2024 Parent Summit

Registration is now open for the 2024 ACEN Parent Summit, now in its third year, aimed at parents and carers of African Caribbean children currently attending or interested in applying to independent and/or grammar schools.

Saturday 9th March 2024
9.30am to 4.30pm
Wimbledon High School, Mansel Rd, London, SW19 4AB

The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to understand the admissions processes for the 7+, 11+ & 13+ entry points.

Admissions guidance, advice, and information on bursary and scholarship applications will be provided directly by a selection of schools themselves.  In addition, Black families who currently have children in independent and/or grammar schools, alongside a panel of current students, will share valuable insights into their recent experiences of successfully navigating the admissions process, the transition, and settling into their settings.

We are unable to facilitate children below the age of 7 on the day and we ask that this is strictly adhered to, so all attendees and facilitators can participate in this information event with minimal disruption. However, students aged 7+ are welcome and they will be provided with the opportunity to participate in activities and workshops on the day, which will include tips and a taster of the topics and techniques that selective school exams require. This includes online testing provided by Paideia, an expert exam support company, the report of which will be provided to parents/carers.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees. 

Tickets are £11.95 per adult, and children (7+ only) are free. Families in receipt of pupil premium are also welcome to attend for free. 

If you have any questions, please email the Parent Summit event manager Serena deCordova at serena@aceducationnetwork.com

This event has been made possible by support and sponsorship from
SCHOOLS 

Wimbledon High School
Wimbledon High Junior School

 

EXAM SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

Paideia
Love Literacy

Start End Time Session Presenting School/Org Childrens Activities
09:30 10:00 30 Registration & refreshments Children join
10:00 10:10 10 Introduction to the event ACEN Children join
10:10 10:20 10 Welcome Wimbledon High School Children join
10:20 10:40 20 7/8+ advice for independent school entry Wimbledon High Junior School Children’s activity
10:40 11:15 35 7/8+ independent school experiences – Q&A WHS Rep, Student & Parent
11:15 11:45 30 Break  Children join
11:45 12:05 20 10/11/13+ advice for independent school entry Independent School Rep TBC Children’s activity
12:05 12:30 25 10/11/13+ expert preparation guidance Paideia
12:30 13:15 45 10/11/13+ independent school experiences – Q&A School Rep, Student & Parent
13:15 14:15 60 Lunch  Children join
14:15 14:35 20 11+ advice for grammar school entry Grammar School Rep TBC  

Children’s activity

14:35 15:00 25 11+ expert preparation guidance Love Literacy
15:00 15:45 45 11+ grammar school experiences – Q&A School Rep, Student & Parent
15:45 16:00 15 Close ACEN  Children join
16:00 16:30 30 Networking  Children join

Timetable subject to minor revisions

REGISTER FOR THE 2024 ACEN PARENT SUMMIT