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How Essex secondary schools fared in the Real Schools Guide 2018

For every school in the UK, the news that the Real Schools Guide is coming out can be nerve-wrecking. After all, it is going to showcase just how that school is performing and compare it to others in the UK as well as other schools in the area.   The guide will take a look […]

11 Plus tuition in Colchester

There are a number of different types of schools open for parents to consider and one of the top performing are the grammar schools. These schools provide a high quality education as well as a great school life with extracurricular activities and experiences for students. The biggest problem with grammar schools is that there are […]

A New Wave of Grammar Schools to be Built?

New Secretary for Education open to lifting the ban on new grammar schools in England The newly appointed Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, has recently announced that she is “open minded” about the possible creation of new grammar schools in England: and she isn’t alone in her thoughts. Over 100 Conservative MPs are […]

The Rise of Home Schooling

  Are we seeing more children home schooled? As part of a Freedom of Information request, the Guardian has found that ‘numbers [of home schooled children] are rising’. ‘Nobody knows’ the exact number since parents whose children are home schooled from the beginning of their education are in fact under no obligation to tell anybody! […]

A parent’s guide to the new times table SATS test

By now you may well have heard of the Government’s new times table addition to the KS2 SATS test; and despite the education secretary herself ducking and diving out of answering any times table’s questions herself, KS2 children won’t be so lucky. Nor does it seem, will their schools as the newly laid plans outline that […]

Can Tuition Help Pass the Eleven Plus Exam?

As parents, one of the biggest concerns faced is the path of their child’s education. Everyone wants their kids to get the best from their education and go to the best possible schools. One route is to attend one of the grammar schools in the area and this involves passing the CSSE 11 Plus exam. […]

A New Expansion in Grammar Schools?

Over the past week news has broken that the Weald of Kent School, a grammar school based on Tonbridge, Kent, is to open an annexe to its existing building having been given the green light by Conservative ministers. This has been heralded as being the “first new grammar school” to open within the past 5 […]

The National Curriculum: A Parent’s Guide to upcoming changes

        Any mention to changes within the National Curricular and parents are rightly concerned, particularly those parents who may have already experienced the National Curriculum, first hand through the eldest of their children. However such concerns tend to swirl around one central point: a lack of understanding and information. To this end […]