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Wellington School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Exam Information – Key Details


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Wellington School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school in Wellington, Somerset. Founded in 1837, the school has educated a number of prominent figures in the areas of sports, politics, science, literature and journalism. [1]


The Prep School is characterised by strong academic provision, encompassing a broad range of subject areas such as maths, English, music, science, art, drama, humanities, computing, PSHEE and DT.


The overall wellbeing of children is secured through a rich programme of activities which covers modules on Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ), dance, judo and swimming. Invested in developing children’s transferable skills and strengths, the school boosts their teamwork qualities, allowing them to learn about the benefits of collaborative effort early on. [2]


The Wellington Prep Forest School is located in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, allowing pupils to benefit from a stunning setting and experience a variety of activities, ranging from kayaking and climbing to fossil-hunting and orienteering. Through the programme, children are taught to become resourceful and perceptive and hence progress through the school knowing that they have mastered essential life skills. [3]


Wellington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Information


Address: South Street Wellington, TA21 8NT

County: Somerset

Admissions info: or 01823 668803

School type: Independent, co-ed day and boarding school

Open day: September, May

7+ Exam date: Arbitrary


Open Events for Wellington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entry


Open Days at Wellington Prep are held twice a year, in September and May. Following the introductory speech by the Head, you and your child will take a guided tour of the school, typically concluding with refreshments. The events offer families the rare opportunity to meet key members of the senior, teaching and admissions staff. More details are available here


Wellington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Admissions


Wellington Prep is an academically selective school, hence offers of places are made on the basis of successful completion of formal assessments. The registration fee is £100 and the acceptance deposit is £400.


Wellington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Scholarships and Bursaries


Scholarships are not available to 7+ applicants. Please contact the school to learn if you can apply for a bursary.


Wellington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Exam Format


The Wellington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) exam consists of the following assessments:


  • English
  • Maths
  • Reasoning (online test)


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


The online Reasoning test is likely to resemble the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), which assesses Verbal, Non-Verbal, Spatial and Quantitative Reasoning.


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Wellington Prep School 7 Plus entrance examination.


How to Prepare for the Wellington Prep School 7 Plus (7+) Entrance Assessment 


Practice tests are an effective tool for preparation for the Wellington Prep School 7+ exam. With the help of our practice tests, designed and formatted to match the actual exams, your child will learn to deal with various 7+ exam question types quickly and confidently. 


The benefits for your child are numerous: the tests provide focused practice and familiarity with a wide variety of possibilities and examples, serving as an indicator of any weaker areas that require additional work ahead of the exam. We suggest starting early with your revision so that you have plenty of time to identify subject areas that need additional work.


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 Wellington Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam can be found below.


Wellington Prep 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 Wellington 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 Wellington 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 Wellington Prep School 7 Plus entrance exam:


7+ Listening Pack 1



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Cognitive Abilities Test


The following packs will significantly boost your child’s Reasoning abilities ahead of the Wellington Prep School 7 Plus online test:


Full Practice Tests


CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 1

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 2

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 3

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 4

CAT4 – Level X – Practice Test 5



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