Reading 11 Plus Tuition Courses

Our Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Reading 11 Plus tuition courses take place at two locations and prepare pupils for both the Kendrick School (CEM) and the new Reading School 11 Plus tests.

Conveniently located for residents of Reading, Winnersh, Woodley, Earley, Shinfield, Sonning, Wokingham, Finchampstead, Twyford, Caversham, Bracknell, Theale, Calcot, Tilehurst, Henley-on-Thames and Yateley.

Our Reading 11 Plus Tuition Centres

Creative Writing Course


  • Optional Virtual Creative Writing Course for Years 4 and 5: 4.30-5.15pm –  Find out more 

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What you can expect for your child on our 11 Plus Course in Reading

We develop pupils’ knowledge so they’re equipped to answer a broad range of challenging verbal, mathematical and non-verbal reasoning questions.

Reading 11 Plus ClassroomSmall class sizes

All our Reading 11 Plus classes are limited in size (less than half the size of most independent school lessons), which means that your child will have valuable one-to-one attention with their fully qualified teacher. Discover the proven benefits of small class sizes.


Your child is assessed twice during each team – at half term and at the end of term. This means that we can check they’ve achieved their individual targets and devise a Tuition Plan that suits their needs and challenges. We’ll share all assessment results and Tuition Plans with you and you’re more than welcome to discuss them with us.

Creative Writing Course for Reading School

11+ Creative Writing Course for the Reading School entrance exam

The virtual creative writing course is taught by our experienced teacher, Anne, who has an immense passion for reading and writing and leads our Book Club, in addition to teaching 11+ courses. This option is particularly useful for boys preparing for the Reading School 11+ exam but is open to all our students.

Students attend one creative writing lesson per week on Zoom, which lasts for 45 minutes. During every lesson they participate in a fun writing skills warm-up activity which might focus on grammar or a literary device, they might read and analyse a writing example or use a story prompt, and then work on creating their own text.

Every week there is a focus which can include story settings, characters, openings, events / problems and resolutions.Marie Redmond's Superbrain® Creative Writing Notebook Students practise writing in a variety of formats such as stories, plays, newspaper articles and letters. They are taught to use a variety of literary techniques and we show them how to draft their work, as well as reviewing and editing.

Homework is set every week. Students build upon the tasks in their lesson to create their own text. The texts are then reviewed at the start of the next lesson.

One lesson per week on Zoom, lasting 45 minutes. Tuesdays at 5.30pm or 6.30pm.

For further information, including fees, term dates and FAQ’s, please visit our creative writing course page.

Marie Redmond Tuition ‘Bag of Knowledge®’

Resource Pack for Marie Redmond Tuition 11 Plus Courses in Buckinghamshire and SloughAt the start of the course, your child will receive a Bag of Knowledge® containing their class and homework books. This includes selected Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® resources, in addition to books that are carefully curated each year from a wide range of reputable publishers. All our students are presented with their books in a Marie Redmond Tuition® rucksack, featuring an electronic thesaurus, notebook and a pencil case containing pencils, an eraser and sharpener. The cost of your child’s Bag of Knowledge® is covered within the monthly course fees.

Marie Redmond’s Superbrain®

Our range of Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® Books are provided exclusively to Year 5 students and will be expanding to Year 4 from autumn 2022.Marie Redmond's Superbrain® 11+ Flashcards packaging Using the knowledge gained during her ten years of preparing students for the 11+ and independent school entrance exams, Marie Redmond MEd has written a number of instructional verbal reasoning and maths books. The verbal reasoning holiday course books are provided exclusively to students attending our 11+ Easter and 11+ summer holiday courses; the verbal reasoning and maths books are provided exclusively to students enrolled on our Year 5 term-time courses. Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® 11 Plus Flash Cards are given to all our term time students when they join, to supercharge their vocabulary skills.

Our Expanded Range of Marie Redmond’s Superbrain® Books for Year 5 Courses Starting in September 2022

Marie Redmond's Superbrain® Verbal Reasoning and Maths Books


11+ homework at Marie Redmond TuitionTo help reinforce skills taught during the 11 Plus tuition course, we’ll provide homework at the end of each lesson – with reviews of each topic in the following session. This gives pupils the opportunity to ask any questions on areas they may have struggled with. As reading comprehension and vocabulary are such important parts of the 11 Plus exams, we recommend that parents encourage their children to read as wide a range of fiction and non-fiction books as possible.

The Marie Redmond Tuition® Book Club

Marie Redmond Tuition Book ClubSharing our enjoyment of books is a fantastic way to encourage reading and therefore develop vocabulary and comprehension at home. The Marie Redmond Tuition® Book Club is an excellent platform for discussions about books, opportunities for creativity and promoting reading for pleasure. Discover our book of the month.


Kendrick and Reading School 11 Plus Tuition Course Fees

We offer a straightforward monthly payment plan for our 11 Plus Courses in Reading, which you can see on our fees page.

