- Last Updated on 21 October 2016
- Lorrae Jaderberg
7+ entrance exams are becoming a school admissions route for more and more families, particularly those applying for academically selective independent schools incorporating a senior school. Once in the school, children may still be examined at 11+ and will need to meet the school’s required standards, but they often have a more straightforward transition into the senior school than those applying from outside. This new approach from parents has been prompted by competition for selective senior school places which continues to intensify and has also led to competition at 7+ becoming increasingly fierce.
- Last Updated on 16 October 2016
- Monica Costa
Choosing the right school for your children takes time and energy, which for many parents is not an easy job. Nothing replaces the actual School visits once you have narrowed down the alternatives, but prior to that stage we believe the forum we have created is the best possible place for parents to easily compare the different ways schools work and what they offer with one convenient visit.
The Independent Schools Show is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. That’s ten years of helping thousands of parents find the right school for their child. As one of the UK’s largest open day, the Show welcomes over 200 of the country’s leading nurseries, pre-preps, preps and senior schools and sixth form colleges.
- Last Updated on 10 October 2016
- Lorrae Jaderberg
The new school year is an exciting time, but for some children currently heading back to school, there will be mixed feelings about the return to education. As well as the thrill of seeing friends, having new stationery and perhaps even a new school, children may be feeling anxious about new classes and teachers. For those making the transition between primary and secondary the concerns can be even greater.