Phoebe James 

The Founder

I grew up on a dairy farm in Herefordshire where since before I can remember, early mornings, putting livestock before your family and having a lingering smell of manure follow you about were ‘just the norm.’ What did this teach me? It taught me that everyday you need to get up, work hard no matter what nature throws at you, appreciate one another AND the delicacy of life, as well as death. The necessity of resilience and perseverance to achieve the smallest of challenges. Throughout my career and life, it is THESE skills which have got me where I am today; to have experienced and learnt what I have to date. To have that positive, growth mindset and self belief.

Over the past decade I have taught in a variety of different settings; inner city state, depths of the countryside, abroad and in London’s top private schools heading up the 11+ process. I have a wealth of knowledge about how children learn and have the skills to engage even the most reluctant of learners.

I believe educating the future generation is a privilege. Teachers hold the torch to inspire young minds on a daily basis. Our teaching style at Beyond Books is based on research, experience and instinct. We are continuously reinventing the curriculum to engage every type of learner.

My teachers and my deepest passion lies not just to curate minds to pass exams, but to be curious, passionate learners for life. We are dedicated to helping others find the confidence to want to chase their interests; to be able to express and communicate themselves in the demanding workplace and provide your child with the emerging variety of life skills they now need.

With confidence, everyone develops interest - they persevere. With a little self-belief it is amazing what we can achieve.

So lets do it.