Hi my dd is currently in yr 5 and started with a private tutor in jan. She going to sit the newstead exam otherwise she will go to darrick wood. (As we are near the a21 side of orpington I think the bexley/kent schools are too far to travel, so not doing 11Plus). The tutor is just for VR and NVR. She finished yr 4 with 4B in reading, maths and literacy so not ultra bright but doing well. I think the hour with the tutor and the hour homework on top of all the usual activities is enough for my daughter. Any extra and I think she would resist. I hope we can step things up a bit closer to summer. It's hard knowing how much to push them without it backfiring !