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Featured Video Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley
Aug 03, 2020
Talking Exam Results with Camilla Smiley

What Can We Do Right Now That Will Make a Difference? We recently caught up with Camilla Smiley to talk about the implic...

Next Steps for your Next Schools, by Charlotte Faber
Jul 21, 2020
Next Steps for your Next Schools, by Charlotte Faber

As the school year approaches, our educational consultant Charlotte Faber, former headmistress of Garden House Upper Gir...

Adapt and Prosper: Addressing Key Fears about US University Admissions
Jul 09, 2020
Adapt and Prosper: Addressing Key Fears about US University Admissions

For students considering an application to attend college or university in the USA, now would normally be the time when ...

Summer lockdown on-lock: how older students can maximise their holidays
Jun 15, 2020
Summer lockdown on-lock: how older students can maximise their holidays

Here at Ivy Education, we know that plans made by students in years 11, 12 and 13 to improve their university applicatio...

Featured Video 7+, 8+ & 11+ entrance exams and lockdown, by Charlotte Faber
Jun 04, 2020
7+, 8+ & 11+ entrance exams and lockdown, by Charlotte Faber

So your child was entering the important phase of gearing up to 11+, or perhaps 7/8+ and now you are concerned about ho...

How GCSE & A-level students can think positively and plan ahead
Apr 06, 2020
How GCSE & A-level students can think positively and plan ahead

n this blog we look at how students in years 11 and 13 can handle the cancellation of their exams. We outline the recen...

Why outdoor space matters when choosing a nursery & what to look for
Apr 01, 2020
Why outdoor space matters when choosing a nursery & what to look for

For this latest blog, we discussed the use of outdoor space by London nurseries with our brilliant Nursery & Early ...

Grammar or Independent: which is right for your child?
Mar 02, 2020
Grammar or Independent: which is right for your child?

For our most recent blog we wanted to run you through some of the differences between grammar and independent schools, ...

5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university
Feb 18, 2020
5 Ways Year 12 students can prepare to apply for university

For Year 12 students, now is a good time to think properly about university applications. Some of you will still have to...

Replying to UCAS University Offers
Jan 22, 2020
Replying to UCAS University Offers

Now that the main UCAS deadline has passed, we spoke with our brilliant university entrance consultant, Camilla Smiley, ...

Study skills for 2020: how to work in the New Year
Jan 15, 2020
Study skills for 2020: how to work in the New Year

For this blog aimed at older students (from 13+ through to A-Level), our fantastic schools consultant Jeremy Edwards tal...

Understanding your child’s potential through assessments
Nov 27, 2019
Understanding your child’s potential through assessments

In this blog we discuss the different types of assessment tests - Maths, English and Reasoning - which are used by schoo...

They grow up so fast: school entrance at 3+ & 4+ and how to reduce your anxiety as a parent
Nov 13, 2019
They grow up so fast: school entrance at 3+ & 4+ and how to reduce your anxiety as a parent

This week our blog considers the decisions of parents with children who are approaching starting school for the first ti...

Family wellbeing - it's an emotional life
Nov 04, 2019
Family wellbeing - it's an emotional life

Do you ever feel as if you and your family are on a daily emotional roller coaster ride?! If you do that's probably beca...

Applying for university in the US? Read our guide to early applications!
Oct 24, 2019
Applying for university in the US? Read our guide to early applications!

For all the tribulations of the UCAS form (and we covered those in our last blog), at least you know where you stand in ...

A simple, step-by-step guide to UCAS applications
Oct 08, 2019
A simple, step-by-step guide to UCAS applications

The first UCAS deadline for 2020 university applications is fast approaching: 15 October for Oxbridge, medicine, dentist...

How to choose the right school for your child - finding the ‘right fit’
Oct 01, 2019
How to choose the right school for your child - finding the ‘right fit’

Following on from our webinar with Ivy’s school’s consultant, Sally Hobbs, our latest blog picks up on some of her insig...

Featured Video Choosing The Perfect School with former Head, Sally Hobbs
Sep 20, 2019
Choosing The Perfect School with former Head, Sally Hobbs

Choosing the right school for your child is a daunting prospect, a decision that seems laden with consequences for the f...

