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


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Oaklands School is a co-ed independent day school located in Loughton, Essex. It is part of the four schools in the Oak-Tree Group, located within a 6-mile radius on the South West Essex/North London borders. [1]


Learning at Oaklands is underpinned by staff’s efforts to challenge pupils so that they can thrive in both academic and non-academic areas. Lessons are delivered for the core subjects of English, mathematics and humanities, while specialist teaching is provided for French, PE, games, ICT, dance, music and science.


Complementing the broad education on offer, Oaklands boasts a number of fun club activities, including athletics, speech & drama, computing, cookery and karate. The provision of musical education is extensive and centred on giving pupils the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and master performing expressively while grasping the historical context of the music. [2]


The school’s ethos aligns with the warmth of its community which produces enquiring minds and spirited individuals grounded in respect and self-discipline. Acquiring skills and attributes necessary for life in modern society, pupils transition into the next stages of their education with strong abilities and unbounded confidence. 


Oaklands School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: 6-8 Albion Hill, Loughton, IG10 4RA

County: Essex

Admissions info: or 020 8508 3517

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Open events: In the Spring and Autumn terms

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


Open Events for Oaklands School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


If you and your child wish to see the school and experience first-hand the pleasant atmosphere on campus, you should attend their Open Day events. These typically include an address from the Head, guided tours of facilities and one-on-ones with members of the teaching staff. Please click here to learn more.


Oaklands School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


7+ assessments take place at a mutually convenient date. The admissions process also includes interviews, informal classroom observations and confidential references. 


The registration form should be submitted with a fee of £50. Formal offers of places are accepted with a payment of a £500 deposit, refunded during your child’s time at the school.


Oaklands School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and Bursaries are not available.


Oaklands School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


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


  • English
  • Maths
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


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


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


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the exam 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 Oaklands School 7 Plus entrance examination.


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


At Exam Papers Plus, we recommend that students follow a structured approach towards preparation for the 7+ entrance exam. Such an approach includes practice tests, which consist of thoroughly researched and up to date questions that reflect a competitive 7+ examination format.


By covering all the key skills and the range of question types your child will encounter in the actual test, our practice tests will help them get used to answering questions quickly and effectively.


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 Oaklands School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Oaklands 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 packs to prepare successfully for the Oaklands School 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills 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 Oaklands 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


Non-Verbal Reasoning 


The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the Oaklands School 7 Plus entrance exam:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (NVR sections only)


The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




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