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Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Rye St Antony School is an independent boarding and day school in Headington, Oxford. Founded in 1930, it has recently been rated as ‘excellent’ across all assessed areas by ISI. [1]


Inspiring discovery and exploration across a wide range of disciplines, the Prep School curriculum stimulates intellectual curiosity and maximises children’s learning in the areas of numeracy, literacy, science, humanities, computing, music, drama, sport, RS and languages.


Through Forest School, Rye equips pupils with knowledge about the processes and cycles in the natural world and boosts self-motivated learning within a secure environment. Home to a hundred mature protected trees, the school’s site hosts a number of outdoor activities, including making shelters, cooking on a fire, climbing trees and identifying flora and fauna. [2]


The pastoral care provision is highly personalised, actively and effectively addressing the individual needs of each pupil. A sense of community pervades the school’s ethos, allowing children to flourish at all levels, knowing that they are safe and well cared for. 


Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Pullen’s Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY

County: Oxfordshire

Admissions info: or +44 (0)1865 762802

School type: Independent, day and boarding school

Open day: May

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Mornings at Rye allow prospective families to explore the facilities, visit school departments and meet key members of the staff, as well as current pupils. Personal tours can also be arranged. Please click here for more details. 


Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Entry into Year 3 is subject to positive reports and references from your child’s current school and their strong performance in 7+ assessments and interviews. 


The acceptance deposit for day pupils in the Prep School is £500, while for boarders it is £1000.


Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


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


Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The English assessment examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference 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 Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Rye St Antony Prep 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 Rye St Antony Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Rye St Antony Prep 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 Rye St Antony Prep 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 Rye St Antony Prep 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




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