☰ Preparing our Pupils

Preparing our Pupils

At Norfolk House, we place great importance on helping to prepare your child for the move to senior school.

As children progress up the school, they are given increasing amounts of responsibility and encouraged to develop their self-confidence in order to ensure a smooth transition to senior schools. We sustain our emphasis on breadth and balance, ensuring that children enjoy their learning, whilst being mindful of the necessity to prepare them for the important senior school entrance exams they take in Year 6.

The preparation towards 11+ is gradual and supportive, placing our knowledge of the individual child at the heart of the process. It does not involve non-stop cramming and coaching; instead, children are taught the ability to use and apply knowledge and to have well-honed exam technique through exposure to a variety of practice papers. We aim to develop happy young people who have the confidence and learning skills to cope with the demands of whichever senior school they move on to.

The choice of senior school is taken very seriously by Norfolk House, and teachers will meet with parents personally to discuss this important next step, considering all aspects of potential schools from academic achievement to size, location and culture.

Click below to download our 11+ preparation timeline.

"I was lucky enough to send my two sons to Norfolk House school. They are very different boys but they both thrived at the school. It is a small, kind, caring, nurturing community that brings out the very best in your children. It was lovely to watch them growing in confidence and resilience over the 5-7 years they spent there.  My eldest is now at QE boys school and my youngest will be starting Latymer Grammar school in September. I feel so sad that we will soon be leaving this little community but feel fortunate that my family were part of it."

Rhian Kotwinski

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