Summer School Tuition in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire - Head Start Education
Summer School Tuition in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire - Head Start Education


THE 11+

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Studying for 11 Plus Exams - Buckinghamshire and Berkshire - Head Start Education

11+ Summer School

Our renowned 11+ Summer School is where our story first began. With a dozen students attending a week-long intensive course in 1995, to get them through their 12+ and prepare them for Grammar School. THIRTY years and thousands of students later, this is our ‘flagship’ course – the heart of the entire Head Start programme of study. It is our most popular phase and whilst it has grown and developed substantially, it has been carefully refined over those 30 years. It still upholds the strong principles and ethos at its heart established all those years ago… a commitment to achievement, maximizing your child’s potential.

Course Structure

Your child will attend the school over a period of five days from 10am – 5pm, receiving 35 hours of contact time and over 25 hours of tuition and mock tests. Each day we give a thorough explanation of technique and strategy and on-going examination practice conducted under realistic exam conditions. This helps our students recognize, tackle and answer successfully, the range of question types found in the 11+. There are a total of seven mock tests taken over the five days that form the basis for learning, as well as familiarizing your child with the 11+ test procedure and helping to build the stamina required to take the GL Assessment two test format.

Summer School Tuition for the 11 plus exam - Buckinghamshire and Berkshire - Head Start Education
Summer School Tuition for the 11 plus exam - Berkshire and Buckinghamshire - Head Start Education

Work Hard… Play Hard.

We also place great emphasis on the attitude our students take towards preparing for and taking the 11+. Whilst academic excellence is the goal, we encourage a ‘work hard play hard’ ethos. The overall vibe of Summer School is one of fun, positivity and encouragement, promoting the importance of working hard to maximize potential, alongside opportunities to play team games and extra-curricular activities during breaks. We encourage our students to develop a positive and healthy mindset toward the 11+; of the process being a competition through which they can succeed, whilst keeping it fun and enjoyable…So much so, our students don’t want to leave and often come back for more! Each day also carries a theme towards that aim to promote success not just through working hard but everything from mental attitude and application to sleep and diet etc.

Celebrating our achievements

At the end of the week we hold a presentation and award ceremony to recognize the achievements of the children in both curricular and non-curricular aspects of the course. This is also a chance for you, the parents, to get an insight into what the children have done throughout the week and advice on how to proceed after the course, to maintain and improve on the levels of attainment and momentum achieved over the Summer School to the 11+ itself. This is followed by an opportunity for you, the parents, to view your child’s work, take notes and speak to our tutors to obtain feedback on attitude, application and specific areas to work on.


Our Summer School is inimitable and unique in every aspect. It is a crucial element of our programme of study and is in our opinion vital to your child’s overall preparations and their ultimate success in the 11+ and beyond. It is our most popular phase of study so we advise booking early to avoid missing a place.


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Head Start Education - 11 Plus Tuition in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire