Progress Monitoring procedures is also part of this structured approach

As a matter of course, all pupils undertake baseline assessments on entry. After that, we undertake classroom observations as well as termly summative assessments. Pupil outcomes are measured against ‘age-appropriate expectations. Where achievement falls below expected standards, an individual intervention programme is planned.

The outcomes from our assessments are shared with parents during individual pupil progress conferences.

To further promote quality, pupil surveys and questionnaires are used to evaluate the quality of provision in all phases of education and to improve children’s lives through education. We pride ourselves on collaborations and on our close engagement and dialogue with parents and other interested parties -stakeholders. This is vital in ensuring that our work brings about positive change for pupils, communities and societies within our reach.

we have a proven track record of high success rate of achievement with our students gaining admissions into Independent and Grammar Schools such as: Christ’s Hospital, Nonsuch High School for Girls, Old Palace School for Girls, Russell Royal School, Sutton Grammar School, Trinity School, Wallington County Grammar, Westminster Boys, Whitgift School, Wilson’s School and among others. Hence our increased yearly intake by ‘word of mouth’ recommendations by parents puts us in good stead.

The pass rate of our students who participated in the Selective Eligibility Test and gained admission to continue their secondary school education were:

2019 - 100% for Girls and 76% for Boys gained admission into 2020 – 98% for Girls and 78% for Boys.

2021 - 90% for Girls and 98% for Boys

The pass rate of our students who sat the Entrance Examinations with Independent Schools were:

2019 - 100% for Girls (Streatham and Clapham High School, Old Palace, James Allen Girls). 2019 - 100% for Boys (Christ Hospital, Trinity School, Whitgift School)

2021 - 90% for both Girls and Boys (Dulwich Boys, Whitgift School)

Congratulations to all Year 6 pupils for such remarkable results

At Ephsol, we are committed to supporting all pupils who may not succeed in the Grammar schools Selective Eligibility Tests to pursue other entrance tests into Independent other renowned secondary schools of their choice.

HIGHER education

The Steering Group provides enrichment programmes and careers advice to students and children from less advantaged backgrounds in the UK.

Practical Enrichment Programmes

The following are the core elements of our enrichment programmes.

  1. Work Experience - we encourage pupils to search for voluntary work in their area of interest. For example, pupils whose future aspiration is to progress on to Medical School, we support them to apply for work with St John’s Ambulance, Care Homes and Hospitals. Whereas those looking to study Business oriented courses are encouraged and supported to apply for work in industry
  2. ‘Take our Daughters to work’ – An initiative Programme ‘Take our Daughters to Work’ this scheme was introduced to parents and pupils. Particularly those who are looking to pursue engineering courses. The programme enables students to gain hands-on experience and broadens their scope and understanding in their area of interest.
  3. Inspiring disadvantaged pupils to aspire to remain in full time education, at tertiary level and beyond, through a structured programme of university visits; presentations from former pupils; workshops to support university application

Work Experience and Career’s Advice Programmes

Teaching is delivered in a structured manner. The use of effective lesson plans is integrated with personal development plans for individual learners and are prepared to ensure the effective delivery of the Work Experience and Career’s Advice programmes we provide to pupils at key stage 4 level and beyond.

Pupils are supported with the key elements and aspects of their learning to enable them to prepare their Curriculum Vitae, Personal Development Plan and Personal Statement for entry into sixth form and universities.

We have a proven track record for The Enrichment Programmes we provide, with some of our students gaining admission to study in top universities such as:

MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) to study Engineering and Imperial College and Kings College (UK) to study Medicine.


44.6% of our students obtain GCSE A*-A grades in English and Mathematics each year. Until the introduction of the GCSE predicated grades (continuous assessment) in mainstream schools

2021 – Some of our students gained admission into Nonsuch School for Girls in Banstead and Newstead School for Girls, West Wickham

retention & success rate

To ensure continuous improvement and retention of our students, it is mandatory that every pupil participates in the End of Term examination. The continuous assessment of our pupils enables them to be ahead of their contemporaries in mainstream schools.

The continuous assessment of students enables us to measure individual’s performance and focus on areas for improvement throughout their studies with us. Most significantly, to instil confidence in our students and also to give them the opportunity to experience a real life examination situation.

Parents have an insight of their children’s marked examination papers, as well as a constructive Statement of Results. Obviously, the results are meant to provide parents with an overview of their child’s ability in comparison to the average results achieved by other children of the same age.

Alternatively, the feedback results enable tutors and the head to highlight any areas for improvement as well as acknowledging pupils who have achieved the expected grade. These matters are raised at PTA meetings which are held at least twice each year.

pta meetings

PTA Meetings are generally informative and held in a relaxed atmosphere. When parents or carers attend the meeting, they show their children that they care about what happens during his or her studies with us. They also become familiar with tutors, staff and the Principal, and have a better understanding of the school’s processes. Parents/carers involvement in discussions is the best way to obtain clear and concise answers to any questions that they might have about their child’s performance. The meeting is an opportunity to raise any issues or concerns that the parent or guardian may have in relation to their child’s academic performance and future aspirations.

During the meeting, parents or carers have first-hand access to future events, rule changes or modifications that is pertinent to the school’s operation which may affect pupils academic progression on to Higher Education.