Education and Tuition
CLASSES AND COURSES IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE & MILTON KEYNES
Marie Redmond Tuition’s team of fully qualified and experienced primary teachers provide specialist 11+ tuition alongside mock tests with video feedback. They encourage their pupils to improve core skills and build confidence; giving them valuable skills that will stay with them long after the 11+ and Common Pre-Tests.
Their 11+ mock exams are written by Marie Redmond MEd and are administered using pre-recorded audio, under real exam conditions. Parents receive feedback within 48 hours for every question their child answered incorrectly, featuring detailed explanations from Marie Redmond on how they should have been solved. Videos are used to explain the most challenging questions.
Marie Redmond Tuition’s Buckinghamshire and Berkshire 11+ courses for Year 4 and Year 5 pupils offer small class sizes that allow students to receive 1 to 1 attention from their tutor. The courses are developed by Marie Redmond and are continually improved for the best results, using traditional teaching methods and the finest resources available. Students enjoy a challenging, supportive environment and they are prepared for all aspects of the 11+. Visit marieredmond.co.uk
At Pen and Ink Tuition we believe that all children learn in different ways, and as one size does not fit all, our courses are tailored to meet their individual learning styles. We do this by getting to know your child to find out what will work best for them.
At Pen and Ink Tuition we have fun learning activities to suit all styles of learning, because we know that in school tailoring the curriculum to this degree isn’t always possible, and some children fall behind. Come and see for yourself how we make successful learning fun and enjoyable for your child. www.penandinktuition.co.uk
Inspirational Outdoor Learning at Green Dragon Eco Farm
The experienced and knowledgeable team at Green Dragon Eco Farm believe in the importance of learning through first-hand experience, learning by doing, exploration and play and work to promote the development of the whole child. Children can enjoy Forest School style session as well as Animal Encounters. Sessions can be specifically designed to meet any special requirements and be linked to the National Curriculum.
The farm works with a wide range of community groups: Preschools, Primary and Secondary Schools and can cater for children with Special Educational Needs.
The farm is open all year round, presenting the opportunity to experience different seasons on the farm. With our collection of rare breed farm animals – from poultry to cattle – there’s plenty of hand-on activities for school groups.
Their nature trail provides opportunity to discover our native flora and fauna with a variety of habitats including hedgerows and wildflower meadow. A guided Green Dragon Nature Trail walk equips the children as Nature Detectives, track down evidence of the birds and mammals that call the farm home.
We’re committed to showing our visitors where their food comes from – and that’s where their walled garden is used. Children can sow seeds or harvest fruit and vegetables, whilst learning about healthy eating. There lots to see and do so do take a look at their website: www.greendragonecofarm.co.uk/schools-visits
Professional tuition by qualified teachers
Kip McGrath provides individually tailored tuition based on your child’s current educational level. We offer a FREE initial assessment to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and write a bespoke programme based on their current ability.
We offer professional tuition by fully qualified teachers which allows us to help students who have fallen behind, as well as those high achievers who need extra stimulation. Our proven programme is a great way to boost confidence and develop a love for learning.
To book a FREE assessment, call us now on 01908 559331
Brilliant activities for pre-schoolers at award winning Safari MK!
There’s so much more than Sensational Softplay and Perfect Parties at Safari MK. On weekdays during term time, they run a host of varied events for little ones, ranging from sports activities to water play, arts and crafts, messy play and food fun. Try out the Teddy Tennis, a totally interactive learning adventure, which is a curriculum-based education programme to inspire children aged 2 ½ to 6 years. There’s Socatots and Safari Kickboxing too, designed to develop physical fitness and mental agility. On the musical front, children love Musical Minis, Disco/Monkey Rocks and Hip Hop Tots which combines hip hop dance with lively music, absorbing stories and playful props. A unique pre-writing programme for under 5s, called Little Learners, devised by qualified teachers, helps to develop key skills to strengthen gross and fine motor skills.
Last but not least, on Tuesday mornings, there’s Baby College, parent and baby development classes which help parents gain an insight into their baby’s development from birth onwards and learn a carefully designed range of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games and exercises to enjoy together in class and at home.
Some activities are included in the admission price and run by the Safari MK team. Others are provided by independent organisations who make a separate charge for their classes.
There’s something special for every pre-schooler at Safari MK and you can read about all the activities and how to book online at www.safarimk.co.uk
Stagecoach performing arts classes focus on learning new skills, making new friends and most of all having fun whilst helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation - as well as being educational and fun, and encourage their students to blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its opportunities.
Stagecoach Summer Workshops will be running during the Summer Holidays for all age groups where students participate in all three performing arts disciplines: drama, dance and singing classes, creating a professional performance for family and friends at the end of the week’s workshop. With a choice of schools throughout Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes, there’s bound to be a Stagecoach school near you to provide an exceptional Summer holiday activity.
