Transition to Senior School

Transition from the Junior to Senior School

Joining Eltham College Junior School is the start of an exciting journey. We monitor this journey throughout to ensure that each student is ready for the next stage at the Senior School.

As we have spent time getting to know each student individually we know the standard of their work, their attitude to study, their assessment results and their contribution to wider school life and the community. These are the factors we consider when making the decision about each student’s transition to the Eltham College Senior School and as such we do not require students in the Junior School to take an entrance examination.

Therefore, Year 6 is an exciting time for all our students: without the pressure of cramming for entrance exams we run a three-term transition programme of academic, sporting and cultural activities that help prepare them for every aspect of Senior School life. They can collaborate on fascinating Senior School projects, take part in lessons in the Senior School or be taught by Senior School teachers – activities which will make moving to Senior School exciting and less daunting.

Senior School


Latest News

On Monday, 20th May, our school community gathered for the final Very Informal Strings Concert of the year, an event that showcased the talent of our pupils.
Over the weekend, several Eltham College students participated in the Kent Ski Championship held at Chatham Ski Centre.
We are delighted to share the outstanding achievements of our Year 6, 7, and 8 students in the recent UK Maths Trust Junior Mathematical Challenge.
We are proud to celebrate all of our Junior School entries for the Royal Academy of Arts Young Artists’ Summer Show 2024.
We’re delighted to share some exciting news from our Junior School.