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Senior School Links

Most children leave Perrott Hill at the end of Year 8 (aged 13) and choosing the next school for your child is an extremely important decision.  Tim Butcher, the Headmaster, actively encourages parents to discuss selection of senior schools with him.

After this discussion, parents should look at a number of senior schools, preferably arranging a personal tour and meeting the Headmaster/ Headmistress. If parents are considering a popular school they must register their child early as lists for certain years close quickly. Some schools now run pre-Common Entrance tests when the child is 11 years old.   Other schools are slightly more relaxed and flexible.  It is hoped that a school will have been decided upon by the time the child is in Year 7 as this allows for greater preparation for each individual child. A pupil will take Common Entrance exams to one school in June of Year 8.

In the last two years the sixty-two children leaving school at the end of Year 8 have secured thirty-two awards to senior schools, with scholarships being awarded for academic, artistic, sporting, dramatic, musical, equine and all-round ability.  

In the last 8 years all pupils have passed their Common Entrance examinations to the school of their first choice, moving on to the following independent schools: Blundell's, Bruton School for Girls, Bryanston, Canford, Cheltenham Ladies College, Chilton Cantello, Clifton College, Dauntsey's, Downe House, Downside, Eton College, Godolphin, King's College Taunton, King's School Bruton, Loretto, Marlborough College, Millfield, Milton Abbey, Pangbourne, Prior Park, Queen's Taunton, Queenswood, Sherborne Boys, Sherborne Girls, St Antony's Leweston, St Mary's Ascot, St Paul's School, St Swithun's, Taunton School, Wells Cathedral School, Wellington and Winchester College. Some pupils also go on to Colyton Grammar School.

Scholarships 2016

  • Sports Scholarship, Blundell's 
  • Academic Scholarship, Canford
  • Drama Scholarship, Canford
  • Sports Scholarship, Canford 
  • Academic Exhibition, King's College Taunton
  • Art Exhibition, King's College Taunton
  • Art Scholarship, King's College Taunton
  • Sports Exhibition, King's College Taunton
  • Art Scholarship, Leweston 
  • Academic Exhibition, Millfield 
  • All Rounder Scholarship, Queen's College Taunton  
  • Sports Award, Sherborne  
  • Sports Scholarship, Sherborne Girls
  • Art Scholarship and Sports Scholarship, Taunton School 
  • Academic Scholarship, Wellington 

Scholarships 2015

  • Sports Scholarship, Canford
  • Sports Scholarship, Blundell's
  • Academic Scholarship, St Mary's, Shaftsbury
  • Art SWcholarship, Canford
  • Rugby Scholarship, Milton Abbey
  • Art Scholarship, King's Bruton
  • All-Rounder Scholarship, King's Bruton
  • Sports Scholarship, King's College, Taunton
  • Music Exhibition, King's Bruton
  • Drama Scholarship, King's College, Taunton
  • Sports Scholarship, Milton Abbey
  • Academic Scholarship, Taunton School

Scholarships 2014

  • All Rounder Scholarship, King's Bruton
  • Music Exhibition, Sherborne
  • Academic Scholarship and Art Scholarship, Leweston
  • Drama Scholarship, Leweston
  • Academic Scholarship, King's Bruton
  • Drama Scholarship and Art Exhibition, King's Taunton
  • Drama Exhibition and Sports Exhibition, King's Taunton
  • Popham All Rounder Scholarship, Blundell's
  • Sports Scholarship, Blundell's
  • All Rounder Scholarship, Queen's College, Taunton
  • Academic Scholarship and Art Scholarship, Queen's College, Taunton
  • Jolie Brise All Rounder Scholarship, Dauntsey's

Scholarships 2013

  • Sports Scholarship, Milton Abbey
  • Academic Scholarship and Drama Scholarship, King's Taunton
  • Academic Scholarship, Canford
  • Art Scholarship, King's Bruton
  • Drama Scholarship, Milton Abbey
  • Sports Scholarship, King's Bruton
  • Art Scholarship, Sherborne
  • Academic Scholarship and Sports Scholarship, King's Bruton
  • Academic and Sports Scholarship, Canford
  • Art Scholarship, Canford
  • Sports Scholarship, Queen's College, Taunton
  • Academic and Music Scholarships and Sports Exhibition
  • Choral Scholarship, Milton Abbey
  • Art Scholarship, Sherborne Girls
  • Academic Scholarship, Dauntsey's

Scholarships 2012

  • Art Exhibition, Downside School 
  • English Exhibition, Blundell's School
  • Drama Scholarship, Milton Abbey
  • All-Round Scholarship, Queen's College, Taunton
  • Academic Scholarship, Wellington School
  • Academic Scholarship, King’s School, Bruton
  • Sports Scholarship, King's School, Bruton
  • All-Round Scholarship, Queen’s College, Taunton
  • Sports Exhibition, Blundell's School

Scholarships 2011

  • Sports Scholarship and Drama Award, King’s College, Taunton  
  • Art and All Rounder Scholarships, Bryanston
  • Academic and Music Scholarships, King’s School, Bruton
  • Equine Scholarship, Milton Abbey
  • Academic and All Rounder Scholarships, King’s School, Bruton
  • Academic Scholarship, King’s School, Bruton
  • Drama Scholarship, Canford
  • Academic Scholarship, Queen’s College, Taunton
  • Academic Scholarship, Queen’s College, Taunton

Scholarships 2010

  • All Rounder Scholarship, King's College, Taunton
  • Academic Scholarship, Marlborough
  • All Rounder Scholarship, Bryanston
  • Performing Arts Scholarship, Queen's College, Taunton
  • Academic and Sports Scholarships, Taunton School
  • Sports and Art Scholarships, Taunton School
  • Art Scholarship, King's School,  Bruton
  • DT Scholarship, King's School, Bruton
  • Art Scholarship, Bryanston
  • Hayward Sports Scholarship, King's College, Taunton
  • All Rounder Scholarship, Queen's College, Taunton
  • All Rounder Scholarship, King's School, Bruton
  • All Rounder Scholarship, Queen's College, Taunton
  • Academic Scholarship, Leweston
  • All Rounder Scholarship, King's College, Taunton

Scholarships 2009

  • Academic Scholarship, Taunton School
  • All Rounder Scholarship, King's College, Taunton
  • Academic Scholarship, St Swithun's
  • DT Scholarship, Bryanston
  • All Rounder Scholarship, Sherborne Girls
  • All Rounder Scholarship, King's School, Bruton
  • Academic Scholarship, Sherborne Girls

Scholarships 2008

  • Head's Scholarship for All Round Performance, Downe House
  • The Hobhouse Scholarship, Bruton School for Girls
  • The Golledge Scholarship, Bruton School for Girls
  • Academic Scholarship, Leweston
  • Sports Scholarship, Leweston
  • DT Scholarship, Bryanston
  • Sports Scholarship, Millfield
  • Academic and All Rounder Scholarships, Monmouth
  • Sports Scholarship, Canford
  • All Rounder Scholarship, Loretto