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Senior Schools

The role of an excellent prep school is to prepare children for the next stage of their educational journey. 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 into adulthood.

Sunninghill Prep is proud of its reputation for supporting every child in admission to their first choice senior school. This is achieved through regular communication with parents and very close relationships with all of the senior schools locally. Although our pupils leave at the end of  Form 8, the process of selecting their next school begins in Form 6 where we hold discussions with parents as to the range of schools available and more specifically to identify the right fit of secondary school for their child. 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 below.

Leavers’ Destinations

We have strong links with the following schools and children consistently secure places at the school of their choice:

Independent Schools

State Schools

Throughout their time with us at Sunninghill, we encourage our pupils to follow our 4 key values – to be courageous, creative, compassionate and committed. All of these values lead our children to be more confident as they move onto their senior schools in Year 9.