Our girls are always highly successful in their 11+ exams and transfer to some of the best independent and state senior schools in London and beyond, often with academic or music scholarships.
We work closely with each family to draw up a shortlist of schools where their daughter will continue to thrive in the next stage of her education. Our record of getting girls into their first choice school is unrivalled.
We are not feeders for any particular school; we are fortunate to be in an area with many excellent senior schools and we know them well. It follows that our leavers’ destination lists are longer and more varied year to year than some other primary schools’. If your daughter thrives in a highly selective academic school, she will get there from here, while if she responds better to a different environment, we will prepare her for the right school for her. The schools all have their own entrance requirements (though some are grouped into a consortium for exam purposes) and we advise parents and support them through the process. We prepare the girls for the particular exams and interviews they will be facing and they go in confident and secure.
You may have heard that the 11+ is stressful. It is not stressful at The Cavendish School. Our girls continue with all their extracurricular activities (rather than focusing only on maths and English past papers) as this gives them a richer, healthier, happier time and in fact is excellent preparation. Senior schools frequently remark on how well our girls present in interview with natural enthusiasm, social awareness and good humour.
You can see the last few years’ results below, but, broadly, the bulk of our offers tend to come from the following schools:
- Camden School for Girls
- City of London School for Girls
- Francis Holland
- Queen’s College
- South Hampstead
In addition, some girls go to St Paul’s Girls’ School, North London Collegiate, boarding schools, French or German schools, music or drama schools or schools abroad.