How to choose a nursery for your child
Sep 09, 2019
How to choose a nursery for your child

With a new school year starting, many young children will also be ready to start nursery. To help parents navigate the d...

Advice for new university students - GUEST BLOG by Transcribe It
May 01, 2019
Advice for new university students - GUEST BLOG by Transcribe It

Are you starting university this year? Going to university is both exciting and scary for new students. It’s a big step ...

Exam Revision Guide with former Head, Charlotte Faber
Apr 03, 2019
Exam Revision Guide with former Head, Charlotte Faber

Charlotte Faber is one of Ivy Education's top consultants. A former Head of Garden House school, Charlotte is currentl...

Thinking of studying at a US University? We explore how UK students can stand out
Mar 04, 2019
Thinking of studying at a US University? We explore how UK students can stand out

Could a US University be the right place for your child to study? The growth in British Sixth Form leavers journeying ac...

Unconditional UCAS Offers - Is anything changing for prospective University students?
Jan 16, 2019
Unconditional UCAS Offers - Is anything changing for prospective University students?

In recent news, the University and College Union has been advocating for Unconditional University Offers to be banned or...

REMINDER - UCAS DEADLINE 2019 COUNTDOWN
Dec 21, 2018
REMINDER - UCAS DEADLINE 2019 COUNTDOWN

USEFUL READ – Ivy Education’s free guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling In There is now less tha...

A recipe for exam success: Exam Papers Plus and Ivy Education providing comprehensive School Entrance preparation
Dec 04, 2018
A recipe for exam success: Exam Papers Plus and Ivy Education providing comprehensive School Entrance preparation

Ivy Education are delighted to announce their partnership with Exam Papers Plus. Ivy Education are an award nominated ...

Guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling in : A University Admissions resource
Nov 29, 2018
Guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling in : A University Admissions resource

Download here: Guide to University Applications, Interviews and Settling in - Ivy Education Unive...

Choosing Nurseries and Pre Preps Interviews Guide: A Nursery and Pre Prep School Admissions resource
Nov 29, 2018
Choosing Nurseries and Pre Preps Interviews Guide: A Nursery and Pre Prep School Admissions resource

Download here: Choosing Nurseries and Pre Preps Interview Guide - Ivy Education Nursery or Pre Prep e...

The School Entrance Preparation Bundle – win over £300 of academic provision! The prize includes mock exam papers and interview prep
Nov 27, 2018
The School Entrance Preparation Bundle – win over £300 of academic provision! The prize includes mock exam papers and interview prep

Ivy Education are delighted to announce their partnership with Exam Papers Plus. Ivy Education are an award nominated We...

Assessing dyslexia: The challenge for students, parents and educators
Nov 02, 2018
Assessing dyslexia: The challenge for students, parents and educators

Ivy Education aspires to provide bespoke tuition to all its students and one area we are always looking to support more ...

Training our tutors. Why would tutors want to do more training?
Oct 26, 2018
Training our tutors. Why would tutors want to do more training?

Ivy Education delivered their Autumn Term tuition training this week which focused on English, Maths and Reasoning and p...

4 Tips on getting the most from Tuition and revision during Half Term
Oct 19, 2018
4 Tips on getting the most from Tuition and revision during Half Term

October Half Term. You made it this far. For many children (and teachers), this holiday period can feel like a much-need...

Applying to Oxford or Cambridge? Here's what you need to know
Oct 12, 2018
Applying to Oxford or Cambridge? Here's what you need to know

The Oxbridge UCAS application deadline of 15th October is fast approaching. We ask our experts to answer some of the mos...

Ivy Education meets with Cameron House
Feb 19, 2014
Ivy Education meets with Cameron House

On Friday the 24th January Alastair Delafield took a tour of the wonderful Cameron House School in Chelsea. Tucked away ...

Ivy Education Visits Woodcote House
Jan 17, 2014
Ivy Education Visits Woodcote House

Mr Al Delafield from Ivy Education met with headmaster at Woodcote House. In a mission to build further relationships wi...

Ivy Education meet with Miss Daisy's Nursery
Jun 25, 2010
Ivy Education meet with Miss Daisy's Nursery

On the 25th June Al Delafield met with Daisy Harrison, owner and founder of Miss Daisy’s Nursery of Belgravia and Chelse...