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Sheffield High School, South Yorkshire, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Sheffield High School (SHS) is an independent girls’ school in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Dating back to 1878, SHS is part of the GDST network of schools. [1]


The Junior School offers a stimulating academic provision which primarily focuses on English, mathematics and science as core subjects. Further teaching is available for humanities, drama, RS, PSHE, music, MFL, art & DT and PE, maximising girls’ intellectual, creative and physical agility through rigorous yet enjoyable lessons.


A wide range of clubs and activities is on offer, allowing girls to explore their capacity for all-round growth across a selection of pursuits. Sports include rounders, netball, athletics and hockey, while performing art opportunities range from drama lessons and assemblies to LAMDA and orchestra. [2]


According to the school’s website, the ethos is grounded in the GDST values which initiated a ‘pioneering innovation in the education of girls’ and thus supports each girl individually as she evolves and thrives within the school’s secure environment. Teaching staff actively promote adventurousness in the classroom, ensuring that the quality of education matches the SHS tradition of excellence and its persisting reputation as the best value for money school in the area and beyond.


Sheffield High School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: 5 Melbourne Avenue, Sheffield, S10 2QH

County: South Yorkshire

Admissions info: or 0114 3587602

School type: Independent, day school for girls

Open day: In the Spring and Autumn terms

7+ Exam date: On Taster Day


Open Events for Sheffield High School for Girls 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The school kindly advises prospective families to visit and experience the atmosphere on campus prior to registering. Open Events include guided tours of facilities and refreshments, over which parents typically meet with key members of the staff. Details on how to book are available on this page


Sheffield High School for Girls 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


In order for your daughter to be formally included in the admissions process, you should complete this application form and pay the non-refundable fee of £35. She will then be invited to the school to spend a day with peers and be assessed. 


Places are offered following successful completion of 7+ assessments. To accept a place, you will be asked to pay a £300 deposit, refunded when your daughter leaves the school.


Sheffield High School for Girls 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and Bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants. 


Sheffield High School for Girls 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Sheffield High School for Girls 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 her knowledge of times tables.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Sheffield High School for Girls 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Sheffield High School for Girls 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Sheffield High School for Girls 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 Sheffield High School for Girls 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Sheffield High School for Girls 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 Sheffield High 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 Sheffield High 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 Sheffield High 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 Sheffield High School 7+ past papers. The information provided about Sheffield High 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. Please note that Exam Papers Plus is not affiliated with Sheffield High School for Girls.


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