outside the Classroom programme, which allows children to fully benefit from the school’s outstanding 130 acre setting. Engaged in collecting and analysing data and making careful observations, pupils get to explore the world around them and closely examine the changes it is going through. [2]


At Embley, learning is considered an adventure and academic ambition goes hand in hand with compassion and tolerance, complementing the culture of mutual respect which underpins its vibrant community. 


Embley Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Embley Park, Romsey, SO51 6ZA

County: Hampshire

Admissions info: or 01794 512206

School type: Independent, co-ed day and boarding school

Open day: Throughout the year


Open Events for Embley Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Events at Embley Prep are held throughout the year, providing families with an insight into everything on offer at the school. The events typically include presentations, meetings with key staff members and pupil-led tours of the campus. 


Individual tours can also be arranged. During these, you and your child will meet staff members and current pupils, step into lessons and tour the facilities. More details are available here


Embley Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


The next step of the admissions process includes registration. Online forms can be accessed through this page. Please note that the fee of £100 is non-refundable.


The school will then reach out to schedule a Taster day for your child and request for their school report and references. Entrance assessments typically take place at a mutually convenient date, measuring your child’s skills in two areas of the curriculum. 


Acceptance of a place includes a payment of an acceptance deposit, refunded when your child leaves the school. 


Embley Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are not available to 7+ applicants. Please contact the school to learn if you can apply for a bursary.


Embley Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Embley Prep 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 Embley Prep School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Embley Prep 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 Embley Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Embley Prep 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 Embley Prep 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 Embley Prep 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 Embley Prep 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 Embley Prep School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Embley Prep 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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