Senior School Preparation

Preparation for Senior Schools

Support for Senior School Entry

Holmwood House has a long and proud record of sending children to a wide range of senior independent schools across the local area, Eastern region and nationally. We provide a 4-13 structure working ultimately towards an assessment framework at 13+ which includes the Holmwood House Certificate and Scholarship routes for the majority of pupils whose preparation for senior school entry is catered for within normal curriculum time.

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Senior School Entrance Test Preparation Papers (Year 6)

Scholarship Preparation

The preparation of Holmwood House pupils for Scholarships to Senior Schools fall into two categories: Academic and Non-Academic.

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Holmwood House Certificate

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 follow the Holmwood House Certificate which gives a broad picture of each individual child. In addition to the rigorous academic programme, the certificate also assesses a child's non-academic work, their personal development and their growth of learning skills in an imaginative, creative and collaborative way. Pupils produce an ongoing Learning Log in each subject; a portfolio of their learning in that area. With formative and summative assessments built in to help teachers and children measure their progress, all subjects follow a carefully-designed curriculum to ensure a well-balanced body of knowledge is acquired as well as a range of well-honed learning skills.

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Leaver Destinations

Our children leave Holmwood to go on to a wide range of senior schools, both boarding and day, with whom we enjoy tremendously supportive relationships. 

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