What are the options for pupils after Sunninghill Prep School?

As a Dorset prep school, we see ourselves as part of a community of independent and high quality local schools in the county and part of a learning journey that leads to adulthood.

Nearly all our pupils stay with us until the end of Year 8 where all pupils will sit Common Entrance exams. Sunninghill is a Dorset prep school and is very much part of the wider academic community in the county. From Sunninghill, our pupils join local independent schools such as Canford, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Leweston, Sherborne and Milton Abbey. There is also a significant proportion of the each cohort who go to The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester.

For many years we have maintained an enviable record of always helping each pupil achieve entry to their first choice school.

The process of selecting your next school begins in Year 6 where we hold discussions with parents as to the range of schools available and more specifically which school might be the best match to a particular pupil. Staff at the school are on hand to support pupils and parents every step of the way.

Each year a number of children sit scholarships to some of the schools mentioned. In 2016 we achieved our best scholarship results with four pupils gaining significant awards.