In most circumstances the children progress from the Pre-Prep to the Junior Forms.
Whilst children have their own form teacher with a primary responsibility for pastoral care, they are given specialist tuition for all subjects in the Junior Forms. Children are assessed during each of the four junior years, with progress towards the transfer to senior school being carefully monitored. At 11, children wishing to move on to H.C.S. either do so with a recommendation from the Headmaster or, under certain circumstances, may be required to pass the entrance examination.