Preparing for Senior School 

Our preparations for applications to senior school begin as early as Reception, when children begin to tackle our accelerated  curriculum. 


Taking a long-term approach to setting high expectations means that our children are never subjected to academic ‘hot-housing’, and instead benefit from an incremental approach, building the essential skills and knowledge as they move towards grammar school and scholarship applications.

With pupils exceeding end of year expectations, practice in verbal and non-verbal reasoning from Year 2 upwards and high quality teaching throughout their Buxlow journey, our pupils are well prepared for the rigours of the 11+.

Leavers' Destinations can be viewed using the button below. 

Leavers' Destinations

We’ve outlined the 11+ journey below – this includes reference to academic content, additions to the timetable, but importantly, how we include parents in the process, ensuring that our close-knit, familiar community work together to deliver success for our pupils.

Reception and Year 1

Buxlow Accelerated Curriculum P4C

Year 2

Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning lessons are added to timetables. P4C

Year 3

11+ process begins inside and outside of the classroom. Atom Learning. P4C.

Year 4

Parent meetings commence and support given in deciding the best routes for pupils. Introduction more formal test conditions. Atom Learning. P4C.

Year 5

Exam practice. Development areas targeted and interview preparations. Atom Learning. P4C.

Year 6

The final push! Child specific preparation and support given. Exam practice. Interview practice. Atom Learning. P4C.

Atom Learning: 11+ Exam preparation, sorted.

Tailored exam prep for 7–11 year olds that's effective and fun.