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St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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St Edmund’s College is a co-ed independent day and boarding school in Ware, Hertfordshire. Educating pupils since 1568, it occupies a magnificent 440-acre campus and nurtures a Roman Catholic ethos in line with the motto Avita pro fide (For the faith of our fathers). [1]


The wealth of learning opportunities in the Prep is underpinned by a relevant curricular provision, featuring everything from mathematics and science to languages and technology. In-class teaching is rigorous, helping children form a solid and lasting foundation for all future academic endeavours. 


Ranging from rugby, cooking and swimming to Forest School, drama and coding, the co-curricular offering is aimed at maximising the cohort’s virtues and talents. The forward-looking provision of extras thus successfully caters for individual interests and ensures strong outcomes that parallel the highest of standards. [2]


Pastorally, St Edmund’s Prep maintains a warm and friendly atmosphere, ensuring in this way the emotional and mental wellbeing of each child on campus. Medical care is available around the clock, while educational support is offered relentlessly, securing children’s general welfare and all-round development without any hindrance. [3]


St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Old Hall Green, Ware, SG11 1DS

County: Hertfordshire

Admissions info: or 01920 824239

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school

Open events: Throughout the year

7+ Exam date: Spring term of Year 2


Open Events for St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Entry


To learn more about the school’s philosophy and offering, you are advised to book a personal tour or attend Open Days. Both of these events have a similar format, including tours of facilities and one-on-ones with key members of staff. More details are available here


St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Following the visit, you may wish to commence the admissions process by registering your child with the school. Please note that registration includes a payment of a £100 non-refundable fee.


The school will then get in touch with details about the entrance assessments and interviews. The testing will be followed by a Taster Session, during which your child will attend lessons with peers. Based on performance in the tests and interview and quality school reports, they may receive an offer, to be accepted by the deadline specified in the offer letter. 


St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


St Edmund’s offers the William Ward (7+) Scholarship to children who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and talent in the areas of Music, Art or Sports. Applications for this award should be received by the deadline in mid-January, as the scholarship examinations take place later the same month. 


Please reach out to the school to learn if you can also apply for a bursary. 


St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


The English test examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.


The Maths exam assesses problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including your child’s knowledge of times tables.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning section of the exam measures the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


At Exam Papers Plus, we recommend that students follow a structured approach towards preparation for the 7+ entrance exam. Such an approach includes practice tests, which consist of thoroughly researched and up to date questions that reflect a competitive 7+ examination format.


By covering all the key skills and the range of question types your child will encounter in the actual test, our practice tests will help them get used to answering questions quickly and effectively.


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 hundreds 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 St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


St Edmund’s College, Ware, 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 St Edmund’s College 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 St Edmund’s College 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


Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR)


To help your child master Non-Verbal Reasoning skills ahead of the St Edmund’s College 7+ exam, we highly recommend the following resources:


Full Practice Tests


7+ Reasoning Pack 1 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 (NVR sections only)

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 (NVR sections only)


Non-Verbal Reasoning Guide


The following guide covers everything your child needs to know to ace the 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning exam. It is packed with insights, tips and advice to help your child develop the key frameworks needed to succeed.


The Complete Guide to 7+ Non-Verbal Reasoning




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the St Edmund’s College 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 St Edmund’s College, Ware, 7+ past papers. The information provided about St Edmund’s College, Ware, 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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