We are very proud of the solid foundation we give our pupils before they progress on to the next stage in their education.
Our children consistently receive offers from the most prestigious schools in the local area, including the offer of scholarships and awards.
In 2021, of those who sat entrance examinations for independent senior schools, 100% were successful in securing places at their chosen schools. The competition for places at these schools is fierce with only one place for every 3 pupils sitting the exam in many cases. Their brilliant results demonstrate how effective our online provision was during the recent periods of school closure, ensuring that the children remained on an upward trajectory in their educational journey and were well prepared for their exams.
Our pupils secured a number of scholarships and awards including:
- 2 Academic scholarships
- 1 Sports scholarship
- 1 Drama scholarship
- 1 Drama exhibition
- 1 Art scholarship
Pupils who sat the 11+ examinations achieved a very high pass rate, and one of our pupils is looking forward to taking up a place at John Hampden Grammar School.
This year our children have been offered places at the following schools:
- The Abbey School
- Abingdon School
- Cranford House School
- Headington School
- John Hampden Grammar School
- Leighton Park School
- Pangbourne College
- Queen Ann’s School
- Reading Blue Coat School
- Shiplake College
- St. Helen and St. Katharine’s
Every year, our Headmaster assesses pupils based on a range of criteria and information provided by their teachers and makes a personalised recommendation about the most appropriate next school for them. He works closely with parents to help each child achieve their potential and gain a place at their secondary school of choice. We also support children through this process by offering early morning exam clubs to help prepare for the 11+ test as well as selective examinations and interviews.
Destination Schools for St. Mary's School pupils:
Reading Blue Coat School, Shiplake College and Abingdon School for the boys; and St Helen and St Katharine Independent Girls’ School, Queen Anne’s School, Cranford House and The Abbey School for girls. For those seeking co-education schools, pupils move onto Leighton Park and St Joseph’s College.
Reading Boys, Kendrick Girls’ School and Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School.
State Secondary Schools
Gillotts School, The Piggott.