Wirral 11+ Academy

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Wirral 11+ Academy

I would like to highly recommend Nicola Hale`s tutoring skills. My daughter was tutored for this years 11 plus and found her sessions with Nicky both enjoyable and extremely helpful. Nicky immediately put her at ease about the tests and her preparation was extremely thorough which meant that not only did she excel in the tests but made great improvements with her general school work too. Nicky`s experience, patience and endless, highly relevant resources meant that we felt confident in our choice of tutor and are extremely pleased with not only our daughter`s test results but the progress she has made both accademically and in confidence this year. Thanks again Nicky!

Wendy, November 2017


With great pleasure,  we would like to inform you that our daughter Grace passed both the Upton Entrance Exam and the 11 plus exam. Thank you for all your guidance, support and expert tuition over a 5 month period, which helped her achieve an outstanding score on both exams.

Madeleine and Steven Courtliff, November 2017


Nicky tutored my son for the Birkenhead School entry exam. In a short period Nicky gave him the skills and confidence required to pass. Nicky has extensive experience not only with 11+ but also with Birkenhead School and she knew exactly what they would be looking for. Entrance exams can be daunting but with Nicky’s knowledge and expertise she made this a positive and rewarding process.

We are so very grateful to her and would recommend her without hesitation.

Michelle Edwards, November 2017


Nicola Hale has tutored our daughter for the last 9 months and has adopted strategies that have given our daughter much greater confidence in her own ability. Nicky’s positivity has created a caring and nurturing environment around our daughter which has allowed her to thrive,the result being academic improvement beyond expectation and a happier,more self-confident little girl.

Nicky’s outstanding diligence, dedication and unswerving belief have helped our daughter gain a place at an independent school,giving her a fantastic opportunity to build on her achievements to date.We cannot thank Nicky enough for the important contribution she has made to our daughter’s success and we would not hesitate to recommend her.

Parent, Wirral, July 2017


I started working with Nicola while preparing my son for the 12 plus test. It was difficult to find a tutor who is able to guide children in assessment tests, English, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning as most of them work just on one particular topic. As English is a second language for my son we also needed to increase his confidence in demonstrating his knowledge.

Nicola helped us to address all the above mentioned issues. She evaluated my son’s English and mathematics levels; and during March and April we worked on reading comprehension and mathematics. This work resulted in high level 5 SATs results. Afterwards, Nicola started working on non-verbal reasoning and also continued with mathematics and English exercises. This in turn resulted in successful 12 plus test.

Nicola’s great strength is that in addition to teaching test techniques she also teaches children English, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning, which provides them with strong foundation for further learning. Most importantly, she engages children in serious learning and addresses the issues of work ethic without underestimating or ridiculing them. This leads into the development of healthy self-confidence and turns children into self-motivated learners. My son enjoyed working with Nicola very much and is doing very well now at grammar school.

Katrin from Wirral


“When my son asked if he could have a go at the 12+ I wanted to make sure he was as well prepared as possible. I’d read on the internet that the CEM was supposed to be “untutorable”, but I thought it made sense to ask Nicky to tutor him, because she has a great reputation for the 11+.

Nicky was able to provide expert advice, resources and guidance in preparation for the 12+, offering my son the perfect balance of challenge and support. Her sensitive, calm and professional manner reassured him of his abilities and boosted his self-confidence, meaning he passed within weeks of starting the tutoring.

I will definitely be asking for Nicky’s help when my son’s younger brothers come to take the CEM.”

Gavin, Teacher (Wirral)


“My son visited Nicky over a 6 month period to help him prepare for his school’s scholarship paper. He found both the 1:1 and small group settings to be invaluable – challenging and fun.

Nicky has the unique ability to be able to read your child – their level of ability and what excites them within a learning environment. She makes learning fun in a natural and enabling environment.

My child thrived under her guidance. Her open and supportive nature ensured that he was happy to ask questions and loved the positivity of the sessions. I cannot recommend Nicky highly enough. She has an in-depth knowledge of all things 11+ and more crucially for us, was extremely familiar with scholarship requirements.

You can trust you child’s education and development to Nicky. She clearly loves what she does and it shows! You will not be disappointed.” Parent


“Nicola Hale provided our daughter with the ‘inner desire’ to believe in her own ability. The strategies implemented enabled our daughter to achieve beyond our expectations, transforming her into a confident, motivated and independent young lady. The care and dedication to get to know our daughter on a ‘personal level ‘ has been the turning point in our daughter’s life and will continue to impact upon her ‘lifelong learning journey’.

On entering her Grammar School this September, she has flourished in all aspects of school life, having the confidence to try new challenges and her achievements have been acknowledged by being placed on the Gifted and Talented Register in school. We cannot thank Nicola enough for the important role she has played in our daughter’s social, emotional and academic well-being.” Parent


“I went to Nicky for 11+ lessons for 8 months with 3 of my friends. We had lessons over the summer holiday. We all passed and have just found out that we all achieved a place at Wirral Grammer School for Girls.” Maddy, Wirral


“As a parent who was looking for preparation and support for my daughter for the eleven plus and didn’t know who would be best for her with there being so many organizations and tutors offering courses, Nicky Hale with the Wirral Eleven Plus Academy was recommended to me and I can’t speak highly enough of the Wirral Eleven Plus Academy and of Nicky Hale herself with her standards and professionalism and the support and preparation that she gave to my daughter and also to the confidence she gave to me as a parent this was also very clear to see through my daughter who enjoyed the course work and so much looked forward each week spending time with Nicky at course time,  and at the end my daughter PASSED the eleven plus with flying colors, So if you are a parent looking for tutoring for your son or daughter and being such an important decision choose as a parent I must certainly recommend Nicky Hale I myself will be using her again for my other daughter.” Mr. Mark Taylor 


Unique, ground breaking technique for improved concentration, confidence, self esteem, vocabulary building and grade attainment in 11+ entrance examinations.

All sessions led by Nicola

Preliminary 11+ tutoring for advancement of core skills

15 years proven track record in exam success.


Tel: 0151 625 2549