During a year where everyone in education has had a challenging time, those pupils at a stage of transition in their education have probably felt it more than most. Which is why we are so incredibly proud of our Year 6 girls for once again securing places at some of London and Hertfordshire’s top independent and selective state schools.
Overall, 7 scholarships were awarded across music, academic and technological aptitude. This reflects Lyonsdown’s holistic education – affording girls the opportunity to thrive and succeed regardless of their particular aptitudes, interests or personality.
Preparation for 11+ begins from Year 3, where parents and girls meet with our specialist teachers in sport, art and music to discuss which schools offer scholarships in these subjects. This is just the start of our Future Schools programme, which builds year on year.
Inside and outside of the classroom, girls develop the academic, personal and social skills to thrive in senior school. Performances, drama, presentations and other opportunities for public speaking result in our girls being articulate and engaging at interview. Knowledge of current affairs and topical debate are supported by initiatives such as the “What’s going on in the World?” board in the Year 6 classroom.
Year 6 have an exciting final half term ahead at Lyonsdown, rehearsing for their end of year production and looking forward to a trip to the Isle of Wight. “They will have a lot of fun,“ commented Lyonsdown’s Head, Mrs Stanton-Tonner, “and these experiences will set them in good stead for the next part of their educational adventure.”
We look forward to keeping in touch with our alumni to hear how they get on as their journey continues.