Life beyond Northbourne Park

Our independent status means that we can prepare pupils for a wide variety of schools and we aim to place the children in the best schools most suited to their individual needs. This is achieved through discussions between staff, parents and pupils.

Children can leave Northbourne at 11 to enter local grammar schools via the Kent Test, but most remain at the school to sit Common Entrance exams to senior independent schools. Several children will also sit for scholarship exams set by the individual senior schools.

We are very proud of the successes of our children over many years. Each year since our foundation we have achieved 100% pass rate in Common Entrance for all our children, many of them gaining scholarships to their senior schools.

In recent years, children leaving Northbourne went to: The Kings School Canterbury, St Edmunds Canterbury, Benenden, Kent College, Ampleforth, Tonbridge, Woldingham, Dover College, Cranbrook and Sir Roger Manwood’s Grammar School. Many of our French and Spanish pupils return to continue their studies in their home country or at the local Lycee Francais or some remain in the English education system.

Click to view the destinations of pupils after Northbourne Park

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