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Decoding Success: What Percentage of Pupils Pass the 11 Plus Exam?

The 11 Plus exam, a key gateway to selective secondary schools, is a significant milestone in the academic journey of many students in the United Kingdom. The results of this test can shape a student’s future, opening doors to prestigious grammar schools and other selective institutions. But what lies behind this crucial examination? What factors […]

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-racking. After all, it will showcase just how that school is performing and compare it to others in the UK and other schools in the area.   The guide will take a look at 51 different points […]

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 homeschooled? As part of a Freedom of Information request, the Guardian has found that ‘numbers [of homeschooled children] are rising’. ‘Nobody knows’ the exact number since parents whose children are homeschooled from the beginning of their education are, in fact, under no obligation to tell anybody! But apparently, 85% […]

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, […]