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


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Rendcomb College is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school located in the village of Rendcomb in Gloucestershire. Founded in 1920, it owns approximately 230 acres of land and numerous facilities, including two hard tennis courts, a heated open-air swimming pool and a Performing Arts Centre. [1]


In the Junior School, the curriculum comprises seven areas of learning and wide range of subjects, including English, French, computing, mathematics, music, games, science, drama, PE, history, art, religious education, geography, DT and PSHE.


A varied activities programme is also on offer, including fun and engaging pursuits aimed at boosting pupils’ prowess in the areas of fencing, martial arts, rugby, choir and speech & drama, among others.


Through its ‘Forest School’, the school makes the most out of its extensive site, enabling children to experience unaccustomed challenges, take controlled risks and grow in confidence while becoming familiar with the wonders of the natural world. [2]


The personalised educational experience at Rendcomb College enables each pupil to discover their talents and develop into independent and academically ambitious individuals who fully benefit from the beautiful surroundings and the school’s provision. Thoughtful and kind, they mature in line with the motto ‘Where The Light Leads’ and proceed to use their strengths for the sake of the common good.


Rendcomb College 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Rendcomb, Cirencester GL7 7HA

County: Gloucestershire

Admissions info: or 01285 704432

School type: Independent, co-ed day and boarding school 

Open days: May and September

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


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


If you are interested in learning more about the Rendcomb College ethos and admissions process, the school will be happy to welcome you on campus during Open Mornings. These take place twice a year, in the Autumn and Spring Terms, and include tours of facilities, presentations from the Head and informal meetings with key staff members over coffee.


Personalised visits can also be arranged. These take place on a typical working day and include a tour of the campus and meetings with teaching staff members. Please click here to learn more. 


Rendcomb College 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registration for places includes a payment of a £100 Registration Fee. Your child will then be invited to the school to attend a Taster Session, during which they will be assessed in the areas of numeracy, literacy and Verbal Reasoning. School reports will be taken into consideration. 


Following a successful Taster Day, your child may be offered a place. To secure it, you will be asked to return An Acceptance Form, completed and signed by both parents and pay an Acceptance Fee of £250, refunded in your child’s last term at the school. During the Acceptance period, or prior to it, the Admissions Team will request a reference from your child’s current school.


Rendcomb College 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


The school offers scholarships to 7+ applicants following an assessment of their ability, potential, attitude and work ethos. As part of the evaluation process, the Head of Juniors will meet with each applicant.


Typically valued at up to 10% of the school fees, the awards will be valid throughout your child’s time at the Junior School.


Rendcomb College 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Rendcomb College 7 Plus (7+) exam consist of the following assessments:


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


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Rendcomb College 7 Plus entrance examination.


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


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Rendcomb College 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 Rendcomb College 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Rendcomb 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 packs to prepare successfully for the Rendcomb College 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 Rendcomb College 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


Verbal Reasoning (VR)


The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the Rendcomb College 7 Plus entrance exam:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (VR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (VR sections only)


The Complete Guide to 7+ Verbal Reasoning




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


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