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Senior schools

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

Destination 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019  2018 2017 
Guildford High School 22%     11% 33% 22% 25%
St Catherine's School, Bramley           14% 7% 22%    11%  
Seaford College 11% 7%   11%     6%
Prior's Field School 11% 21% 33% 33% 22%  11%  38%
Tormead School 11% 7%       11% 6%
King Edward's School   14% 7%        
St George's Ascot           11%  
Frensham Heights           22% 6%
St Edmund's Hindhead   7%          
Churcher's College   14% 7%   22%   6%
Bedales   7%         6%
Woolmer Hill School     7% 11%      
Midhurst Rother College           11%  
Bohunt 44% 7% 20% 11% 11%   6%
Reigate Grammar School     7%   11%    
Aldro     7%        
Dollar Academy     7%        


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