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


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Hereford Cathedral School is an independent co-ed day and boarding school, located next to the Hereford Cathedral in Hereford. One of the oldest schools in England, it has educated an impressive number of notable personalities. [1]


In the Junior division, the syllabus reflects the school’s aims to provide a relevant education, boosting pupils’ core skills in parallel with their non-academic abilities. English, mathematics, science, French and humanities are only a few of the curriculum’s features, supported by vigorous, stimulating and interactive teaching that maximises intellectual agility. 


The extracurricular provision further assists children’s development, equipping them with a plethora of qualifications as they progress through the school. Ranging from public speaking, Harry Potter and photography to music theory, crafts and rounders, the activities programme is an invaluable, all-round addition to the curriculum that helps children discover their passions. [2]


Characterised by flexibility in the educational approach, Hereford Cathedral aims to instil in pupils fundamental moral values through a balanced and integrated pastoral care structure. In return, pupils progress into adulthood as articulate, considerate and confident individuals, thriving in various domains of contemporary life. 


Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: 28 Castle Street, The Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NW

County: Herefordshire

Admissions info: or 01432 363511

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school 

Open days: Each term

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Mornings are the perfect opportunity to learn more about the school and its philosophy. These events usually include guided tours of facilities and meetings with key staff members and the Head. Parents who prefer a more personalised visit can always schedule an individual tour through the Admissions Office. 


Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


If the visit indicates that the school is a good fit, you should proceed to schedule a Taster session for your child. There will be two consecutive taster days, during which your child will be buddied up with pupils their age and sit (informal) assessments. Please note that, subject to their results, they may be invited back to the school to sit further, formal examinations. 


In the following stage, you should complete a registration form and submit it together with a payment of a £75 fee. If your child is selected for entry, you will receive an acceptance form which should be submitted with a payment of a £150 fee. 


Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants. 


Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English 
  • Mathematics


The English assessment examines comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.    


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


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


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


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Hereford Cathedral School 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 hundreds 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 Hereford Cathedral School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Hereford Cathedral 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 Hereford Cathedral 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 Hereford Cathedral 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 Hereford Cathedral 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 Hereford Cathedral School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Hereford Cathedral 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 Hereford Cathedral 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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