Archive for September, 2010

Independent School Entrance Tests

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Passing the entrance test to get into an independent school is sometimes a slightly different business from passing the 11+ tests set by state grammar schools. Every independent school is free to set its own tests, and, although many use systems very similar to the 11+, some vary considerably. As such, if your child is […]

Settling into a new secondary school

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

In our last post we looked at helping your child settle into a new primary school. But what if your children are older, and have just started, or changed, high school/ secondary school? Starting a new school can be fun, exciting, scary – but it’s rarely easy, and any new pupil will be on a […]

Settling in at a new primary school

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Settling into a new primary school can be an unsettling experience for your child, there are often tears on both sides. There are lots of things you can do as a parent to help your child feel more comfortable. Here are a few tips to manage the transition: New school visit. If your child is […]