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Essex: Is early-morning tutoring the answer to securing a place at grammar school?

School’s out for summer. For most children that means a few weeks away from text books and the chance to relax.

But perhaps not for those youngsters who will be sitting the 11-plus on September 20 to try to gain a coveted place at one of Essex’s remaining grammar schools. Competition is fierce, with hundreds more applicants than there are places − a situation that has led many parents to try to find an advantage. Sheena Grant reports Read More


Exclusive interview with Stephanie Ellen Williams

Steps to S6 displays the ups and downs through my early years, overcoming and managing hurdles to become an entrepreneur, starting and running my own business.

Please tell us about your early years.

I have very fond memories of my family, especially the close relationship I had with my Nan, and my most cherished possession, my piano.

What are the biggest highs and lows so far in your life?

The Highs, must be completing the London Marathon and also, in my first year of trading, my business being awarded New Company of the Year Business Award 2010. Read More



‘I’ve called in a private tutor to give my child a chance in the academic arms race’

Thursday 10 October 2013

Chelmsford County High School scraps entry exam to level field

Brentwood Gazette

This is Total Essex article – Schools face 11-plus rush as demand for places hits all-time high

Daily Mail

The Observer