Our role and responsibilities are to teach your child the National Curriculum and give your children the experience of tests, revision work and completing work within time limits.
We will also provide additional support in Years 5 & 6, however, we will not prepare students for taking exams through tutoring or extra-curricular activities. We believe additional support in this manner should be provided through parents and carers.
In the summer term, the Headteacher will discuss the process with parents and carers of children in Year 4 and 5, so that they are well prepared :
Introduction to Secondary School Transfer
Liaison between Bousfield and secondary schools is an important part of the smooth transition for each child. We have good links with all local secondary schools.
Previous Y6 leavers' destinations:
Preparing for Secondary School
The process of choosing and allocating a place at a secondary school is quite lengthy and it is an anxious time for everyone involved. The transition between primary and secondary is a big one, but we are here to help prepare the children as much as we can in this next phase of their educational journey.
Books for Topics - books recommendations for Year 6 transition
This process starts a whole year before the children actually leave when families attend open days. It is vital to make every effort to visit these schools to see for yourself which one best meets the needs and talents of your child. We positively encourage families starting in Year 5 to visit all the schools too – and to take your child. Since COVID, many schools have posted virtual tours and interviews so you and your child can work from the comforts of your home to take a look.
Historically, Bousfield students move on to private, independent and public schools. A majority will go to a state school, but in previous years we have had over a third of students offered places in the independent sector.
How does the process work
Broadly speaking, visits to schools take place in September to early October, applications must be made by 31 October and results are announced the following March.
The Pan London eAdmissions System has been created by the London Local Authorites to provide a website where parents can easily find details about the schools maintained by the 33 London Local Authorities and Surrey County Council, and complete an application online.
Pan London eAdmissions System
Resources for Parents
We suggest reaching out to parents who have gone through the process as well as conducting your own research. Each child is different and the school should be able to offer support to your child to succeed and set themselves up for success.
To start, you can reasearch the state secondary school website pages from RBKC, and surrounding Boroughs (Hammersmith and Fulham, Wandsworth and Westminster). Each school will have different admission criteria, may specialise in certain areas (e.g., science, art, music) and be single or co-ed. Church-based schools will require supplementary information / forms with potentially different deadlines.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Hammersmith & Fulham
City of Westminster
You can also see the secondary school offers in the local boroughs here:
RBKC & WCC Secondary School Offers
LBHF Secondary School Offers
For those interested in going the independent route, you can find out more information at Independent School Council.
There are also a group of 33 independent schools who are members of the London Fee Assistance Consortium (LFAC) who all offer free and subsidised places to able children whose families may not be able to afford the fees. For more information, you can visit their website.