We prepare pupils for all senior schools and advise on scholarship requirements. Many of our Year 8 children gain a scholarship to their chosen senior school, be it academic, all-rounder, sport, music, art or drama.
We are part of the Shrewsbury School family of Schools and around a third of our pupils will move on to Shrewsbury at the end of Year 8.
The most popular destination schools include many of the most prestigious independent senior schools throughout the country including Harrow, Winchester, Eton, Malvern, Sedbergh, Cheltenham Ladies College, Downe House and Rugby as well as local options. In addition to preparation for Scholarship and Common Entrance taken in Year 8, we prepare pupils for the ISEB Pre-Test taken at the beginning of Year 6.
The Headmaster and the Academic Team discuss future schooling options with parents based on potential, talents and preferences. At the centre of our ethos is selecting the right school for each pupil to ensure that they continue to thrive in all areas at senior school.
There is a Senior Schools Fair every two years featuring a comprehensive talk on the senior schools’ process as well as a chance to meet representatives from more than 20 senior schools.