Solihull School 7 Plus (7+) Exam: What You Need to Know



Founded in 1560, Solihull School is a coeducational, independent school located in Solihull, West Midlands. It is the oldest school in the town and educates approximately 1050 students aged 7 to 18.


The school provides great facilities and students participate in a wide-ranging extracurricular programme, including sports, debating club and music. Solihull School has a strong pastoral care network that underpins pupils’ successes.


Solihull School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


School Name: Solihull School

Description: Coeducational; day school

Age range: 7 – 18

Size: 1050 approx.

Fees: £3,657 per term for Junior School / £4,331 per term for Senior School

Address: Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3DJ

Email (for general enquiries):


Telephone (general enquiries): 0121 705 0958



Solihull School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions




Parents should apply for a Year 3 place for their child by the end of November of the year preceding entry. The registration form can be found on the school’s website. It should be completed and returned to the school with the required identification and a non-refundable registration fee of £50.


Open Days/Visits


Solihull School hosts open mornings during the school year, usually in June and September. These events give parents the chance to take a tour of the school and talk to staff. The school also allows prospective pupils to attend a taster day, giving them first-hand experience of a normal day in the classroom.


To book a taster day, contact the admissions team via email, or call 0121 705 4273.


Solihull School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Solihull School 7 plus exam takes place in January. Pupils will sit papers in:


  • English
  • Mathematics


The first English test focuses on students’ comprehension of a fiction text, which asks literal, deductive and inferential questions. The second English test is creative writing, where children have to write a short story on a given title.


There will be one written maths paper lasting 50 minutes, followed by ten minutes of mental arithmetic.


Solihull 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 Maths and English 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.




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




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



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Destination Schools at 11+: In most cases, students move to the main school at 11+.



Other entry points:  11+ (for entry into Year 7) and 16+ (for entry into Year 12). However, examinations for entry are also set at 8+ (for entry into Year 4), 9+ (for entry into Year 5), 10+ (for entry into Year 6), 12+ (for entry into Year 8), 13+ (for entry into Year 9) and, on occasions, 14+ (for entry into Year 10).



Scholarships and Bursaries: Available for 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form entry.

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