We are loathe to tutor him but have been told that nobody gets into Tiffin without being tutored. If we do have to go down the tutor route can anybody recommend one? Thanks.
I know three children who have just passed first stage Tiffin Boys (with good scores) without tutors, but they did do a fair bit of work at home with their parents.
Before I embarked on the 11+ with my youngest, I had him do 11+ practice papers in comprehension and 10+ in maths and VR. This was just before the end of year 4, just to see how good he was without any preparation at all. We started working at home from the beginning of year 5.
I would suggest you get Bond or GL Assessment papers, preferably multiple choice as Tiffin's 1st stage was a multiple choice exam, and see how your DS performs. You will be able to judge from his results how advanced he is. Good luck!