About Us

How it all Began...

In 2010, the journey of AtoZ Educational Services began under the most unlikely circumstances during the final year of my Masters Degree in Business Management course, when a desperate friend asked me for help. Her family had moved to the UK from France and her children, whose first language was French, were finding the change of language and school culture challenging. She requested me to help them to face the 11+ Examination and to provide extra guidance and tuition. Being in the middle of the final year of my Masters Degree, I was inclined to politely decline the invitation as it seemed to me that this was not my forte. My friend’s sheer persistence virtually forced me to agree to help the children with their 11+ preparation work.

My Revelation

That episode was a revelation for me. I immediately realised that I had a natural talent in teaching and moreover the joy of interacting with children inevitably lured me to the profession. This was confirmed by the fact that both my friend’s children were successful in their quest to gain places in Grammar schools.

The rest as it is said… is history.

After the Revelation, we embarked on our Mission

Our Mission

To provide a caring, safe and stimulating educational environment for children aged 9 to 11 years.

We achieve this by:

  1. Providing a safe and stimulating environment which ensures equal opportunities for all children, regardless of race, culture, religion, gender, special needs and medical requirements.
  2. Teaching 9 to 11-year children by means of our unique methods which we specially developed to provide the optimal educational level to achieve success in the 11+ Examinations.
  3. Giving individual emphasis to the development of each pupil’s knowledge and intelligence.

By following our mission, we aim to achieve Our Vision which is to become an internationally-accredited leader in the provision of Primary Educational Services.

Bala Sivaraman
Director / Teacher
BA (Hons)- UK, MBA & MSC- UK, FTBE

Mr Bala Sivaraman has many years of teaching experience, both in the primary and secondary sectors. During this period he has produced exceptional results. His ultimate goal is to make sure all his students achieve their true potential. He is highly passionate about teaching and this can be illustrated by his high success rate for grammar school entrance examinations. With Bala Sivaraman, you are in safe hands, but most importantly, his whole team is Sincere, Systematic and committed to Deliver Success.

Mihiri De Silva
Teacher
FMAAT, BSc (Hons)

Mihiri De Silva comes from a family of teachers and has been involved in teaching from a young age. She will be administering the year 4 English classes under the guidance of Mr Bala Sivaraman. She has been with AtoZ Educational Services since 2016, working alongside Mr Bala Sivaraman in developing our teaching material and is an integral part of our sister company AtoZ Publishing, through which we published our first 11+ practice test in 2017.

Attar Beeharry
Teacher
MEng (Hons) -UK

Attar Beeharry comes from a family of Engineers and teachers and has been involved in tutoring secondary Maths and Physics for many years. During this period, he has achieved outstanding results by making lessons fun as well as informative. He currently administers the year 4 Maths classes under the guidance of Mr Bala Sivaraman. He has been with AtoZ Educational since 2017, working alongside with Mr Bala Sivaraman in the year 5 Paper Classes. From 2019, he will be managing the Year 4 Paper Classes with Ms Chami and Ms Shamani at Bandon Hill Primary School – Wood Field.

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Charles James
Teacher
BSC (Maths) - UK, MSC (AI) - UK

Charles James spent his early career as an IT professional, programmer, and consultant. He has been tutoring Maths and English privately for several years, for GCSE and the 11+ exams and has had so much success that he wanted to join us to help even more children achieve their goals. He came on board at the start of 2018, and he is part of AtoZ Educational Services as we build for the future. He administers the year 4 English classes and works alongside Mr Bala Sivaraman and Mr Attar Beeharry in the the year 4 and year 5 paper classes.

Chamilka Gamage
Year 4 Manager
BA (Hospitality Management)

She has been working in the hospitality and tourism sector since 1998, which includes top 5 star hotels in Dubai and Sri Lanka. Presently she also works as a personal banker in a leading high street bank in Sutton and has more than 12 years of experience. She has been awarded many awards for her exemplary customer service. She came on board at the end of 2018 and she administers the year 4 Maths classes, Year 4 and 5 Paper classes.

