A highly suitable destination school for each childBy the age of seven, a child’s personality, strengths and needs have transpired sufficiently to enable us to advise parents on suitable future settings for their child. Many good options are available, including some single sex schools which many parents are happy to consider from 7+, with their child having benefited from a co-educational environment in their most formative years.
Many good options are available
We are fortunate to be located in an area with a wide range of exceptional Year 3 destinations for our graduating Year 2 pupils. By 7+, they are fully prepared and ready to move on to the next stage of their education. Indeed, Year 3 is a natural point in the English education system for them to transition to a bigger school suited to their unique abilities, which by the age of seven are largely established.
Having seen their child flourish at Herne Hill School, some parents naturally find the prospect of changing to another school somewhat stressful. Yet we know that by moving on at the end of the Early Childhood Education period, and having been prepared so well academically and emotionally, the change is actually beneficial for them.
Peace of mind for the future
Our Headteacher Mrs Telford and the Year 2 teachers work closely with every family, supporting and advising on the options and application strategies most suited to their child’s situation. We benefit from the strong relationships we have forged with each destination school. These links, coupled with our excellent knowledge of our children as individuals, ensure that all of them secure places at schools that are appropriate for them.
At many schools we achieve an offer to application rate of 100%, giving parents peace-of-mind that there will always be at least one good option for their child. On average, our graduates obtain several offers (most recently, in 2021, 2.5 offers per graduate), enabling their family to choose one that is particularly well suited for them.
2018-2021 Year 2 graduates’ destinations
The following table shows the destinations of all of our graduating pupils at the end of each of the past five school years.
|Sydenham High||35 (20%)||12||3||10||10|
|Streatham & Clapham||20 (11%)||1||8||9||2|
|Alleyn’s Junior School||18 (10%)||5||3||5||5|
|Dulwich College||15 (9%)||3||5||4||3|
|Dulwich Prep London||15 (9%)||5||2||4||4|
|St. Dunstan’s||9 (5%)||3||3||3||0|
|St. Paul’s||1 (1%)||0||1||0||0|
|Other independent||5 (3%)||0||3||2||0|
|Local state schools||12 (7%)||2||2||4||4|
|Out of area||8 (5%)||3||2||0||3|