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St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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St Mary’s School is an independent day school for girls in Buckinghamshire. Based in the heart of Gerrards Cross, it has been providing a comprehensive education since its founding in 1872. The school’s campus boasts a range of spacious facilities, combining traditional buildings with new classroom blocks. [1]


St Mary’s offers tailored educational experiences, underpinned by a relevant curriculum that aims to expand pupils’ foundations of knowledge. The effective academic provision cultivates independent thinkers, who approach learning with a spirit of enquiry and a deep-seated curiosity, fostering a lifelong passion for exploration.


The co-curricular programme is a vital part of school life. Girls are offered a diverse range of opportunities to enhance their soft skills, encompassing activities such as acting, singing, dancing, cooking, coding, drawing and playing chess. St Mary’s also boasts a well-integrated Forest School programme, which encourages learning through risk-taking and hands-on experiences within an inspiring outdoor environment. [2]


St Mary’s has been rated as ‘excellent’ across all inspected areas in their most recent ISI report. This reinforces the institution’s esteemed reputation as a haven for individual talents to flourish, where personal growth is recognised as a fundamental aspect of both the pastoral care and the overarching educational philosophy. [3]


Enhanced by the unwavering dedication of its staff, who place a high priority on the academic, emotional and social well-being of every student, the school continuously evolves and improves its offerings. Here is a short video to help you become familiar with the school’s setting:



St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8JQ

County: Buckinghamshire

Admissions info: or 01753 883370 ext 365

School type: Independent day school for girls

7+ exam date: January of Year 2


Open Events for St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus (7+) Entry


The Whole School Open Morning at St Mary’s takes place in October, allowing you and your child to explore the school’s facilities and meet members of staff. Your daughter can also attend Experience Morning, during which she will take part in some fun, themed activities. This event takes place in November and can be booked through St Mary’s website. Personal visits are encouraged too. You can see the school’s exact location on the map below:



St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Registering your daughter with the school is vital to the admissions process. Please note that there is a non-refundable registration fee of £100, plus an additional non-refundable assessment fee of £100.


Entry into the Prep involves an informal assessment day, taking place in January of Year 2, during which girls sit an entrance test and have a meeting with the Head of the Preparatory Department. References from your daughter’s current school will be obtained and reviewed.


St Mary’s extends offers typically within two days after the test. To accept the offer, you must pay a deposit, confirming your daughter’s enrolment and demonstrating commitment to joining the school.  


St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships and bursaries are only available to Senior School applicants.


St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus (7+) entrance test consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning


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


The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper 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 Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus entrance examination.


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


Consisting of thoroughly researched and up-to-date questions, our practice tests successfully reflect the actual 7+ exam. They offer a methodical approach towards 7+ exam preparation, which can help you identify the weak areas in your child’s knowledge and skill set. 


Aside from identifying potential weaknesses, our practice papers will help you recognise your child’s strengths, and thus you will be able to adjust their 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 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 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 School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 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 School Gerrards Cross 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: 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 with the 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.




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 School Gerrards Cross 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


Each of the following skill-practice 7+ mathematics packs focuses on just one specific topic, covering all the possible question 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


To help your child master Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) skills ahead of the St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus 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 Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7 Plus 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 Mary’s School Gerrards Cross 7+ past papers. The information provided about St Mary’s School Gerrards Cross was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of possible 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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