All pupils are encouraged to become inquisitive, independent learners who leave Terra Nova as happy and confident young people, able to achieve their potential and ready to take on the challenges of Senior School and beyond. 

Terra Nova School feeds to a wide variety of senior schools, both day and boarding and at 11+ and 13+ Resultantly the preparation for senior schools is relatively individualised. This is exemplified specifically by the high number of scholarships Terra Nova pupils achieve to senior schools in varying disciplines. Additionally, the challenge of the Common Entrance curriculum (concluded with examinations in English, Maths, Biology, Physics Chemistry and French in the June of Year 8) provides an excellent and testing precursor to the GCSE curriculum.

In terms of day schools, we feed to all of the excellent day schools in the area, these include :

  • The King’s School, Macclesfield 

  • The Manchester Grammar School 

  • The Grange School

  • Cheadle Hulme School

  • Newcastle-under-Lyme School

  • Holmes Chapel Comprehensive

  • Sandbach Boys & Girls Schools

As mentioned, our pupils are prepared for 11+ entrance examinations as well as 13+ examinations. In recent years we have sent a number of children to Manchester Grammar and The Grange at 13+.

In terms of boarding schools, we feed to some of the leading schools in the country with the majority of children moving on to: Sedbergh, Shrewsbury & Repton. However, we have sent our children to the schools listed below in recent years:

  • Eton College

  • Millfield School

  • Wycombe Abbey School

  • Stowe School

  • Marlborough College

  • Uppingham School

  • Denstone College



Shrewsbury School

Repton School

Sedbergh School

Millfield School

Rugby School

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Denstone College

Ellesmere College

Malvern College

Marlborough College

Stowe School

Eton College


Moreton Hall




Oundle School

Uppingham School

Wrekin College

Rossall School

Cheadle Hulme School


Grammar School

The Manchester Grammar School

Alderley Edge School for Girls

The Kings School


Manchester High School for Girls

The Grange School

Withington Girls' School