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Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Our Lady’s Abingdon is a co-educational, independent day school in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Established in 1860, it is located within the Parish of Our Lady and St Edmund and is regularly visited by the parish priest. [1]


The extensive curriculum in the Lower School maximises pupils’ abilities across a span of disciplines. Subjects range from computing, DT, English and humanities to mathematics, music, PE and science, preparing children for a smooth transition into their senior years.


At the heart of the curriculum is PSHE, aimed at boosting pupils’ personal development and their appreciation of British values as fundamental to contemporary life and citizenship. Through this programme, children acquire a growth mindset approach towards learning while exploring their capacity for achievement. [2]


Co-curricularly, the school offers a number of clubs, including choir, drama and swimming. The rich and diverse mixture of activities, coupled with extensive pastoral care provision, complement the learning experience at OLA, moulding it into a most rewarding one for each pupil.


Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Radley Road, Abingdon-on-Thames OX14 3PS

County: Oxfordshire

Admissions info: or 01235 544808

School type: Independent, co-ed day school

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn terms

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Mornings are held in the Spring and Autumn terms, providing families with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with key members of staff and ask questions about the admissions process. Events typically include guided tours of the campus, followed by refreshments. Please click here to learn more. 


Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


To gain a Year 3 place at OLA, your child will be informally assessed during Taster Day. As part of the admissions process, their current-school reports will also be taken into consideration. 


The registration form should be submitted together with a £100 registration fee. Subject to a successful taster session, you may receive an offer pack, which will include Acceptance forms. Payment of a £500 deposit to secure your child’s place is required. 


Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Means-tested bursaries are available. Bursary application forms, which can be accessed through this page, should be submitted by the deadline in November of the year preceding entry. 


The value of the award may vary, depending on your financial circumstances. Its continuation will depend on your child’s academic efforts and overall behaviour. For more details, please reach out to the school.


Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


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.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Our Lady’s Abingdon 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 Our Lady’s Abingdon 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Our Lady’s Abingdon 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 Our Lady’s Abingdon 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 Our Lady’s Abingdon 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 Our Lady’s Abingdon 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 Our Lady’s Abingdon 7+ past papers. The information provided about Our Lady’s Abingdon 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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