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


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Nottingham High School is an independent, co-ed day school in Nottingham. Previously a boys’ school, NHS lists an impressive number of notable alumni, including architects, classical musicians, linguists, anthropologists, investigative journalists, diplomats and producers. [1]


The Junior School, also known as NHIJS, places great emphasis on boosting pupils’ numeracy and literacy skills while providing further teaching for the areas of science, DT, geography, history, computing, music, art, PE, games, RE, MFL and PSHE.


To secure children’s overall wellbeing while educating them how to ‘win with courtesy and lose with good grace’, NHIJS offers a varied sports programme, including swimming, hockey, netball, cricket, football, tennis, dance and athletics.


Due to the superb curricular and extracurricular provision, it doesn’t come as a surprise that NHIJS received the highest rating of ‘excellent’ in regards to the quality of pupils’ academic achievements and personal development. NHIJS was also awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award as a recognition of its international ethos. [2] [3]


The high pastoral care standards and the welcoming community, which is more vigorous rather than formal, allows pupils to learn without even realising that they are learning. They are safe and secure, as they would be in a small school, while benefitting from facilities and opportunities that come with attending a larger school.


Nottingham High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Waverley Mount, Nottingham, NG7 4ED

County: Nottinghamshire

Admissions info: or 0115 845 2214

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Open days: Throughout the year

7+ Exam date: January of Year 2


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


The next Open Event is set to take place in September. If you wish to learn more about everything on offer, the school strongly recommends that you attend the September Open Morning. Pre-registering is essential and is made via a form found at the bottom of this page.


Nottingham High School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


In order for your child to be considered for Year 3 entry, you should submit the application by the deadline in early December.


The 7+ assessments typically take place the following month, examining skills in Maths, English and General Ability. There will also be an informal interview with a member of senior staff.


Offers are made on behalf of the Head of Infant and Junior School and should be accepted in writing by the deadline indicated in the letter. Please note that you will be asked to pay a refundable deposit to secure your child’s place.


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


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.


Nottingham High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


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


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • General Ability (Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning)


The English exam tests comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.


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


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


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the General Ability test measures their 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 Nottingham High School 7 Plus entrance examination.


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


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Nottingham High School 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 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 Nottingham High School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Nottingham 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 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 Nottingham High School 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 Nottingham High 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


General Ability – Reasoning 


To help your child master Reasoning skills ahead of the Nottingham High School 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1

7+ Reasoning Pack 2

7+ Reasoning Pack 3

7+ Reasoning Pack 4

7+ Reasoning Pack 5


Reasoning Guides


The following guides cover everything your child needs to know to ace 7+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams. They are packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


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 Nottingham High 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 Nottingham High School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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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