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Category: School's Entrance

What is the ISEB Common Pre-Test?
Oct 12, 2020
What is the ISEB Common Pre-Test?

ISEB Common Pre-Tests As many schools shift to the ISEB Common Pre-test rather than the 11+ examination, we've put toge...

Entrance Exam Preparation – Dos and Dont's
Oct 11, 2020
Entrance Exam Preparation – Dos and Dont's

Entrance Exam Preparation – pitfalls and pointers As we enter entrance exam season for students applying for schools at ...

School Entrance Interview Preparation with Brodie Bibby
Sep 11, 2020
School Entrance Interview Preparation with Brodie Bibby

“Would you rather have a bath in jelly or in baked beans?” School entrance interview preparation with Brodie Bibby As a ...

Entrance Exam Specialist Teachers
Aug 24, 2020
Entrance Exam Specialist Teachers

How can parents and students keep up with the changing world of school entrance exams, especially at a time like this? H...

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 ...

Featured Video Fun Times: why learning should be fun, with a little help from Sharky & George
Jun 25, 2020
Fun Times: why learning should be fun, with a little help from Sharky & George

This summer, Ivy Education will be co-hosting a summer camp with Sharky & George, specialists in finding the fun in ...

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...

Education Advisors
Jun 01, 2020
Education Advisors

Meet our top Educational Advisors Our educational advisory team has over 100 years of combined educational experience, ...

Gear up for success with the end of year school exams
May 21, 2020
Gear up for success with the end of year school exams

Despite current disruptions to the academic term, end-of-year school exams are fast approaching. In this latest blog we...

The 11+, 13+, and your child’s happiness
May 06, 2020
The 11+, 13+, and your child’s happiness

With school entrance exams still reported to be going ahead in the autumn, now is a good moment to reflect on the 11+ a...

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, ...

The Waiting Game: how to navigate independent school waiting lists
Feb 03, 2020
The Waiting Game: how to navigate independent school waiting lists

Over the next few months, independent schools will make decisions on their applicants at 7+, 8+ and 11+. One possibility...

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...

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...

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...