Transferring to Secondary School

2020 secondary schools entrance results

Secondary Schools Number of Offers Accepted
Marylebone Boys’ School 3 2
Marylebone Girls’ School 15 3
Paddington Academy 1 1
Harris Academy 3 3
John Lyon 1 1
City of London 5 1 full bursary
North London Collegiate 4 3/1 bursary
Highgate 1 1
Merchant Taylor for Boys 4
Dulwich College 1 1 scholarship
Highgate 3 1 scholarship
London Oratory 1 1
St Pauls Girls 1 1
Latymer Upper 7 7 declined
Godolphin and Latymer 7 7 declined
Francis Holland 7 4 declined 2 full bursary 1 accepted
Mill Hill 1 1 declined full scholarship
South Hampstead 5 5 declined
Queens College 2 1 accepted
Holland Park 1 1
Haberdasher Askies 1 1 declined
Noting Hill and Ealing 3 3 declined 1 waiting
St Benedict Secondary 1 1 declined
Sacred Heart 1 1
Dulston Court Secondary 1 1

Secondary School Transfer

Pupils from Hampden Gurney have applied for an increasingly wide number of schools, both from within the borough of Westminster and slightly further afield. Parents and pupils generally start looking at prospective secondary schools in the autumn term of Year 6 when many local schools have Open Days, but it is good to have an idea of the sort of school that you would like your child to attend before this.

Details on the secondary schools in Westminster, and how to apply are contained in the Westminster Secondary School admissions brochure, Westminster - your choice for secondary education. Further information about applying for Westminster schools can be found on the 'Transferring to Secondary Schools' page on the Westminster council's website.

Local Secondary School choices

  • St. Marylebone CE School (Girls) (W1U)
  • Marylebone Boys School (W21QZ)
  • Paddington Academy (W9)
  • The Westminster Academy (W2)
  • St. Augustine's CE High School (NW6)
  • Quintin Kynaston School (NW8)
  • Grey Coat Hospital CE Comprehensive School for Girls (SW1)
  • Westminster City School (Boys) (SW1)
  • King Solomon Academy (NW1)
  • Holland Park School (W8)
  • London Nautical School (SE1)
  • Sion Manning RC Girls' School (W10)

Independent and Grammar School choices

Those parents wishing to apply for independent and grammar schools will need to approach these schools directly for information and application forms. Most have Open Days in the autumn term, with entrance exams following in early January. Offer dates for independent schools are usually published in March. The list below, although not exhaustive, gives an idea of some of the choices that parents have made for their children in the recent past.

  • City of London School (Boys) (EC4)
  • City of London School (Girls) (EC2)
  • North London Collegiate (Girls) (HA8)
  • Notting Hill and Ealing High School (Girls) (W13)
  • Latymer Grammar School (N9)
  • St. Paul’s Girls' School (W6)
  • Westminster School (Boys) (SW1)
  • Highgate School (N6)
  • University College School (Boys) (NW3)
  • Francis Holland School (Girls) (SW1)
  • Channing School (Girls) (N6)
  • Portland Place School (W1B)
  • Northbridge House School (NW1)
  • Queen Elizabeth's School (Boys) (EN5)
  • Henrietta Barnet Grammar School (Girls) (NW11)
  • Dame Alice Owen's School (EN6)