Destination Schools

Our boys leave The Beacon at either Year 6 or Year 8. At the end of Year 8, aged 13, the majority of our boys leave us to go to the local independent day schools such as Berkhamsted Boys’ School or Merchant Taylors’ School, or to one of the many boarding school options, including Bradfield College, Eton College, Harrow School, Marlborough College, Oundle School, Rugby School, Shiplake College, St Edward’s Oxford and Wellington College.

In the past few years, boys from The Beacon have received Academic, Music, Drama, Art, Design Technology and Sports scholarships to Ampleforth, Berkhamsted Boys’ School, Bradfield College, Charterhouse, Eton College, Haileybury, Harrow School, Marlborough College, Merchant Taylors’ School, Millfield, Oundle School, Radley, Rugby School, Shiplake College, St Edward’s Oxford, Uppingham and Wellington College, amongst others. This is a familiar pattern year on year.

Boys also leave us at the end of Year 6 to take up places at the local grammar schools, mainly Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, The Royal Grammar in High Wycombe and Chesham Grammar. Our recent Transfer Test pass mark was 77%. The Beacon continues to be one of the largest feeder schools into Dr Challoner’s Grammar School.

We are always proud of all our boys and look forward to hearing their tales of senior school when they return to The Beacon to reminisce!

Abingdon School

X

Abingdon School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
1 2

Ampleforth College

X

Ampleforth College

2018 / 19
1

Berkhamsted Boys' School

X

Berkhamsted Boys’ School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
16 16 20

Bloxham School

X

Bloxham School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1
X

Abingdon School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
1 2
X

Ampleforth College

2018 / 19
1
X

Berkhamsted Boys’ School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
16 16 20
X

Bloxham School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1

Bradfield College

X

Bradfield College

2017 / 18 2020/21
6 6

Charterhouse

X

Charterhouse

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1

Chesham Grammar School

X

Chesham Grammar School

2017 / 18 2020/21
3 3

Dr Challoner's Grammar School

X

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020 / 21
25 18 21
X

Bradfield College

2017 / 18 2020/21
6 6
X

Charterhouse

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1
X

Chesham Grammar School

2017 / 18 2020/21
3 3
X

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020 / 21
25 18 21

Eton College

X

Eton College

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2020/21
4 1 1

Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

X

Haberdashers’ Aske’s

2017 / 18
1

Haileybury

X

Haileybury

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2020/21
2 6 2

Harrow School

X

Harrow School

2019/20 2020/21
5 1
X

Eton College

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2020/21
4 1 1
X

Haberdashers’ Aske’s

2017 / 18
1
X

Haileybury

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2020/21
2 6 2
X

Harrow School

2019/20 2020/21
5 1

John Hampden Grammar School

X

John Hampden Grammar School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2019 / 20
1 2

Magdalen College School

X

Magdalen College School

2019/20 2020/21
1 3

Marlborough College

X

Marlborough College

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2019 / 20
1 1 1

Merchant Taylors' School

X

Merchant Taylors’ School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
1 5 5
X

John Hampden Grammar School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2019 / 20
1 2
X

Magdalen College School

2019/20 2020/21
1 3
X

Marlborough College

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2019 / 20
1 1 1
X

Merchant Taylors’ School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
1 5 5

Millfield

X

Millfield

2018 / 19
1

Oundle School

X

Oundle School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2020/21
1 2 3

Pangbourne College

X

Pangbourne College

2020 / 21
1

Radley

X

Radley

2019 / 20
1
X

Millfield

2018 / 19
1
X

Oundle School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2020/21
1 2 3
X

Pangbourne College

2020 / 21
1
X

Radley

2019 / 20
1

Reading Blue Coat School

X

Reading Blue Coat School

2020/21
3

Royal Grammar School

X

Royal Grammar School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020 / 21
2 3 5

