Leavers’ Destination Schools

One of our greatest responsibilities as a prep school is to ensure that our pupils move on to a destination senior school that suits them best.  

We are proud of the wide range of senior schools that our leavers go on to, each suited to the pupil, with many achieving music, sport, drama, art or design technology scholarships at 11 and 13. The tables below show the destinations of our Year 8 leavers in 2023.

2023 Leavers’ Destinations

Day SchoolsNumbers 1BoardingNumbers 2
Emanuel2Brighton College1
KCS Wimbledon2Eton1
Kneller Hall1Marlborough1
Reed's6St Edward's1
RGS Guildford1Tonbridge1
St Paul's8Wellington1

2023 Leavers’ Awards

CranleighSports Exhibition
HamptonAcademic Scholarship
Reed'sMusic Exhibition
Reed'sSports Exhibition
St Edward'sDrama Scholarship
St Paul'sJohn Colet Academic Scholarship
St Paul'sFoundation Academic Scholarship

Every year pupils from King’s House are prepared for and move on to an impressive range of senior schools: day, boarding, highly academic, all round, co-ed and single sex. We work closely with each family to decide which school will be the most appropriate for the next stage of their educational journey.

11+ Leavers’ Awards

In 2023, there were also many offers of scholarships to pupils at 11+. Whilst many of these boys will stay until 13+, they did extremely well during the application process, and the awards included:

  • Academic Scholarship to Brighton College
  • Herbert Rogers Academic Scholarship to KCS Wimbledon
  • Arthur Cayley Academic Scholarship to KCS Wimbledon
  • Honorary Sports Scholarship to Kew House
  • Sports Scholarship to Kingston Grammar School
  • Academic, Music and Sports Scholarships to Reed’s
  • Sports Exhibition to Emanuel

The success that our boys enjoy in relation to senior school transition comes from the good relationship we enjoy with their parents from the start. We are always very transparent in letting them know where their son sits academically, giving them a realistic and accurate representation of what will be possible. Naturally we offer academic guidance on next stage schools, but also pastoral guidance and insight into the pastoral side of the school.

Mark Turner


Senior Schools Process

We take the time to understand your views and aspirations for your child’s future education. Whether your child leaves us at 11 for London day schools or 13, we actively engage with you throughout the process of senior school selection and entrance exams to provide continuing, detailed support and guidance. This starts in Year 4 when we give a comprehensive talk about the senior school application process.

In Year 5, we meet all parents individually to discuss exam results and assessments in order to help you decide on the schools that are best suited to your child. By this stage of your child’s educational journey, our teachers will have taught them from the age of 4 (and in many cases from the age of 3). We will know them well both academically and as an individual, tracking their personal development and understanding what sort of child they are.

We have forged strong relationships with the key staff of the leading senior schools so we know these schools well and what sort of child thrives there. Our objective is to work with you to match your child with the right senior school in the knowledge that they will be happy there and flourish.

We will also encourage pupils to apply for scholarships in their areas of interest, as appropriate.

I feel very reassured that Mr Turner and his team are on top of the transition to senior school. They have good relationships with an impressive range of senior schools.

Former Parent

We are very excited that our son will attend his first choice school! We know this result can’t be achieved without the great supports and guidance from KHS. We’d like to express our sincere gratitude for your kind advice and special attention you’ve paid to our son.

Year 8 Parent