Is your son or daughter sitting an entrance exam this year? Whether you're applying to a local Weybridge or Surrey independent, or your child is sitting a pre-test exam in a West Sussex school, it can be a challenging time. Throughout the year, worried parents often get in touch with us to find out what the 11+ or 13+ exam involves and how they can support their child through it. The pressure and expectation can be tough to handle for…
In a perfect world, our children fly through school enjoying every minute. We hope they get through their childhood unscathed and go on to lead a fabulous life. Of course, in the real word life isn't always like this. Life is beset with problems, mountains to climb, and events which steer us off course. The school system itself heaps pressure on children from aged five upwards. Targets, assessments and exams teach your child about success - and failure. Does this reflect…
You've waited for your GCSE results all summer... And the nerve-wracking day has arrived! You've made plans based on the results; this day is the start of your future. Questions whirl round your head as you go to collect your results: Will you be able to stay on at school to do your A levels? Will you be able to start that course you've got your heart set on?  Has all that hard work paid off? There you stand, amid…
Home tuition... Often a debated subject in the media. Some say it undermines teachers in the classroom, whilst others say it eats into a child's free time after school. Some even say that hiring home tuition is devisive - that it gives children an unfair advantage over peers whose parents can't afford it. Instead, let's look at the facts: According to an Ipsos Mori poll last year, almost 25% of youngsters have had home tuition Some children need extra support…
How well is your child doing at primary or secondary school? If things aren't going as well as you'd hoped, or your child is struggling with literacy lessons, there are many simple tricks you can emply to turn things around. Time is always the enemy every day, especially if you work, you're a single parent or you have a large brood to take care of. So, here are some ideas to help your child do better at school.  1. Spend…
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