Holland Park hosts a calendar of events across the academic year. We offer popular exam preparation courses during the autumn and spring months, geared towards those sitting their 7+, 8+, 11+, Pre-Test and 13+ exams. We also attend exhibitions such as the annual Independent Schools Show in London in November.

This year, we are proud to introduce our Insight Sessions, hosted by our Director of Consulting, featuring interesting industry insiders, including school and nursery headteachers. For more information about these and other upcoming events, please see below or contact us by phone or enquire here.

Thursday 7th March 2019
How to Beat Exam Stress and Build Confidence
104 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NT | 7th March 2019 | 10am -12 noon

Struggling with exam stress? Worried how you or your child may perform on the big day? Our expert psychologist, Gary Leboff, works with both children and adults to address areas where confidence may be holding a person back from achieving their goals. As the UK’s leading Performance Psychologist, families are frequently amazed at the difference Gary’s work can have in helping tackle fears and anxieties. Gary has been working with Holland Park Education since 2012, helping children aged 8-18 to gain confidence, tackle exam stress and achieve their goals. In this seminar, Gary will share his tools for how your child can develop a ‘can-do’ mentality that will transform their performance on the big day.

Key areas include:

  • Handling exam pressure
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Tools for staying calm and relaxed
  • What to do when you don’t know the answer
  • Boosting self confidence
  • Standing up to the inner voice of doubt
  • Performing your best when it counts
Monday 13th May 2019
A Parent's Guide to UCAS
104 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NT | 13th May 2019 | 10am -12 noon

Whether your child dreams of Vet Sciences, Visual Arts or Viking Studies, university applications are daunting. How can you guide your son or daughter as they make critical decisions about their next steps? Holland Park Education will take you on a whistlestop tour of the UCAS process. We will demystify the jargon (Predictions? Deferred entry? Conditional offers?) and equip you with practical tips to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable at this crucial juncture in your teenager’s education.

Question to be covered include:

  • When should we visit universities?
  • Will Admissions Tutors look more at GCSE results or A level predictions?
  • Do universities prefer IB?
  • What makes the ‘perfect’ Personal Statement?
  • My son or daughter wants to take a Gap Year – how does that work?
Wednesday 19th June 2019
University in the USA (and beyond)
104 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NT | 19th June 2019 | 10am -12 noon

Increasing numbers of students from the UK are considering applying to the global top universities, be that Ivy League and ‘Ivy Like’ universities in the US, the world-class Canadian institutions or top-ranked programmes in business, fashion and more across Europe and Asia. David Hawkins, one of the UK’s foremost international university application tutors, will give an overview of the key differences about US and other international applications as well as top tips for success with these often-complex applications.

Question to be covered include:

  •         Why would students consider studying in the USA?
  •         What other international options exist beyond the USA?
  •         How different are international university applications from UCAS?
  •         What do students need to do to prepare to be a successful US university applicant?

About David Hawkins:

David Hawkins is an experienced college and university guidance counselor with expertise in a wide range of international university admissions systems. A graduate of the University of Oxford and the University of Bristol, and a former GCSE, iGCSE, A Level and IB History teacher, David has served as a college counselor in the UK and internationally supporting students in university applications to the United States, UK, Canada and Europe, as well as over 20 other countries. Working with Syzygy Global Education, David provides independent counseling services to students and families around the world. 

11+ Tuition Course
104 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NT | Mornings or Afternoons

We are delighted to reintroduce our popular 11+ tuition courses! They are specifically designed to prepare students for 11+ examinations; which are typically taken by students in Year 6 for entrance into leading Senior Schools. The intensive tuition courses include:

  • a pre-course assessment designed by the course tutor
  • five mornings OR five afternoons of tuition in English, Maths and Reasoning, and a mock exam
  • a detailed final report including mock exam results

The courses are taught in small group classes of up to six students with one tutor. We will put the details of our next course here once finalised. To enquire please contact the London office on +44 (0) 20 7034 0800.


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