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Supporting a Successful Transition to Secondary School

At Avondale Preparatory School, we place great importance on helping to prepare your child for the move to senior school. As children progress up the school, they are given increasing amounts of responsibility and are encouraged to develop their self-confidence in order to ensure a smooth transition to their senior school of choice.

11+ Studies

We believe that each individual should have the opportunity to be the best they can be. With high expectations for each of our children, they have the best possible chance of reaching their full potential.

In Year 5, we identify those children that have the potential to pass the 11+ examination. The preparation is gradual and supportive, placing our knowledge of the individual child at the heart of the process. These selected children are given specific learning experiences, that dovetail with the 11+ curriculum. It does not involve non-stop cramming and coaching; instead, children are taught to use and apply knowledge and to have well-honed exam technique, through exposure to a variety of practice papers.

We aim to develop happy young people who have the confidence and learning skills to cope with the demands of whichever senior school they move on to.

 88% pass rate*

*based on 2021 results