Thank you for enquiring about 7+, 8+ & 9+ admission

Below are details of the ways we can help your child

Getting into your top preference

7+, 8+ and 9+ examinations determine school entry for children going in to Years 3, 4 and 5 respectively and are carried out by many of the top Prep schools.

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




Identifying the right Prep

 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 Education Plan.

Matching schools to your child: Our team has strong links and personal relationships with many 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.

Tuition: Our 7+, 8+ and 9+ 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 7+, 8+ and 9+ exams will give your children the best chance to gain entry to their preferred Prep school.

Depending on the specific School Entrance processes, Tuition will focus on:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Reasoning – Verbal and Non-verbal

Individual Educational Plans are carefully shaped to concentrate on areas of difficulty that have been highlighted by our specialists.

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.


 Ivy Education will match an Educational Consultant to support you:

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"Gina [tutor] is doing a great job with A. I have seen a big improvement in his work in terms of speed and quality. She is punctual, polite and focussed. Would definitely recommend her for 7+ preparation"
Mrs. C, Balham

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