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Destination Schools & Results

At St Christopher’s, we take pride in the fact that our Year 8 pupils move on to Brighton College and a variety of Top Senior Schools in this county and beyond.

The ‘next schools’ process starts in Year 5, when parents are invited to a presentation with the Head and Deputy Head Academic, which details open days, registration and assessment procedures such as the ISEB Pre-Test for the destination schools. Preparation for the Pre-Test begins in classes in Year 5.

The Head and the Deputy Head Academic meet with all Year 5 parents to discuss the best future school for their child.

The majority of senior schools now use the ISEB Pre-Test as their selection criteria for places in Year 9. Pupils can sit one Pre-Test for various schools. Pupils at St Christopher’s Prep sit the Pre-Test in the Michaelmas Term of Year 6.

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 work towards Common Entrance or Academic Scholarship exams. We have a 100% success rate for Common Entrance passes, enabling pupils to gain a place at their choice of senior school.


We prepare our Year 8 pupils for a variety of Scholarships which include:

  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Art
  • Choral
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Sport

In the last 4 years, over 40% of our Year 8s have achieved a scholarship to their chosen Senior School.

Destination Schools

In recent years, pupils from St Christopher’s have moved on to many Top Senior Schools including Brighton College, named School of the Decade by The Sunday Times in 2020:

  • Brighton College
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • Lancing College
  • Bede’s
  • Ardingly College
  • Christ’s Hospital
  • Eastbourne College
  • Harrow School