It has been a very different year for our current Year 6 girls in this 2020/21 academic year. With the COVID-19 pandemic it has meant drastic changes in they way they have been learning. However, we are confident that after attending interviews and taking exams remotely that offers will flood in for them. We start to prepare the girls from the start of Year 5 with verbal and non-verbal reasoning, math tuition after school as a club and some study days in the holidays and much more. This year we introduced interviews with some of our governors online to give them a real experience and an insight as to how it will feel for real. Stormont School worked closely with the senior schools and we offered our premises when not in lockdown to do online exams and interviews to ease the social distancing. When in lockdown, exams and interviews were organised online with senior staff invigilating.
All our past and present Year 6 girls have always been committed in their preparations for entrance exams and interviews at their chosen senior schools. I am delighted to share with you the impressive results and congratulate the girls for their hard work and dedication to school life; they truly are wonderful Stormont ambassadors. We get regular feedback from the girls and from their schools sharing with us their achievements.
The independent secondary schools have seen a sharp increase in the amount of applications that they receive making competition tough. In 2019/20 there were 22 girls in the Year 6 class and an incredible 45 offers were made by 13 senior schools which is outstanding. There was a significant increase in offers from Queenswood and a very healthy increase in offers from St Albans High School. Many Head Teachers have informed me how impressed they have been with the Stormont girls who had applied to their schools and to personally congratulate Stormont on the calibre of students and their exam results.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that 11 Scholarships were awarded for academic, music and sport in the 2019/20 academic year. Our very skilled teaching staff provide a personalised learning approach and nurture the girls across all years and take great pride in watching them thrive and succeed. I would like to thank the girls, the parents and the staff for all their hard work and encouragement. Offers and scholarships for the 2021/22 academic year will be published when available.
|Abbot’s Hill||East Barnet||QE Girls|
|Bancroft’s||Haileybury||St Albans High|
|Bishop’s Hatfield||Mount House||St Edmund’s College|
|Chancellor’s||North London Collegiate||St Margaret’s|
|Dame Alice Owen||Princess Helena College||Sherrardswood|
A full list of 11+ offers and scholarships can be found here.
Miss Louise Martin