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At the age of 13 our pupils go on to a wide variety of senior schools, both boarding and day, co-educational and single sex. Academically, we are non-selective but very successful, with an excellent record in both Common Entrance and Scholarship.

The hallmark of a Terrington education is that every child is given the opportunity to develop their talents and interests wherever they lie and to progress to the school which suits them best. The Headmaster meets with all parents, usually during the first term in Year 5, to discuss options for the child's future and to begin an ongoing dialogue.

The Headmaster and other key members of staff regularly visit senior schools to gain an up-to-date understanding of the schools, and senior school staff are regularly invited to Terrington Hall to meet parents including at our biennial Senior Schools' Fair.

A strength of our school is the breadth and quality of senior schools to which we send pupils. Please find listed below our most recent destination schools for our Year 8 pupils, in alphabetical order.

  • Ampleforth College
  • Barnard Castle
  • Bootham School
  • Durham School
  • Fettes College
  • Giggleswick School
  • Glenalmond College
  • Malton School
  • Mount St Mary’s College
  • Oundle School
  • Pocklington School
  • Repton School
  • Ripon Grammar
  • Roedean Moira House Girls School
  • Rugby School
  • Ryedale School
  • Scarborough College
  • Sedbergh School
  • Shrewsbury School
  • St Peter’s School
  • The Mount
  • Uppingham
  • Queen Margaret’s
  • Woodhouse Grove School

In 2018, our cohort of 21 Year 8 pupils all moved on to their senior school of choice and ten of them won scholarships to their senior schools for excellence in academia, art, drama, sport and all-round achievement.

year 8 pupils

Sophie Derby (pictured, centre) was the recipient of two scholarships from Repton School, Derbyshire. She won the Hesse award, Repton’s top academic scholarship, and the C B Fry award for which her qualities of leadership, teamwork, athleticism and musical ability were assessed.

Toby Welch’s portfolio of artwork, samples of which have featured in Yorkshire Life’s educational supplement A+, earned him an art scholarship to Sedbergh School, Cumbria.

Four senior schools recognised the strength of Terrington Hall’s performing arts with the award of drama scholarships to Alex Clark (Shrewsbury), Jemima Houghton-Brown (Queen Margaret’s), Niamh Machin (The Mount), Victor Owens (Ampleforth College) and Lottie Walsh (Queen Margaret’s).

Achievements in both girls’ and boys’ sport were also recognised, with sport featuring in Ampleforth College’s Basil Hume awards to Eddie Browne (rugby) and Freddie Lodge, and The Mount’s sport scholarship to Leila Charters.