Galore Park 11+ and Pre-Test revision and practice series launch celebrations
By Leah White
27 Jun

On Tuesday 21 June, the team behind the brand-new Galore Park 11+ and Pre-Test revision and practice series came together to celebrate the launch of this flagship series. Specialist authors, independent school teachers, test writers,  reviewers, tutors and the in-house Galore Park team enjoyed a night off at Galore Park’s head office in London to recognise and admire all of the hard work that has gone into every book in this new range.  

This new wave of publishing has been specifically designed to support children through entrance exams for independent schools and adaptive testing (including CEM, GL and ISEB). You can find out more about the range here

Here’s what some of our guests had to say about the launch of the range:

There are some very lucky children preparing for the approaching 11+ examinations. Their parents and tutors will be able to provide their `candidates’ with modern examination related teaching materials. Very bright children need to be challenged and extended – the new Galore Park 11+ series will certainly do that.There may be the odd occasion when even the most motivated and focused child does not understand a particular question or group of questions. The explanations of processes in the `Study and Revision Guides’ are detailed enough to satisfy the needs of parents and children. One more thing – even status conscious children will be pleased to have the bright and colourful books in their bags. The covers are marketing genius.”

- Shaun Drury, Extra Tuition 


After two years in development and designed to address the changing needs of digital pre-test and evolving 11+ content, Galore Park’s series officially arrived on the market on Tuesday evening. Eagerly anticipated by tutors and heads, this highly integrated series of revision guides, workbooks and practice papers is set to provide Independent schools with materials that uniquely answer the demands of difficulty, speed and question variation unlike any other range. In her keynote speech Katie Blainey, Editorial Director for Galore Park quoted from a number of Amazon five star reviews already posted during the last few weeks heralding the series’ success”. 

- Sally Moon, Series Editor


The new Galore Park 11+ range provides a comprehensive grounding in the skills required for a number of the current computerised pre-tests. It will prove extremely useful for parents and tutors looking to help students for key entrance exams.

- Josh Pull, Keystone Tutors


The Galore Park 11+ and Pre-Test Revision and Practice series


 “After beavering away on the 11+ Science Practice Papers for many months it was a great pleasure to meet other members of the team socially at the launch of Galore Park's complete range of resources for 11+. Many of them for the first time. The authors of the books are an accomplished group of education professionals. The Galore Park staff and their out of house colleagues were all most welcoming and it was good to put faces to the names we had all been in correspondence with. A good launch of an impressive range of resources.”

- Jackie Barns-Graham, Science Practice Papers Author

Celebratory 11+ and Galore Park cupcakes from Crumbs and Doilies 


It is wonderful to see the series in print at last, and I’m confident that parents and teachers will appreciate the rigour that went in to creating a series that delivers real progression”.

- Abigail Woodman, Series reviewer

The launch of the Galore Park 11+ series of books was a fascinating and exciting event held on the roof top gardens overlooking the Thames. It was fascinating to meet all the people involved in the project and to finally put names to faces. It was exciting to finally see the vision for a range of 11+ Revision Guides and Practice Papers come to fruition. From Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Science, English and Maths and to finally seeing my book the 11+ Mathematics Revision Guide for the first time. There is nothing quite like it”.

- Louise Martine, Mathematics Revision Guide Author 

We both had an amazing evening attending the launch of the Galore Park 11+ series of books at their Head Quarters in London. It was lovely to meet the enthusiastic team involved in putting such a valuable series of books together. With an eye catching design, they form a stunning resource for children to use. They cover the range of subjects that children will be tested on and are full of excellent teaching in the Revision Guides and imaginative questions in the Practice Papers books”.

- Steve Hobbs, Maths Practice Papers Author

The launch party was held at Galore Park’s head office in London 


 “It was a real treat to attend the launch of the new Galore Park 11+ series. The setting in the roof garden of Carmellite House, on a warm, beautiful evening with spectacular views across London, was simply amazing. The atmosphere was filled with a spirit of teamwork and shared satisfaction on the successful completion of the new series. It was good to make new acquaintances and renew old ones. This was a very memorable occasion and I would not have missed being a part of it for anything.

The new series of specially commissioned Revision Guides, Practice Papers and Workbooks is most impressive and deserves to enjoy widespread acclaim and success. For anyone with a child approaching 11+ (or anyone with an interest in education at this age) it would be worthwhile taking a look at this series, downloading sample pages, and reading reviews as they start to appear. The authors and the whole Galore Park production team are to be congratulated on the successful completion of this publishing enterprise”.

- David E. Hanson, Mathematics Author and Reviewer


Galore Park held an amazing 11+ series launch event on their stunning rooftop terrace. The celebrations were to recognise the huge efforts and dedication to the new 11+ and Pre-test revision and practice series. This comprehensive series of books cover all areas of the 11+ and Pre-test examinations. The unique range will provide the perfect set of books for students to use in their 11+ preparation and enhance their subject knowledge ready for these pivotal exams’”.

- Chris Pearse, Teachitright

"It was great to celebrate our new Galore Park publishing with the very strong team of experts that made this series possible - many thanks to everyone involved!
- Tammy Poggo, Galore Park Publisher

The series has been very well received so far and is helping teachers, parents and pupils prepare for the challenging exams they face. You can find out more about the range here.  


Tags: 11+, Author, David Hanson, Entrance exams, Galore Park, ISEB, Jackie Barns-Graham, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Practice Papers, pre-test, Revision Guide, Verbal Reasoning, Workbooks

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