It is our primary concern that our leavers go to the “right school” for them. We believe that we must, as far as is possible, match the school to the child. This issue will be a major topic of discussion at Parents’ Evenings and on other occasions as your child approaches the final primary years.
• The tables show the destination schools of our 11+ leavers over recent years. Most go on to our local independent grammar and public schools.
• Here at Plumtree our intake at 3+ is a mixed ability group, purely based on availability of places. Consequently we have a mixed ability group leaving at 11+. It is therefore necessary to look at the recent 11+ Entrance Examination results year by year, bearing in mind this wide ability range and also the varying size of the year 6 age group.
• It is certainly a professionally rewarding experience to see our leavers performing so well in the various entrance examinations and being awarded scholarships, bursaries and exhibitions; but the width, variety, quality and depth of their primary school education are our major priorities. Our work in creative subjects such as music, art, the performing arts and sport, alongside preparation for the next stage, is crucial in order to give your child a balanced, rounded launch pad to their academic career.
• Preparation for 11+ entrance examinations is matched to the requirements of the various secondary schools.