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11 Plus Tutoring

11 Plus tutors for Year 4 and Year 5 children in Colchester, Essex

Experts in external, private preparation for


With over 35 years of successful tuition for the Essex CSSE 11 Plus Examination, our pass rate is consistently over 96% with over 54 students gaining the Grammar school of their choice in 2019.

We have taught 7 students who went on to not only pass the 11 Plus but come first in county against over 4000 candidates.

When to start?

Our students usually begin 11 Plus preparation at the beginning of Year 4 however, Year 5 students are also accepted. 

Students gain a broad, balanced, quality background so that when they pass the 11 Plus they are ready for life in the Grammar school.

What is taught?

We teach Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning, being completely up to date with the new Essex CSSE Examinations and preparing students thoroughly.


Step 1


In English composition, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation are taught. Literary techniques are practice regularly.


Step 1


The Maths Exam is far beyond the reach of primary school. No matter how able a student is, they still need to be taught the correct curriculum.

Plenty of Practice

Step 3


Students get plenty of practice and have the experience of working at the same speed of other children in a 40 mile radius.

Verbal Reasoning

Step 3


Verbal reasoning is understanding and reasoning using concepts framed in words. This is not always easy so we keep working to meet the CSSE criteria.

Exam Technique

Step 2


The 11 Plus is a competitive exam therefore it is crucial to perfect exam technique for answer questions as this allows students to not only answer but evaluate the question.

Plent of Practice

Step 3

How are students taught?

All classes are tutor led and, as the 11 Plus is a pen and paper exam, students are taught in the same way. The tutor teaches from the front of the class then circulates around the room helping each student as and when appropriate. Student work is constantly monitored with teachers and mentors seeing immediately to students who requires help. There are a maximum of 12 students in each class working on a 1 adult to 4 students ratio.

Students are taught an excellent foundation in Maths in Year 4. Then as they move into Year 5, more advanced topics that they will covered.

In English, inference is taught on a steadily progressing program with students becoming "detectives"; using highlighters to gather supporting evidence from the text. Perfect answer games encourage them to focus and be brave in answering a question.

Books are marked by our junior mentors who are our successful Grammar school students now in Years 10-13. Any mistakes are worked through in class and praise is given consistently.

People do well in life by going beyond what is asked of them. We award prizes every week to any student who has done work they have not been asked to do. Our prizes are toys, sweets or stationery.

Where & When

All lessons take place at the Jacqui Robinson Education Centre. At 2 hour sessions within the times below.


Step 1

4PM - 8.30PM


Step 1

4PM - 8.30PM


Step 1

4PM - 6PM


Step 4

8AM - 4PM

Year 4 11+ & Year 5 11+ Pricing

Our available packages for Year 4 11+ classes and Year 5 11+ classes can be found below.  We deliver extensive, progressive weekly pack of support work with teacher led classes, working with you to help your child succeed.


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 11+ 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."

Claire, Year 5 11+ Mum

"My son has been attending 11+ lessons here for sixteen months, he has grown in ability and confidence. Jacqui is an inspiring teacher and it is obvious to all that she clearly cares about the children. Thank you."

Saw & Hnin Tha, Year 5 11+ 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 11+ 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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