St Ives is a truly independent school and prides itself on preparing its pupils for a wide range of senior schools, both locally and beyond. Typically, these include local popular choices such as Guildford High School, Churcher's College, St Catherine’s, Seaford College, Prior's Field, Cranleigh School, The Royal, Tormead and Aldro. Further afield, girls have gone to Queenswood, Roedean and Sherborne.
Now that we are fully co-educational, we are working very closely with local co-educational and all boys schools so that when our boys are in Year 6 and moving to senior schools (September 2024), we already have the relationships with them.
Senior school scholarships are often awarded to pupils at St Ives and we are always delighted by the positive feedback we receive about our children and how well they are prepared for life at senior school.
"Girls from St Ives are true all rounders. They prove to be an asset to any school they join as they are superbly prepared for senior school". Fiona Boulton, Head Teacher of Guildford High School
"St Ives girls are always a presence in our entrance cohort at 11+. They are very well prepared for this academically selective environment, bring warmth and a strong sense of personal responsibility to their new School, and contribute hugely to our wide extra-curricular programme. They go on hold positions of authority in the School and proceed to some of the top universities in the country. We are proud of our long association with St Ives". Alice Phillips, Headmistress of St Catherine's School