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Guide to grammar schools

11 plus

A guide to grammar schools

Are grammar schools free? How do you apply for a place? And what exactly is a grammar school? Atom answers your questions in our complete guide.

How to get ahead for Year 7

Wellbeing

How to get ahead for Year 7

Learn the top academic skills your child will need for Year 7 and how to give them a head start as they transition to secondary school!

Atom's guide to 11 plus tuition

11 plus

Atom's guide to 11 plus tuition

If your child is taking the 11 plus this year, you may have considered 1-1 tuition. Find out what to look for in a private tutor – and how Atom can help.

Reading comprehension exam skills

English

How to develop your child's reading comprehension exam skills

Build your child's practical skills to ace their reading comprehension exam! Free 11 plus comprehension worksheets, vocabulary checklist, example questions, and exam techniques for your child.

The top 10 private schools in England

School guides

The top 10 private schools in England

Did you know that all of the top 10 private schools in England are in the South East? Find out which top the list, their school fees and exam results.

The best grammar schools in London

School guides

The best grammar schools in London

Discover the 10 best grammar schools in London, including 2021 A level and GCSE results, local transport links and how to apply for 11 plus entry.

Inspiring women in science

Science

Inspiring women in science

In this article for Key Stage 2 children, learn about the lives of seven inspirational women who pioneered research in their fields and paved the way for future scientific discoveries.

What is the CAT4 test?

Exam guides

What is the CAT4 test?

The CAT4 test is a Cognitive Abilities Test, designed by GL Assessment, which helps schools identify their students' current ability and academic potential.

How can EdTech help students with SEND?

Wellbeing

How can EdTech help students with SEND?

EdTech is a great digital resource for learning both at home and at school – and has numerous benefits for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Wellbeing

How to help your child become an independent learner

Independent learners have academic advantages and more confidence. Learn the two-part strategy for developing your child's independent learning skills, along with tips and activities to support their independence.

Wellbeing

How to help reluctant readers: a parent's guide

Do you find that your child is reluctant to read? Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books with our guide on how to help reluctant readers.

The Liverpool Blue Coat School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

The Liverpool Blue Coat School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Find out everything you need to know about applying to Year 7 at The Liverpool Blue Coat School, including key dates, 11 plus exam format and how to prepare.

Upton Hall School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

Upton Hall School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Find out everything you need to know about applying to Year 7 at Upton Hall School, including key dates, 11 plus exam format and how to prepare.

St Anselm's College 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

St Anselm's College 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Find out everything you need to know about applying to Year 7 at St Anselm's College, including key dates, 11 plus exam format and how to prepare.

Wirral Grammar School for Girls 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

Wirral Grammar School for Girls 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Find out everything you need to know about applying to Year 7 at Wirral Grammar School for Girls, including key dates, 11 plus exam format and how to prepare.

Wirral Grammar School for Boys 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

Wirral Grammar School for Boys 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Find out everything you need to know about applying to Year 7 at Wirral Grammar School for Boys, including key dates, 11 plus exam format and how to prepare.

West Kirby Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

West Kirby Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Find out everything you need to know about applying to Year 7 at West Kirby Grammar School, including key dates, 11 plus exam format and how to prepare.

Calday Grange Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

School guides

Calday Grange Grammar School 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Find out everything you need to know about applying to Year 7 at Calday Grange Grammar School, including key dates, 11 plus exam format and how to prepare.

Wirral & Liverpool Grammar Schools 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Region guides

Wirral & Liverpool Grammar Schools 11 plus: a parents' guide for 2022

Discover everything you need to know about 11 plus entry in 2022 to grammar schools in Wirral and Liverpool, including admissions processes and exam dates.

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