subject and cost


7/8+ School Entry Exams and Assessments

Most preparatory schools require children aged 6 or 7 to come to the school to take a written, one-three hour exam prior to the desired entry year. This exams involves mastering required levels in Maths and English, including verbal and non-verbal reasoning. A supportive approach is provided by our tutors in gaining knowledge, improving confidence and results in a nurturing way as these children are very young.

11+ Exams

Grammar Schools use this exam usually in November for selecting children for admission in year 7, the first year of secondary school. Entry exams at age 11 involve Maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Common Entrance Exams

Common Entrance Exams for senior independent schools can be set for admission at 11 or 13. These papers are set centrally by the Independent School Exam Board.  At age 11, Common Entrance is usually Maths, English and Science. The 13+ paper covers a range of subjects including English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and RE. There are foreign language papers and some schools require Latin.

The Common Entrance exam is tailored to analyse a child's potential and each school has a slightly different idea of what they are looking for. High marks are essential, but the school is also looking for latent potential and a window into the child's character: Can they formulate sensible answers that show independent thinking? Do they like reading, or are they more academic, sporty or artistic? We will help your child to present a balanced, all round impression that will give them the best possible chance at Common Entrance.

Scholarship Exams

The Scholarship exam is designed to identify the most able students. Those who pass the scholarship exam receive a fee reduction known as a scholarship

SATS Exams

Standard Assessment Tasks (SAT’s) take place at the end of Key Stages 1 in year 2 and at the end of Key Stage 2 in year 6. They cover the three core subjects of English, Maths and Science. SAT’s are an important an indicator of future performance.  Low KS1 results can give early signs of educational problems. KS2 results are often used by secondary schools for setting the new year 7 intake classes.

Key Stage 3 and GCSE - Years 7-11

Our motivating and tailored courses in Maths, English or Science ignite or reignite the enthusiasm for a subject. Homework gives students a chance to practice whilst assessment track progress in students. We target the areas of concern to continually improve results. Regular feedback is provided to parents.


School Year

Group 6-8


Years 1-6
Key Stage 1 and 2
£15 £25-£30
Years 4-6 Grammar School Test/Common Entrance Test
Key stage 2
£20 £27-£33
Years 7-9 Lower Secondary
Key stage 3
£20 £27-£33
Years 10-11
Key Stage 4 GCSE
£20 £27-£33