Testimonials

Below we have produced a selection of recent comments from parents.  Names and any other information which could be used to identify the pupil or parent have been removed.

 

 

Just to let you know [our daughter] passed the 11+. We are relieved as logistically it is easier to join the same school as her sister now.

Thanks for all your hard work and the excellent Mock exams as well which were very helpful in achieving a positive result.

– Mr and Mrs W

Hi,

Just a quick email to thank the team for all their immense support and guidance throughout the 11 plus process. [Our son] thoroughly enjoyed the journey and enjoyed all the lessons delivered by Susan and her team. He passed with a score of 137. I look forward to seeing you all again in January 2019, when I will be starting the journey again with my youngest boy.

– Mrs B

Dear Susan / Penny / James / others

My son got the results today. He is very happy that he passed and scored 151. The highest mark in the County this year was 169.
We send, from all of our family, our dearest thanks from the depths of our hearts. Without you he couldn’t have done it. So please accept our dearest thanks and we shall keep you in our hearts forever.

– Mr and Mrs K

Dear Susan, Penny,

Fantastic news from us – [our daughter] scored 134, we are so proud of her.

Her scores were:-
Verbal 132.27
Numerical 136.71
Non-Verbal 136.51

[My Husband] and I can’t thank you enough. All three of our girls have had the best support available through SD Education and have passed the 11+ with really strong scores over the last 8 years. We know that without your tireless enthusiasm, support, material and teaching these scores would not have been achievable.

We cannot sing your praises enough. Yes the work the girls have had to complete has been exhausting at times, however when we have seen the progress they have made through the months they have studied with you both, we know it has all been so worthwhile. [My daughter] ha also progressed amazingly at school, moving from set 3 in Maths to set 1 at the end of year 5. Her reports and feedback from her school teachers last week have made me want to cry with pride and I know that is because her confidence in Maths and English has improved so much with your support.

Once again thank you so much from [my daughter], [my husband] and I for all your amazing support and teaching. Well done to you all!

– Mrs G

James, Susan and team,

Thank you very much for the tutoring you have given our daughter. We have been very impressed with the level of professionalism, experienced staff members, hands on touch and follow up if/when required.

If this sounds effusive I mean it to as I am at a celebratory dinner for our daughter passing with flying colours.

I recommend your tutoring set up in reservedly.

Best regards

– Father of a happy daughter

Thank you for teaching [my daughter]. She thoroughly enjoyed the SDE lessons with you and Mrs Fitzroy I must say she was always enthusiastic about the lesson considering we travelled from WEybridge.

– Mrs D

Hi,
This is [SDE Student]
I am so greatful for the opportunity that I had been awarded with (the SDE course).
Due to this wonderful course, I passed!!
Thank you so much for all your support and help. I am so happy my parents signed me up.

Yours sincerely,

– [SDE Student]

I am pleased to say [our son] passed the Bucks exam, with a lovely score of 135. He is very proud of himself, as am I, his father.

We are grateful thanks to you, Penny, James, Jane and everybody else in the team. Such a great job.

– Mr D

Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement whilst helping her prepare for the exam. [Our daughter] has visibly grown in confidence and consequently, has become a much more resilient learner. Comprehension no longer scares her! Thank you for always taking the time to respond to all my queries both promptly and courteously, especially when I have not always been able to attend every session in person. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family whose children are interested in preparing for the 11+.

– Mr R

Just to share some great news with you. [My Daughter] thankfully did very well and seems to have achieved a comfortable position at Woodford County and all the CSSE schools. Her rank is [60-70] and standardised score is 118.[30-40]. Many, many thanks  [The actual score has been changed to a band in order to conceal the identity of this student.]

– Mrs S

In addition to the Bucks and Slough results, we have also agreed to the option of [my Son’s] results being shared with Reading Boys. He got 113.[70-80] which is slightly above the pass mark. We are not in Reading Boys catchment and are not planning to take up the offer of a boarding place. [The actual score has been changed to a band in order to conceal the identity of this student.]

– Mrs P

I am pleased to confirm that my daughter passed with a score of 144. Please thank Susan for her incredible teaching. Her course material was very well structured, relevant and challenging and her mock exams provided great preparation for the real exam. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her lessons each week and I would highly recommend Susan to anyone.

– Mrs K

 

[My son] got 112.[50-60] which should get him a place at Reading Boys. [The actual score has been changed to a band in order to conceal the identity of this student.]

– Mrs N

[My Son] passed his 11+ with flying colours. As a family we would like to thank Susan Daughtrey and her amazing team of teachers for supporting our son through the whole process. We would and have recommended Susan to a number of friends and family.

– Mrs D

Hi. I am pleased to let you know that [my Son] has done well in the CEM exam and has come in the [30 – 40th] rank with a standardised score of 123.[00 – 09].  [The actual score has been changed to a band in order to conceal the identity of this student.]

– Mrs M

 

[This] is our third [child] to have been tutored by you and to have passed the 11+. Well done you!!!  Many thanks to you and your team.

– Mr A

[70-80th] rank for Redbridge – 119.[10 – 19], 342.[70-80] for CSSE and [210-220] for Queen Elizabeth. Thank you very much!  [The actual score has been changed to a band in order to conceal the identity of this student.]

– Mrs C

Just to say [my son] passed, with 133. Naturally we’re delighted and would once again like to thank you for all your and Penny’s dedication. This is my last child to go through the system so I wish you all the best going forward.

