Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2021

What’s Happening in the New Year at Smart 11+ Tuition?


We are really happy to report that our centre in Solihull is able to remain open despite the tightening of government restrictions. This is a really important time for children in year 5 preparing for the 11+ exam. Our small group sizes and staggered sessions allow us to provide Covid safe learning which isn’t as easy in primary schools. The centre will be back open from Saturday 2nd January and Tuesday 5th January as expected.

Harborne and Sutton Coldfield

Regrettably, for parents of pupils at our Harborne and Sutton Coldfield centre’s, we are still unable to provide a specific date for reopening. We continue to communicate with our partners and other prospective venues to try and provide on-site learning as soon as possible. In the new year, we will hopefully know more about the possibilities for reopening.

Other Areas

Encouragingly we have been receiving queries from across the West Midlands. We are very grateful to the parents who have been telling their friends and relatives about the quality of tuition on offer. This has helped us to develop further plans for new centres in other areas. Giving as many pupils the opportunity to perform their best in the 11+ exam is one of our main aims and hopefully, this will help us to reach this goal.

Key Dates

March 2021 – School offer day

April – June 2021 – Registration for the 2021 11+ exam for entry into Year 7 in 2022

September 2021 – 11+ exam (usually the 1st Saturday in September)

October 2021 – 11+ results day

New Year Suggestions

Now that you have all the information about the coming year, why not sit down with your child and do some SMART goal setting for the coming months. SMART stands for:

  • Specific (I want to be able to do xx)
  • Measurable (I can show this by xx)
  • Achievable (I believe that this is within my capabilities)
  • Realistic (It is not too ambitious or strenuous)
  • Timebound (I want to do this by xx)

By using this method, it can help you to support your child to use their time wisely and focus on the areas where they need to improve. You can talk to your child’s tutor to find out more about areas where they might need further study.

Happy New Year

Sam wrote a retrospective in his Christmas blog, and we know that 2020 was difficult for many. We hope that 2021 is slightly less eventful for you, your children and families.

Happy New Year!