ISEB Common pre-test tuition

Sleep easy at night when your child is enrolled in our wonderful ISEB Common Pre-test programme.

We offer so much more than a content-rich weekly teaching session covering the full curriculum.

This very much isn’t school

Children enthuse about our classes. Friendships are built quickly. They have a giggle together.

How does it all work?

We prepare children for the ISEB Common Pre-test.

Each hour-long session is broken into short, concise activities.

The children get used to the routine very quickly and this creates real momentum.

Exam technique training is specific to the content, timings and the online format.

What IS THE ISEB Common pre-test?

The Common Pre-test is taken when a pupil is in Year 6 (or sometimes Year 7) and the exam is reported to be ‘an age-standardised measure of ability and attainment’. Content is commissioned from GL Assessment (who are responsible for the Kent Test 11+ too) and is online and adaptive. The tests include Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics. 


South East UK schools using the ISEB Pre-test include Tonbridge School, Benenden School, Ardingly, Caterham School, Brighton College and Sutton Valence. For a full list of schools, click here.


The ISEB Pre-test content is identical to that of the Kent Test (as they are both set by GL Assessment), but the exams are administered differently. This curriculum is taught weekly in our clubs where pupils work alongside each other, until all new content teaching is completed by July of that year. At that point the two groups separate. ISEB Pre-test pupils are taught a different revision programme and are given different online practice material to set them up for their exam that November. At the beginning of Year 6, our Pre-test pupils are taught in 1-2-1 or small group sessions for their final preparations to continue until the week of the exam.

WHAT about homework?

Homework is a compulsory part of the programme as we mark and discuss it within the planning of the following week’s lesson. It shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes each week at most – we encourage parents to let us know if anything crops up.


Just complete the form to start the ball rolling.

For pupils wishing to join a club right now, we will get back to you as soon as possible with current availability and next steps.

We know that parents like to get ahead on this, so you can secure a place for next or future years. There is no sign-up fee, and we will add your contact to our waiting list and notify you as soon as places are available for booking. Priority is given to those who joined the list earliest when we begin allocating places.