As one of the premier prep schools in London, we find the best in each child, helping them to develop their own unique talents. As a result, we have high hopes and ambitions for our Year 6s to continue their education at the UK’s best day and boarding schools, much like our fellow Dukes Education prep schools.
Priority entry & Kneller Hall
Dukes Priority Entry System
Our pupils move on to the school that best suits their attainment and aptitude at 11+. We prepare them for the school that is right for them, and our experienced teachers help support your child at every step of the way. It may be that another Dukes school is suitable for your child. If so, we are happy to advise and recommend them, and one of the benefits of being part of the Dukes Education family is that we can offer priority entrance to your child.
What does priority entry mean?
Priority access means that a pupil at one Dukes school enjoys preferential entry to another, but it is not a guarantee of acceptance. Each school has its own admissions criteria, and an assessment process for entry, and every pupil needs to meet the minimum criteria. A child who meets the eligibility criteria to join another Dukes school moves straight to the front of the queue. This can take a good deal of uncertainty and stress out of the 11+.
Year 5 confirmation
If pupils prefer to continue on to a Dukes senior school, we may be able to confirm acceptance during Year 5, subject to meeting the entry criteria.