Leavers Destinations

Secondary school destinations

St Joseph’s supports our pupils in their choice of secondary schools, whether they choose to stay in the state / maintained sector, or consider entry to the private / independent sector.

  • Strong core subject delivery: giving them the foundations for secondary school
  • Strong links with schools: we benefit from our proximity and working relationships with schools such as Cedars, Laurels and Trinity (to name a few), whereby our pupils have frequent opportunities to see what these secondary schools offer and to meet their students and staff
  • Free subscription to ATOM Learning: a sophisticated teaching and learning software package used by many preparatory schools and which is incorporated into our homework-setting – ATOM offers English, Maths, Science, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and also gives targeted feedback
  • Interview preparation: All independent senior schools invite students to an interview as part of the admissions process. Through clubs such as debating and by giving our pupils a strong awareness of current events, through history and geography, we can help prepare our pupils to be confident, knowledgeable and articulate
  • Support from our Headteacher:  Mrs Fernandes is always available to parents to discuss the learning journey of their children in private conversations. All data is considered and future options are discussed together.
  • Scholarship preparation: Many of our pupils are awarded scholarships by senior independent schools in Sport, Art, Drama, Music, Academic or as an All-rounder. Our balanced curriculum helps to prepare pupils for these scholarships.

From the academic year 2022, we will be offering internal scholarships for academic, sporting, musical and artistic talents to provide additional time to develop their talents in preparation for these assessments.


St Joseph’s pupils excel and have gained places (including bursaries and scholarships) at some of the most prestigious independent, grammar and maintained secondary schools in London (and beyond)

At the start of Year 6, we invite former pupils to visit the school and speak to parents and pupils about their experience and to offer advice on school choice and any relevant exam, interview or preparation process.

Over the past few years, our pupils have been awarded places from the following schools:


State / Maintained

  • Archbisop Tenison
  • Bishop Thomas Grant
  • Bonus Pastor Catholic College
  • Charter
  • City Heights
  • Coloma Convent Girls
  • Dunraven
  • Elm Green
  • Harris
  • John Fisher
  • Kingsdale
  • La Retraite
  • Norwood
  • Orchard Park High
  • Reigate Grammar
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School
  • Sedgehill
  • St Joseph’s College
  • St Mark’s
  • St Philomena’s
  • Wallington County Grammar
  • Wallington High School for Girls
  • Wilson’s

Private / Independent

  • Alleyns
  • Caterham
  • Cedars
  • City of London
  • Dulwich College
  • James Allen’s Girls
  • King’s College Wimbledon
  • Royal Ballet School
  • Royal Russell
  • Streatham and Clapham GDST
  • Sydenham Girls GDST
  • Trinity
  • Whitgift