Success Stories


“We would like to thank the YES team for all the support in preparing our son for the 11+. Ben achieved above the Dartford OOC level in the Kent test and was also in the Top 180 of the Bexley Test.  We found the initial assessment very helpful in identifying his strengths and weaknesses, the Saturday morning lessons helped him progress and the summer revision and the mock exams were great exam practice.  B really liked the friendly learning approach at YES and looked forward to attending. Thanks!”

– Danny Nov 2021


My son spent two weeks at the YES summer school to help with his studying for the 11 plus exam.  The guidance and support he received was invaluable in preparing him for the exam and boosting his confidence, he went on to pass the exam with flying colours! 

In my son’s words ” I really liked the YES summer school as they went through every question guaranteeing that you would learn lots which I did!” – Pauline and Rory Oct 2021


‘We want to say a big thank you to the team at ‘YES.’ Our son really benefitted from your tuition. With your help he not only passed both the Kent and the Bexley 11+ exams, but he actually achieved 97% in the Kent test. This fantastic result has now meant that he has been offered a place at his 1st choice school, Dartford Grammar. The mock exams you hosted were also of great benefit as it taught our son excellent exam techniques and really prepared him well for the real thing.’ – Mike Feb 2021


‘The whole team at YES have been a huge help to our son preparing for his 11+ exams. Both the weekly lessons and the summer courses have been excellent. The tutors are friendly and helpful and the content covers all the key practice that’s needed for secondary school tests.

YES have done a brilliant job during the pandemic at both face to face teaching when they can and organising really helpful and well organised remote learning during lockdowns.

Our son passed all his exams and has gained a place at his chosen grammar school. We are very grateful for all the support and help throughout this 11+ process from the team at YES. ‘ –  Vicky Feb 2021


I wanted to share the news that S was offered a place at Beths! We are over the moon and so grateful for all the help and advice that the YES team have given us over this process.  Huge thanks!   -VP – March 2021


R passed both his Bexley and Kent tests with flying colours. I believe he gained much confidence coming from sitting his mock exams with you.  We sat mock exams at other centres but feel the realistic level of yours was key! After smashing this mock with you, he really gained confidence. – D – October 2020


Good afternoon Linda and the Yes Team.  I’m pleased to inform you that B has passed the Bexley 11+ Exams. I must also take the opportunity to thank you all so much for directing, advising, supporting us through it all. She couldn’t have achieve this academic feat without your input. All of our 3 children; B, J and B have attended Yes and all have passed the 11+ Exams.   I’m also pleased to inform you that B has started  Uni at Oxford today. She will be reading Law. Once again we are grateful to you Linda for giving the kids such a great foundation.

O and Family – October 2019

We’d like to thank you all for the work done with S, particularly her tutor D. She’s enjoyed the lessons and we’ve seen a marked improvement, as have her school teachers, in her academic progress, since starting at YES.  We wish you all every success with your next students.

P and family – November 2019

Dear YES Team, I want to thank you and share the good news with you. M is deemed selective for Bexley. She has done really well and we are very pleased with the results. Thank you again for all your hard work.

M and family – October 2019


I am writing to share with you good news that H has received an offer from St Olaves for Y7 place in September 2019.   In addition to this H also received the maximum scholarship to continue his education to the Senior School at Eltham College.  Many thanks for your and the teachers help in educating H throughout his journey of 11+. Without you and your team H might not be able to achieve what he has achieved to date.

Z and family [January 2019]


We are really pleased that F  passed all 11+ tests and made top 180 in Bexley. As you know her sister T also used YES and got into Townley Grammar School.  Without your support this would not have been possible. Thank you so much for all you do for the children in Greenwich…

From Charles and family [Dec 2018]

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“Dear Ms Potter,

I am pleased to let you know that H has passed Kent and Bexley Selection Tests, for admission to a Kent grammar school as well as the grammar schools in Bexley. He has also recently passed the first stage of St Olave’s test, and will be sitting for the stage two test on Friday, the 9th of November.
I am writing to thank you and the YES teachers efforts in helping H to be ready for his entrance tests. Really thank you.”   [Z – Oct 2018]

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L’s results have come out and she has done extremely well.
She took two tests: In Bexley she is one score away from the top 180.  For Kent, she scored equally well.
I wanted to say thank you to all of you, especially her teacher M. We really appreciate her work and other teachers who helped her along the way.
L enjoyed her time there very much. She could not have done this without all of your help.   [F – 2018]
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“A happy learning environment. It was caring and nurturing. Approachable and friendly staff. An excellent centre for optimising a child’s learning potential.

We are delighted that our daughter passed her 11+ with ease. Thank you for all your support.” [IMB 12/2017]

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“YES is a special place where each child is valued and given the opportunity to thrive. Three of my children have attended. My last child struggled with certain areas of the curriculum. He has gone from being a below average student to one that has passed his 11+. We are eternally grateful.” [12/2017]

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“After each session my son ….. returned from his session at YES happy and excited to go back to the next session. We had excellent advice and support from the staff. The varied activities were  certainly engaging. The initial national assessment was invaluable and helped us understand …’s levels.

The staff have a really good understanding of each child’s capabilities and encouraged my son to reach his full potential. We will be back with son number two!!” [7/2017]