Year 6 children at Banstead Prep School are celebrating outstanding 11+ exam successes.  As the first pupils to transfer to senior school from the brand new prep school at the end of this academic year, they’ve set an exceptional standard for the children who will follow them.

This first cohort consists of only 22 pupils, but between them they have achieved an impressive 51 offers of places at 17 prestigious independent senior schools and grammar schools.  Seven scholarships for academic achievement or talent in Sport, Art or Music were also awarded to Banstead Prep pupils.

The highest number of offers came from Epsom College, Caterham School, Reigate Grammar School, St John’s School, Leatherhead, Dunottar School and Ewell Castle.  Other local schools competing for talented girls and boys from Banstead Prep included Croydon High School, Trinity, Whitgift and Kingswood House, and offers were also forthcoming from schools slightly further afield including Hampton School, Kingston Grammar School and Worth School.

Miss Vicky Ellis, Headteacher said: “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the remarkable success of our Year 6 pupils this year.  They have all have worked very hard to realise their individual goals, and I am confident that each of them will continue to achieve great things as they continue their education.   Perhaps even more importantly, I know that they have been able to gain entrance to schools where they will be happy.

“Banstead Prep isn’t a feeder for any particular senior school, rather we work to help parents identify aspirational but realistic school choices and we prepare the children through broad curriculum teaching within the normal school timetable.”

To learn more about Banstead Prep School please visit us on our next Open Morning.