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Year 6

Moving on from Rowan

Preparation for the 11+

Girls are prepared for a diverse variety of senior schools during their journey at Rowan and there is lots of support provided for parents and guardians in making that choice.  Each Autumn Term, girls from Year 4 upwards are invited to attend a Senior Schools Information evening, held at Rowan Hill with a wide range of senior school representatives in attendance. In Year 5, parents are invited to meet with the Headmistress to discuss and agree a shortlist of schools for girls to apply to. 

We are extremely proud of the way that we prepare our girls for the senior schools’ entrance process and in the care and attention that we apply throughout. This is one of the things that makes Rowan Preparatory School so unique.

The start of Year 6 is used by the girls for revision and consolidation followed by completing a series of practice papers under exam conditions. We also provide role play interview skills, with our Governors asking girls questions on a one-to-one basis to increase their confidence.

Rowan girls move on to a senior school of their choosing, equipped with a love of learning and ready to enjoy the experiences ahead.


Life Skills Programme

After the school offers have been received, early in the Spring Term, the girls’ studies focus on broadening their perspectives and bridging the gap between primary and secondary education. 

The girls enjoy our Life Skills Programme, with activities that include literature workshops, bikeability, Internet safety workshop, a visit from our local MP, a residential week in France and the end of year drama production.

All girls leave Rowan with the values and skills to achieve in life.