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Future senior schools

77% of pupils in Year 8 at St Peter’s Preparatory School last year were successful in being awarded scholarships to their senior school of choice. For the last 5 years, the percentage of Year 8 leavers who have been offered scholarships has been steadily rising. 56% of the 2013-2014 cohort of Year 8s achieved scholarships and that figure now stands at 77% – an all-time high.

Of the scholarships awarded to our last set of Year 8s, the highest number was for sport, followed by academic, drama, all round and art. Head, Mrs Charlotte Johnston, comments: “In the last 3 years, pupils at St Peter’s have garnered more scholarships to Exeter School, Taunton School and Wellington School than anywhere else. However, this term our summer Year 8 leavers are also commencing Year 9 scholarships at Blundell’s, Clifton College, Sherborne School and The Maynard School. We are delighted that, as a non-selective and independent prep school, we are able to place so many of our children in such a wide variety of renowned senior schools and that such a large number are awarded scholarships by the senior schools.”

Although most children remain at St Peter’s Preparatory School until the end of Year 8, a small proportion moves on at the end of Year 6 and the most popular destination for St Peter’s Year 6 pupils in the last 3 years has been Colyton Grammar School. One of last year’s Year 6 pupils was successful in securing an A list place to Eton in 2020.

The 2017 cohort of St Peter’s Preparatory School’s twenty-seven Year 8 students was offered twenty-three scholarships between them to senior schools including Blundell’s, Exeter School, Millfield, Stover School, Taunton School and Wellington School.

In the last 5 years, pupils at St Peter’s have gone onto the following senior schools: Badminton School; Blundell’s School; Canford; Clifton College; Colyton Grammar School; Exeter School; Exmouth Community College; ISCA; King’s Bruton; King’s College; King’s School; Millfield; Plymouth College; Queen’s College; Sherborne Girls; Sherborne School; Sidmouth College; St Luke’s Science & Sports College; St Peter’s Church of England Aided School; Stover School; Taunton School; The Maynard; Torquay Boys’ Grammar School; Trinity School and Wellington School.

As an independent prep school, we take our duty in advising our parents on which senior schools to consider for their children very seriously. To support parents and Year 8 pupils, we organise a Next Steps Schools’ Exhibition every two years where we invite a large range of senior schools to exhibit. Our next event will take place on 30 April 2019.

The Next Steps Schools’ Exhibition is open to all parents who want to find out more information about senior schools. You do not have to be a St Peter’s parent to attend. This is an opportunity to meet representatives from a range of senior schools who will discuss how their school might suit your child.

Exhibitors typically include Badminton School; Blundell’s School; Canford; Clifton College; Exeter School; King’s Bruton; King’s College; The Maynard School; Millfield; Mount Kelly; Plymouth College; Queen’s College; Sherborne Girls; Sherborne School; Stover School; Taunton School; Trinity School; Truro School; Wellington School; Wells Cathedral School and West Buckland School.

St Peter’s Preparatory School Pupil Destinations and Scholarships 2016-19 (Downloadable PDF)