Our Year 6 pupils are offered places within some of the most prestigious schools in the United Kingdom once they finish their Prep years at Bassett House School.

Our Headmistress and Teachers work in close consultation with each pupil and their families to select schools best suited to their personal needs. With a wealth of experience gained in the educational landscape of London, our expertise and knowledge has supported accurate assessments of our pupils in over 90% of the Senior School offers in the last several years.

As part of the Dukes Education family, Bassett House School pupils also benefit from priority entry into some of London’s best senior schools, including Hampton Court House School, Kneller Hall School and Eaton Square Senior.

Our pupils have received offers to the following schools:

  • University College School
  • City of London Girls
  • St Paul’s Girls
  • Magdalen College School, Oxford
  • St James Girls
  • Latymer Upper
  • Godolphin and Latymer
  • Emanuel
  • South Hampstead High
  • The Harrodian
  • Ibstock Place
  • Francis Holland
  • More House
  • Knightsbridge School
  • Kimbolton
  • Sherborne Girls
  • Notting Hill and Ealing
  • Wetherby

Pathway to senior school – Dukes Education

Our pupils will move onto the school that best suits their attainment and aptitude at 11+ or 13+.  We prepare them for the school that is right for them, and our experienced teachers will help support your child at every step of the way.

It may be that another Dukes school is suitable for your child.  If so, we are happy to advise and recommend them, and one of the benefits of being part of the Dukes Education family is that we can offer priority entrance to your child.

What does priority entry mean?

Priority access means that a pupil at one Dukes school enjoys preferential entry to another, but it is not a guarantee of acceptance. Each school has its own admissions criteria, and an assessment process for entry, and every pupil needs to meet the minimum criteria. A child that meets the eligibility criteria to join another Dukes school moves straight to the front of the queue.  This can take a good deal of uncertainty and stress out of the 11+ process.

Year 5 confirmation

If pupils prefer to continue on to a Dukes senior school, we may be able to confirm acceptance during Year 5, subject to meeting the entry criteria.

Darryl Wideman
House School, Twickenham

Radnor House Twickenham is an independent selective coeducational day school enjoying a stunning location on the banks of the River Thames in Twickenham, where pupils thrive in small classes with a strong focus on individual attention. Life at RHT is shaped by the school’s commitment to providing an active learning environment for limitless minds. Everyone firmly believes that all pupils are capable of great things if effectively taught, motivated and inspired by their school environment.

Dr Adrian Rainbow
Hampton Court House School

Hampton Court House is an independent co-educational school and sixth form. The school is situated in its own private parkland, a 30-to-40-minute drive from central London. At HCH, we lay the foundations of a lifelong love of learning. Children are offered the best of both worlds – they are emotionally supported and encouraged to work hard. The result of being raised at HCH means they will not only do better, they will be better people. All children are prepared for 13+ and while some go on to leading day and boarding schools, most choose to stay with us for their GCSE and A Level years.

Caroline Townsend
Square Senior School

Eaton Square Senior School is a vibrant, popular community where pupils learn not only the skills but also the values that will prepare them for their life beyond senior school. The education at Eaton Square has a traditional British foundation, but a modern and international outlook. The school is located in two historical buildings in central London; Years 7 – 11 are on Piccadilly in a Grade 1 listed building that once housed Ian Fleming, among other notaries, and the Sixth Form which opens in September 2022 will be in a newly renovated Georgian townhouse in Belgravia. Students enjoy access to the Old Actonians sports club facilities.