Shamani Wathsala
Year 5 Manager
BSC (Business Management)

An accomplished Human Resource professional with more than 20 years experience and 12 years specifically in the Education Sector.  Currently she also works as a Human Resource consultant mainly supporting schools in the local area. She has been with AtoZ Educational Services since 2019 managing the Year 4 and Year 5 Paper Classes with Mr Bala, Mr Attar and Ms Chami.

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93 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School – 31 boys
​Sutton Grammar – 6 boys
​Wallington Co/Grammar School – 9 boys
​Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet – 1 boy

Boys’ Pass Rate – 96%

         Girls

Wallington High School for Girls – 28 girls
​Nonsuch High School – 10 girls
​Tiffin Girls – 3 girls
​Colchester County High School for Girls – 2 passes

Boys’ Pass Rate – 98%

83 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School- 23 boys
​Sutton Grammar – 5 boys
​Wallington Co/Grammar School – 7 boys
​Tiffin Boys – 4 boys

Boys’ Pass Rate – 91%

         Girls

Wallington Girls – 18 girls
Nonsuch Girls- 17 girls
Tiffin Girls – 5 girls

Girls’ Pass Rate – 100%

80 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School- 24 boys
​Sutton Grammar – 11 boys
​Wallington Co/Grammar School – 10 boys
​Tiffin Boys – 2 boys

Boys’ Pass Rate – 96%

         Girls

Wallington Girls – 22 girls
Nonsuch Girls- 9 girls
Tiffin Girls – 2 girls

Girls’ Pass Rate – 97%

62 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School- 17 boys
​Sutton Grammar – 7 boys
​Wallington Co/Grammar School – 4 boys
​Tiffin Boys – 1 boy

Boys’ Pass Rate – 91%

         Girls

Wallington Girls – 19 girls
Nonsuch Girls- 10 girls
Tiffin Girls – 4 girls

Girls’ Pass Rate – 100%

60 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School- 21 boys
​Sutton Grammar – 4 boys
​Wallington Boys- 4 boys

Boys’ Pass Rate – 88%

          Girls

Wallington Girls – 22 girls
Nonsuch Girls- 5 girls
Tiffin Girls – 4 girls

Girls’ Pass Rate – 97%

49 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School- 15 boys
Sutton Grammar – 2 boys
Wallington Boys- 2 boys
Tiffin Boys- 2 boys
Private Schools – 2 boys

Boys’ Pass Rate – 88%

          Girls

Wallington Girls – 19 girls
Nonsuch Girls- 6 girls
Tiffin Girls – 1 girl

Girls’ Pass Rate – 94%

44 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School- 13 boys
Sutton Grammar – 5 boys
Wallington Boys- 7 boys
Tiffin Boys- 1 boy

​Boys’ Pass Rate – 92%

          Girls

Wallington Girls – 14 girls
Nonsuch Girls- 3 girls
Tiffin Girls – 1 girl

Girls’ Pass Rate – 100%

38 Passes – Attending School

          Boys

Wilson’s School- 11 boys
Sutton Grammar – 6 boys
Wallington Boys- 6 boys
Tiffin Boys- 2 boys

Boys’ Pass Rate – 89%

          Girls

Wallington Girls – 11 girls
Nonsuch Girls- 2 girls

Boys’ Pass Rate – 93%

CONTACT INFO:

Year 5 Teaching Centre:

Wallington United Reformed Church
Stanley Park Road
Wallington
​SM6 0EU

Year 5 Paper Class & Mock Test Centre:

Oaks Park High School
Metcalfe Avenue
Carshalton
​SM5 4AT

Year 5 Surbiton Paper Class Centre:

Southborough High School
Hook Road
Surbiton
KT6 5AS

Year 4 Teaching Centre:

Oaks Park High School
Metcalfe Avenue
Carshalton
​SM5 4AT

Year 4 Paper Class Centre:

Bandon Hill Wood Field Primary School
Stanley Park Road
Carshalton
Surrey
​SM5 3HW

Phone:

0208 9355 604

Email:

info@atozeducationalservices.com

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