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The Grange School, Northwich, 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Basic info: Founded in 1933, The Grange School is a co-educational, independent school near Northwich, Cheshire. It comprises three departments: a Kindergarten, a Junior School and a Senior School. [1]


Curriculum: Encouraging independent thought in conjunction with a love of learning, The Grange Junior offers a broad and forward-looking curriculum with specialist teaching for music, languages, science, PE and technology.


Co-curricular: Enrichment activities further enhance the quality of school life. Ranging from chess, textiles and gardening to computing, singing and hockey, they facilitate pupils’ all-round growth, as well as their capacity for social interaction. 


ISI Inspection Report: The most recent ISI report characterises the school as a place where academic learning is actively promoted, as are creative arts, sporting and outdoor education pursuits. Pupils are described as high-performers who demonstrate strong moral understanding and remain supportive of peers in times of both success and failure. [2]


The school’s comprehensive pastoral care, supported by firm relationships between parents, staff and pupils, complements the strong academic ethos. Pervaded by a friendly, vibrant and purposeful atmosphere, the school’s community is rooted in a holistic approach towards educating, ensuring that children thrive across an impressive span of abilities. 


The Grange School, Northwich, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


School name: The Grange School, Northwich

Description: Co-ed, day school

Address: Beechwood Avenue, Hartford, Northwich, CW8 3AU

Telephone: 01606 532757



The Grange School, Northwich, 7 Plus (7+) Open Events


To get a feel for the school’s atmosphere, you and your child should consider attending Open Day, typically held in November. You can also book a personal tour with the Head at a mutually convenient date. Please click here to learn more. 


The Grange School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


You can register for the entrance assessment at any time of the year. Upon registering, the school will reach out to schedule a date for the exam. 


As part of the admissions process, current-school references will be requested. Offers are made following successful performance in the exam and upon receipt of satisfactory references.


The Grange School 7+ Scholarships and Bursaries 


The school does not offer scholarships and bursaries to Junior School Applicants.


The Grange School, Northwich, 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


Entry to the Junior and Senior schools (at 11+) is through competitive entrance examinations. The 7+ exam consists of papers for mathematics, English and Reasoning.  


  • The Maths exam assesses problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, including knowledge of times tables.



  • 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 Reasoning paper examines skills in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The Non-Verbal Reasoning section measures the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. The Verbal Reasoning section is designed to test and assess logical thinking, use of English language and vocabulary.


The Grange School, Northwich, 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.




Our range of 7 plus English practice papers offers an ideal preparation for the The Grange School, Northwich, 7+ English exam:


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7+ English Pack 1

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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




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 Grange School, Northwich, 7 Plus maths test:


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7+ Mathematics Pack 2

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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




Our 7+ Reasoning practice papers will help your child successfully prepare for The Grange School, Northwich, 7+ Reasoning exam:


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7+ Reasoning Pack 1 

7+ Reasoning Pack 2 

7+ Reasoning Pack 3 

7+ Reasoning Pack 4 

7+ Reasoning Pack 5 


The Complete Guide to 7+ Verbal Reasoning




The following pack is ideal for developing listening skills ahead of The Grange School, Northwich, 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 The Grange School, Northwich, 7+ past papers. The information provided about The Grange School, Northwich, 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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