Entrance Examinations and Scholarships for Independent Senior Schools at 13+
We believe that it is important to offer the boys and their parents a wide range of choices at 13, and therefore the boys sit entrance exams for a variety of independent senior schools, both boarding and day. The 13+ Independent Schools Examination Board Syllabus is incorporated into our Year 6, 7 and 8 curricula and this equips the boys for any of the entrance examinations set by the senior school of their choice. Boys may also undertake scholarship examinations and we are proud of the boys’ recent successes in academic, sport, music, art, drama, technology and general scholarships.
In the academic year 2019–2020, the following scholarships were awarded as follows:
All Rounder Scholarship to Magdalen College
Art Scholarship to Haileybury
Music Scholarship to Haileybury
Sports Scholarship to Berkhamsted School
Sports Scholarship to The Oratory School
Sports Scholarship to Thorpe House
Swimming Scholarship to Harrow
Buckinghamshire County 11+ Examinations
Although the majority of pupils remain at Davenies until the end of Year 8 before entering senior independent schools, Year 6 pupils may sit the Buckinghamshire County 11+ examinations in Verbal, Mathematical and Non-Verbal Reasoning for entry into the local state grammar schools, including Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, John Hampden Grammar School and Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. Our 11+ results compare extremely favourably with the County-wide pass rate of 31%. In 2019–2020 our boys achieved a qualification rate of 44%.