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Shrewsbury House School 7 Plus (7+) Exam: Conditional Place Assessment


School Name: Shrewsbury House School

Description: Boys; independent day preparatory school

Age range: 7-13

Size: 320 approx.

Fees: £6225 per term

Address: 107 Ditton Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6RL

Email (for all general enquiries): [email protected] (Mrs Debbie Rose – Headteacher’s PA)

Website: https://www.shrewsburyhouse.net

Telephone (general enquiries): 0208 399 3066

Head: Kevin Doble

Admissions: [email protected]




Shrewsbury House School is an academically selective boys’ school situated in the suburban area of Surbiton, Surrey. Founded in 1865, it is one of the oldest preparatory schools in the UK.


The school expects its pupils to achieve high academic standards and offers a broad curriculum, combined with an extensive after-school activities programme. Students can enjoy excellent facilities and strong pastoral care, allowing them to prepare for a demanding environment in the next stage of their education.


Boys usually join the school in the September after their seventh birthday, although occasionally places can be offered to boys of other ages. Shrewsbury House School requires pupils to sit their Conditional Place Assessment at the beginning of the following academic year. The assessment is non-competitive and is usually taken during the second half of the autumn term.


At 7+ (Year 3), places are available for every candidate who takes the assessment. However, students need to demonstrate that they have the potential to thrive at the school in order to secure a place. A report is also requested from the boy’s current Head.


Admissions Process for Shrewsbury House School at 7 Plus (7+)


Registration: Parents are advised to apply to the school by the end of November of the year preceding entry. Parents can download and complete the registration form from the school’s website. A non-refundable fee of £150 should also be paid at the time of application.


Open Days/Visits: The school hosts an Open Morning in September. Alternatively, parents can arrange a separate visit by contacting the school’s Registrar on 0208 399 3066, or by email at [email protected]


Visits are arranged for small groups of parents and generally take place on a Friday mornings, commencing at 9.15am. The Headmaster’s presentation and tour concludes at approximately 12.30pm.


Demand for appointments to visit the school is usually high, so it is strongly recommended that parents contact the Registrar to make an appointment as soon as possible.


Entrance Exams: Conditional place assessments take place in November. Offers are sent to parents via post later that month and a deposit of £2500 is requested to secure places.


Recommended Materials


Pupils preparing for Shrewsbury House School’s 7 plus Conditional Place Assessment will benefit from using our practice tests in English and mathematics:


English 7+ Practice Papers


7 Plus English Pack 1

7 Plus English Pack 2

7 Plus English Pack 3

7 Plus English Pack 4


7 Plus English: Writing

7 Plus English: Punctuation

7 Plus English: Vocabulary and Grammar

7 Plus English: Spelling


7 Plus English: Inference Skills

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Seven Plus Comprehension

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Seven Plus Writing


Maths 7+ Practice Papers


7 Plus Mathematics Pack 1

7 Plus Mathematics Pack 2

7 Plus Mathematics Pack 3


7 Plus Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7 Plus Mathematics: Problem Solving

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Seven Plus Mathematics


Destination Schools at 11+


Shrewsbury House boys leave the school well prepared to move on to a wide range of day and boarding schools. The following schools are regular destinations for leavers:


Charterhouse, Cranleigh School, Eton College, Epsom College, Hampton School, Harrow School, King’s College School (Wimbledon), Kingston Grammar, Radley College, Reed’s School, Shrewsbury School, St John’s School, St. Paul’s School, The Royal Grammar School (Guildford), Tonbridge School, Wellington College, Winchester College and Westminster School.


Other Entry Points: The Headmaster’s List is set out specifically for parents who are looking for entry at a later stage (such as 8+) and for whom Shrewsbury House is the parents’ preferred school. Boys who are too late to register for a Conditional Place at 7+ or who apply for entry to the School after September entry in Year 3 will be placed on a waiting list.


Scholarships and Bursaries: The school welcomes bursary applications from parents who require financial assistance for their son to join in Year 3 (age 7+) or, exceptionally, at other ages depending on vacancies occurring within the school. Parents applying for bursaries will be asked to complete a means test form.


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