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As a parent, you want to give your child the best start in life. Part of this involves sending your child to a school where they will thrive.

We’re a leading private 7+ tutoring agency

Hampstead & Frognal Tutors is a corporate member of The Tutor’s Association (TTA), and is committed to the professional standards and it’s code of professional practice.

The company is reviewed by the Good Schools Guide and features in it’s A-list of Tutoring Agencies. It is quoted as saying that Hampstead & Frognal Tutors are “excellent at matching families to tutors…” also, that "they give an outstanding service!"

  • Telephone Consultation
  • Initial Assessment
  • Booking Lessons
  • Reporting
  • Learning Support
  • Education Consultancy
  • Tuition Services

The 7+ Exam

As a parent, you want to give your child the best start in life. Part of this involves sending your child to a school where they will thrive. Many independent junior and preparatory schools ask children to sit assessments and to attend an interview before they offer places. At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, we make the application process as stress-free and rewarding as possible, for children and parents alike.

School entry at 7+ (year 3) and 8+ (year 4) is as much about identifying potential as it is about testing current academic ability. Children are often asked to sit a Maths test and an English test, where basic numeracy and literacy skills are assessed. Typically, pupils have to display a grasp of shape, time and money, know certain times tables and understand addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. English tests usually involve writing, reading and comprehension. Your child may be asked to write an imaginative story, read fluently and use simple sentences with confidence.  Children will be expected to write full sentences using interesting vocabulary.  Some schools also require children to sit short reasoning tests.  

If your child performs well in the tests, the school may invite them back for a short interview and a morning (or even a full day) of observed group activities. Teachers will use this opportunity to learn more about your child, and to assess whether they will suit the school environment. For 7+ entry, entrance exams and interviews usually take place in either the December or January of Year 2.

Our 7+ Tutors

Our 7+ tutors have years of experience helping children shine in the exam and interview process. Friendly, knowledgable and patient, our London tutors nurture an enthusiasm for learning in all of their young pupils. Our team ranges from qualified teachers who have taught at leading preparatory schools, to full time professional tutors. Each one is very well-acquainted with the different application procedures and will inform families of what to expect. What’s more, each one is passionate about education, and never fails to create a happy, relaxed learning environment.

At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, we will assign you a specialist tutor with a successful track record, who has experience preparing students for the schools you are interested in. You can be confident, therefore, that your child is receiving carefully targeted, tailor-made tuition.

Our recruitment process is rigorous and we only hire the best. All of our tutors have DBS certificates and all have been interviewed in person. Candidates are also required to provide proof of their qualifications and experience, as well as to supply at least two references. The continual training and development opportunities we offer our London tutors mean they remain up-to-date with any changes to the 7+ curriculum.

How our Tutors Teach 7+

Our 7+ tutors make Maths and English fun and engaging. We know that children learn best when they are attentive and curious, and ensure that lessons are always enjoyable as well as educational. What’s more, our tutors quickly identify their pupils’ strengths and weaknesses. Whether your child struggles with multiplication or spelling, our 7+ tutors will help them to tackle problem areas.

As well as developing young students’ literacy and numeracy skills, our 7+ tutors build their confidence. We know that entrance exams and interviews can seem daunting, and we strive to make children feel as happy and comfortable as possible. Our tutors prepare pupils for what to expect and fill them with the confidence they need to succeed.


  • 100% of parents agreed that our tutors had a very positive impact on their children’s learning.
  • Over 80% of children sitting 7+ assessments received offers for their first and second choice schools.
  • 85% of students who sat 8+ assessments received offers from their first or second choice schools.


As you know following the early departure of another tutor we approached you on recommendation from a neighbour.  Your 7+ tutor Harriet was a god send. Not only was she super reliable, the rapport she built up with my daughter was phenomenal.  An intensive regime of cramming was made very manageable for my daughter by Harriet’s calm and subtle tutoring approach. We were delighted to get an offer for our first choice school.  Thank you again. We will be in touch again if we need help with our other children.

Matilda, SW1X

7+ Schools we Cover

Different schools assess children in different ways. To help you know what to expect, we have set out a list of some of the schools we cover, along with their admissions procedures. 

Admissions criteria in detail.

Dulwich College

Admissions Year 3 is the main point of entry. 45 boys are accepted in Year 3, with 15 or 16 boys in each of the three forms. There are roughly 10 places available in Year 4.
Tests Boys are required to sit papers in Maths, English (writing, reading and comprehension) and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Most successful candidates are working at National Curriculum Level 3 by the time they apply. This is above the national average for the age group.
Interview Boys who perform well in the tests will be invited for a morning of group activities, as well as for a short one-to-one interview.
Key Dates The entrance exam is sat in early January.  Your child’s school will be contacted directly for a confidential report in November.
Scholarships Boys who sit the 7+ entrance exam will automatically be considered for an academic scholarship. Scholarships range in value from 10% to one third of school fees.

Kensington Preparatory School

Admissions There are only a small number of places available for 7+ entry (most girls join the school earlier). Numbers vary significantly and places in Year 3 cannot be guaranteed. 
Tests Girls are invited to a morning in school, where they are assessed in maths, reading, reasoning and writing.
Interview There is no interview.
Key Dates You will be contacted in the autumn in the year prior to entry to confirm the availability of places. Parents are invited to an Open Afternoon during the Autumn Term.
Scholarships No scholarships are available at 7+ entry.

