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Destination Schools

Despite being an all-embracing school, pupils consistently gain entry to a wide range of prestigious senior schools. In 2022 our Form VI pupils went on to 20 different senior schools across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, including Churcher’s College, Duke of Kent School, Frensham Heights, Guildford High School, King Edward’s Witley, Prior’s Field, Reigate Grammar School, The Royal Grammar School, St Edmund’s, Tormead and Charterhouse (* from 2024).

For a list of our most recent senior school places and scholarships please visit our Academic Results page. 

Senior Schools to which Longacre pupils have progressed over the past five years include:

  • Broadwater School 
  • Christ’s Hospital
  • Churcher’s College
  • Cranleigh Prep School
  • Duke of Kent School
  • Epsom College 
  • Frensham Heights 
  • George Abbot School 
  • Glebelands School
  • Guildford County School 
  • Guildford High School 
  • JFK International School, Switzerland
  • King Edward’s, Witley 
  • Kingswood House
  • Lord Wandsworth College
  • Manor House School
  • Moon Hall College 
  • More House School 
  • Prior’s Field School
  • Reigate Grammar School 
  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford 
  • Salesian College 
  • Seaford College 
  • St Catherine’s School, Bramley 
  • St Edmund’s School 
  • St John’s, Leatherhead 
  • St Peter’s Catholic School
  • St Teresa’s School, Effingham 
  • The King’s School, Macclesfield
  • The Royal School 
  • Tormead 
  • Winchester College 
  • Worth School
  • Wrekin College, Wellington 

Senior School Preparation

At Longacre we focus on preparing children effectively for senior school examinations and life at senior school. This is undertaken over a period of four years; there is no cramming or factual regurgitation and examination preparation does not drive the curriculum agenda; the children enjoy the journey as much as the arrival.

Our pupils practise Maths, Verbal Reasoning and English papers under exam conditions to familiarise themselves with working under pressurised conditions and refining their exam techniques. They also examine past papers to determine the most appropriate approaches. Pupils sit practice papers and the papers are analysed individually with the child and targets are set in order to develop knowledge, understanding and technique.

Pupils are also interviewed by the Head and a member of the Board of Governors to prepare them for the interview process. They learn to make eye contact, answer complex and challenging questions and talk freely with an adult in a formal environment.

The school works collaboratively and transparently with parents to secure the first choice of senior school and we are successful in achieving this year after year. Longacre has a distinct advantage as we have no obligation to feed any one senior school and as such we can help parents find the right senior education for the individual child.

Excellent relations are maintained with a wide variety of senior schools both in the local vicinity and further afield, both co-educational and single-sex, academic or of a more diverse intake.

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