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GCSE league tables 2017 London

Following last week’s publication of A-Level results, which featured some surprising new comers, here is the new ranking of London secondary schools based on 2017 GCSE results. Unbeatable St Paul’s Girls’ School is Number 1 (as always?), closely followed by Westminster School. NLCS, Habs and City are strong as always. The co-educational schools keep edging Continue reading…

13+ results London prep schools

Below is a comprehensive overview of 13+ results at London prep schools. We’re awaiting the publication of several important prep schools and will update accordingly, but most prep schools have already released their 2016 results. If you want a quick overview of the numbers sent to the highly selective schools, also check the updated list 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…

Exclusive interview on the opening of Falkner House pre-prep for boys

There is a shortage of boys’ pre-preps in London, which is why competition for places at Wetherby or the popular co-educational prep schools is so intense. It is great news then that Falkner House is starting a pre-prep school for boys aged four to eight with an attached co-educational nursery, following their recent acquisition of 20 Continue reading…

It is still very early days but the first pre-prep schools have started releasing their 7+ results. This post will be updated as schools release their results. Children’s House Upper School, Islington accepted offers include… City of London School for Girls    2 Highgate  1 Northbridge House 6 South Hampstead High School 1 St Paul’s Continue reading…

While Central London seems awash with excellent girls’ prep schools, there has for a long time be a shortage of excellent boys’ pre-preps, which is why competition for places at Wetherby or the popular co-educational prep schools is so intense. It is great news then that Falkner House is starting a prep school for boys aged Continue reading…

What came up in last year’s 7+ and 8+ exams?

Advice and insights for the 2016 exams by guest author Faisal Nasim, tutor and director of Exampapersplus.co.uk (see further info and bio below) The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the topics and styles that came up last year as well as to offer advice on how best to prepare. The article is relevant to anyone Continue reading…

London’s most expensive schools

Following my recent post highlighting the top ten most affordable private schools in London, I was asked by a couple of readers to do a ranking of the most expensive private schools in London. I thought that could be a very interesting list! It’s not easy to compile an exact ranking because not all schools 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…

Everything you need to know about the 7+ exam

This is a guest post by Faisal Nasim, tutor and director of Exampapersplus.co.uk (see further info and bio below). I have been wanting to share more info on the 7+ process and how to prepare for the exam for a long time, as I keep getting asked about it by readers, so I am very grateful for this 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…

It’s been raining for a few days, so I am allowed to talk about the end of the summer holidays and the upcoming autumn term! Are you ready for the next school year! First of all, I have updated the schedule of Open Mornings of London prep schools, including everyone from the Abercorn School to Westminster Under! Make sure you 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…

We still need to wait a bit longer for Common Entrance / 13+ results for most of the London prep schools, but most schools have by now at least published their 2012 7+ and 8+ results. I just discovered Eaton House Belgravia has published their results here, and there are a few things to highlight Continue reading…

Leading feeder schools to Eton College

Eton College is one of the most sought after boarding school choices for boys in the UK, and I have recently been asked several times to compile a list of London schools that best prepare for entry to Eton College. Do keep in mind that some boarding prep schools are generally considered the more traditional Continue reading…