Transition to Senior School
All children transition automatically into the Senior School from Year 6 without the requirement to sit our Senior School Entrance Exam, unless they wish to apply for an Academic Scholarship.
However, if we have concerns regarding your child’s ability to access the Senior School academic curriculum, you will be notified no later than the Summer Term in Year 5 and a meeting will be arranged with the Head of the Prep School, the Headmaster, and the Learning Support Co-ordinator for the Senior School.
Prep School families are encouraged to attend Senior School open events when their children are in Year 4/5 to familiarise them with all that the school offers and to answer any questions they may have.
Transition activities begin in Year 5 with our Senior School Taster Day in the Summer Term, providing an age-appropriate insight into life in Senior School. Scholarship assessments (Academic, Sport, Music and Drama) take place in January and are run independently from Prep School staff and processes.
After the Scholarship assessments, the Lower School leadership team visit the Prep School to get to know the children and they attend a Senior School Discovery Day in the Summer Term alongside those joining Year 7 externally. Further information about the transition process is available from our Registrar, Liz Wyatt (firstname.lastname@example.org).