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St Helen’s School London 7 Plus (7+) Exam: What You Need to Know

7+

School Name: St Helen’s School London

Description: Girls; day school

Age range: 3-18

Size: 1100 approx.

Fees: £4,613 per term

Address: Eastbury Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3AS

Email (for all general enquiries): [email protected]

Website: http://www.sthelens.london

Telephone (general enquiries): 01923 843210

Head: Dr Mary Short

Admissions: [email protected], 01923 843230

 

Overview

 

Located in Northwood, North West London, St Helen’s School was founded in 1899 as an independent day school for girls aged 3 to 18. The school is split across an expansive 22-acre greenfield site. The Senior school, Junior School and Little Saints School occupy separate buildings within the site with their own specialised facilities.

 

The school has operated a house system since 1927 and today, there are four houses: Scott, Shackleton, Bruce and Bonington. Each year, the House Cup is awarded to the house with the most points, which can be earned through commendations, Sports Day, House Arts and other achievements.

 

St Helen’s School has a number of entry points: 3+ (Nursery), 4+ (Reception), 7+ (Year 3), 11+ (Year 7) and 16+ (Year 12). For Year 3 entry, all girls sit examination papers in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

 

For a full overview of all entry points at St Helen’s, visit the school website.

 

Admissions Process for St Helen’s School London at 7 Plus (7+)

 

Registration: Parents are advised to apply by the end of October/early November of the early preceding entry. The registration form can be downloaded from the school’s website and returned alongside a non-refundable fee of £100.

 

Open Days/Visits: St Helen’s School offers parents and prospective pupils the opportunity to attend either an Open Event, or take an individual tour. At the Open Event, parents can meet senior staff and current pupils and take a tour of the school’s extensive campus. There is no need to book in advance for these events.

 

To book an individual visit, please contact admissions on 01923 843230.

 

Entrance Exams: St Helen’s School’s 7 plus exam takes place in January. All candidates will sit exam papers in English, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning. They will also take part in small group activities. Those shortlisted will be invited back for an individual interview with the Head of the Prep School.

 

Recommended Materials:

 

Take a look at the 7 plus practice English papers below. They will provide ideal preparation for the St Helen’s School 7 plus entrance exam:

 

7+ English Pack 1

7+ English Pack 2

7+ English Pack 3

7+ English Pack 4

 

7+ English: Writing

7+ English: Punctuation

7+ English: Vocabulary and Grammar

7+ English: Spelling

7+ English: Inference Skills

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Comprehension

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Writing

 

For 7 plus mathematics practice, we would recommend the following papers:

 

7+ Mathematics Pack 1

7+ Mathematics Pack 2

 

7+ Mathematics Pack 3

7+ Mathematics: Mental Arithmetic

7+ Mathematics: Problem Solving

 

The Complete Illustrated Guide to 7+ Mathematics

 

For 7 plus reasoning practice, the non-verbal sections of the following papers below will be useful:

 

7+ Reasoning Pack 1

7+ Reasoning Pack 2

7+ Reasoning Pack 3

 

Interviews and Activities:

 

On the day of the 7+ exam, girls will spend the whole day at St Helen’s School. After the exam is complete, pupils will be divided into small groups to participate in a number of activities. They will be observed by teachers to see how they handle themselves in group situations with set tasks. Once shortlisting has taken place, a number of girls will be invited back for an individual interview with the Head of the Prep School.

 

Destination Schools at 11+:

 

In most cases, girls move on to St Helen’s Senior School at 11+. The school also prepares pupils for transfer to other senior schools at 11 Plus level.

 

Other Entry Points: 3+ (Nursery), 4+ (Reception), 11+ (Year 7) and 16+ (Year 12).

 

Scholarships and Bursaries: Only available for 11+ and 16+ entry.

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