January 28, 2017

All year 6 children in England will soon be taking SATS tests at their school. They will probably have been given some test papers by their teacher already and received feedback on how they performed. The new SATS system no longer has formal levels, but children are ex...

January 18, 2017

There are currently 163 grammar schools throughout England  and they all use some kind of admissions test, including the seven in Gloucestershire. The test for the seven grammar schools in Gloucestershire changed in 2016 from a purely verbal reasoning test to a new 'CE...

January 13, 2017

How can you tell whether your child has the qualities to be accepted into grammar school? The short and flippant answer is that you can't! The more helpful answer is that with a little effort you can get a broad idea on whether there is a reasonable chance of acceptanc...

January 10, 2017

Is it worth the hassle and expense of getting a tutor?  How do I find a good one?

Grammar and Independent schools have long been recognised as having generally higher academic achievement and a more focussed curriculum. In Gloucestershire which has seven grammar schools...

January 8, 2017

I write this as we are just putting together our programme for 2017, which promises to be an exciting one with a mixture of familiar events (such as our Grammar Mock Tests) and some new exciting initiatives (including webinars and community events). We'll be announcing...

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