Next schools

On their last day with us, our Year 6 pupils wear the uniform of their future schools – and a rainbow of colours fills assembly.

Almost everyone gets into their first choice. It’s a range as diverse as the children themselves, covering both independent and maintained sectors. We have strong links with all the best options in the region and if you’re interested in a school we know less about, the head does her best to make a personal visit and find out more.

Of course, now that we’re part of the Stephen Perse Foundation – and now it’s opening up to boys as well as girls – we can offer a natural route into senior education. Our children will already be used to going there for joint activities, trips and projects and will have friends waiting for them. Equally, the Cambridge staff will already know them and have insights into their challenges and potential.

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We’re not the only ones who think our pupils are brilliant – every year they are offered scholarships and awards by their new senior schools. We encourage children in Year 6 to apply and help them through the process.


Destinations and awards

Recent destinations include:


• Bishop’s Stortford College
• Culford – Sports scholarship
• Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School – Academic scholarship
• St Mary’s, Colchester
• The Perse – Academic scholarship
• The Leys
• Felsted – Mary Skills Award for Sport and Mary Skills Award for Music and Performing Arts
• Framlingham College
• Ipswich High School for Girls
• King’s Ely
• Joyce Franklin
• Linton Village College


• Queenswood, Hatfield
• St Mary’s – Drama scholarship
• Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School – Academic scholarship
• Stoke College
• The Perse – Academic scholarship
• The Leys
• Felsted – Academic scholarship and Mary Skills Award for Sport
• Oundle
• Tudor Hall – Academic scholarship
• Oakhill College, Lancashire
• King’s Ely
• Friends – Art scholarship
• Joyce Franklin
• Linton Village College
• Invicta Grammar School, Kent