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


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Exeter School is an independent, co-ed day school in Exeter, Devon. Dating back to 1633, Exeter was named South-West Independent Secondary School of the Year 2018’ by The Sunday Times and has been rated as ‘excellent’ in all categories in their most recent ISI report. [1] [2]


The academic provision is strong, ensuring positive academic outcomes in the areas of English, maths, science, art, computer science, drama, DT, geography, history, MFL, music, PSHE and religious studies.


Beyond the curriculum, Exeter offers an array of activities, introducing pupils to new interests, whether that be chess, computer science, coding, drama or sewing.


The selection of cutting-edge facilities occupying the 25-acre site is impressive, including large playing fields, a 3G astroturf arena, a sports hall & fitness suite, a climbing wall, a studio area, an indoor shooting range, squash courts and an all-weather court. 


The school’s entire educational philosophy is designed to maximise pupils’ academic, personal and physical potential. In line with its high standards of teaching and pastoral care, complemented by the richness of the extra-curricular programme, Exeter School ensures that leavers enter adulthood with clear goals and the willingness to contribute to their wider communities.


Exeter School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NS

County: Devon

Admissions info: or 01392 273679

School Type: Independent, co-educational day school

Open Days: July and September

7+ Exam Date: January of Year 2


Open Events for Exeter School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open events are held annually in July and September, offering prospective families the rare opportunity to visit the campus and discuss the admissions process and academic provision with staff members. More details are available here.


Individual visits are also an option. They can be arranged via the Admissions Team.


Exeter School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


To formally start the admissions process, you should complete and submit this registration form and pay the non-refundable fee of £50.


Your child will be invited to the school to be assessed in the areas of English and Maths. If they receive an offer, you will have three weeks to confirm the acceptance by signing the parental contract and paying a refundable deposit.


Exeter School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Exeter School offers Entrance Scholarships and Exhibitions to top-performing candidates in the 7+ entrance examinations. Please reach out to the Admissions Team to learn more.


Exeter School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Exeter School 7 Plus (7+) exam consist of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English assessment will examine comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, 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.


Your child’s listening skills will also be assessed, as papers for both subject areas will be read aloud by the teacher.


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


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


One of the best ways to prepare your child for a competitive 7+ entrance exam is to make use of our up to date practice tests. By becoming familiar with the exam format and doing the tests under timed conditions, your child will significantly improve their skills ahead of the actual exam. 


With the help of our practice tests, you will be able to calm any potential nerves and stress from the preparation process through a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’, and thus transform the entire preparation process into a more pleasant experience.


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 Exeter School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Exeter 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 Exeter 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

Click here to learn about Year 8 entry via the 12 Plus (12+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 9 entry via the 13 Plus (13+) Exam

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