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


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Hipperholme Grammar School is an independent, co-educational school in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire. Dating back to 1529, it has educated a number of notable authors, sportsmen, musicians and politicians. [1


The school’s academic provision extends beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum, ensuring that learning is both stimulating and rewarding. As a result, pupils develop into confident and independent learners who approach their further education with high levels of readiness and a motivation to excel. 


The extracurricular programme allows them to develop skills in a range of disciplines, whether they be sports, music or outdoor pursuits. Activities on offer include football, hockey, gymnastics, dance, orienteering, ballet and Forest School. [2]


By promoting compassion and healthy competition within a safe and secure environment, the school instills in pupils leadership qualities and actively encourages them to give back to their intermediate communities. Grounded in environmental awareness and respect for differences, students proceed to use their skills and qualifications to better the world beyond school. 


Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Bramley Lane, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8JE

County: West Yorkshire

Admissions info: or 01422 202256

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open day: Throughout the year

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Mornings allow prospective families to visit the school, meet members of the staff and catch a glimpse of the welcoming atmosphere on campus. Guided tours will be arranged so that you and your child can view the facilities on offer.


Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Children applying for Year 3 entry will be invited to the school to be formally assessed. The assessments typically take place in the Summer Term. Please reach out to the school to discuss availability of places. 


Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are only offered to Senior School applicants. Please reach out to the school to learn if you can apply for a bursary. 


Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English exam tests reading comprehension skills, including inference and grammar. 


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 Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Hipperholme Grammar 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 Hipperholme Grammar School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Hipperholme Grammar 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 Hipperholme Grammar School 7+ English exam. They cover everything your child needs to know about reading comprehension:


Reading Comprehension Skills


7+ English: Comprehension Pack 1

7+ English: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar


Reading 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




The following 7+ packs will help your child develop the key skills needed to do well in the mathematics section of the Hipperholme Grammar 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 Hipperholme Grammar 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 Hipperholme Grammar School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Hipperholme Grammar 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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