Great news! I am delighted to share with you the very impressive results achieved by our current Year 6 girls. This has been an unprecedented year for everyone and we have all had to adapt in a COVID world. We worked closely with senior schools over many Zoom and Team calls to ensure that we would do the very best for the girls as they prepared for their onward journey.
Stormont very quickly put in place their on-line learning with live lessons across the timetable for every child in the school. Staff came together to ensure that their lessons were focussed, effective and enjoyable to keep the pupils’ attention and learning on track. Work was marked and feedback given where needed; parents’ evenings on a screen became the norm, end of term reports were delivered on our Parent Portal and training was put in place for staff and pupils to ensure that we delivered a full and varied curriculum. Adaptation, patience and determination have been seen across the school.
Early on we were asked by some senior schools to host virtual interviews and exams. We rose to the challenge in the lead up to the interviews and exams and arranged for online mock interviews with some of our school governors to give the Year 6 girls a real experience. Careful preparations were put in place with Heads of senior schools to ensure that our girls felt supported. This included offering to use Stormont as a host school for our girls to sit the entrance exams at weekends as well as our staff invigilating exams which helped offer a friendly face during a challenging process.
In some independent secondary schools, a sharp increase in applications was evident even in lockdown and so the competition was tough. There are 20 girls in our Year 6 class and an incredible 35 offers were made by 14 senior schools which is outstanding. There has been a significant increase in offers from Haileybury and Aldenham School this year and a very healthy number of offers from Queenswood School.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that so far 11 Scholarships and Awards have been awarded for academic, music and sport.
Stormont continues to be a non-selective school providing an all-round education giving your daughters the best start in their formative years. Through personalised learning, nurture and very skilled teaching staff our girls thrive and succeed and go on to be exemplary ambassadors of Stormont School. We are very proud of their achievements.
I would like to thank the girls, the parents and the staff for all their hard work and encouragement for what has been a very successful Year 6.
|Abbot’s Hill||East Barnet||QE Girls|
|Bancroft’s||Haileybury||St Albans High|
|Bishop’s Hatfield||Highgate||St Edmund’s College|
|Chancellor’s||Mount House||St Margaret’s|
|Dame Alice Owen||North London Collegiate||Sherrardswood|
A full list of 11+ Offers and Scholarships can be found here.
Miss Louise Martin