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

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Introduction

 

Kensington Preparatory School is an independent day school for girls in Fulham, London. Founded by the Girls’ Public Day School Company, now known as GDST, it began admitting pupils in 1873. [1]

 

The curriculum is characterised by strong academic provision. However, staff allocate equal amounts of time to the teaching of music, sport, art, ICT, drama, DT, Spanish and philosophy, with the latter being introduced very early on (whilst girls are still in Year 1).

 

Extracurricular activities include trips and tours to locations such as Venice, Budapest and Amsterdam, whilst after-class clubs aim to engage intellectually curious girls in a number of opportunities, covering everything from chess and cricket to coding and football.

 

The Kensington Prep ethos is grounded in the staff’s efforts to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment where girls can find their purpose. The high academic standards are complemented with traditional values which help define the warm community, characterised by mutual respect and kindness.

 

Kensington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: 596 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5PA

County: Greater London

Admissions info: registrar@kenprep.gdst.net or 0207 731 9300 

School Type: Independent, day school for girls

Open Days: In the Summer and Autumn Terms

 

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

 

Open Days are held in May/June in the Summer and September/October in the Autumn term of the year preceding entry. During these, the school’s staff welcome prospective families on campus, allowing them to meet the Head and tour the school’s facilities. 

 

Kensington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

7+ is not a formal entry point for the school. Thus, parents are encouraged to reach out to the Registrar to learn if there are places available. 

 

Following the assessments your daughter will be invited to take, you will be notified in writing whether or not a place has been offered. Please note that, to accept an offer, you will be asked to pay a £1000 deposit. More details are available here.

 

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

 

Scholarships and Bursaries are not available.

 

Kensington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The Kensington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Reasoning  

 

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

 

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

 

The Verbal Reasoning section of the Reasoning test is designed to test and assess your daughter’s logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.

 

The Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the Reasoning test measures her ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 

 

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

 

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

 

Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Kensington Prep 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 word-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 Kensington Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

Kensington 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.

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the Kensington Prep School 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills.

 

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: Reading Workbook

7+ English: Inference Skills

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar

 

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

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

 

Mathematics

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Kensington Prep School 7 Plus maths test:

 

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

 

7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics

 

Reasoning

 

The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Kensington Prep School 7 Plus Reasoning Test:

 

Full Practice Tests

 

7+ Reasoning Pack 1 

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 

 

Listening

 

The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Kensington Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam:

 

7+ Listening Pack 1

 

 

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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in Kensington Prep School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Kensington 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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