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Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Our Lady of Sion School is an independent co-ed school in Worthing, West Sussex. Part of a worldwide network of schools founded by the Sisters of Sion, the school consistently produces  good examination results. [1]


The Junior department is noted for high standards of academic provision. The creative and dynamic curriculum encompassess a broad range of disciplines, including maths, English, humanities, science, music, PE and MFL.


Extracurricular activities enrich the learning experience and allow children to explore their interests beyond the confines of the classroom. Benefitting from the close proximity to the sea, pupils also enjoy regular visits to the beach. [2]


Actively preparing children for the responsibilities and challenges of adulthood, the school invests in cultivating and nurturing their unique spirit in line with the motto ‘Consideration Always’. In return, pupils access the next stages of their education as ‘just and accomplished’ individuals, ready to take on life’s challenges. 


Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Westbrooke, Worthing BN11 1RE

County: West Sussex

Admissions info: or 01903 228638

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn terms

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


Open Events for Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school warmly invites all prospective families to visit their Open Days. During these, members of staff or current pupils will show you around and you will also have the opportunity to meet with the Head. Please click here to learn more. 


Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


To register your child for Year 3 entry, please complete this online form and submit it with a payment of a £50 non-refundable fee.


Your child will then be invited to the school for a two-day session, during which they will be assessed. 


Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are only offered to Senior School applicants. Please reach out to the school to learn if you can apply for a bursary.


Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Our Lady of Sion School 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 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 exam is designed to test and assess logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning test measures the 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 Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Our Lady of Sion 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 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 Our Lady of Sion School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Our Lady of Sion 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 Our Lady of Sion School 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 Our Lady of Sion 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




The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Our Lady of Sion School 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 Our Lady of Sion 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 Our Lady of Sion School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Our Lady of Sion 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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