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Are you looking to get your child into Eaton Square Prep at the 7 Plus? Find out everything you need to know about the school itself, the 7 plus exam and interview, and how you can help your child succeed.
Eaton Square is a mixed school located in Belgravia, with four pre-prep locations. The school offers an all-through education, with pupils being able to stay on until age 18. 50% of students continue on to Eaton Square Senior School, with others getting places at top establishments such as Westminster, Alleyn’s, and JAGs.
The school has a non-selective application process and a brilliant reputation for supporting children with additional needs. The variety of extracurricular activities ranges from karate, fencing, chess, ballet, STEM, and debate clubs, further boosting children’s potential and abilities.
At Westminster, pupils consistently achieve exceptional examination results and entrance to some of the top universities in the world. The latest results have been no exception, with pupils achieving outstanding GCSEs and A Levels.
The 7 Plus exam will take place in the Autumn Term of Year 2.
The 7 Plus assessment at Eaton Square Prep School consists of an English assessment and a maths assessment.
At Westminster Under, they look for potential in boys who have a natural ability and will therefore thrive. All boys will sit bespoke adaptive electronic tests in mathematics, English, verbal reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning. At Mentor, we offer 7 Plus mock papers, to allow your child to familiarise themselves with the tests and develop their confidence.
The English assessment will examine comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, punctuation, and grammar. It will also test the fluency of your child’s reading and oral skills.
Within the maths exam, your child will be assessed on their problem-solving abilities and general arithmetic skills. This will include times tables knowledge.
There will be tests in verbal and non-verbal reasoning, which will test thinking skills. No preparation will be needed for the reasoning, although becoming familiar with this type of paper can increase confidence.
Based on the results of the written papers, the school will invite approximately 50 boys back to participate in some classroom activities and an interview. This usually takes place in January.
The boys will enjoy a session that’s similar to a typical school morning, and will be settled in with games before starting their assessment. They will be interviewed by The Master and a member of the Senior Management Team, where they will be encouraged to talk about their interests and enthusiasms.
At the end of January, emails are sent to all applicants advising them of the outcome of the assessments.
At Mentor, we offer 7 Plus mock papers, to allow your child to familiarise themselves with the tests and develop their confidence. You can also browse our 7 Plus reading list to see all the essential texts your child should be reading in order to achieve success in the 7 Plus.
At Mentor Education, our experienced 7 Plus tutors offer a series of 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 classes to assist with preparing your child for the exam. Each lesson lasts an hour, and we run eight to ten lessons a term. We cover the key elements of the curriculum and ensure that your child has both acquired the curriculum and mastered it.
To book a place on our Spring 2023 term (suitable for year 1 children) please click here.