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Academic Results/ Leavers Destinations

We are the feeder school to King Edward VI School, Southampton, and the natural transition for many children at KES Prep is to continue their learning at our Senior School. 

At King Edward VI Preparatory School the priority is always to find the best fit for your child and we pride ourselves on working with parents, from Year 5, to find that best fit for their future school.

Children entering King Edward VI School will either receive a Head’s Recommendation to King Edward's, which gives them an automatic entry, or undertake the entrance examination. Over 70% of of Year 6 pupils received a Heads Recommendation for entry to King Edward's in September 2024.

However, despite being the feeder to King Edward VI, this is not the route for everyone and each year a number of children choose to start their exciting journey at another school. 

Our population destination schools for pupils moving on are: Ballard School, Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Canford School, Dauntsey’s School, Embley, Godolphin School, Gregg School, King Edward VI School, Lord Wandsworth College, Mountbatten School, The Pilgrims' School, The Romsey School, Ringwood School, Sherborne School, South Wilts Grammar School, St Swithun’s School and Westgate Secondary School. 

98% of Year 6 pupils were awarded a place at a school they had applied for and five scholarships were awarded across a range of subjects including Sport and Drama.