Year 7 Entry to Holmewood House
The overwhelming majority of parents choose Holmewood House because of the strong 13+ ethos which prepares pupils for entry to the top Public Schools in the country. These parents want to know that their children will remain in a strong year group all the way through their Prep school years rather than finding that the core of the year group departs at 11+. This said, a small number of pupils do leave at 11+ either to the Kent Grammar schools or to local day independent schools but the vast majority do stay at Holmewood.
As a result we are able to admit a number of pupils into the senior part of the school for Years 7 and 8, where all pupils follow the two year Common Entrance programme of study, which is the standard entrance examination route to the senior independent schools. Roughly two thirds of the pupils will sit the Common Entrance exams, while one third of the year group prepares for highly competitive Scholarship exams to these schools. Awards can be gained for outstanding academic ability as well as for music, sport, art, and drama and design technology. Children can also sit the 13+ entrance test to Cranbrook school.
Pupils who join Holmewood at 11+ might do so from local Prep Schools which stop at the end of Year 6 or from schools who do not experience the same retention of pupils up to 13. Others might join from local state Primary schools, from London day schools or from abroad with the purpose of gaining places at for example, the likes of Tonbridge, Benenden, Sevenoaks, Brighton College, King’s Canterbury or Eastbourne College. Some pupils might have attempted the Kent 11+ but narrowly missed out and seek a route either into the private sector or into the Kent 13+ Grammar School in Cranbrook,
If you would like more information about admissions at 11+ into Year 7 please contact the Registrar, Mrs Connie Cherrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01892 860006.
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