Have thought about having daughter tutored for 11 plus this year with Chelmsford girls grammar school as first choice. Are places very difficult to gain? Daughter tried last years papers - she got 36% for maths, 58% for english and 66% for Verbal Reasoning. Are these scores any where near what may be needed for Chelmsford girls? If she was tutored do you think she may be able to improve enough to get in? Have I left it too late for tutoring?
I dont think its ever too late really, if your daughter is willing and able to put in some work from now until November then you have only to gain really, the experience alone will put her ahead and could get her into the top sets at an Indie school if she doesnt quite make it into GS. Start her off gently at first a couple of times a week on some 11+ books (Hannay/WH Smith) and get her to read some of the books listed by Moved on the main Essex page (at the top), you may find it difficult getting a tutor at this stage but it may still be worth a try. I know from experience last year when we tried in February, everyone was booked. Im preparing for my next DD for 2011 already. If you have any questions eveyone is most helpful on here, they certainly kept me sane over the last year!!! Good luck to you both.