The Scholars Group was established to encourage pupils to apply for highest achieving secondary schools including those which have entrance exams. Historically, our pupils have only applied for the local secondary schools. While we know our pupils do well wherever they go and these local schools provide an excellent education, we are also aware that some of our pupils would benefit even more from a place at the higher achieving schools. From Y3 to Y6 pupils are taught key skills in PPA that will enhance their ability to do well in these exams and extra tuition is provided in Y5 for those who wish to be part of the scholars group.
In the last two years this has proved very successful with seven pupils gaining a place at the Bluecoat School and several others to Belvedere and St Hilda's on a music entrance. Equally, all those taking part have benefited from the extra tuition and input and this has given a boost to their work in class as well as their aspiration for the future.