We definitely want Louise for half term. A is really enjoying working with her she seems to be able to strike the perfect balance of getting the work done in a way that A almost does not realise he is learning and sees it as fun, which with a very full on school environment at the moment prepping for 8+ is exactly what we need.
Just letting you know that M got in to St Paul's Juniors, we found out today and are over the moon, as I'm sure you can imagine! Thank you so much to you and your team for all your help along the way; please do thank George for us too.
Alastair and his team provide a wealth of knowledge and insight into entrance exam procedures, which was gratefully received as this was our first time going through such a process. The tutor provided was not only encouraging and enthusiastic but also understanding and patient and always had time to talk through any queries we had. The support on interview preparation was top notch, and arranged at quite short notice, and helped to calm our nerves when we felt anything but calm. When we first decided to go down the route of putting our son in for 8+ exams at some of London's top boys' schools we hadn't realised how stressful the process would be. Alastair was always responsive, composed and gave much needed practical advice along the way. We really couldn't have asked for more. We will be back when it is time to go through the process all over again with our second child!
Just to follow up I wanted to let you know that we put into place all the strategies you suggested and we have had the result we dreamed of! S has received an offer from Wimbledon High Prep School (our first choice) and offered a wait list place at Putney High Prep. Thank you for your advice!