“OUR son, Max, joined King’s Ely Junior aged 9, when we moved from Lancashire to Cambridgeshire to renovate a barn (complete madness!).

“Max was sadly failing at our local state primary school – zero/minimal SAT scores in Key Stage 1 and despite being on a very tight budget (starting a new business and renovating the barn), we decided Max’s education was worth it. We knew he would put the effort in too. Mr Whymark was our first port of call and filled us with the confidence that it was the right commitment to make.

“King’s was instrumental in Max’s subsequent success; 8 GCSEs, acceptance to Hartpury College, Gloucester, a BTEC qualification and then offered a place at Leeds Beckett University on a Sports Business Marketing Degree course, for which he achieved a 2:1 BA (Hons).

“With hard work and dedicated teachers who took the time to listen to him and understand his way of working, Max has come from a struggling primary school pupil to gaining a degree, with grateful thanks to all at King’s. And we mean this for the whole structure of the school – those too who are in the background; tending the gardens, maintaining the beautiful buildings, the catering staff etc.

“One thing we actually looked forward to was parent’s evening; the staff were always welcoming and had constructive comments and advice, and even if there was more to discuss they made themselves available to continue at a mutual time.

“Whilst putting Max through private education was an additional cost we hadn’t pre-budgeted for, we felt it was certainly a worthwhile investment, which clearly shows in Max’s progress. As parents, we would certainly recommend King’s Ely for a child’s education, in a happy and wholesome environment.”

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