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 70.5%. 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

2017 / 18
1

Ampleforth College

X

Ampleforth College

2018 / 19
1

Berkhamsted Boys' School

X

Berkhamsted Boys’ School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
10 19 16

Bloxham School

X

Bloxham School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1 1
X

Abingdon School

2017 / 18
1
X

Ampleforth College

2018 / 19
1
X

Berkhamsted Boys’ School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
10 19 16
X

Bloxham School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1 1

Bradfield College

X

Bradfield College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
8 1 6

Charterhouse

X

Charterhouse

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1

Chesham Grammar School

X

Chesham Grammar School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
1 3

Dr Challoner's Grammar School

X

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
24 27 25
X

Bradfield College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
8 1 6
X

Charterhouse

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 1
X

Chesham Grammar School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
1 3
X

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
24 27 25

Eton College

X

Eton College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 4 1

Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

X

Haberdashers’ Aske’s

2017 / 18
1

Haileybury

X

Haileybury

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 2 6

Harrow School

X

Harrow School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
3 4
X

Eton College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 4 1
X

Haberdashers’ Aske’s

2017 / 18
1
X

Haileybury

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 2 6
X

Harrow School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
3 4

John Hampden Grammar School

X

John Hampden Grammar School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
1 1

Marlborough College

X

Marlborough College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 1 1

Merchant Taylors' School

X

Merchant Taylors’ School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 3 1

Millfield

X

Millfield

2018 / 19
1
X

John Hampden Grammar School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
1 1
X

Marlborough College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 1 1
X

Merchant Taylors’ School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
2 3 1
X

Millfield

2018 / 19
1

Oundle School

X

Oundle School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
3 1 2

Radley

X

Radley

2016 / 17
1

Royal Grammar School

X

Royal Grammar School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 2

Rugby School

X

Rugby School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
3 1 1
X

Oundle School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
3 1 2
X

Radley

2016 / 17
1
X

Royal Grammar School

2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 2
X

Rugby School

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
3 1 1

Shiplake College

X

Shiplake College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 2 1

St Edward's Oxford

X

St Edward’s Oxford

2016 / 17 2018 / 19
3 3

Stowe

X

Stowe

2018 / 19
1

Uppingham

X

Uppingham

2017 / 18
1
X

Shiplake College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18 2018 / 19
1 2 1
X

St Edward’s Oxford

2016 / 17 2018 / 19
3 3
X

Stowe

2018 / 19
1
X

Uppingham

2017 / 18
1

Wellington College

X

Wellington College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
1 3

Winchester College

X

Winchester College

2017 / 18
2
X

Wellington College

2016 / 17 2017 / 18
1 3
X

Winchester College

2017 / 18
2

All Destination Schools

School 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Berkhamsted Boys’ School 10 19 16
Merchant Taylors’ School 2 3 1
Eton College 2 4 1
Harrow School 3 4
Rugby School 3 1 1
Shiplake College 1 2 1
Bradfield College 8 1 6
St Edward’s, Oxford 3 3
Radley 1
Wellington College 1 3
Winchester College 2
Oundle School 3 1 2
Marlborough College 2 1 1
Haileybury 2 2 6
Haberdashers’ Aske’s 1
Charterhouse 1 1
Millfield 1
Stowe 1
Uppingham 1
Abingdon 1
Bloxham School 1 1 1
Ampleforth College 1
ACS Hillingdon International School 1
Redham House School 1
St Clement Danes 1 2
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School 24 27 25
Royal Grammar School 1 2
Aylesbury Grammar School 1
Chesham Grammar School 1 3
John Hampden Grammar School 1 1
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School 1
The Amersham School 2 1 1
The Misbourne School 1
Pangbourne College 1
Thorpe House School 1
The King’s School, Worcester 2
Concord College 1
The Purcell School of Music 1
Tring School of Performing Arts 1
Sylvia Young Theatre School 1
Other (relocating) 1

Scholarships & Exhibitions 2019/2020

Harrow School Hockey Scholarships and Drama Scholarship
Shiplake College Drama Scholarships
Berkhamsted Boys’ School Academic Scholarships, 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

Scholarships & Exhibitions 2016/17

Wellington College Sports Scholarship
Radley Music Scholarship
Marlborough College Music Scholarship & William Morris All Rounder Scholarship
Haileybury Sports Scholarship
Oundle School Academic Scholarships, Music Scholarship, General Scholarships
Bradfield College Sports Scholarships
Merchant Taylors’ School James Jeans Academic Scholarship
Berkhamsted Boys’ School Academic Scholarship and Music Scholarship
The Purcell School Music Scholarship
Concord College Maths Scholarship
Head’s Talk & Tours

Throughout July and August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, is inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

“The largest single sex Prep School in the UK, The Beacon still has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.”

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