Preparing for the
next stage

Well before your child completes Preparatory School, she’ll start looking forward to - and preparing for - the move up to Senior School. New friends, new challenges, new opportunities. All in familiar surroundings if she remains at EHS.

Preparing for the next step

To help her get ready, we organise a range of activities. Starting in Year 4, alongside the curriculum, your daughter will attend ‘taster’ lessons in our Senior School, including Science, languages, art, and Classics, and gain practice in taking exams and in non-verbal and verbal reasoning. In Year 5, she’ll spend a whole morning in our Senior School, and we arrange regular catch-ups, where girls can ask any questions about moving up.

We are also very experienced in preparing and supporting girls in gaining places at other senior schools. For example, in Year 6, they can attend a special Induction Day at their chosen schools, giving them the chance to spend time with their new classmates and teachers. However, we are delighted when girls decide to stay with us to continue their schooling. Once they’ve become part of the EHS family, remaining here for Year 7 and beyond puts them in a favourable position when progressing to higher education.

Destination of Year 6 Leavers

We are delighted to be able to send girls leaving from Year 6 to a broad range of schools:

•    Edgbaston High School
•    KEHS
•    KE Camp Hill
•    KE Five Ways
•    KE Handsworth
•    Sutton Coldfield Grammar
•    Wolverhampton Grammar
•    A number of schools overseas

Preparatory Headlines

Cycling to Confidence

17 May 2024: Year 6 students actively engaged in Bikeability this week, as part of their enrichment programme. They honed their cycling skills within the safety of our...

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A Musical Teatime Treat

17 May 2024: We ended last week with a most enjoyable teatime concert from soloists in Years 3 and 4. For the first time for Prep girls this was held in the Hexagon which...

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Reception Mystery Writing

17 May 2024: A strange package arrived in Reception on Tuesday morning. A box was delivered and placed outside one of the classrooms and when we opened it up, we discovered...

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Taster Day Showcases Reception

17 May 2024: Next week the school will hold a Reception Taster day for any parents interested in finding out more about the opportunities on offer in our Westbourne Pre-Prep...

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