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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:59 am 
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Hello,

Hope someone can offer some advice please,

We are moving to Trafford (likely Sale, but possibly Stretford), my daughter will be in y4 and I was wondering what are the best primary schools in terms of eleven plus pass rates?

We are quite impressed with Lime Tree Academy, does anyone know if they have a good eleven plus success rate? Does anyone have any other recommendations of good primary schools in terms of eleven plus prep?

Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:38 pm 
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Hello Tizwoz,

You will find no state primary school will teach or prep children for the 11 plus. They all follow the national curriculum 2014. You need a good primary school who will teach your DC the subject knowledge required in numeracy and Literacy and you (or a tutor) will have to teach her how to tackle the non verbal questions.

You might need to plug gaps depending on her mathematical and Literacy ability as some of the year 6 curriculum will be featured in the 11 plus and this might not have been taught because the exams are sat at the start of the academic year.

In addition schools do not familiarise children with the format of the 11 plus exams.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:48 pm 
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Thanks cleo that's really helpful!

I was under the impression that some primary schools such as Brooklands prepare pupils for the eleven plus, hence why many of their pupils go on to grammar schools. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:01 pm 
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TizWoz wrote:
I was under the impression that some primary schools such as Brooklands prepare pupils for the eleven plus,


Well if they are they shouldn't be, it's opt in not opt out in Trafford (unlike Bucks)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:46 am 
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Hello Tizwoz
The easiest way to find local primary school's 11 plus pass rate is to make formal enquiry to the local council, under "freedom of information Art", local council will provide you by law all the yearly statistics on admissions to secondary school for any primary school you want to know.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:44 pm 
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TizWoz wrote:
Thanks cleo that's really helpful!

I was under the impression that some primary schools such as Brooklands prepare pupils for the eleven plus, hence why many of their pupils go on to grammar schools. :)


Its all about what you do out of school really.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:42 pm 
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Thank you miltonkeynes and Micrait, that's very helpful. I'll enquire with the council.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:20 pm 
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Miltonkeynes is quite right, pupils whether can pass 11 plus are all down to individual's abilities and efforts, as I know most Trafford primary schools more or less do go through verbal and non verbal practice with the pupils, the purpose is to let pupils to familiarize the exam format, this is not a guarantee of a pass . Also forget to mention, don't just compare the figures of each school, bear in mind that each school has different numbers of year 6 group.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:15 am 
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Thanks again for the info - really helpful


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:47 pm 
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I have sent you a PM Tizwoz


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