Pupils enter the Senior Department at 11 years old either directly from the Prep Department or as an external entrant.
During the first two years, all pupils are set according to ability and follow the ISEB syllabi in the key subjects of Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, RS and a Modern Foreign Language. The curriculum in Years 7 and 8 enables pupils to lay down solid foundations for the Year 9 transition year, during which they make their GCSE subject choices with public examinations taken at the end of Year 11.
In addition to the academic subjects, all pupils choose options in the non-core subject, and all pupils enjoy Games and PE in addition to PSHE and Life Skills. Spanish may be chosen in Year 7 as an alternative to French for any new pupils who have not studied a language prior to entry whilst other pupils may choose to study two languages to GCSE level.
To find out more about our academic subjects, please visit our Academic Overview.
We have a limited number of places available in Years 7 and 9 and pupils should register for a Taster Day by contacting our Admissions Team. Early booking is advised.
Please see a link below for our Senior School Prospectus.
The Aquileon Building
The Aquileon Building is a substantial addition to the estate, easing pressure on other parts of the School, and providing the following new facilities:
- six new senior classrooms
- IT Suite
- Two double height Art Rooms
- Photography Department
- Performance Studio for Drama, Dance and the Performing Arts
- Wellbeing Centre
- Tutorial rooms
- new lavatory blocks for senior boys and girls
- staff offices
The Aquileon Building will be keyed into the existing Theatre block where a third laboratory will be established for Biology alongside the new Chemistry Laboratory and leading directly into the Mathematics Department on the first floor.
Alongside developments in Science, Design and Technology and Sports facilities, the Aquileon Building will provide the hub for our rapidly growing Senior School.
Please click on the following link to launch a fly-through video of the proposed new building: