11 Plus: Completing the Secondary School Preference Form

What do you need to do now you’ve received your child’s 11 plus exam results? By now you should have received your child’s 11 plus exam results. Firstly, even a good score might not always guarantee access to certain grammar schools due to the competitive nature of the top schools. The next stage to picking your child’s secondary […]

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Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls – Grammar School Guide

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls Headteacher: Dr Barbara Minards Motto: Not for Our Own Advantage, but for the Common Good History: The school originally started as Sutton Coldfield High School. The school opened in 1929 having been originally mooted from 1906. Several sites were considered prior to Jockey Road being chosen. In 1962, the […]

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Four Key Grammar School Facts

Grammar School Facts Grammar schools have been present in the UK since the 6th Century, although they were fairly different back then! It was 1944 when the modern era of grammar schools was heralded by the introduction of the Education Act. The Education Act brought about the tripartite system, where grammar schools were the pinnacle for […]

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Aspirations: how do you strike a balance between a child’s wellbeing and their SATs test scores?


Whilst all parents say “let kids be kids”, most harbour aspirations for their children. It’s at this time of year, many pupils are facing the reality of 11+, SATs, GCSEs or A-Levels. At the same time, many parents across the UK are facing a dilemma; How do you support a child’s emotional wellbeing, whilst also ensuring […]

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