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Below are details of the ways we can help your child

Getting into your top preference

Pre-Tests and 13+ examinations determine school entry for children going in to Year 9 and are carried out by all top secondary schools.

Our team of experts can support your family along every step of the admission process for schools such as:

Identifying the right Secondary School 

Learning Assessments: Our Learning Assessments allow us to determine which schools are most suitable and is the best starting point for tuition. The assessment process highlights the strengths and weaknesses of students and allows Ivy Education to plan the most effective Individual Educational Plan.

Matching schools to your child: Our team has strong links and personal relationships with many Secondary schools in and around London. Whatever your situation we will always ensure we match your child to the school that meets their educational, social and emotional requirements. We manage the schools’ application processes and help steer your child along the right path by carefully recommending the schools that fit their exacting needs.

Preparing for School Entrance

Interview Preparation: Children are usually interviewed by their prospective schools. We have a team of wonderful former Heads providing Interview Preparation at your home or our offices.

The sessions expose the student to the situation and questions they are likely to experience on the day. Although the aim is to primarily support children in passing the Interview stage of admissions, the process also builds confidence and allows them to develop as individuals.

Mock exams: Mock Exams give your child exposure to the conditions they will experience on the all-important day, therefore, building their confidence. As well as improving your child’s Exam Technique, they importantly provide us with key information allowing us to enhance our tuition programs.


Tuition: Our Pretest and 13+ tuition programs are specially designed to ensure that children complete their exams to the best of their ability. Having seen many children go through the process, we understand it is tough and daunting for both parents and children. Success in Pretest and 13+ exams will give your children the best chance to gain entry to their preferred Secondary school.

Individual Educational Plans are carefully shaped to concentrate on areas of difficulty. Depending on the specific School Entrance processes, Tuition will focus on:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Reasoning – Verbal & non-Verbal

 Ivy Education will match an Educational Consultant to support you:

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"J loved Sophie the tutor you sent home to us. She was professional, she helped get J to remember everything and put notes into his revision book. He felt she helped him progress a lot in the 2hrs a day over the week she was with him. J even got into his chosen choice of school Harrodian! We are happy to say we had positive feedback from them saying how well he did. We will definitely be using Ivy Education again!"
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