A stepping stone to success
We are always aware that the step up to senior school, and particularly to one that is home to a large number of boys, can seem like a big leap from your son’s familiar junior school environment. Year 6 however is a great opportunity for boys to start at the Grammar School and build foundations and familiarity, before moving up to senior school. Year 12 mentors visit the Year 6 form time every two weeks and boys benefit from time to take a few small steps rather than one big leap.
Year 6 have their own classroom area but are exposed to everything the School offers in Sports, Drama, Art, Science, Assemblies, Dining, Clubs and Trips. Lessons in Science, Music, Computing and Art are held with subject specialists in subject departments. In Music, all pupils select an instrument and enjoy a band practice each week which culminates in a performance at the end of the academic year.
Boys also have access to many lunchtime clubs. Popular clubs are; History Club, Beekeeping, Mini Beasts, Debating, Computing, Swimming and Basketball.
There are occasions when they mix with Year 7’s and they get used to navigating the campus, they make friends and connections, and soon feel very much part of our mutually supportive community.
If you would like to learn more about how your son could thrive in Year 6 at the Grammar School, please click here to arrange a mutually convenient chat or visit
"The Year 6 set-up is great. It really felt like the boys will have a strong foundation to ground them before launching into the big school."