Discover More About Our Events & Meetings

Welcome to our Events Page. Not sure which event to attend? Let us help you!

Our Parents' Support Meeting (for any school year parent) will help you learn more about the test itself, how to answer the different kind of questions and valuable tips and tricks on how to help your child prepare for the test.  Ideal if you are considering tutoring your child yourself or just to be informed on supporting other work your child is doing for the test.

Our Mock Tests give year 5 children the authentic grammar school entrance test experience. 

Our Hub days are great to learn more about the skills required to succeed in the 11+. Our Summer Hubs are a great fun way to revise in a more relaxed summer environment and are suitable for year 5 students.

Note in the table below that events in grey will be running next academic year and included for information.

If you need further guidance please contact us. Details are at the botom of this page.


Year 4 Children

Year 5 Children

Mock Papers





Year 4/5 Parents

Parents' cafe

= Applies to this group

= Does not apply to this group

FREE Online 11+ Parents' Support Meeting
7.00 pm on Wednesday 15th April 2020

Online from the comfort of your own home

Learn the basics of applying and preparing for the 11+ Grammar School Entrance Test with our experienced educators

If you have a Year 4 or Year 5 child you may be thinking about applying for a Gloucestershire grammar school. If so our Parents' Support meeting will help you get up to speed on how to apply for the grammar school, what the test includes and how to appeal if you don't get your preferred school. 

We start with a brief presentation on the process and then have an open Q & A session on any questions or concerns you may have about grammar school application.

Our experienced educators have extensive experience of Gloucestershire grammar schools and the testing procedure having written numerous mock papers and authoring a guidebook on the process.

Cost: Free

11+ Grammar School Mock Tests
Saturdays am or pm - 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June and 25th July, 2020

April, May, June: Online in your home

July: Christ Church Centre, Malvern Road, Cheltenham  GL50 2JH

The authentic experience of the Gloucestershire Grammar School Entrance Test for year 5 students

Our Grammar School Mock Tests gives an authentic experience of the Entrance test for Year 5 children.

The Tests comprise of two full length papers taken under supervised test conditions with other children. There is a refreshment break between the papers.  Note that for online tests parents will need to organise supervision.

Parents may remain in the centre waiting room with free refreshments during the test or return at the end of the test to collect the children. Note that this only applies to physical mock tests at a venue.

A full individually prepared report with raw marks, percentage marks and ranking position will be emailed to you within 14 days of the test.  A summary of your child's performance and recommendations are also provided.

The tests are designed to be challenging for even the most able students, whilst enabling all students to gain experience of test conditions . Our staff are highly experienced and DBS checked and will do their best to ensure that the Test is a positive, informative and rewarding experience for your child. 

Please note that the test papers have been prepared by us specifically for these events. They are not papers that your child will have taken previously, so you can attend in confidence that this will be a new test for them. Each event has different papers, so you can attend all four without repetition.

The session's programme for physical mocks is as follows (approximate timings for am and pm respectively):

09.15 am/12.15 pm  Arrival and Registration

09.30 am/12.30 pm  Introduction to the test

09.40 am/12.40 pm  Test 1: 50 minutes

10.30 am/1.30 pm    Break for refreshments

10.45 am/1.45 pm    Test 2: 50minutes

11.35 am/2.35 pm    End

Online streaming tests will be available from 10 on the scheduled day of the test. The stream can be played at any time up to 48 hours after this time 'as live'.

Note that places are strictly limited for these events.

Please contact us for any questions on the event.

Cost: £50 

The Summer Hub - Eleven Plus Revision and Tips
Wednesday 22nd/Thursday 23rd July and Tuesday 18th/Wednesday 19th August, 2020
Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pilcroft Road,  Witcombe  GL3 4TB

Spring learning to develop skills and improve confidence

Our Hub is staffed by talented and innovative educators who know how to support your child's learning and yet respond to more relaxed summer dynamic by making learning fun. Teaching is delivered in small groups with individual attention given to each child. Our Hub sessions are carefully crafted to support all of the elements of the grammar school exam paper using a mixture of digital learning, workbook based activities and practical kinetic dynamic group work.

The Hub runs over two days – 9.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. and covers all four elements of the grammar school exam over the two days and is intended to help students develop their skills in mathematics, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and comprehension.   

The Hub includes all the following:

  • Active ice breaker session

  • Workbook including 

    • Sessions on how to tackle Comprehension tests

    • Sessions on Verbal Reasoning question types and how to solve them

    • Sessions on tips and tricks for Mathematical tasks

    • Sessions on Non-Verbal Reasoning and patterns 

  • Free light refreshments (dietary needs catered for)

  • Experienced, DBS cleared friendly staff

  • No hidden extras! Just provide a packed lunch.

Fee Reduction Available: If you have previously attended one of our Mock Mornings you can get a 10% discount for the Hub.

Contact us for further details and a discount code.

Note that places are strictly limited to 18 children for this event.

Adjacent free car park. Adjacent playing field .  

Please contact us for any questions on the event.

Cost: £200

Cotswold Education, 2 King Edwards Avenue, Gloucester, GL1 5DA  UK (Postal Address)

07976 218062

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