They also provide wonderful parties and understand that with the increasing demands on parents, juggling the pressures of work and family life, time is of the essence. Their parties provide a way to remove the stress from what should be a day of celebration for everyone and allow you to sit back, relax and let them do all the work! Whether party goers want to be fairies, pirates or detectives, there is a Stagecoach Party for everyone! See their advertisement on page 3 for all the individual Stagecoach school contact details. www.stagecoach.co.uk
Counselling and therapeutic play
What is therapeutic play and how can it help? Children don’t always have the words to tell us when they are struggling.
You as a parent will be uniquely attuned to your child’s needs and may be aware that they are finding something hard. They may communicate this via their behaviour.
Therapeutic play which incorporates the use of music, movement, art and play can help your child to find healthier and alternative ways to manage their emotions, find self-confidence and develop coping strategies to nurture a positive future.
For a free initial assessment, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07923109156
Radley offers an environment for boys to grow in self-confidence, thrive academically, and make the most of an enormous range of opportunities. The door is open to any talented candidate, regardless of their means or their background, and we hope that we will have many applicants who wish to join us in the pursuit of excellence.
A Radley education is about independent thought and learning with enthusiasm. It is about cultural awareness and the benefits of team sport. It is about academic ambition. It is about learning to live with others; it is about preparation for the world beyond its gates. Above all, it is about the core values that will underpin success throughout a Radleian’s life: as leaders, as citizens, as human beings.
Radley has places that can be funded up to 100% of the fees. The entry process begins early in Year 6 for 11+ candidates, who we can fund through prep school for two years, or there are scholarship places available for Year 9 entry. If you have a talented boy, who excels academically or at music, sport, art or drama then please either contact us: email@example.com or 01235 543 174 or complete the enquiry form on our website www.radley.org.uk/Funded-Places
Seriously FUN Swimming Schools run term time weekly swimming lessons and school holiday intensive courses for children aged 3 to 12 years of all abilities.
They have a max of 6 children per class, caring teachers and term time fees are payable in 2 Instalments. When your child joins a term time course, they receive a FREE swim bag, awards file and wall chart!
Lessons take place at warm indoor pools at St Piran's School (Maidenhead), Manor Green School (Maidenhead), Teikyo Japanese School (Slough), Thorpe House School (Gerrards Cross) and Aylesbury Grammar School (Aylesbury).
Book online at www.seriouslyfun.net or call 01753 364364.
Play and Learn for Pre-schoolers
As well as lots of interactive displays and activities for little ones at Wycombe Museum, we also run a great range of regular events for tots. Whether your kids love being swept up in a story time world or getting adventurous in the great outdoors, our toddler activities are just what you need to keep them occupied and do lots of exciting learning!
Tiny Talk Time is our ever-popular story time fun session. Join us with you 2 to 5 years olds for a special time reading well-loved stories and rhymes, with Museum exploring, learning and craft activities built in. Sessions run fortnightly on Fridays and Saturdays during school term time.
For outdoorsy adventurers, join in with Fox and Cubs Forest School. We meet in any weather and enjoy exploring, playing, building, finding bugs, mixing mud, cooking on the campfire and much more. We run Friday morning and afternoon sessions fortnightly during term time (on alternate weeks to Tiny Talk Time) plus special family fun sessions for up to 7-year olds during school holidays.
For more information and to book onto our toddler sessions, go to www.wycombemuseum.org/events. Make sure you follow our social media for the latest updates, too!
Unique Learning Programmes at First Class Learning
First Class Learning (FCL) is suitable for children of all ages and abilities. Every child follows their own personalised study programme, determined by an assessment that identifies their individual needs.
As all our materials are designed around the learning outcomes of the National Curriculum, you can feel reassured that your child’s programme will be both personalised to meet their needs and relevant to their schoolwork. Find out about free assessments and locate your nearest First Class Learning Centre at www.firstclasslearning.co.uk
FREETRIAL TO ALL OUR PRE SCHOOL, RECREATIONAL & GENERAL CLASSES
At Booker Gym Club we run classes for all ages and abilities. Our aim is for each and every participant to reach their full potential whether they are training at Recreational or Competitive level. We are predominantly a Grass Roots Club and our main focus is to provide a safe and fun environment, allowing our members to enjoy this diverse sport. Our Classes include Pre School, Recreational, General, Adult, Freestyle, Tumbling & Women’s Artistic.
Children can come to Tumbling Toddlers as soon as they can walk, and then move on through Pre School classes and on into Recreational sessions when they go to full time school. Our highly BG qualified coaches continually assess the children in Pre School and Recreational Sessions and children showing strength, flexibility and an affinity to the sport will then be invited into the next level of General Gymnastics classes. See our website for details: www.bookergymclub.co.uk