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I hope you find this information useful and you are able to make an informed decision about which grammar school to send your child to.
Competition to grammar schools is fierce. It's important that you are realistic about your child's chances about gaining entry to a grammar school. Due to the economic climate, more families that previously would have considered private schools for their children are putting their children through the grammar school examinations, meaning your child's chances are becoming slimmer. If your child does not have a level of 4c in Maths and English or above at the beginning of Year 5, they may well struggle to do well in the examination. If you do consider tuition for your child and they do not have this level, then look at tuition as a way of bolstering their confidence instead of just preparation for the 11+. It's also important to appreciate that putting too much pressure on your children too soon may be detrimental to their progress at school and in general, in life.
Where are the grammar schools in my area?
The National Association of Grammar Schools (link) enables you to find grammar schools in your area. Alternatively, you can have a look at Wikipedia (link).
What grammar schools are in Bexley, Kent and London?
I tutor children mainly in Bexley, Kent and London so here are the grammar schools in these respective areas.
Beths Grammar School, Bexley (boys)
Bexley Grammar School, Welling (mixed)
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Sidcup (mixed)
Townley Grammar School for Girls, Bexleyheath (girls)
Kent (close proximity to London only)
Dartford Grammar School, Dartford (boys)
Newstead Wood School for Girls, Orpington (girls)
Nonsuch High School for Girls, Cheam (girls)
Sutton Grammar School for Boys, Sutton (boys)
Wallington County Grammar School, Wallington (boys)
Wallington High School for Girls, Wallington (girls)
Wilson’s School, Wallington (boys)
Kingston upon Thames
Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston upon Thames (girls)
Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames (boys)
The Latymer School, Edmonton (mixed)
What examinations will my child have to sit?
Each school is different. The typical combinations are:
Maths – English – Verbal Reasoning – Non Verbal Reasoning
Maths – Verbal Reasoning – Non Verbal Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning – Non Verbal Reasoning
You may base your decision on what borough or county to apply to based on which examinations you think your child will do better in.
Where can I find info on what parents say about these schools?
The Good Schools Guide is a comprehensive guide written by parents for parents.
There is also a really useful tool “the catchment area map” which helps you to find schools in your area.
I will soon be providing further information on:
links to school website
information on scores and ages.
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