Few children at Lancaster Royal Grammar from council estates: union official

There will be very few children at Lancaster Royal Grammar who are from council estates as social class comes into play, National Education Union officer Jim Dye has told Lancs Live.

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Tapping the social network for 11-plus advice

Numerous books have been written about the 11-plus and there are now consultants who dispense advice on grammar school entrance for a hefty fee. The continuing popularity of selective schools has undoubtedly spurned a lucrative advice industry in the UK.

But increasingly parents are taking to social networks to seek reliable real-time advice which has the added benefit of being free.

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Finding an English tutor for QEB, Tiffin, St Paul’s

My son is in year 4 at a private school. The schools I am targeting for him are as follows: QEB [Queen Elizabeth’s School], Tiffin, Wilson’s, Sutton Grammar School, Westminster School, St Paul’s, Dulwich College and the City of London School.  He is doing well in maths, science and other subjects but needs help with English.

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Which grammar schools have out of catchment places?

Can you apply for a grammar school place from anywhere? The answer is yes, if you apply for a school which does not have a catchment area.

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Tutor View: Ali Baig, North Finchley Tutors

North Finchley Tutors’ 11-plus course requires a commitment of 6 hours a week but the centre has a track record of getting children into the country’s top schools, including Henrietta Barnett School and Queen Elizabeth’s School.

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11-plus reading: Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens

In the ninth and final book in Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike Series Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells head to Egypt for a cruise on the Nile with school friend Amina, boy detectives The Junior Pinkertons and Hazel’s father and sisters.

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