Will schools prepare children for the NVR test?

State primary schools differ area by area, but at best children will do a little familiarisation which is not going to be enough in the most competitive areas.

Children will benefit from understanding the different question types, working through them at the right level of complexity and then doing properly constructed timed tests.

Some independent schools and preparatory schools will help children understand NVR. CAUTION not all independent schools are the same, those that focus on children leaving at 13 hardly ever help those children leaving at 11. In those schools where all their children move on at 11 then help is often provided. Although do NOT assume the schools do a thorough job, some do, some could do more. You may have to still get involved.

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