Scholarships, Results and Destinations
Some of the best senior schools in the country, in both the independent and maintained sector, lie within comfortable travelling distance of St. Helen’s College. Our Year 6 leavers go on to attend a wide range of excellent schools and the distribution changes from year to year.
Scholarships and Exhibitions
St. Helen’s College pupils have a strong record of achieving scholarships and exhibitions to some of the best local independent senior schools. Our 2020 leavers were awarded fifteen scholarships, including academic, musical and sports.
11+ Results and Destination Schools
We prepare pupils carefully for their transfer at 11+ to senior schools. The Head meets with parents regularly from Year 4 onwards to discuss senior school choices and to offer advice and guidance, and we provide an excellent programme of examination materials, exam practice and interview master classes and practice. Senior school Heads visit to speak with parents and pupils as part of the preparation process.
Many pupils sit independent school examinations and interviews, and many sit the national 11+ exams. Of the pupils who apply for the 11+ for grammar school entry our pass rate is high:
2021 - 79%
2020 - 77%
The average pass rate for the preceding 3 years was 69%. Pass marks for the 11+ vary. In some schools, approximately 30% of pupils reach the standard required for a grammar school place, whereas in others, just 3% are successful. We are exceptionally proud of our pass rate record.
The destinations of the 2020 and 2021 leavers, with numbers of pupils attending each school shown in brackets, is given below. An asterisk denotes a scholarship award.
Haberdashers Aske’s School for Girls
Haberdashers Aske’s School for Boys (2)
John Lyon School (5)
Lady Eleanor Holles
Merchant Taylor’s School
North London Collegiate School *
Northwood College * * * * *
Notting Hill and Ealing
Royal Masonic School (6) *
St. Helen’s School * * *
Wycombe Abbey *
Scholarships were also awarded at the following schools:
St. Paul’s School for Girls
Beaconsfield High School for Girls (5)
Burnham Grammar School
Dr. Challoner’s for Boys (3)
Dr. Challoner's for Girls (2)
John Hampden Grammar (3)
Langley Grammar (7)
Royal Grammar School for Boys (8)
St. Bernard’s Grammar School
Watford Grammar School for Boys (2)
Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls
St Joan of Arc
Swakeleys School for Girls (3)
Waddesdon C of E School