Altrincham Grammar School for Girls has been named the best state-funded secondary in Greater Manchester, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Entering competitions can be a great way to prepare for the 11-plus writing task – and you might win a prize in the process. The publisher Pearson is the latest to launch a lockdown-themed contest – write a story about your everyday hero. Here are some others – including the Young Muslim Writers Awards and a competition looking for a story including a taxi cab!
A top grammar school, the Belfast Royal Academy (BRA), has issued guidance to parents and guardians stating that pupils will have to wear face masks when they return for the new academic year.
Take note of different writing styles and how they are achieved. What is the difference between an internet news article and a novel? A play and a scientific report? Here are some top tips for succeeding in the 11-plus from OxBridge Centre (UK).
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.
Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet tops The Times’s secondary school league table followed by Wilson’s School in Wallington and Herietta Barnett School.
After qualifying as a barrister Adam Muckle became a full-time tutor undertaking international residential placements in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Singapore and Europe. Here are his tips on 11-plus success.
If you’re looking for summer reading recommendations, author and BBC journalist, Joanna Jolly, describes five books that inspired her own childhood.
Here are some more links to specimen 11-plus exam paper which appear on independent school websites.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb will be paying a visit to Sleaford’s grammar schools to consider funding their plans for a co-educational facility on a new, edge-of-town site, the Sleaford Standard reports.