Girls schools

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...

Official Opening of St Anthony’s School for Girls

St Anthony’s School for Girls, the new independent Catholic school located at Ivy House, North End Road, NW11, welcomed founding parents, governors, and other guests on the evening of 12 October to celebrate its official opening. The school is situated on the North End Road (A502) between Golders Green and Hampstead Heath, and it is Continue reading...

GCSE results London 2016

Following the release of last week's A-Level results, schools across the country have now also released their GCSE results 2016, which enables us to compile a ranking specifically for London day schools. GCSE results give us a more recent picture of how a school is performing, since the pupils who take the exams have usually 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...

The renowned Haberdasher Aske's School for Girls ('Habs') in Elstree, which currently accepts 20 girls via 4+ assessment and a further 20 at 5+ has announced it will be running its main 5+ intake assessment for the last time next year, in January 2016. The junior school will soon be two-form entry from Reception, selection 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...

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...

Kensington Prep school visit

I had often walked past the Kensington Prep School, located in a former convent building in Parsons Green, wondering what was going on behind the walls, and was happy to finally get a chance to visit last week. I arrived on a Friday morning following the morning assembly, and on the inside, the school was Continue reading...

3 weeks ago, I highlighted in my newsletter that Cameron House School in Chelsea was the first prep school to report 11+ examination results for 2012. I am now happy to share that most prep schools profiled here are publishing their results for future schools their pupils have gained access to and I can provide Continue reading...

Falkner House school visit

Falkner House is located a very short walk from Gloucester Road tube station in South Kensington, in a lovely old house on Brechin Place. It is a family run school with no external owners or governing body. The headmistress, Mrs Anita Griggs, a former Economics A-Level teacher at St Paul's Girls' School, inherited the school Continue reading...

Last weekend, parents at the Royal School Hampstead, an independent girls school founded in 1855, received a letter notifying them that the school had been sold to the Cognita Schools Group and is to be merged with the co-educational North Bridge House School. The former Royal School site will be used for the Senior School Continue reading...

Glendower Prep School visit

Glendower Prep School is one of the top prep schools in London, with stellar exit results, and its popularity was evident in the make-up of parents during my school visit: I was the only mum with a born daughter, the other mothers were all yet to give birth! We were glad to hear then that Continue reading...

Pupils all over the UK have received their A-level results this morning. Grade inflation continues, with the pass rate rising for a 28th year in a row, to 97.8%! It tells you all you need to know about the minimum standards necessary to pass the A-Level. An interesting trend is the increase in maths and Continue reading...