Academic Results

Entrance exams

Our children undertake assessments each year so that we can continually measure our academic performance. We use a range of nationally recognised tests for reading, spelling, writing, reading comprehension and maths.

A fundamental requirement of a preparatory school is to fully prepare pupils for entrance exams to independent senior schools.

We are proud that all children whose families have wanted them to gain entry to senior independent schools have passed their entrance exams. 

Several children have come on to Warminster School from Springmead and have flourished here, which is testament to the preparatory work and guidance provided by Springmead.

Martin Priestley Headmaster, Warminster School

At Prior Park College we have been delighted to welcome a number of pupils from Springmead. What has always impressed me is how well these boys and girls have been prepared for senior school and I have been delighted to watch their progress in the college. Whilst being very much individuals in their own right, each and every one of the Springmead leavers share common traits of politeness, respect and a joy of learning; attributes we also value highly at the college. Springmead in my opinion to be an excellent preparatory school and the pupils who choose to move onto Prior Park continue to thrive.

David SackettPrior Park College, Bath

In recent years Springmead pupils have been offered places and scholarships at:

  • Monkton Combe Senior School
  • Prior Park College
  • Bruton School for Girls
  • The Royal High Senior School
  • King Edward’s Senior School
  • Millfield School
  • Wells Cathedral School
  • Warminster School

A number of our parents believe that the essential building blocks have been put in place in the primary years at our school and that their children will then thrive in the state sector senior schools. Children have also joined:

  • Kingdown School
  • St Augustine’s Catholic Technology College
  • St Laurence School
  • Beechen Cliff School
  • Writhlington Business & Enterprise School

There has been an amazing difference in Martha’s confidence and inquisitiveness since joining Springmead School. She needed the challenge and you provide that with fantastic support. The balance of support, discipline and nurturing is spot on.

Rachel AtkinsonParent