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Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Northwood College is an independent day school for girls located in Northwood, London. Founded in 1870, the school is part of the GDST consortium. [1]


In the Junior School, girls benefit from a stimulating and rich curriculum, consisting of English, maths, science, computing, Spanish, Latin, history, geography, PE, swimming, music, art, DT, RS, drama, PSHE and Thinking Skills. 


The curriculum is taught in Bryden Brown House, a modern, purpose-built building that hosts numerous musical concerts, performances and drama productions throughout the year.


Encouraging girls to reach beyond their comfort zone and facilitate friendships across different year groups, the school offers a number of non-academic pursuits which aim to meet their varying interests and preferences, whether that be gardening, ballet, engineering, K-Kwon-Do or yoga.


According to the latest ISI report, ‘the quality of pupils’ personal development is outstanding’, relationships between staff and pupils are excellent and a strong sense of belonging prevails amongst girls. [2]


Northwood College is dedicated to ensuring that girls mature into conscientious, ambitious, confident and happy adults who are grounded in a love of learning. Taught to embrace change and innovation, students leave school with the objective to use their talents in line with their strong intellectual and emotional capacity to make a positive impact. 


Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Maxwell Road, Northwood, HA6 2YE

County: Middlesex

Admissions info: or 01923 845007

School Type: Independent, day school for girls

7+ Exam Date: January of Year 2


Open Events for Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) Entry


To learn more about the ethos, staff and activities on offer at Northwood College, you should attend their open events. These will provide you with an opportunity to meet the Head & current pupils and explore facilities via tours. Click here to learn more. 


Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


The deadline for submitting registration forms is in November of the year preceding entry. 7+ assessments and interviews take place the following January. 


Subject to your daughter’s successful performance, she may receive an offer, sent to you in writing later the same month. The offer should be accepted by early February. 


Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available to 7+ applicants. 


Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English 
  • Mathematics


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


The Maths exam assesses your child’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 Northwood College 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Northwood College 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


To prepare your daughter successfully for the 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 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 Northwood College 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Northwood College 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 Northwood College 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

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.




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


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

Click here to learn about Year 9 entry via the 13 Plus (13+) Exam

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