While some independent schools still allocate reception places on a first-come first-served basis, the majority now assess children applying for a place. While results obtained at this early age are not always a reliable predictor of academic potential, the children who do well at these assessments have things in common: a readiness to learn in a group setting, an ability to follow directions and an appetite for learning.
As competition for 4+ entry has rocketed over the last five years – with many schools seeing as many as 10 children for every place – parents have become increasingly nervous about how to “prepare” their children.
Our consultants have significant expertise at this entry point and will share strategies to ensure your child prepares for and faces these assessments in the best conditions.
We regularly organise specific workshops mapping out how the British school system works and how to prepare for entry assessments.