St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details

Introduction

 

St Gabriel’s School is an independent day school in Sandleford, located two miles south of Newbury. Founded in 1929, the school occupies a Grade I listed building settled in 54 acres of beautiful parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown. [1]

 

In the Junior School, pupils study English, mathematics, science, technology, art, drama, MFL, geography, history, RE, music and sports.

 

The extensive programme of enrichment activities includes a range of pursuits that allow pupils to explore new interests. Offering everything from Cineclub and Current Affairs to Digital Leaders and Fencing, St Gabriel’s maximises children’s potential by enabling them to learn new skills in fun ways.

 

According to the latest ISI report, the provision of pastoral care at St Gabriel’s ‘is exemplary’, characterised by proactive communication between staff and children and close partnerships with parents. [2

 

Perpetually investing in the quality of the education on offer, St Gabriel’s aims to provide pupils with a challenging yet positive experience within an inclusive community. No ‘unnecessary and damaging pressure’ is placed on children, and education is understood as something much greater than numbers and grades, resulting in an all-round development of each child and an impressive increase in their wellbeing.

 

St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information

 

Address: Sandleford Priory, Newbury RG20 9BD

County: Berkshire

Admissions info: admissions@stgabriels.co.uk or 01635 555680

School Type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Open events: March, May, September, October

7+ Exam Date: In the Autumn Term of Year 2

 

Open Events for St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus (7+) Entry

 

Open events allow prospective families to learn more about the school’s ethos and experience the friendly atmosphere on campus. These include an address from the Head, a chat with senior staff over refreshments and pupil-led tours of facilities. Spots for the events/individual visits can be booked here.

 

St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions

 

The admissions process includes registration, formal assessments, an offer of a place and acceptance.

 

Registration forms can be found here and should be submitted together with a fee of £75. Once your form has been processed, your child will be invited to attend a Junior Assessment and Taster Day and sit exams for English and Maths.

 

Within a week of the assessments, you will be notified of your child’s results. If they meet the school’s criteria, a place at the school will be offered.

 

To accept the offer, you will be asked to complete and sign an Acceptance Form and return it to the school together with £500 refundable deposit.

 

St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships and Bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.

 

St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format

 

The St Gabriel’s 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:

 

  • English (reading and writing) 
  • Mathematics

 

The English assessment examines comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, punctuation 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 St Gabriel’s 7 Plus entrance examination.

 

How to Prepare for the St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 

 

One of the best ways to prepare your child for a competitive 7+ entrance exam is to familiarise them with the types of questions and the format of the actual exam. You can achieve this with the use of our practice tests.

 

Consisting of thoroughly researched and up to date questions, our practice tests will help you identify the strong and weak areas in your child’s knowledge base, and thus remove unnecessary stress from the exam preparation process.

 

We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.

 

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 word-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 St Gabriel’s School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.

 

St Gabriel’s 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.

 

English

 

We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for the St Gabriel’s 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s reading, comprehension and writing skills.

 

Full Practice Tests

 

7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

7+ English Pack 4

7+ English Pack 5

 

Reading 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

 

Mathematics

 

We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the St Gabriel’s 7 Plus maths test:

 

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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Our practice tests aim to show the sorts of questions that have been included in St Gabriel’s School 7+ past papers. The information provided about St Gabriel’s 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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