– Mrs L

 

An excellent 11+ programme providing high quality structured learning delivered by outstanding teachers that are highly qualified in 11+ techniques and exam preparation. My child came out of every session feeling happy and motivated. Through the routine progress tests we were both able to see the progress he was making throughout the duration of the course. The benefits of the SDE 11+ course was also reflected in his progress at school with him feeling more confident in himself and achieving better grades in his core subjects.

– Mrs P

[My daughter] found the SDE 11+ course with Phillipa and the team in Herts really useful and funnily enough it not only helped prepare her well for the exam – over the year her school work improved as well. I felt my daughter became more confident in what was asked of her.
I genuinely believe the course coupled with the mock exams and the overall supportive environment really helped my child in passing the exam. I would strongly recommend the course.

– Mrs J

Just to let you know that [our Daughter] did really well achieving 159 in her 11+ exam. She is over the moon! Thank you so much for all your hard work with her over the last year, we really appreciate it. I have one more daughter who is in year 3 currently, so am looking forward to working with you again.

– Mrs D

[My Son] cleared the bar with his test [Score 158] and want to thank you and Penny very much for supporting him through the process.

– Mr A

 

Our thanks to you and the team for all your support and hard work.

– Mr and Mrs M

Thank you for all your coaching and encouragement.

– Mrs T

I really appreciate your guidance and many thanks for your support.

– Mrs S

[Our Son] passed the Bucks 11+ with a score of 163. Thanks a million for your help.

– Mrs M

 

Just to say that we are a happy household tonight. Despite the illness and stress, [our Son] managed to get a score of 159. We will be applying to RGS. [My Son] is thrilled. Thank you so much for all your help and support.

– Mrs J

Just wanted to let you know that [our Son] passed his Bucks 11+. There were many tears of joy as all that hard work and dedication paid off. Many thanks for all your help, support, care and wonderful teaching by everyone, it is very much appreciated.

– Mrs K

I am delighted to let you know that [my Son’s] hard work and your guidance has paid off. [My Son] achieved 148. Thanks to you and Penny for all your hard work. Your encouragement and enthusiasm for [my Son] is very much appreciated.

– Mrs B

 

Good morning, Just to let you know that my daughter has been selected for Westcliff High School for Girls and Southend High School for Girls (CSSE grammar schools). Could you please thank Warren and Susan Daughtrey for me for a super Course. Thank you for your vital support.

– Mrs R

[My Daughter] achieved [210-219] rank at Woodford County. [The actual score has been changed to a band in order to conceal the identity of this student.]

– Mrs J

We would like to thank you for your invaluable help during the tutoring process, it was all worth the effort.

– Mr and Mrs K

 

We are hugely proud of [our Son’s] achievement. Thank you for all your hard work in preparing [our Son] for the 11+ test. Without the support and encouragement from yourself and Mrs Forsyth it may have been a very different outcome.

– Mr and Mrs F

It’s been hard work but we’re delighted with the outcome. Please extend our thanks to the rest of the team. We’re very grateful for all your help and look forward to working with you again in the future.

– Mrs T

My son ranked [220-229] in the 2016 Redbridge 11plus selection test. [The actual score has been changed to a band in order to conceal the identity of this student.]

– Mrs B

 

Just to let you know that [our Daughter] got 151 on her 11+ exam. Thank you for your effort in helping her achieve such great scores.

– Mrs D

[My Son] got 181 which I am very pleased about. Thank you for all your fantastic help and teaching. And for putting up with me for another year. Thank you. It’s always a pleasure to tutor with you Susan.

– Mr A

I just wanted to let you know, we are thrilled that [our Daughter] has passed her 11+. Thank you so much to both you and the other teaching staff for all of the hard work you put in with the children.

– Mr and Mrs M

 

[My daughter] did extremely well in her exams in all the 3 schools where she appeared for the 11+ entrance exams, I am very pleased with my daughter’s results and thank you and your other colleagues in SDE Bushey for the excellent teaching and support given to her in the last two years.

– Mrs D

My eldest son benefited greatly from Phillipa’s invaluable tuition. It really helped boost his confidence at school, particularly with his maths work. We have been so impressed with the teaching and structure of the SDE 11+ programme that our younger son is now also completing the course. Thank you to all the team at SDE!

– Mrs H

My child went on to achieve good results in the Hertfordshire SW Consortium and Buckinghamshire Grammar transfer tests.

– Mrs D

 

My son has qualified for 11+ Grammar School in Buckinghamshire. Thank you for all your efforts and guidance in making this a success.

– Mrs B

I just wanted to let you know that [our Daughter] passed both her 11+ tests. Thank you for all your support and help, it is much appreciated. Feeling very proud.

– Mrs D

We really thank you for hard work with our son and I hope that we will meet again when my middle son will be in Year 5.

– Mrs D

 

I can’t thank you enough for your brilliant work and support. We will most definitely contact you again for our younger son next year. Thank you very much once again Susan from all of us and especially [my Son].

– Mrs S

I am delighted to tell you that [my Son] passed his Bucks 11+ with a transfer test score of 161!! I’m sure this fantastic score reflects how well he was prepared! Thanks for all your help.

– Mrs M

Just to let you know, [my Son] got 157! We are very happy, and celebrating his hard work in London this weekend. Thank you very much for helping me by going through his papers […] There was a lot at stake; your help was invaluable.

– Mrs C