Terra Nova School feeds to both day and boarding schools. Pupils are prepared for 11+, 13+ and Common Entrance examinations.
The excellence of the Terra Nova education is such that children are so thoroughly prepared for their examinations, 100% of pupils attain a place at their first choice of senior school and many pupils achieve awards and scholarships.
The Headmaster and the Head of Academics at Terra Nova support parents in determining which senior school would be most suited to their child:
- In the past 5 years, Terra Nova pupils have been awarded 60+ scholarships.
- As of March 2018, Terra Nova pupils have won 11+ places to Cheadle Hulme School, The Grange School, The King’s School, Macclesfield and Denstone College plus an award to The King’s School, Macclesfield
- As of March 2018, at 13+, places have been won to The King’s School Macclesfield, scholarships have been awarded to Terra Nova pupils by Denstone College, Ellesmere College, Sedbergh School, Shrewsbury School, Repton School & Wrekin College.
Boarding schools our pupils have attained places at include;
Moreton Hall School
Day schools our pupils have attained places at include;
The Manchester Grammar School
The Grange School
Stockport Grammar School
Cheadle Hulme School
We firmly believe that the wide variety of schools that Terra Nova feeds to is a huge benefit. Each pupil is awarded a place based on the merit of their achievement.
The Year 7&8 at Terra Nova provides a unique opportunity. The pupils enjoy a senior school type experience but within the nurturing environment of a prep school. Our senior pupils are young people that our younger children aspire to become.
Each year group varies in number of pupils and in ambitions for senior schools but using the past 3 years as an example, we have, on average, a 2 form entry for a year group of no more than 30. In the past 3 years, approx 5-10 of the 30 pupils have taken the 11+ exam and moved on to their next school for Year 7.
At 13+ the split between those that leave us for day schools v boarding schools is moving increasingly towards 60% / 40%. Taking into account those that leave at 11+ added to those that leave at 13+ 2 years later.
In terms of boarding schools, in the past 3 years, Terra Nova pupils have won places at and scholarships to: Cranleigh School, Denstone College, Ellesmere College, Eton College, Malvern College, Moreton Hall, Repton School, Rugby School, Sedbergh School, Shrewsbury School, Stowe School, Uppingham and Wycombe Abbey School.
In 2012: 53% left for boarding school / 47% for day school
In 2013: 63% left for boarding school / 37% for day school
In 2014: 50% left for boarding school / 50% for day school
In 2015: 50% left for boarding school / 50% for day school
In 2016: 42% left for boarding school / 58% for day school
In 2017: 59% left for boarding school / 41% for day school
Individual attention and personalised learning tailored to each and every pupil, leading to inspirational outcomes.
A proud heritage steeped in traditional values with a thoroughly modern approach and delivery.
2½ to 13 years
Seamless transition, specialist teaching, leadership opportunities, all-round nurture and outstanding pastoral care.
Makerspace, The Hub, 32 Acres, Shooting Range, Swimming Pool. Stunning facilities in a beautiful environment.
French, Spanish, German and Latin, taught by experts in the knowledge and understanding of second language learning.
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On Friday, as part of their Design Technology studies, Mrs Boyland, Mr Searle and Ms Vincent took Year 7 to an invention workshop at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. They studied new and innovative materials such as graphene and camelid fibres and then came...