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


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Northampton High School is a day school for girls in Hardingstone, Northampton. Founded in 1878 by a committee of local church people, the school became independent during the 1970s and is now a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust. [1]


In their most recent report for Northampton High, the ISI inspectors concluded that the pupils’ academic and other successes, as well as the quality of their personal and social development, are ‘excellent’. [2]


The curriculum in Year 3 covers English, mathematics, science, humanities, French, music, PE, games, art & design, computing and PSHEE.


Girls’ skills and talents are maximised through their participation in the rich and varied extra-curricular programme of activities, whilst their intellectual curiosity and emotional development are further enhanced during the many residential trips they take, organised by the school on an annual basis.


Northampton High is noted for its traditional class teacher system which ensures that teachers are always available to mentor and guide pupils, especially when they feel academically challenged.


The school celebrates effort, success and service, strongly encouraging girls to jump back up whenever they ‘stumble’ on their path towards happy, balanced and fulfilling adult lives.


Northampton High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6UU

County: Northamptonshire

Admissions info: or 01604 667979

School Type: Independent, day school for girls

Open events: March, May, April

7+ Exam Date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Northampton High School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The best way to fully experience the school’s atmosphere is to attend its open events. Prospective families get to hear a talk from the Headmistress and enjoy a pupil-led tour of the school, typically concluding with informal meetings with staff over refreshments. Please click here to register your interest.


Northampton High School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Your daughter will be considered for Year 3 entry after you’ve submitted a registration form (which can be found here) along with a fee of £75.


She will then be invited to the school for a Taster session, during which she will complete assessments in English, Reading and Mathematics.


Following successful performance in the exam, your daughter will receive an offer of a place, which is to be secured with a payment of a deposit of £500.


Northampton High School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and Bursaries are only available for Senior School applicants.


Northampton High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Northampton High School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • Reading
  • English (spelling, grammar and comprehension) 
  • Mathematics


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


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


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


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


To prepare your daughter successfully for the Northampton High 7+ entrance exam, we suggest that you make use of our targeted resources. Our practice tests enable familiarisation with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam, which will help your daughter gain confidence in the lead up to the big day.


With the use of our practice tests, you will be able to precisely identify your daughter’s strengths and weaknesses, which will guide you in devising a carefully thought-out revision plan that focuses on studying ‘little and often’.


Moreover, our practice tests will help your daughter get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure. 


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 Northampton High 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Northampton High 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 Maths and English 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 Northampton High 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s reading, 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


Reading 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 Northampton High 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 pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the Northampton High 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 Northampton High School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Northampton High 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 Northampton High 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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