Simplifying and strategising school entrance

From identifying the right school through to the final interview, we help your child get into the best school possible

We know that preparing for entry at this level is tough and daunting - for children and parents alike. Our consultants work to make every stage of the journey as smooth as it can be and that your efforts are going into the right areas. We then help you identify a shortlist of perfect schools before providing tuition, mock exams and interview preparation.

Charlotte Faber - Ivy Education
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Schools Consultant & Exam-Focused Assessor

"Services such as those offered by Ivy Education can complement an all round approach to your child's education, boosting learning, and providing a 1:1 bespoke programme to help you towards whatever goals are next on the horizon. Advice and teaching will always be professional, up to date, child centred and delivered by qualified individuals picked to help you specifically based on your criteria."

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Getting into your top preference

10+ and 11+ examinations determine school entry for children going in to Year 6 and 7 respectively 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 tuition and educational support.

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.


Our 10 and 11+ tuition programs are specially designed to ensure that children complete their exams to the best of their ability. Having helped many children through the placement process, we understand it is tough and daunting for both parents and children. Success in 10+ and 11+ exams will give your children the best chance to gain entry to their preferred Secondary school.

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

  • English
  • Maths
  • Reasoning – Verbal and Non-Verbal
  • Supplementary subjects

Meet our consultants

Ivy Education will match one of our Nursery and Early Years consultants to support you and your child:


Schools Consultant

Elizabeth finds that 1:1 support can be hugely beneficial for students to help focus on individual learning needs and promote confidence. While working as Head Teacher of Westminster Under and Deputy Head of Dulwich Prep, Elizabeth prepared many stud...

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Schools Consultant

Children come in all shapes and sizes and a one size fits all approach to tuition and future schooling is not the answer. We consultants mentally measure up a child’s needs and a parent’s expectation and aim to produce a bespoke, tailor-made, “right ...

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Schools Consultant

Ivy Education provides a range of educational benefits to meet the needs of families seeking ultimately to ensure that the school is the right fit for the child. While the whole process can appear daunting, the team at Ivy Education helps to ease the...

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Schools Consultant

On meeting with clients and listening to their individual needs and preferences, Jeremy draws on his experience to provide guidance on school selection, application processes and entry examinations for many of the top schools in London and beyond.

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