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Future Schools

Our aim is for every girl to achieve her best. Our girls progress to some of the best schools in the country, both grammar and independent, including Wycombe Abbey, The Royal Masonic School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Dr Challoner’s High. It is our strong belief that girls and their parents should be offered a wide range of schools from which to choose at age 11. Many girls will take both the Buckinghamshire County 11+ examinations and an entrance exam for a leading independent senior school.


As always, my thanks for laying such excellent foundations on which we can build. Emma’s ongoing success is in no small part due to her time with you.

Mrs McKendrick, headmistress of Downe House, on the continued success of a Maltman’s alumna.

Secondary Transfer Tests

(formerly 11+)

In Year 6, many girls take the Secondary Transfer Test (formerly 11+) for entry into the local grammar schools, including Dr Challoner’s, Chesham and Beaconsfield High Schools. The tests consist of questions in verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. We are a registered examination centre and so our pupils sit the test here at school, under county exam regulations and conditions.

Entrance Examinations and Scholarships for Independent Senior Schools

As an independent school, our curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of all pupils. This includes skills and knowledge taken from the National Curriculum and the ISEB to best prepare pupils for any entrance examination they sit. Girls are also prepared for scholarship examinations, with a high rate of success on academic, music, sport and all-rounder scholarships. Positive feedback from both local grammar and independent schools confirms that the emphasis we place on personal development, attitude and approach to learning serves the girls well in their secondary education.