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Moving on to the Abbey

Children leave the Preparatory School at the end of year 6 with the majority transferring naturally to our Senior School at the Abbey. This offers both social and academic continuity, a shared philosophy of education and the privilege of learning in magnificent and historic surroundings. A complete education in a well-known and settled environment also means that children can maintain friendships throughout their schooldays. Pupils develop their skills and personal qualities at the Prep School so children move onto the Senior School as confident individuals.  The same family atmosphere and well planned progression of the curriculum ensures a smooth transition from the Prep School to the Abbey, where a warm welcome awaits. Moving on to the Senior School requires children to take increasingly more responsibility for themselves and those around them and a transition programme that takes place after their Year 6 exams helps to prepare them for that.  This includes recognised awards such as, Bikeability, a Junior Lifeguard certificate and a Junior Sports Leader award.  Regular enrichment opportunities and invites to social events means that the children are familiar with both the staff and the Senior School site prior to their moving on.

Meet two pupils who went all the way through Battle Abbey School from Reception to Sixth Form.

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