Rugby School

X

Rugby School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1

Shiplake College

X

Shiplake College

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
1 10 3
X

Reading Blue Coat School

2020/21
3
X

Royal Grammar School

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020 / 21
2 3 5
X

Rugby School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1
X

Shiplake College

2018 / 19 2019 / 20 2020/21
1 10 3

St Edward's Oxford

X

St Edward’s Oxford

2018 / 19 2019/ 20 2020 / 21
3 2 1

Stowe

X

Stowe

2018 / 19 2020/21
1 2

Uppingham

X

Uppingham

2017 / 18
1

Wellington College

X

Wellington College

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2019 / 20
3 1
X

St Edward’s Oxford

2018 / 19 2019/ 20 2020 / 21
3 2 1
X

Stowe

2018 / 19 2020/21
1 2
X

Uppingham

2017 / 18
1
X

Wellington College

2017 / 18 2018 / 19 2019 / 20
3 1

Westminster School

X

Westminster School

2019/20 2020/21
1 1

Winchester College

X

Winchester College

2017 / 18
2
X

Westminster School

2019/20 2020/21
1 1
X

Winchester College

2017 / 18
2

All Destination Schools

School 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Berkhamsted Boys’ School 16 16 20
Merchant Taylors’ School 1 5 5
Eton College 1 3
Harrow School  5 1
Rugby School 1
Shiplake College 1 10 3
Bradfield College 6 6
St Edward’s, Oxford 3 2 1
Radley  1
Wellington College  1
Winchester College
Westminster School 1 1
Magdalen College School 1 3
Oundle School 2 3
Marlborough College 1 1
Aldenham School 1
Haileybury 6 2
Haberdashers’ Aske’s
Charterhouse 1
Millfield 1
Stowe 1 2
Uppingham
Abingdon  1 1
Bloxham School 1
Ampleforth College 1
Cranleigh School 1
ACS Hillingdon International School 1 1
Redham House School 1
Reading Blue Coat School 3
St Clement Danes  1 1
Oratory School 1
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School 25 18 21
Royal Grammar School 2 3 5
Aylesbury Grammar School 1
Chesham Grammar School 3
John Hampden Grammar School  2
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School
The Amersham School 1 2 5
The Misbourne School
Princes Risborough School 1
Pangbourne College 1
Queen Elizabeth’s School 1
Thorpe House School  1
Chalfont Independent School 2
The King’s School, Worcester 2
The King’s School, Ely 1
d’Overbroeck’s 1
Concord College
The Purcell School of Music
Tring School of Performing Arts
Sylvia Young Theatre School
Other (relocating) 1 1

Scholarships & Exhibitions 2020/2021

Harrow School Drama Scholarship and Music Exhibition
Eton College Music Exhibition
Oundle School Music Exhibition
Magdalen College School Academic Scholarship, All Rounder Award and Governors’ Presentation Award
Haileybury Drama and Sports Scholarship
Shiplake College Drama Scholarship
Pangbourne College DT Scholarship
Stowe School DT Scholarship
Merchant Taylors’ School Major Academic Scholarship, Drama Scholarship and Honorary Music Scholarship
Berkhamsted Boys’ School 2 Drama Scholarships and 2 Drama Exhibitions

Scholarships & Exhibitions 2019/2020

Harrow School 2 Hockey Scholarships and Drama Scholarship
Shiplake College 2 Drama Scholarships
Berkhamsted Boys’ School Academic Scholarship, Drama Scholarship, Drama Exhibition and Music Exhibition
Merchant Taylors’ School Art Scholarship and Academic Exhibition

Scholarships & Exhibitions 2018/19

Haileybury 5 Scholarships – Academic, Sports, Drama and Design Technology Scholarships
Marlborough College Academic and Sports Scholarship
Bradfield College Dr Gray All Rounder Scholarship
Charterhouse Sports Scholarship
Berkhamsted Boys’ School Music Scholarship, Drama Exhibition and Music Exhibition
Ampleforth College Basil Hume Drama Scholarship
St Edward’s Oxford Academic and All Rounder Exhibition
King’s School Worcester Academic Exhibition
Oundle School General Scholarship

Scholarships & Exhibitions 2017/18

Eton College Music Exhibition
Harrow Sports Scholarship
Rugby School Drama Scholarship
Haileybury 3 Scholarships – Sports and Drama Scholarships
Wellington College Sports Scholarship
Merchant Taylors’ School Design Technology Scholarship and Drama Scholarship
Berkhamsted Boys’ School Sports Scholarship, Drama Exhibition, Drama Scholarship, Music Exhibition
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Academic Scholarship
Abingdon Design Technology Scholarship
Uppingham Design Technology Scholarship