School entrance exam preparation.
Giving you the competitive edge
School entrance exam preparation

Giving you the competitive edge

Whether independent or state, with entrance at age 7 or 8, 11 or 13, securing a spot at the perfect school for your child is always competitive. But our entrance exam tutors give our students the edge, aiming beyond acceptance and all the way to scholarship.

The Figtree Learning team carefully assesses the experience and suitability of every tutor that works with school applicants, and we provide ongoing training that ensures they’re equipped to successfully navigate any test. We’ve created a suite of practice papers and workbooks, designed to both challenge and build our students’ confidence. And for parents, we’ve developed our own prospectuses for the top schools, to give you a genuine glimpse into the options available. Our established relationships with many of the leading schools means we can help arrange visits beyond the scheduled open days, to allow you to explore the school’s daily routine and experience its true culture.

An expert team by your side

All our entrance exam tutors receive regular training, developed and delivered by the Figtree Learning leadership team every other month. Drawing on exam best practice and our extensive understanding of the nuances of each top school, our specialist training ensures our entrance exam tutors have the techniques and teaching methods to tackle any exam, at any level. It’s an approach that’s seen our tutors help every single student secure a place at their first-choice school.

Personalised insight for targeted tuition

If your child is preparing for the 7-Plus, 11-Plus, 13-Plus, or a specific school entrance exam, our in-depth academic assessments will check they’re on track. Led by our highly-regarded senior assessor Rishi, the assessment covers all the core tested subjects of English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning and is the ideal starting point for entrance exam support.

Each assessment is conducted with your target schools in mind, and our tailored recommendations give you a realistic insight into what’s attainable in the time available. With immediate feedback, a comprehensive written report and actions to take away, our personalised academic assessments are an essential springboard for exam success and ensure any ongoing tuition is effectively focused to meet your child’s aspirations.

Specialised support at every step

Each school has its own distinct requirements, which is why we always aim to match students with an experienced entrance exam tutor that’s worked successfully with other applicants to the same school. Alongside providing support across the tested subjects, we will cover any additional requirements – such as school-specific exams or extra subjects. And if the application process demands an interview, our educational consultants are on hand to help.

Our entrance exam tutors cover:

  • Maths tests: always tested, we tailor our teaching to the syllabus of the school your child is applying to
  • English tests: another subject that’s always on the agenda, we cover comprehension, grammar and spelling, plus both written and verbal communication
  • Non-verbal tests: to prepare for this challenging, visual logic test, we’ll develop pattern recognition and abstract reasoning skills
  • Verbal tests: we help students get to grips with alphabetic manipulation and increase their grasp of a broad vocabulary
  • Interviews: our educational consultants will both coach and run mock interviews to help prepare for independent school applications


Both our academic assessments and ongoing entrance exam tuition can be delivered face to face or online, ensuring continuity and continual support at each stage of the process.

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