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Graham, a former headteacher with experience of interviewing for both British and American independent schools, seeks to calm parents’ (and students’!) nerves with a little glimpse into the mysteries of how this important part of the pupil selection process takes place.
Graham June, 2022
In this article, Abigail, an experienced teacher and school entrance specialist, provides advice and guidance on what to do if you think you've left the 11 plus preparation until the last minute.
Abigail Josephine June, 2022
In this article, Ally, an experienced teacher and school entrance specialist, explains what the ISEB test is and why it has become increasingly popular with independent schools.
Ally May, 2022
In this article, Abigail, an experienced teacher and tutor, outlines her top tips to help reluctant readers preparing for 11 plus assessments.
Abigail Josephine May, 2022
In this article Graham explains what the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is and outlines its role in ensuring quality of provision and regulatory standards of independent schools, both in the UK and overseas. Graham draws on his expertise as a former Headteacher of three independent schools and has first hand experience of ISI inspections
Graham May, 2022
Choosing a school can seem like a daunting decision for any parent. Not only are there many, varied entrance requirements to navigate, but added to this are questions over whether a school is ‘right’ for your child. Holly, an experienced teacher, examines what to look out for and what to ask, to make your visit as informative as possible
Holly May, 2022
In this blog, experienced teacher and tutor Alison, explores the best way to support your child with a school move. Whether you are moving locally or internationally, Alison sets out how to handle an important change sensitively.
Ali May, 2022
In this article Holly provides a comprehensive guide to the Kent test and the best way to prepare for it. An experienced and qualified teacher, Holly has taught and tutored in Kent for a number of years.
Holly April, 2022
In this blog, school entrance expert and teacher, Holly, outlines top tips to tackle reasoning tests. Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning tests are used by most independent and grammar schools to help with their selection process. These handy hints should help your child tackle what can be quite challenging questions.
Holly February, 2022
In this blog, Alexandra outlines the necessary steps in preparing your child for a move from a state school to an independent school. Whilst this can be a daunting process, there are also many exciting opportunities that shouldn't be forgotten!