Leavers’ Destinations

It is with a bittersweet sense of pride, regret and anticipation that we wish our pupils well when they leave Hydesville to embark on the next step in their journey.

It is fitting that our pupils choose a variety of good schools and other exciting avenues when they bid a fond farewell to life at Hydesville.

The majority of our Year 11 children continue their education with A-level studies at grammar, selective independent schools or high performing sixth form colleges. A reflection of the breadth of talents and interests of our mixed ability pupils is that some opt for other routes post 16, for example Sandhurst, for Army officer training; technical apprenticeships; vocational courses or straight into the world of work.

When Year 6 reach the end of their time at our Prep School a significant number choose to make the seamless transition into our own Year 7, forming a brand new year group with children who join us from external primary and preparatory schools. Some others are ready to spread their wings and take up a place at a grammar school following success in the 11 Plus exam.  Some of our successful 11 Plus candidates choose to remain at our Senior School.

What is important to us is that each child, be they 11 or 16-years-old, takes the path that is right for them. Our teachers know the pupils incredibly well and advise parents accordingly. We are happy when we see former Year 6 children grow into confident and successful young people at our own Senior School and similarly when we hear of their continued progress at another school that we knew to be the right fit for them.

Typical destinations for our Year 6 and Year 11 leavers include:

  • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School (Sutton Coldfield)
  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • Hydesville Tower School (Walsall)
  • King Edward VI High School for Girls (Birmingham)
  • King Edward’s School (Birmingham)
  • Queen Mary’s Grammar School (Walsall)
  • Queen Mary’s High School (Walsall)
  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
  • Wolverhampton Girls’ High School

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