Date for the Diary: The 11+ Conference, 1st April 2015 at London's Nutford House

Aspire Academics is delighted to support the upcoming 11 Plus Conference presented by The National Tutoring Conference, an organisation that runs events bringing tutors, teachers, students and parents together to discuss the UK education industry. This is an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to the future of the 11 plus and provides a platform for discussion and debate involving examiners, teachers, head teachers and education industry experts in the area of the 11 plus.

The 11 Plus Conference takes place at Nutford House, University of London, Brown Street, W1H 5UL on Wednesday 1st April 2015 from 1pm to 4pm. Confirmed speakers and topics are as follows:

The sciences and humanities, is the 11 plus too limiting in what it tests and prepares pupils for?
Harry Mount, The Telegraph

The Kent 11 plus test was changed to make it less susceptible to coaching. What happened next?
Peter Read, Kent Advice

Fairness of pupil premium priority at lower scores in "tutor-proof" tests or tests that examine innate ability.
Marc Maclaine, Tutorfair

When education is reduced to astonishing absurdity.
Dr Chris Ray, Reporting Inspector, Independent Schools Inspectorate and Member of the UK International Education Council

Are there advantages to private primary school education for the 11 plus?
Dee Francken (

Comment from Philip Alexandre, Touch-type Read and Spell

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The fulagenda and schedule for the event can be found at They'll also be Tweeting about it in the run-up via the hashtag #11Plus, so do have a look on Twitter too. If you are interested in attending, tickets may still be available via the website and the event is raising money for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.