Senior School Preparation

‘Crossing the road’

Preparation to cross the road into Tormead Senior School begins when the girls join us either in Pre-Prep or Prep school.


We expect that our girls will make the move seamlessly ‘over the road’.

There is no 11+ assessment for our girls as her progress is tracked through rigorous testing during her time at Tormead Pre- Prep and Prep School. GL Assessments, CAT 4 tests and internal Tormead examinations will indicate whether your daughter will flourish academically in the Senior School.  

For our girls who are eligible to apply for academic, music, sport and art scholarships a scholar’s assessment and interview will take place in January. 

The girls have an opportunity to meet with their Senior School Form teacher and new classmates on ‘Move Up Day’ in the term before starting Year 7.

Crossing the road programme

During Year 5, our unique ‘crossing the road’ programme further prepares students for the move to Tormead Senior School. The programme enhances both confidence and familiarity with the Senior School, whilst instilling a sense of excitement and aspiration in the next stage of the educational journey.

We achieve this by exposing students to a wide range of enriching, Senior School based (and led), activities, taster lessons and events. Some examples from the 2022 programme include:

  • Art – Alien beings
  • Biology – Dissection Club
  • Chemistry – Colour in Chemistry
  • Classics – Greek
  • Computer Science – Weird ways to count
  • Design & Technology – Small design & make project
  • Drama – Trinity Arts Awards & Y8/9 Production
  • Food & Nutrition – Rainbow Wraps
  • History – Can you identify the spy?
  • Mathematics – Mathematical treasure hunt
  • Modern Foreign Languages – Tour de France
  • Music – Vocal workshop
  • Physical Education – Team building in Sport
  • Physics – Light & colour
  • Economics – Money, money, money
  • Library – Bibliomaniacs