Graduates’ destinations

As the historic statistics of the destinations of our Year 2 pupils demonstrate, they move on to a large number of local schools in the wider Dulwich area. Over the past five years, about 80% of our graduates have joined the following seven schools: Rosemead (co-ed), Alleyn’s Junior School (co-ed), Sydenham High (girls), Dulwich College (boys), Streatham & Clapham (girls), James Allen’s Preparatory School (girls) and Dulwich Prep London (boys). Naturally, there are fluctuations from year to year in terms of the number of pupils and their destinations depending on birth rates, availability of places, abilities of individuals within a cohort etc., but these top destinations have quite consistently remained the same.

Herne Hill School

It is noteworthy that many children receive several offers, enabling them to choose the school which best suits them. For our 2019 graduates, the average was 2.7 offers per pupil (132 offers for the 49 Year 2 pupils) from the schools listed below. This result is very consistent for both girls (on average 2.6 offers/pupil) and boys (2.8 offers/pupil).

We are proud of this record, which is particularly strong when considering our inclusive ethos and intake. It proves that we regularly meet our objective of preparing all children to achieve their full potential, thus enabling them to move to the school most suitable to them.

The following table shows the destinations of all of our graduating pupils at the end of each of the past five school years.

Total July graduates 2015-2019 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
1. Rosemead 56 (22%) 3 9 12 16 16
2. Alleyn’s Junior School 43 (17%) 5 5 11 11 11
3. Sydenham High 36 (14%) 10 10 8 5 3
4. Dulwich College 24 (9%) 4 3 8 3 6
5. Streatham & Clapham 19 (7%) 9 2 5 2 1
6. JAPS 17 (7%) 4 1 3 4 5
7. Dulwich Prep London 15 (6%) 4 4 3 2 2
St. Dunstan’s 9 (4%) 3 2 3 1
Oakfield 4 (2%) 1 3
Virgo Fidelis 3 (1%) 3
St. Paul’s 2 (1%) 2
Other independent 2 (1%) 2
Local state schools 12 (5%) 4 4 2 1 1
Out of area 14 (5%) 3 1 5 5
Total 256 (100%) 49 41 57 52 57

The table below shows that the vast majority of our graduating girls have historically moved on to Rosemead, Sydenham High, Alleyn’s Junior School, Streatham & Clapham or JAPS. It also shows that there is a strong list of other good school options for our graduating girls.

Girls 2015-2019 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Rosemead 37 (24%) 3 4 6 12 12
Sydenham High 36 (23%) 10 10 8 5 3
Alleyn’s Junior School 29 (18%) 5 5 7 6 6
Streatham & Clapham 19 (12%) 9 2 5 2 1
JAPS 17 (11%) 4 1 3 4 5
St. Dunstan’s 2 1 1
St. Paul’s 2 2
Oakfield 1 1
Virgo Fidelis 1 1
Other independent 1 1
Local state schools 5 2 2 1
Out of area 7 2 1 1 3
Total 171 (100%) 26 33 31 33

The table below shows that nearly three quarters of our leaving boys move on to Dulwich College, Rosemead, Dulwich Prep London or Alleyn’s Junior School. It also shows that there is a strong list of other good school options for our graduating boys.

Boys 2015-2019 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Dulwich College 24 (24%) 4 3 8 3 6
Rosemead 19 (19%) 5 6 4 4
Dulwich Prep London 15 (15%) 4 4 3 2 2
Alleyn’s Junior School 14 (14%) 4 5 5
St. Dunstan’s 7 3 1 3
Oakfield 3 2
Virgo Fidelis 2 2
Other independent 1 1
Local state schools 6 2 1 2 1
Out of area 8 2 4 2
Total 99 (100%) 15 15 24 21 24