What we offer

We strongly believe that the service we provide should cover our area of expertise.  We focus on independent, grammar and state schools, both primary and secondary, primarily around North and West London but are slowly but surely expanding across the country.

We have so far, helped parents relocating from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Nigeria, Egypt, Canada, Dubai, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy,  India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the USA. We offer both face to face and virtual consultations for those families who have yet to relocate or/and are considering boarding options.

In the event, your child has a specific special need, we will also provide you with names of therapists and experts who will be able to guide you further. We must stress however that in order for us to direct parents, they must be open and honest about any conditions they may be aware of. We will ofcourse hold such information in the strictest confidence.

If you would like to use our services please contact us on contact@mumsinthewood.com

What will we cover?

  • an overview of the different routes and entry procedures into the private and state school systems
  • differences between the private and state education systems;
  • insights into local schools in the area;
  • an introduction to the Early Years, nurseries, pre-preps and prep schools;
  • an introduction to secondary schools and entry procedures;
  • a detailed plan of action based on the client’s personal circumstances and aspirations;
  • advice and assistance on
    • what to look for at an open day;
    • differing requirements of schools;
    • which schools to target based on location, suitability and school policies;
    • assessment preparation;
    • how to choose the right school when multiple offers are made;
    • written communication with the relevant schools, wherever you are in the process;
    • facing parent interviews.

How do we work?

  • We will have an initial consultation during which we will go over entry requirements and cover several schools in the area;
  • We will conduct a play based assessment of your child;
  • We will then suggest guidelines for learning through play to prepare for 3+, 4+ and 5+ assessments depending on where your child is at (the choice of follow  up sessions will be available);
  • We will offer advice on preparation for the 4+, 7+ , 9+ and 10+ exams and help you understand the process.
  • We will offer advice and preparation for the 11+ and 13+ exams.
  • We also offer assessments and mock exams for all of the above stages .

Assessments offered


  • Play based mock assessments for 3+, 4+ and 5+
  • CEM Nursery and Base assessments

Years 1 – 6

  • InCAS assessments measuring progress – offered throughout the year
  • 7+ Readiness Assessments
  • 7+ Mock Exam
  • 8+, 9+,10+ Readiness Assessments
  • 8+, 9+, 10+ Mock Exams
  • 11+ Readiness Assessments
  • 11+ Mock Exams

Years 7-10

  • Midyis for Years 7 – 8 and
  • Yellis for Years 9 – 10
    are both adaptive, standardised tests which measure progress and help form development trajectories for students and can be used both to prepare for selective entrance examinations as well as to check general progress.

School Placements for children who have been through our mock assessments

Alleyn’s, Dulwich
American School in London
Arnold House
Belmont Mill Hill
Belmont School
Bishop Challoner
Bute House
Camden School for Girls
Channing School
Cavendish School
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Chepstow House School
City of London School (Boys)
Chepstow House School
City of London School (Boys)
City of London Freeman’s School
City of London Juniors
City of London School for Girls
Devonshire House
Dragon School
Durston House
Eaton Square Schools
Emanuel School
Eton College
Forest School
Francis Holland School
Fulham School
Godolphin & Latymer
Hereward House
Hampton Court House School
Hampton School
Hendon School
Henrietta Barnett
Highgate Pre prep and Junior School
Highgate Senior School
Highgate Wood School
Hill House
James Allen’s Girls’ School
Kensington Prep
King Alfred’s School
King’s College, Wimbledon
Latymer Prep
Latymer Upper School
Le Sainte Union
Lyndhurst School
Marylebone Boys’ School
Merchant Taylors’
Mill Hill School
North Bridge House
North London Collegiate School
Notting Hill Prep School
Notting Hill and Ealing High School
Orly Farm School
Parliament Hill School
Pembridge School
Portland Place School
Putney High School
Queen Elizabeth Boys’ School
Queen’s College London
Rugby School
South Hampstead Junior School
South Hampstead High School, Senior School
St Albans School
St Anthony’s Boys School
St Anthony’s Girls School
St Benedict’s, Ealing
St Christopher’s, Hampstead
St Helen’s School
St John’s School
St Margaret’s School
St Martin’s School
St Mary’s School, Hampstead
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar
St Paul’s Junior School (Colet Court)
St Paul’s School (Boys)
St Paul’s Girls
Sussex House
The Archer Academy
The Latymer School
The London Oratory
The Wren Academy
Thomas’ Kensington
Thomas’ Battersea
Tiffin School
UCL Academy
UCS, Hampstead
Watford Grammar for Boys
Westminster Senior School
Westminster Under
Wetherby School
William Ellis
Wimbledon High School
Winchester College
Wren Academy
Wycombe Abbey


We are now in the process of building an excellent tutor base and are recruiting tutors who are DBS checked.

We would be happy to match your child with a tutor that suits your particular needs and most importantly is able to form a connection with your child. We strongly believe that every child has different needs and a tutor needs to adapt their teaching methods to suit each child.

Our tutors focus on the fundamentals and concepts and make sure that there are no gaps in the child’s learning journey. While they will be preparing children for exams, they will not be focussing merely on examination papers nor on a one size fits all approach but instead will make sure that their charges fully understand and grasp concepts and are completely comfortable with the basics before proceeding.

For tutors who help with homework please click here.

For tutors who help prepare for 7+ and 8+ exams, please click here.

For tutors who help prepare for 9+ and 10+ exams, please click here.

For tutors who help prepare for 11+ exams, please click here.

For tutors who help prepare for 13+ exams, please click here.

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