Upper School

In Year 5, pupils work their way through the final stages of the National Curriculum, becoming independent learners to prepare for the 11+ examinations the following year. They experience a stimulating and creative curriculum, while also mastering many of the essential skills of exam technique.

The Autumn Term in Year 6 is predominately based around examination preparation for the 11+ process, as the senior school entrance exams start in the second half of the term. Children master essential resilience and perseverance skills in order to prepare themselves emotionally as well as academically for the year ahead. Following the exams, we continue to offer a thorough, academic programme looking at many aspects of the secondary curriculum and our pupils complete their own business project.

The final weeks of the year always bring great excitement as the Year 6 pupils embark on their first overseas residential trip and after weeks of rehearsals, the Upper School production is performed at a professional theatre.