Many children join the Foundation by coming to Warwick Prep and stay right through to the completion of their A Levels. Boys and girls leave us at different points in their time at Warwick Prep and the following outlines how this works in detail.
Entry for boys from Warwick Preparatory School at the end of Year 2 to Warwick Junior School is not automatic. However, since they are already in the Foundation, Warwick Prep boys do not take the external entrance assessment during Year 2. A place will be offered at Warwick Junior School if, in the opinion of the Headmistress of Warwick Prep in consultation with Mr Hymer, Head Master of Warwick Junior School, the boy is deemed to have reached the necessary entry standard and to have reached an acceptable standard of behaviour and social interaction. In the great majority of cases, boys from Warwick Prep are offered places at Warwick Junior School in this way.
It is sometimes the case that boys are offered places on condition that curriculum support lessons are provided on arrival in Year 3. These continue for as long as Mr Hymer deems necessary in order to allow the boy to access the curriculum effectively and confidently.
On rare occasions the Headmistress of Warwick Prep may inform parents (usually during Year 1) that she believes that their son is unlikely to flourish in the particular environment provided by Warwick Junior School as he has not reached an acceptable standard of academic attainment, behaviour and/or social interaction. Options for alternative schools will be discussed at this point. If parents remain keen that their son goes to Warwick Junior School, he will be offered one year there in the first instance and this will be reviewed with parents by Mr Hymer during the course of that year.
In both 2014 and 2015, 100% of our Year 2 boys moved on to Warwick Junior School.
Please note that it is still necessary for parents to register their son for entrance to Warwick Junior School during the autumn term of Lower Two. Please note further that all boys from Warwick Junior School have to sit the entrance exam during Year 6 to enter Warwick School. However, the success rate in this exam is extremely high.
Entry for all girls to King's High School at 11+ is not automatic and girls at Warwick Prep are required to take King's High's entrance assessment in the normal way. There are scheduled opportunities for discussions about secondary options between school and parents, notably in the year prior to the entrance examination, but can be arranged at any time.
The success rate in the entrance exams is extremely high and normally around 75% of Warwick Prep girls ultimately move on to King's High School, several with Academic, Music, Art, Sports and Drama scholarships and awards.
Please note that it is necessary for parents to register their daughter for entrance to King's High School early in Upper Two (Year 6).