Preparing for Senior School & Beyond
We live in an ever-changing world, one that is forward thinking and constantly challenging the way we think and our ability to adapt. This is something that Hoe Bridge fully embraces and approaches by enabling and fostering a passion for lifelong learning, whilst embracing and valuing individuality within the school community and wider society. Through the 11+ curriculum we prepare each individual in the best possible way for the process of assessment that ultimately secures their place at senior school. We do this through a broad, challenging and diverse curriculum, taught by inspiring teachers and within a structure that is constantly supporting the children in reaching their full potential.
Summer term of Year 5
Autumn Term of Year 6
Check each school’s closing date for registration usually Autumn Term of Year 6
Recommend two to three schools, ideally a combination of aspirational, realistic and a back-up.
Most schools set their own 11+ tests so the format can vary. Generally, Maths, English, Verbal and Non- Verbal reasoning tests. Pupils may also be interviewed.
ISEB Assessments for schools such as Charterhouse, Eton, Harrow, Wellington College and Westminster.
Typically tests are done in the January of Year 6 apart from ISEB Assessments in November of Year 6.
You will receive a letter from the senior school with the result, usually by February half term in Year 6.
Mr Webster will then follow up with families on their offers and supporting them on making final decisions.
Hoe Bridge has had an outstanding record for over 30 years in preparing students for scholarships and Common Entrance exams. In addition, the two-year programme through Year 7 & 8 allows them to study subjects beyond the Common Entrance syllabus with leadership and STEAM programmes.
Proudly wearing their senior ties our Year 7 and 8 children take on leadership roles such as Head of School and Senior Prefects. Whilst continuing with many subjects which will be examined at Common Entrance the curriculum is extended through Bushcraft, STEAM projects, residential trips and leadership and team building courses. Helping to develop collaboration, logical thinking, critical thinking and public speaking skills ensuring our children are ready for senior school and beyond.
|A* to B||A* to B|
We are thrilled with the wide range of offers given to Hoe Bridge children this year. This continues a 30 year tradition of preparing students successfully for entry into their first choice of senior school.
|Royal Grammar School||4|
|Royal Grammar School||12||5|
|Sir William Perkin's||2||1|
Senior school scholarships have been awarded to Hoe Bridge children for over 30 years. The broad range of scholarships given is a testament to the strength of our department across the school.
|Academic||All rounder||Art||Drama||Design & Technology||Sport||Music||Headmaster’s Exhibition||Total Scholarships|
Hoe Bridge children go on to succeed at a wide range of day and boarding senior schools. The below table allows you to see the most popular schools in recent years by the number of acceptances.
|Year 6 & 8||2020||2019||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||TOTAL|
|1||Royal Grammar School||9||3||6||7||12||10||8||9||64|
|9||Sir William Perkin’s||0||1||1||3||1||5||2||1||14|