11 Plus Tutoring

11+ Preparation And Maths And English Tuition For Children In Year 4 And Year 5 Of Primary School At The Jacqui Robinson Education Centre In Colchester, Essex.

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With over 35 years of successful tuition for the Essex CSSE 11 Plus Examination, our pass rate is consistently over 90%.

While many hundreds of students have attended grammar school with our help, we are very proud to report that we have also had 7 students over the years who were awarded the acknowledgment of coming first in the county. Our schemes of work are successful and we would like to help you child.

When to start your 11 Plus preparation?

Our students usually begin 11 Plus preparation at the beginning of Year 3 however, Year 4 and Year 5 students are also accepted. 

Students gain a broad, balanced, quality background so 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.

We give reading lists so students know exactly what books they can be reading for preparation.


In English we teach composition, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Literary techniques are practiced regularly.


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.


Students get plenty of practice and have the experience of working at the same speed as other students. 

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Verbal reasoning consists of word and number puzzles. We encourage and support our students to think outside the box, so they are ready for the exam and offer plenty of timed to practice.


The 11 Plus is a competitive exam. From the beginning of Year 4 we teach examination techniques including; skipping a question if necessary; going to the higher mark questions first and working at speed. We constantly celebrate success when our students achieve these goals.

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 11 Plus 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 immediately helping students when appropriate.  

Students work on a 1 adult to 4 students ratio.

In English, we teach inference 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.

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 students regularly have their names on the super star boards in each classroom.

Where & When

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

Tuesdays 4pm - 8pm

Wednesdays 4pm - 8pm

Thursdays 4pm - 8pm

Fridays 4pm - 6pm

Saturdays 8am - 4pm

Sundays 9:45pm - 12:15pm

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 packs of support work with teacher led classes, working with you to help your child succeed.

Standard Package


 per month

A proactive, fun class taught in a traditional way at our centre.

2 hour 11+ class per week
Full parent support available online or by telephone from 9:30am - 8:30pm Mon-Sat
Extended Writing
Verbal Reasoning
Examination Techniques
1:5 Class Ratio
Weekly Pack of Support Work


Success Rate

in helping children to achieve outstanding results


Pass Rate

in private school 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 A12 and 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

Nikki, Year 4 Mum

"Jacqui is an excellent teacher and she makes learning so much fun. My daughters confidence has grown, her Maths and English has improved thanks for the support from Jacqui. I would highly recommend Jacqui, her positivity is infectious!"

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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