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Child Assessment

Assessing your child's needs

Experts in external, private preparation for

Our aim is to be honest feedback in order to provide the best service possible

Your child’s tutor will always work with them, helping and guiding them to achieve. We do not use computers to assess our students. Our kind, experienced, friendly tutor will work on a one to one with your child.


We give honest feedback. Our aim is for happy, well-educated students and this can only be achieved if we are honest and work together. Your tutor will discuss your child’s current needs and listen carefully to any information you give us which will help us teach your child.

We want to work with you to help support and educate your child. We understand that you are the most important influence in your child’s life and we appreciate that your support at home is key to their success.


The cost of an assessment is £42.

Please call the office on 01206 827 495 to book your child's assessment or use the Calendy booking form on this page.

Making your child confident - that we can help

All students have an assessment, this enables them to meet and get to know the tutors and our centre. They are made to feel welcome and assured that we can work with them in a kind and friendly way to help them achieve highly. One of the aims of the assessment is to enthuse our students and make them want to come to classes.  

How will the assessment work?

This is a friendly, informal assessment not a pass or fail exam.

Assessments last one hour – you bring your child, look around our bright and friendly teaching rooms and when you are happy, you leave your child with their tutor for forty minutes.

After chatting with the teacher, your child will be asked to write about themselves. They will be given a reading age test and be assessed in Maths.

After checking with you, your child will be offered a drink and a biscuit (we do cater for special diets and we always ask your permission).

After forty minutes, you return to a very happy and comfortable child with a fully written report. You then spend twenty minutes with your tutor who will explain the report and how to move forward. You will be offered a variety of appropriate times and days, then offered a class that suits you. During this time your child will show you how well they have done and then work on a given task.


Success Rate

to Grammar Schools over the past 10 years


Pass Rate

in Entrance exams over the past 10 years


Happy Students

All reaching their goals through praise and confidence building


Years Experience

in the 11 Plus & Entrance exam sector

How To Find Jacqui Robinson Education Centre

We are in Colchester, 2 miles from Colchester town centre, 15 miles from Clacton, 5 minutes from the A120 giving access from Harwich, Earls Colne, Halstead, Braintree and Manningtree. We are 20 minutes from Witham; 30 minutes from Ipswich; 35 minutes from Chelmsford and 45 minutes from Brentwood. We are 1 hour and 20 minutes from Norwich.

  • ALL LESSONS are held at The Jacqui Robinson Education Centre, 348 – 350 Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 0ET.

Parking is available in the education centre.


What some of our happy clients say about us

5 out of 5 stars

Bonny Chemlik, Year 6 Mum

"Jacqui is an excellent teacher, expects excellence from her students and achieves it in their grades. The journey through lockdown hasn't been easy but she has made it so much easier. Thanks to Jacqui, Molly and Marcus for exceptional service, always with a smile."

Mrs Eddy, Year 1 Mum

"I just wanted to send a huge thank you to Jacqui for a fantastic lesson. William thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and I was able to support him with exactly her teaching methods."

Saw & Hnin Tha, Year 5 Parents

"Jacqui has offered a good learning environment for the children and the children love getting presents at the end of the class for their work. I would definitely recommend Jacqui to others not only for 11+ but also for general support with English and Maths."

Mrs Lawrence, Year 4 Grandmother

"My grand-daughter gets the teacher time and attention at Jacqui’s that she doesn’t get at school"

Becca, Year 5 Mum

"Jacqui’s teaching is excellent and at a very high level. There is so much attention to detail provided in the English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning tuition."

Dan Woodruff, Year 4 Dad

"Before attending this centre, she was very capable. With the support of the centre the most notable change has been a massive increase in her self-confidence. The centre has a very high success rate in getting children through the 11+ assessments."


Jacqui Robinson Education Centre, 348 – 350 Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 0ET

01206 827 495


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VAT Number: 193611405

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