Senior Schools and Scholarships

Just a quick email to say congratulations on getting everyone to their first choice of school. We have been so impressed with Prince’s Mead, our daughter was saying this morning how happy she is and all the fun she has there, we shall be sorry to go and just wish it continued to 18!! It is such an amazing school. We often hear about other schools in the area and the various frustrations from parents, so it is lovely to be at a school that is so well run and pitches the balance just right between work and play. It is definitely a school for the children and yet still promotes a good work ethos without losing the element of fun and interest. Also I do think the feedback is excellent and shows the time and effort all the staff put in to thinking about any issues raised. So thank you , an amazing job well done!”

Prince’s Mead has a strong history of success in preparing its pupils for entry to senior school education, schools both near and far, day and boarding. Each academic year, our Year 6 pupils have been offered places in at least fifteen different schools.

The Headmaster and teachers work closely with parents throughout a child’s journey through the school, to find out what our parents are looking for in senior education and then advising them which school is the most likely to suit their child and fulfill their needs. We have a proven track record in this area and are delighted when we hear positive feedback from so many of our old pupils, indicating that the right advice has been given and appropriate choices have been made.

Finally, following years of careful and appropriate academic input, work in Years 5 and 6 focuses on the formal preparation for senior school entrance examinations, culminating in a carefully planned programme of practice tests in English, Mathematics, Science, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning. Our results speak for themselves; our pupils have been awarded places at many of the leading senior schools in the country and academic, sports, music, art and drama scholarships have all been achieved in recent years.

Every year, a number of pupils enter one of the local state senior schools in the area, where we find that the strong conscientious attitude we have instilled in our children, stands all our 11 year olds in very good stead.

Scholarships

Scholarships awarded over the past four years represent an average of 40% of the Year 6 cohort.

School Honour
Alton Art, Drama, 2 Sport
Cheltenham Ladies Academic
Churcher’s College Academic
Downe House Music
Godolphin 2 Sport, Sport Award, Music, Music Exhibition
Embley 4 Academic, Music, 2 Sport
King Edward VI 6 Academic, 2 Art, Drama, Music Exhibition, Sport Award
Leweston School Academic
Lord Wandsworth Academic, Performing Arts, 4 Sport
Millfield Music, 3 Sport
Salesian College Academic
St Gabriel’s Academic
St Mary’s Calne Drama, Academic Exhibition
St Swithun’s 2 Academic, Music, 2 Sport, Science Award

Senior Schools

Our pupils enter a wide range of Independent Schools when they leave Prince’s Mead.

Alton Millfield
Bedales (Dunhurst) Norwich High
Blundell’s Port Regis
Cheam Rookwood
Cheltenham Ladies St Gabriel’s
Churchers College St Mary’s Calne
Ditcham Park St Mary’s, Shaftesbury
Downe House St Swithun’s
Godolphin Sherborne for Girls
The Gregg School Sherfield School
Hampshire Collegiate/Embley Talbot Heath
Hanford School Truro High School
Heathfield Tudor Hall
King Edward VI Twyford
Lord Wandsworth Wycombe Abbey

Maintained Sector

Prince’s Mead Year 6 pupils have also gone on to the following Secondary Schools:

Amery Hill, Alton
Kings’ School, Winchester
Perins School, Alresford
Test Valley, Stockbridge
The Westgate School, Winchester