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Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Merchant Taylors’ School (MTS) is an independent day school for boys. The school’s list of notable alumni is long, including astronomers, politicians, poets, Egyptologists, authors and medical pioneers. MTS merged with Northwood Prep in 2015, forming Merchant Taylors’ Prep School, which has since been extended with purpose-built facilities for science, physical education, design and IT, as well as music and the performing arts. [1] [2]


The curriculum in the Prep School is designed to challenge pupils, equipping them with knowledge in the following subject areas: art & DT, classics, English, geography, history, IT, mathematics, MFL, music, PE & sport, science, speech & drama, RS and wellbeing & PSHEE.


Further investing in boys’ intellectual and spiritual development, the school offers a broad extra-curricular programme, encouraging participation in activities ranging from chess to basketball.


MTS Prep was recently rated as ‘excellent’ by ISI regarding the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements, as well as the quality of pupils’ personal development, and has passed the Compliance Inspection, meeting all of the regulatory requirements. [3]


The school’s ethos is grounded in Christian values, addressing the needs and interests of each pupil individually and investing in their full development in line with the school’s pursuit of excellence. Leavers continue their education at some of the country’s most prestigious schools, including Eton College, Haberdashers’ Aske’s and Harrow, as well as MTS.


Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Moor Farm, Sandy Lodge Road, Rickmansworth WD3 1LW

County: Hertfordshire

Admissions info: or 01923 825648

School type: Independent, day school for boys

Open days: Throughout the year

7+ Exam date: November of Year 2

Pass mark: Aim for 70%+ in our practice tests. See below for more details.


Open Events for Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school invites prospective families to attend Open Events and experience first-hand the warm atmosphere on campus. These typically consist of tours of facilities, one-on-ones with key staff members and a presentation from the Head. Please click here to learn more. 


Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


The registration form should be submitted along with a fee of £100. The admissions process includes formal assessments, typically lasting 90 minutes. The school will also request your child’s current school reports.


Based on his successful performance, your son may receive an offer of a place in early December, to be accepted by returning a completed Parental Acceptance Form together with a deposit of £1050. 


Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available.


Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Maths
  • Reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal)


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


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


The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam is designed to test and assess his logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning test measures his 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 Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Merchant Taylors’ 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.


Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus (7+) Exam Pass Marks and Target Scores


Pupils who are able to score 70%+ consistently in our 7+ practice tests should be on track to pass the Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7+ assessment.


Whilst there are no guarantees, this has historically been a fairly strong indicator that your child should do well in the Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 plus exam.


Don’t worry if your child is not scoring well in our practice papers from the outset. With targeted practice and focus, it’s possible to make big improvements in a short amount of time!


Merchant Taylors’ Prep 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 packs to prepare successfully for the Merchant Taylors’ Prep 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

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.



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 Merchant Taylors’ Prep 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




The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7 Plus Reasoning assessment:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 

7+ Reasoning Pack 2  

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 


The Complete Guide to 7+ Verbal Reasoning

The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Merchant Taylors’ Prep 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 Merchant Taylors’ Prep 7+ past papers. The information provided about Merchant Taylors’ Prep 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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