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Confidence building 11plus support for the Gloucestershire GL Style Grammar School Test.

Take a look at our 2023/2024 Prospectus!


Online & In-Person

We run both online and in-person events. Our online events usually take place on Zoom. For details of in-person events, please look at the details for the event you are hoping to book.

Experienced Staff

We have a wonderful team of talented tutors that lead our events. Each member of our team has extensive experience in the education sector and are passionate about what they do! Our team includes private tutors, tutors specialising in the 11+ exam, primary school teachers, a teacher with SENCo experience and a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with experience supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs .

Secure Bookings

All bookings are made through our secure booking site. If you have a child receiving free school meals, please contact us as we offer a number of discounted or free places at our events.

Safety First

We take safeguarding very seriously. All staff members have an enhanced DBS and we have a Qualified Paediatric First Aider at each event. When you sign up for an event, you will be asked information about your child including whether you are happy for us to take photos/videos, information on allergies and any other needs we need to be aware of.

All of our in-person events include

Experienced Tutors with a current DBS

A Qualified Children's First Aider

A chance to speak to our 11+ specialists

An opportunity to purchase revision materials

Event Anchor

29th August | 9:00am - 4:00pm

This day-long interactive event with experienced educators will give your children the opportunity to do some last minute revision in a relaxed learning environment. The day is designed for year 5 children preparing for the 11+ exam.


11+ Online Revision Day

Multiple Dates & Times Available

Our GL Style 11+ Mock Tests give an authentic experience of what sitting the 2024 Grammar School Entrance Test will be like. The tests comprise of two full length papers taken under supervised exam conditions in a secondary school venue.


11+ Mock Test

24th-25th July or 7th-8th August | Two Days | 9:15am-3:00pm

Our 11+ Summer Camp is dedicated to supporting your child with 11+ preparation whilst responding to the more relaxed summer dynamic. Teaching is delivered in small groups using a low staff:student ratio.


11+ Summer Camp - The Two Day Hub

Tuesday 20th August | 9:30am-3:00pm

Summer learning to help develop skills and build confidence! Our Get Ready for the 11+ Fun Day is the ultimate summer get together for Year 4 children who are moving into Year 5 in September 2024.


Get Ready for the 11+ Fun Day (Year 4)

Multiple Dates Available

Are you thinking of applying for a grammar school in Gloucestershire? Not sure on how to apply or what the test involves? Join us for a FREE presentation with Q and A session.


Year 5 Parent/Carers' Meeting

Multiple Dates and Courses Available

Our masterclasses are a chance to get to master individual elements of the 11+ Test. We have picked some of the most tricky components of the GL exam in Gloucestershire, and are offering for each, a 60 minute, online, interactive session.


11+ Masterclasses

Beginning Monday 12th August | 1 week | Online

The Grammar Crammer is a fairly intensive course that assumes your child is aware of key question types in the GL 11+ Gloucestershire Test. The course takes place over five mornings, with each morning lasting 2 1/2 hours. Every morning will be in two parts, divided by a short, 15- minute break.


Online 11+ Grammar Crammer Course

Access Arrangements

If your child has SEND or medical needs, you might be wondering whether taking the 11+ exam is the right path, or if there are any access arrangements that may help them.

What access arrangements are available?

The schools will all adhere to the Equal Opportunities regulations. For example, the Pates Admissions Policy states ‘The School acts at all times in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and will therefore consider a request for reasonable adjustments from the parents of any disabled child who wishes to attend the school for the Test. Parents should notify the School when they register if their child will need additional support on Test day.’


In order to apply for reasonable adjustments, you will need to provide recent evidence of any diagnosis, or a recent My Plan/My Plan+ or EHCP. The grammar school may also contact your child’s primary school to ask for further information.


Examples of types of reasonable adjustments may include: extra time, rest breaks, smaller group in the classroom, an individual room, a pre-test visit, an early entry time, a reader, a scribe or toilet breaks. This is not a complete list, so please contact the school directly to ask for more information on what support your child may be eligible for.

What support do Cots Ed offer?

At Cotswold Education we want to make every child’s test preparation as comfortable as possible. We are a fully inclusive organisation and aim to make reasonable adjustments for any child who may need them in order to access our events. All of our in-person events are in fully accessible spaces with an accessible toilet available. Our online events can have closed captions provided for any pupil or parents with a hearing impairment.


We provide a SEND room at selected Mock Tests for pupils with identified SEND needs. These may include adjustments for extra time and rest breaks as well as a quieter space in which to sit the test. We can also offer early entry to pupils who may need a quieter start to the test. Children may use any equipment that they are authorised to use at school (e.g. overlays, ear defenders etc). 


For all our in-person or online events, please get in touch with a member of our team if your child has any specific needs that we may help with. We have a qualified SENCO on our team who will be able to offer advice and help to any parent with a child with special educational needs. We also have a trained SEND Teaching Assistant on our team, with experience of a wide range of SEND.


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