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The Preparatory School

The Preparatory School (Yr 3 - Yr 6)

The Preparatory School has two classes of up to 18 children in each year, with the majority of children transferring from the Lower School.  Places may become available in any year group form time to time and up to date information on vacancies and waiting lists can be obtained from the School Office.

Maths, English, Non Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning are monitored especially closely as entrance to selective senior schools is dependent upon performance in these areas. Scores produced by nationally recognised tests are shared with parents by teachers by way of feedback on progress. High standards are expected and achieved.

Mentors are assigned to high achievers, not only in academia, but also in drama, music and sport.

Each year numerous scholarships are awarded to our children by competitive independent senior schools in areas including academia, art, drama, music and sport. Children also gain entry to selective grammar schools, while a number of children take up places at local state schools.

Typical Year 6, recent 11+ destinations have included;

  • Alleyn’s
  • Bexley Grammar
  • Bickley Park
  • Bichop Challoner
  • Bishop Justus
  • Bishop Thomas Grant R.C. School
  • Brighton College
  • Bromley High School
  • Bullers Wood Girls' School
  • Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar
  • Colfe's School
  • Croydon High School
  • Cumnor House
  • Darrick Wood
  • Dartford Grammar School
  • Dulwich College
  • Eltham College
  • Farringtons School
  • Hayes
  • James Allen's Girls' School
  • Kingham Hill School
  • The Cedars
  • Langley Park
  • Newstead Wood School
  • Radnor House
  • Ravenswood
  • Reed's School
  • Royal Russell
  • Sevenoaks
  • Shirley High School Performing Arts 
  • St.Dunstan's College
  • St. Olave’s
  • Sylvia Young
  • Sydenham High School
  • Townley Grammar
  • Trinity School
  • Wallington County Grammar
  • Walthamstow Hall
  • Whitgift
  • Wilmington Grammar School