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St. Mary’s College Preparatory School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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St Mary’s College is an independent co-educational school in Crosby, Merseyside. Founded in 1919 by the Irish Christian Brothers, its exam results consistently exceed national averages achieved by state-funded schools. [1]


In the Prep School, the curriculum is both broad and balanced, tailored in accordance to pupils’ interests and abilities. It includes a wide range of subjects, such as maths, English, science, religious education, history, geography, art, design, drama, music, PE and MFL. 


Aiming to provide a relaxed yet stimulating learning environment, the school offers a number of extras and arranges residential trips on a regular basis. Sporting activities range from rugby, rounders and cricket to football, hockey and netball, allowing children to grow in excellent mental and physical health while learning about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


To inspire excellence in the areas of relationships, behaviour, learning and citizenship, the school allocates the School Ambassador Award. In this way, it acknowledges individual successes, simultaneously encouraging other pupils to strive to achieve the prestigious recognition. As well as the Award, children at St Mary’s are urged to resolve conflicts with a sense of compassion, give back to their communities and live life to the fullest. [2] [3]


St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: The Mount, Blundellsands Rd, West Blundellsands Liverpool L23 6TF

County: Merseyside

Admissions info: or 0151 924 6302

School type: Independent, co-ed day school 

Open days: In the Spring and Autumn Terms

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


Open Events for St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


To explore the school’s grounds and learn about the St Mary’s admission process, you are strongly encouraged to attend their Open Events. These will provide you and your child with an overview of what the school’s ethos stands for, as well as the opportunity to meet key members of the staff. 


St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Offers of places are made subject to your child’s satisfactory report and successful performance in formal assessments. These are sent out in writing, together with a parent contract. Please note that acceptance of a place includes a payment of a refundable deposit.


Application forms can be accessed through this page. The registration fee of £40 is non-refundable.


St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are not available.


St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Maths


The English exam examines comprehension and writing skills, including inference, punctuation and grammar, as well as the fluency of your child’s reading and their 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. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


To successfully prepare your child for the 7+ exam, we recommend that you utilise resources that provide an insight into the types of questions that they could be asked in the actual exam. Our practice papers offer exactly that and much more.


Aside from reflecting the demands of the 7+ exam, our practice tests will help you identify any weaker areas that require additional work, and thus enable you to adjust your child’s study schedule accordingly. 


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. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


St. Mary’s College Preparatory 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 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 packs to prepare successfully for the St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus English assessment. They will help improve your child’s 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


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


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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. Mary’s College Prep School 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




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of the St. Mary’s College Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam:


7+ Listening Pack 1



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