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Brabyns Preparatory School

Here at Brabyns, our staff provide a range of support and guidance for parents and children in choosing the right Senior School for their needs. We prepare children for moving on to a wide variety of secondary schools.

As an Independent School we are very mindful of, but not restricted by, the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is personally structured and, in the later years, there is a clear focus placed on the requirements of the Independent and State Schools entrance requirements and preparation. The curriculum remains broad and balanced with a continued emphasis on creativity, questioning, and independent thinking.

Our Year 5 and 6 children benefit from the support of two teachers for up to 5 lessons a week, to help prepare them for entrance exams and to give them additional individual attention whilst still encouraging independence. We work closely with parents to ensure a smooth as possible transition to their chosen Senior School.

Prior to the 11+ exams, we offer advice and support to both children and parents, in a number of ways.

We will publish Senior School Open Days, examination dates and contact details as they become available.

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Timeline for Senior School Application and Entry

Year 5

March - July

Two teaches for 5 lessons a week in Maths, English & Reasoning

Pre School Maths Club for invited children

Increased focus on Reasoning


GL Assessments take place – scores used for the child’s reference to their Senior School

Parent Consultations take place, including discussion re Senior Schools

Year 6

September - February

Two teachers for 5 lessons a week in Maths, English & Reasoning

Pre School Maths Club for invited children

Continuous Preparation for Independent entrance exams

31 October

Closing date for State Secondary School preference forms – see


Deadline for Independent Senior School Applications – dates vary and we will publish as they become available


Mock Examinations


Mock Interviews with Mrs McKenna

Independent School Examinations take place


Offer of places - State Schools on 1st, Intendent Schools - usually the start of the month,

March – July

Preparation for the transition to Senior School

Including Life Skills lessons, visits to Senior Schools, PSHCE lessons covering the transition.

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