11 Plus Holiday Courses in Reading (Winnersh)

Our 4-day Easter Course takes place in Amersham, Beaconsfield and Stoke Poges. Our 5-day 11 Plus Summer Course takes place in Amersham, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Reading (Winnersh), Slough and Stoke Poges. The holiday courses concentrate on exam techniques and skills gaps, with educational games playing an integral part so that children remain engaged throughout. The summer courses include a mock exam on the final day.

What do the Kendrick and Reading Schools 11 Plus Tuition Courses focus on?

English (Verbal Reasoning)

  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Maths (Numerical Reasoning)

  • Basic skills (addition, multiplication, division and subtraction)
  • Mental maths development
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Extracting information from graphs and tables
  • Averages
  • Foundation algebra concepts
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Area and volume
  • 2d and 3d shapes

Non-verbal Reasoning (Kendrick School + Reading School non-routine admissions)

  • Spatial awareness
  • Logical deduction skills
  • Mathematical concepts such as symmetry, rotation and reflection
  • Identifying relationships, similarities and differences between figures
  • Identifying sequences between shapes

Creative Writing (separate module for Reading School only)

  • Story settings
  • Story characters
  • Story openings
  • Story events/problems
  • Story resolutions (endings)

Kendrick and Reading Schools 11 Plus Course Term Dates

Summer Term 2022 Autumn Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 2023
Saturday 30th April
Sunday 1st May
Saturday 17th September
Sunday 18th September
Wednesday 21st September
Wednesday 4th January
Saturday 7th January
Sunday 8th January
Wednesday 19th April
Saturday 22nd April
Sunday 23rd April
Saturday 7th May
Sunday 8th May
Saturday 24th September
Sunday 25th September
Wednesday 28th September
Wednesday 11th January
Saturday 14th January
Sunday 15th January
Wednesday 26th April
Saturday 29th April
Sunday 30th April
Saturday 14th May
Sunday 15th May
Saturday 1st October
Sunday 2nd October
Wednesday 5th October
Wednesday 18th January
Saturday 21st January
Sunday 22nd January
Wednesday 3rd May
Saturday 6th May
Sunday 7th May
Saturday 21st May
Sunday 22nd May
Saturday 8th October
Sunday 9th October
Wednesday 12th October
Wednesday 25th January
Saturday 28th January
Sunday 29th January
Wednesday 10th May
Saturday 13th May
Sunday 14th May
Saturday 28th May
Sunday 29th May
Saturday 15th October
Sunday 16th October
Wednesday 19th October
Wednesday 1st February
Saturday 4th February
Sunday 5th February
Wednesday 17th May
Saturday 20th May
Sunday 21st May
Half Term (no lesson)
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Saturday 11th June
Sunday 12th June
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Saturday 18th June
Sunday 19th June
Saturday 5th November
Sunday 6th November
Wednesday 9th November
Wednesday 22nd February
Saturday 25th February
Sunday 26th February
Wednesday 7th June
Saturday 10th June
Sunday 11th June
Saturday 25th June
Sunday 26th June
Saturday 12th November
Sunday 13th November
Wednesday 16th November
Saturday 1st March
Saturday 4th March
Sunday 5th March
Wednesday 14th June
Saturday 17th June
Sunday 18th June
Saturday 2nd July
Sunday 3rd July

Saturday 19th November
Sunday 20th November
Wednesday 23rd November
Wednesday 8th March
Saturday 11th March
Sunday 12th March
Wednesday 21st June
Saturday 24th June
Sunday 25th June
Saturday 9th July
Sunday 10th July

Saturday 26th November
Sunday 27th November
Wednesday 30th November
Wednesday 15th March
Saturday 18th March
Sunday 19th March
Wednesday 28th June
Saturday 1st July
Sunday 2nd July
Saturday 16th July
Sunday 17th July

Saturday 3rd December
Sunday 4th December
Wednesday 7th December
Wednesday 22nd March
Saturday 25th March
Sunday 26th March
Wednesday 5th July
Saturday 8th July
Sunday 9th July
Summer Holidays:
2022 11+ Summer Intensive Course
Saturday 10th December
Sunday 11th December
Wednesday 14th December
Easter Holidays:
2023 Easter 11+ Course
Wednesday 12th July
Saturday 15th July
Sunday 16th July
Year 5 Pre-exam refresher lesson:
Saturday 3rd September
Sunday 4th September
Summer Holidays:
2023 11+ Summer Intensive Course
Year 5 Pre-exam refresher lesson:
Saturday 2nd September
Saturday 3rd September

How to find our Kendrick and Reading 11 Plus Tuition Centres

614 Reading Road, Winnersh

Winnersh Primary School, Winnersh

11+ Mock Exams With Marie Redmond 11+ Intelligent Video Learning®

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Students who sat our mock exams in 2021 said they were very similar to the actual GL Assessment and CEM tests, which made them feel prepared and confident when sitting the exam.

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