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Transition to Secondary School

Full Merton guidance available here.

Our children move on to a wide range of independent and maintained secondary schools at the end of their time at Bishop Gilpin. Each year we have children who successfully gain academic-, sporting- or arts-based bursaries to schools in the independent sector. We have high rates of acceptance for the majority of schools to which our children apply.  

We will support parents in making decisions but, due to the number of schools we send our children to, we are not able to recommend specific schools.  We ask parents and carers to be mindful of the mental health of their children, themselves and others during this process.  Sending children to too many tests  can have a significant negative impact on their well being. We also ask parents to be mindful when discussing schools with their child or other parents.  Thoughtless comments can cause stress and anxiety to others.

You may wish to refer to our Secondary Transfer Q+A page for more information on the process and key dates. Full Merton guidance available  here.

Here is a list of destination schools from Bishop Gilpin. Note: the numbers in this table do not reflect offers, only destinations.  Neither are all pupils represented, as some children move abroad at the end of Year 6 and some others choose not to supply the information.

SECONDARY SCHOOL DESTINATIONS FROM BG 2015 2016 2017 2018
Ashcroft Technology Academy 1 2
Blenheim   1
Burntwood   2
City of London Freemen's, Ashtead 1   1
Claremont Fan Court 1   5 2
Coombe Girls     4
Coombe Boys  1   2
Downsend School 1
Emanuel  2 1 2 2
Epsom College 2 1
Ewell Castle   1 1 2
Fulham Boys   1 1
Fulham Cross Girls 1
German School   2
Glenthorne   1
Glynn 1
Graveney  1 1 2 1
Grey Coat Hospital   1 4
Guildford High for Girls 1
Guildford Grammar   1
The Hall School, Wimbledon  2 1 2 1
Hampton Boys   1
Harris Invictus Academy 1
Holy Cross 3 1 1
Ibstock Place School 1
King's College School    1
Kingston Grammar  3 1 7 3
Lady Margaret School  1 3 1
Latymer Upper School 1   1
Marymount International School 2
Nonsuch High School   1 1
Putney High  3 2 1
Queen's Gate School    
Raynes Park High   2 3 1
Reeds  2   1 1
Ricard's Lodge  7 5 5 6
Rutlish School  5 3 4 4
Southborough   1
St. Cecilia's  6 2 3 5
St. Johns, Leatherhead 1 1
St. Mark's Academy   2
St Thomas Moore   1
Surbiton High School  1 1 4 4
Sutton Grammar     3 1
Thames Christian College 1
Tiffin Girls' School 1 3 3 3
Tiffin Boys' School  1 2 1
Ursuline   3
Waldegrave 1  
Westminister 1
Whitgift  5   2 1
Wilson's Grammar  1 1
Wimbledon College  1 2 1 1
Wimbledon High School  5 2 3 3

For more information on the process of applying to secondary schools, please go to Merton's website below:

Web icon http://www.merton.gov.uk/learning/schools/changingschool/admissions/school-applications-and-transfers/secondaryplace.htm