Our Future Schools’ department takes a child-focused, collaborative approach to placing young Dragons into their chosen senior schools and we have strong, long-established relationships with a wide selection of schools nationwide. We recognise that children have differing strengths, and therefore working with parents to ensure a child is placed in the correct senior school makes for a smooth transition to a school in which they will thrive and enjoy success.
Along with the Headmaster and Deputies, the Future Schools team works closely with Tutors to monitor the progress of children and advise families on suitable schools.
The journey begins in Year 4 where the pupils benefit from Reasoning lessons, and these continue as part of their timetabled lessons until the end of Year 6. As the children move through the School, pre-test Preparation sessions are run during Activity and Club time, in advance of the ISEB Common Pre-Test and other school-specific pre-tests.
To prepare for interviews, we have engaged with an external company to run an interview practice session for all Year 6 children. This is followed up with further practice with Tutors and other senior members of staff prior to any interview at a senior school.
Typically our leavers progress to over thirty senior schools after sitting their respective School, Common Entrance or Scholarship exams which is evidence of our bespoke approach.