Leavers’ Destinations

Your children will take their first steps in education with us, and by the time they leave, will have developed into confident, polite young teenagers well prepared for the opportunities that await them.

The children’s academic achievements make our academic record look impressive. We are immensely proud of what each of our leavers achieve for themselves inside and outside of the classroom. It’s what makes Downsend successful in its focus on educating and developing the whole child and to provide opportunities to develop new talents and grow in confidence ready for senior school life.

 

Proud of our Academic Achievements

96%

Pass rate in the Year 6 pre-tests (2016)

100%

Common Entrance Pass rate with 88.7% A*-B grades (2017)

188

Senior School awards were given to Downsend pupils in the last 4 years.

56

Scholarships were awarded in 2017; 15 Academic, 25 Sport, 3 Music, 1 Head’s Award, 1 Art, 5 Drama, 1 Design Technology and 5 All-Rounder.

Moving On

Children leave us at different times moving on to a wide range of schools here and overseas, but the majority take the Common Entrance examinations to senior independent schools in Surrey at 13+.

The diversity and excellence of the school’s results impresses our parents. Following last year’s pre-tests, nearly 60 of our current pupils were offered  places at Senior Schools. These included St John’s, Epsom College and City of London Freemen’s School.

In addition, pupils secured 56 Scholarship Awards, following in the Downsend tradition of gaining a wide range of scholarships to some of the top Senior Schools.

Our leavers secure places at an impressive array of Senior Schools as you can see here:

Epsom CollegeStonar
St John’sBede’s
CaterhamEwell Castle
CLFSManor House
CranleighSt Teresa’s
CharterhouseRosebery
DunottarDuke of Kent
BoxhillGuildford High
Reigate GrammarMillfield
ReedsWinchester
TonbridgeWellington
EtonWestminster
KCS, Wimbledon