Highgate School

Admissions In Year 3, there are places for approximately 70 boys and girls to join 30 children from Highgate Pre-Preparatory School. 
Tests Children are required to sit tests in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Interview A large proportion of candidates will be interviewed in groups. Interviews take place in mid-January.
Key Dates The entrance exam takes place in mid-December.  The school requests a confidential report from your child’s current Head teacher.
Scholarships No scholarships are available at 7+ entry.

North London Collegiate School

Admissions There are 8 -10 places for girls entering the school in Year 3.
Tests Girls are required to sit papers in English and Maths. These are based on the curriculum taught in all schools in Year 2.
Interview Girls who show promise in the tests are invited in smaller groups for a day of observed activities and an interview. 
Key Dates The assessment takes place mid November and early December.  Offers are made end of January.
Scholarships No scholarships are available at 7+ entry.

South Hampstead High School (Junior School)

Admissions They welcome 24 new girls into the school at 7+ (Year 3).
Tests Girls are required to sit three papers in English, Maths and Reasoning. These are based on the curriculum taught in all schools in Year 2.
Interview Girls who show promise in the tests are invited in smaller groups for observed activities and an interview. 
Key Dates The assessments take place in October and January.  Offers are made end of January.
Scholarships No scholarships are available at 7+ entry.

St Paul’s School

Admissions 54 boys are admitted at the 7+ entry point. Boys can also enter the school at 8+. 
Tests Boys sit tests in English, Maths and Reasoning. The reasoning test is weighted according to age.
Interview Boys who perform well in the tests are invited for a short one-to-one interview and assessment tasks.
Key Dates The entrance exam takes place in November.   Interviews take place within two weeks of the tests. 
Scholarships No scholarships are available at 7+ entry.

Wetherby Preparatory School

Admissions 20 boys are accepted in Year 3 (one class) and a further 60 boys (four classes) are accepted at Year 4. Wetherby Pre-Prep boys automatically feed into the school at Year 4. 
Tests Boys sit short tests in English and Maths and take part in group based activities.
Interview There is no interview procedure.
Key Dates Boys sit the 7+ tests in January.
Scholarships No scholarships are available at 7+ entry.

Is 7+ tuition right for your child?

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision. At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, we prepare our young pupils for the schools that are right for them. Our 7+ tutors are highly experienced and know how to unlock every child’s academic potential. They have supported hundreds of families worldwide with care, patience and enthusiasm, and have helped a host of youngsters excel in entrance exams and interviews.

This is not to say that parents cannot contribute to their child’s learning. Many parents manage well without professional help. However, time is precious and specialist knowledge is valuable. Our 7+ tutors know admissions procedures inside out and how to prepare pupils for the assessments they face. Our tutors work closely with parents, and are committed to giving children the best possible start in life.

What We Do

When you require a tutor or other service for your child we provide a free telephone consultation to understand the tuition requirement in detail. Once you have instructed us we reach out to our dedicated team of tutors and to assign the best tutor or consultant to match your child’s learning goals. During the first lesson your dedicated tutor makes an initial assessment of your child’s academic attainment to devise an individual Learning Growth Action Plan with clear Academic Learning Goals.

booking lessons and reporting

Booking Lessons and Reporting

Using our Platform our tutors book your child’s lessons schedule onto a shared calendar that can be viewed by both Parent and tutor. Tutors provide continuous feedback and at the end of each lesson tutors deliver feedback in reference to the child’s learning progress towards the Academic Learning Goals. Our tutors also complete written reports using our shared platform where other documents such as revision notes, key learning points from lessons and exam papers are organised. A Platform for organizing your child’s unique library of resources and calendar combined with the best tutor to help your child fulfill their academic potential.

Learning support services

Learning Support Services

Hampstead & Frognal Tutors provide a comprehensive range of complementary learning support services. In addition to subject tutors for tuition during term time or holidays we also provide: Interview coaching for children preparing for school and university interviews, Independent Academic Assessments, Homeschooling Programmes, in-school tuition support, Revision Booster Courses for 11+, 13+, Pre-tests, GCSE and A-levels. Our Tutors and International Tutors also provide online Skype Tuition to children not within reach of our London Tutors and routinely accompany families travelling outside the UK.

Education Consultancy and Tuition Services

Education Consultancy and Tuition Services

Our expert education consultants provide schools and parents with a free in-depth telephone consultation to assess and identify the best matched tutors. Whether you are seeking a teacher or tutor who can be supportive, challenge, inspire or motivate, we have a plethora of highly qualified tutors and PGCE teachers, and examiners ready to help.

All of our tutors are interviewed in person, highly vetted and Enhance DBS Checked. We have a broad range of subject tutors including English, Maths, Sciences, languages and humanities. All levels are offered from KS1, KS2, 7+, 11+, 13+ through to GCSE, IGCSE, A-level and IB, GMAT/GRE, SATACT, and ISEE/SSATs.

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