Tuition Information 2019-2020

Plus Learning Tuition Ltd in Rossendale – CEM 11+ Exam Preparation for Grammar School Entrance Exams 

***  All my tuition sessions are now online and I have vacancies for this year – even for new starters! Contact me for more information! ***

I’m now taking names for my waiting list for tuition 2020-21, which will start on 16th/17th September 2020. 

I also run mock tests throughout the summer holidays so email me if you’d like me to contact you in the summer term with details.

 working towards the 11+

Tuition Details

My tuition sessions are for current year 5 children only, in groups of up to five children per session.  Group sessions allow children to work both collaboratively and individually (depending on the material) and my students enjoy the camaraderie of small group sessions, with many past students making friends within their groups that they carry forward into high school.  They’ve also found the skills developed and consolidated over the year invaluable for year 6 and SATs work.

My pass rate for 2017-18 for children who studied with me from Autumn 2017 and took the BRGS entrance exam in September 2018 was 80% and in 2019 that rose to 85%.   I’m very proud of my students’ successes, and enjoy seeing them grow in confidence over the year.

We meet for an hour weekly (during term time and throughout the summer holidays) until the grammar school entrance exam which is held in September of Year 6.  In that time students study all the required aspects of English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning.  Material includes worksheets, tests and online quizzes and activities.  I use resources from a variety of 11+ providers such as CEM (Durham University), Bond, CGP, NFER Nelson, and First Past the Post as well as material I’ve devised myself.  This variety ensures your child will be more than ready to tackle 11+ style questions in whatever format and style they are presented in the test.

Tuition fees are paid monthly and are due in advance by the 1st lesson of each month, or half-termly if you prefer.  Fees include all materials, online quizzes and activities, workbooks used for homework and tests.  Fees are not refundable for missed sessions, except for 2x weeks holiday per year.

If your child is unable to attend a scheduled session (due to holidays, illness or a prior engagement) I will try to accommodate your child in an alternative session, but this is not always possible – in which case I’ll ensure your child has access to all the material they missed.

You don’t pay for sessions I cancel, or for weeks that we don’t meet (such as half-term, Christmas holidays and Easter holidays unless you take on extra sessions).  We do meet throughout the summer holidays but if you have holidays booked during that time (up to two weeks) there’s no fee to pay for those weeks.  I also do extra sessions during the summer holidays should you feel your child would benefit from them.  For term dates see below.

Please contact me by emailing [email protected] or register your interest by ‘booking’ your chosen time below. Booking online is the easiest way to see real-time availability for dates and times.  Just sign up for tuition on your chosen session leaving your details and I’ll contact you to confirm a reservation for that day and time. Your child’s place will be ongoing throughout the year – there’s no need to book your child onto the lesson every week. Click below to book.

 multiple choice answer sheet for the 11+


January lessons: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
February lessons: 5th, 12th and 26th
Half-term holiday –Wednesday 19th February 2020
March lessons: 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
April lessons: 1st, 22nd and 29th
Easter holidays –extra sessions available – Wednesday 8th and 15th April 2020
May lessons: 6th, 13th and 20th
Half-term holiday – extra sessions available –Wednesday 27th May 2020
June lessons: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
July lessons: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
August lessons: 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
September 2nd and 9th.  The test is 12th September.

(NEW INTAKE will start 16th September 2020)


January lessons: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
February lessons: 6th, 13th and 27th
Half-term holiday –Thursday 20th February 2020
March lessons dates: 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
April lessons: 2nd, 23rd and 30th
Easter holiday –extra sessions available – Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th April 2020
May lessons: 7th, 14th and 21st
Half-term holiday –extra sessions available –Wednesday 27th May 2020
June lessons: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
July lessons: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
August lessons: 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
September 2nd and 9th.  The test is 12th September.


Thursday 28th May 2020
June lessons: 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
July lessons: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
August lessons: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

September 3rd and 10th.  The test is 12th September.

(NEW INTAKE will start 17th September 2020)

Tuition Location

Rising Bridge Rd, Haslingden, BB4 5BL.