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St Paul’s feeder schools

Following separate posts on leading feeder schools to Westminster School and Eton College, below is the same information for St Paul's School in Barnes. First, here are pre-preps that feed St Paul's Junior School at 7+ / 8+, to the extent that they publish this information: St Paul’s Junior School feeders 2017 7+ and 8+: – Continue reading...

We are still awaiting publication from a few important prep schools - Thomas's, Bute House and Hill House to name but a few. Below is a comprehensive list of schools that have published their 11+ results for 2017 already. This will be updated as soon as additional results are published. For those looking for a specific St Continue reading...

Below is a comprehensive list of schools that have published their 11+ results for 2016 already: Abercorn School children received offers from the following schools: Girls schools: City of London, Godolphin & Latymer, South Hampstead High School, St Paul's Girls' School Boys schools: City of London, Colet Court, UCS, Wetherby Co-ed schools: Highgate, Latymer Upper Academy Continue reading...

Insights into the 11+ exam

Guest post by MaiHanh DeLorenzo, Metal Rocks Education Advisors (see further info and bio below) When Anke asked me to write about the 11+ exam, my first response was that it was like trying to write another Churchill biography, that is: What new is there left to say? But then, realising that new Churchill biographies come out Continue reading...

Ranking of London state primary schools 2015

The deadline to apply for state school places in Reception is looming on 15 January, so it is timely that the Department for Education published the 2015 SATS results, which form the basis for primary school league tables, just before the Christmas holidays. Here is a league table of London's best performing state primary schools Continue reading...

Are schools preparing our kids for the future?

In early October, I attended a debate calling for an end of the “Tyranny of the Test”, a motion supported by Tony Little, recently departed Eton Headmaster, and Tristram Hunt, former shadow education secretary for the Labour Party. Former Wellington Master Sir Anthony Seldon moderated the debate, while Toby Young, founder of the West London Continue reading...

Summer holiday camps in London

We have just come back from half-term holidays and it is already time to start planning summer activities! Summer holidays are long at London schools, especially in the private sector, so it is important to plan ahead and find enriching activities for July and August. London offers great opportunities for school aged children in a Continue reading...

11+ results London 2015

Most schools have published their 11+ exit results for 2015 by now, while we need to wait until the summer for Common Entrance results. But we do have the results from a few co-educational prep schools already, along with most girls' schools, at least the important ones. I will update this post as they are released. Currently Continue reading...

Most schools have published their 11+ exit results for 2014 by now, while we need to wait another month or two for Common Entrance results, as exams for boarding school entry tend to take place after half-term. But we do have the results from co-educational prep schools already, along with most girls' schools. Co-ed prep Continue reading...

Pembridge Hall School visit

Whenever you hear people talk about oversubscribed London schools and parents emailing registration forms from the labour ward, chances are they are referring to Wetherby Pre-Prep or its sister school, Pembridge Hall, on Pembridge Square in Notting Hill. While you might hear many stories about it, it is not easy to visit the school, since Continue reading...

Westminster School publishes a list of its 13+ feeder schools, and as a leading boys' day school in London, it will give parents a very good idea about the top prep schools in London. A large majority of boys (about 50-60 each year) come from the Westminster Under School and its 7+/8+ and 11+ intake (the Continue reading...

The Alpha Plus groups which owns many top prep schools in London (such as Wetherby School, Pembridge Hall, Chepstow House and Falcons) have announced the creation of a new boys’ senior school in London, which will be known as Wetherby Senior School. The school will open in September 2015 and will form part of the Continue reading...

You may or may not have studied the census data for your borough, but if you are intending to apply for a school place (state or private) in the coming years, I would recommend you have a look! As soon as the census data 2011 was published for my borough, I made sure to put Continue reading...

Thomas's London Day Schools have revamped their website, now offering parents far greater detail on the schools, their curricula and individual leavers' destinations. This is particularly helpful as they hadn't provided numbers in the past. It's very interesting to look at the details between their different locations. Some schools seem to send more leavers to Continue reading...

Many girls' schools have published their 2013 exit results now. Kensington Prep girls have really crushed it this year with 9 offers from St Paul's Girls' School and 6 from City of London School. Pembridge Hall is also very impressive with 10 offers from Latymer Upper, 4 from St Paul's, 9 from City of London School Continue reading...

The Department of Education published the new SATS results for 2012 last week and we can finally update the list of top performing state primary schools in London this year. This list is based on the average point score per pupil reached in each school. Keep in mind that schools with the highest average point Continue reading...

And the top school in London is....  the St Paul's Girls' School! The second place, well, it's a tie between Westminster School and the North London Collegiate School, really. Westminster School has the second highest percentage of A*'s (85%), while NLCS tops the table of the highest share of A*'s - A's. So I will provide Continue reading...