Common Entrance and Scholarships

Entry to Senior Schools

2013-2014 was a spectacular and record-breaking year for Feltonfleet School with our best ever Common Entrance results. All our Year 8 leavers secured places to their first choice senior school and 16 Senior School Scholarships were awarded to our pupils.

Pupils move on from Feltonfleet to a wide variety of senior schools, including all the local co-educational and single sex, day and boarding independent schools, as well as the major schools further afield. The Headmaster, in consultation with staff, will work closely with parents to ensure the best choice of senior school is made to suit each individual child.

The majority of our pupils leave us at the end of Year 8 via Common Entrance examinations. These are a set of examinations which are centrally set, but which are marked by the individual schools to which pupils have applied, with each senior school setting its own pass mark which pupils must achieve to gain entry. The full range of subjects is examined, including English, Maths, Science, French, History, Geography, RS and optional Latin or Spanish. Feltonfleet has an excellent record in external exams, and routinely gains entry for every pupil to their first choice of senior school.

Senior School Academic Scholarships

Several Year 8 pupils each year sit academic scholarships to their chosen senior schools, and these children will receive all the preparation necessary to tackle these particularly demanding academic papers.

Senior School Non-Academic Scholarships

In addition to academic scholarships, all senior schools offer scholarships in several non-academic areas, which might include Music, Drama, Art, Dance, Design Technology or Sport. They may also offer an ‘All-Rounder’ award, for a child who demonstrates ability in a combination of disciplines. Pupils attempting an award will visit the senior school on an alloted day and be assessed for their ability and performance in their chosen area of strength. Senior schools set their own criteria for these awards, and they will request a written report or CV from the child’s prep school to augment the child’s scholarship performance on the day. Feltonfleet pupils have proved themselves hugely effective at garnering scholarships in recent years, winning 16 awards in 2015, 22 in 2015 and most recently 19 awards to top schools.

Senior School Scholarships won by Feltonfleet pupils can be found by clicking here.


During the Summer Term of Year 7, the Headmaster will write to parents of pupils who have been recommended to aim for a scholarship to their chosen senior school by Subject Leaders, and will outline the process.

Feltonfleet Scholarships

Scholarships awarded starting in Year 7

A small number of internal scholarships are awarded to children demonstrating particular promise in academic areas, art, dance, design technology, drama, music or sport. 
These scholarships are given annually from Year 7 upwards to those children who, on the recommendation of Subject Leaders, have consistently shown unusual ability and application.  Scholarships will vary in value and number and can be awarded at any stage, but the dual aims are to recognise outstanding potential and to encourage future development in Years 7 and 8.  Children will be continually assessed by the Subject Leaders for their eligibility for these scholarships, which can be awarded at any stage during Year 7 and 8.

All award-holders will be expected to develop their talents to the full and to be outstanding role models during their remaining years at Feltonfleet.