Our Destination Schools

A strength of our school is the breadth and quality of senior schools to which we send pupils whether to local grammar schools at 11+ or to independent schools after Common Entrance.

The Headmaster meets with all parents, usually during the first term in Year 5, to discuss options for the child’s future and to begin an ongoing dialogue.

We offer independent advice on which school might best suit your child and use our knowledge of the full range of senior schools, both local and further afield.   The Headmaster and other key members of staff regularly visit senior schools to gain an up to date understanding of the schools, and senior school staff are regularly invited to Sevenoaks Prep to meet parents including at our biennial Senior Schools’ Fair.

Please find listed below our most recent destination schools for our Year 6 and 8 pupils, in alphabetical order.

  • Ardingly College
  • Bede’s
  • Benenden
  • Brighton College
  • Caterham School
  • Cranbrook School
  • Eastbourne College
  • Fettes
  • Haileybury
  • Kent College Pembury
  • King’s Rochester
  • Lingfield College
  • Maidstone Grammar School for Boys
  • Marlborough College
  • Millfield
  • Radnor House
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Sutton Valence School
  • The Judd School (Grammar School)
  • Tonbridge School
  • Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls
  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
  • The King’s School, Canterbury
  • The King’s School, Rochester
  • The Skinner’s School
  • Walthamstow Hall
  • Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls
  • Wellington College
  • Woldingham

In July 2020, we were delighted that, once again, our Year 8 pupils achieved 100% pass at Common Entrance with 76% of grades awarded A/A*.

Year 8 destination schools in 2020 (proportion of Year 8 pupils as a %):

  • Sevenoaks School, 38.5%
  • Eastbourne College, 11.5%
  • Tonbridge School, 11.5%
  • Sutton Valence, 11.5%
  • Caterham School, 7.7%
  • Kent College, 7.7%
  • King’s Rochester, 7.7%
  • Wellington College, 3.9%


We look to challenge our pupils and have scholarship groups for academic subjects and art, and support our pupils through the scholarship process.  We have an excellent track record of academic, sport, music and art scholarships and awards to senior schools.

In 2020, our pupils were awarded the following scholarships and exhibitions:

  • Academic Scholarship to Sevenoaks School
  • Academic Scholarship to Tonbridge
  • Sports Scholarship to Caterham School
  • Sports Scholarship to Sutton Valence School
  • Drama Scholarship to Eastbourne College
  • Drama Scholarship to Hurstpierpoint College
  • Drama Scholarship to King’s Rochester
  • Music Scholarship to Eastbourne College
  • Music Scholarship to Hurstpierpoint College