Year 5

Our 2017 11+ pass rate was 92%!

11 + Lessons

We teach in small groups of no more than 5. This enables the children to

  • interact
  • share ideas and
  • formulate individual approaches to work

It also allows for some healthy competition!

We teach the skills and techniques needed, but, over the months, we encourage each child to develop his or her own approach. This will help with lifelong learning well after the 11+ is a distant memory.

We find that this increases pupils’ confidence and motivation and they really enjoy seeing themselves make progress every week.

Keeping the size of the group small, also allows for individual attention when needed, helping less confident children as well as those who may be gifted and talented. 

We aim for each child to reach his or her full potential over the year.

'Some magical tutoring happens in setting of three or four pupils - and it can save you a bundle in feesIt won't suit everyone, but it can work well for grammar school exams and other school entrance tests.'                               

Good Schools Guide 

11+ Prep – Year 5  Pass rate 2017: 92%!

For all details please complete a registration form and tick 'Year 5 Tutoring'. 

Each session is one FULL hour

Resources: we provide all books and work sheets plus juice and biscuits

Groups: 5 pupils per group

Start date: week commencing 24th September 2018

Ali (Wellswood, Torquay TQ1 2HF)
Wednesday 4.00pm
Thursday 4.00pm

Angela (Harbour, Torquay TQ1 2AL)
Monday 5.00pm
Tuesday 5.00pm

Claire (Broadsands TQ4 6JE)
Wednesday 4.15pm
Wednesday 5.30pm

Davina (Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6HX)
Tuesday 5.30pm
Wednesday 3.50pm

Jacqui (Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5BX)
Tuesday 5.00pm

Kirsten (Totnes TQ9 5QF)
Monday 3.45pm

Liisa (Torquay TQ1 4AL)
Monday 3.45pm
Tuesday 3.45pm
Wednesday 3.45pm
Wednesday 5.00pm

Paula (Outside Exeter, Near Kenn EX2 9UW)
Wednesday 5.30pm

Susie (Tuckenhay TQ9 7EQ)
Monday 4.00pm

Tamsin (Sidmouth)
Mondays 4.15pm 



11+ Preparation. This is our unique and extremely successful course that will enable your child to gain the academic level and confidence required to achieve their full potential in the 11+.

Tutoring starts in September of Year 5 and is one hour per week in term times only. Teaching is in small groups (MAXIMUM five pupils). Each lesson is one FULL hour of at least 60 minutes. 

Course Content:

1   CEM Topics    Vocabulary based Verbal Reasoning and Comprehension
        Non Verbal Reasoning
        Numerical Reasoning

2   English   Sentence and paragraph structure
        Spelling, punctuation and grammar
        Comprehension skills

3   Maths   General numeracy, all 11 Plus and KS2 topics, problem solving


Throughout the year we assess and report back to you. It is very important that we identify strengths and weaknesses in order to target learning to where your child may need more input. We are always available either after each session or on the phone to discuss progress.

We do not do an ‘Initial Assessment’ because this can often give misleading results. We are more interested in how your child responds to our tutoring and learns over the first few weeks. We can then advise on likely 11 Plus success. We are very honest.


We set weekly homework so that the children can consolidate the skills and knowledge gained from each lesson. It also gives them the chance to work independently and to cover more content. Homework is important  but shouldn’t become burdensome.


We offer a very competitive service. Please contact us for current prices. Our fees include textbooks, work books and all other resources and equipment needed in each term. We also provide the essential juice and biscuits to keep that brain working for the hour!