I am just starting to reserach on both grammar and independent schools in my area (Chingford) plus CLSG and would really appreciate any insights on Bancroft's, Forest School and CLSG. I've searched on what percentage of their pupils go to Oxbridge or to Russell group universities, but this is not enough to make up my mind. How academic are they, what's the atmosphere, curriculum, etc. My DD is quite into Art, so this is also good to consider.
Would home tutoring be sufficient or should I definitely look into private tutors? Any resourses you could point me towards? I am ordering the Bond papers right now.
Also, how long in advance do you think I should start preparing my DD for the exams? Could you recommend any private tutors who has successfully prepared kids for these schools (please PM me their details only if you've either worked with them already or know someone who has been tutored by them and got a place in any of these schools). I am also looking specifically for creative writing tutors (as well as 11+ Maths and English) as English is not our first language and I feel my DD would need extra help with writing essays, structuring her sentences, composition, vocabulary...
Thanks so much!
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