The vast majority of pupils choose to remain at ECS until the end of Year 8 (age 13 years), allowing them to grow to maturity and confidence, enjoying the responsibility that comes from rising to the top of the school before moving on to a wide variety of senior schools, and day and boarding, selective and non-selective.
We believe that, in the vast majority of cases, 13+ is the most appropriate time for the transition to senior school education, allowing appropriate choices to be made with a wealth of up-to-date information regarding each child's character, strengths, weaknesses and ambitions for the future.
The Headmaster meets regularly with parents to discuss senior school options and appropriate schemes of work are put in place to ensure the best possible results. The Headmaster undertakes to visit senior schools wherever possible. Essential guidance and support for parents and pupils alike is given high priority.
Pupils moving on to senior schools at 13 "hit the ground running". They have worked to the 13+ Common Entrance standard across the academic curriculum. A good work ethic has been established. They approach the opportunities and challenges of their new school with fresh enthusiasm. Senior schools comment on the very positive way in which our pupils respond to their new school life and work.
Although we have a fairly non-selective entry procedure to the School we have a proven record of academic, music, art, drama and all-rounder scholarship success to a wide range of senior schools:
Awards to Senior Schools 2014-2015
Year 8 2015-2016 Academic Performance (Internal papers based on 13+ Common Entrance)