Academic Results

West Lodge has achieved a reputation for excellent academic results especially for a non-selective school.

We have small classes and the teachers and staff have high expectations of all the children, which has led to a high success rate for children applying to grammar schools and independent schools. At West Lodge we are very proud of the 11+ results we achieve. With over 6500 children sitting in Bexley for 800 places at local grammar schools, the tests are very challenging indeed. Given this level of competition, we are very proud of all of the children’s efforts and the results below show our commitment to high standards. In 2018, this included three children in the Top 180 of all of those who sat. This means they are automatically granted their first choice of school. Whilst academic results are very important, our emphasis is rightly upon each individual child’s progress during their time at West Lodge.

 

2016 - 2017     

2017 - 2018    

2018 - 2019

% of pupils from Year 6 whose destination was a grammar school

75

45

40

% of pupils from Year 6 whose destination was a selective independent school

0

20

35*

% of pupils from Year 6 whose destination was a non-selective school

25

35

25

* In 2018, 5 successful scholarships awarded to independent schools.

 

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

% of pupils from Year 6 deemed selective in Bexley

Data unavailable

37

47*

% of pupils from Year 6 deemed selective in Kent

Data unavailable

56

76

% of pupils from Year 6 deemed selective

80

47

69

 * In 2018, 3 children were in Bexley's Top 180.

 

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

Number of applications to selective independent schools

11

17

Number of places gained

9

15

Number of scholarships gained

1

5

Please note: Not all places gained are accepted by the applicant. 

Year 6 Leavers were offered places at the following schools:

2017

2018

2019

Bexley Grammar School

Blackfen School for Girls

Bullers Wood School

Chislehurst School for Girls

Chislehurst and Sidcup

Grammar School

Dartford Science and Technology College

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Newstead Wood School

Townley Grammar School

St Olave’s Grammar School

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Babington House School

Bexley Grammar School

Blackfen School for Girls

Blackheath High

Bullers Wood School

Chislehurst and Sidcup

Grammar School

Coopers School

Farringtons Independent School

Hurstmere School for Boys

Townley Grammar School

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

Information to follow

West Lodge pupils do not take the SATS at the end of Year 6. Instead, pupils take internal assessments to judge progress and academic performance.  As a result, pupils enjoy a broad, balanced, creative and stimulating curriculum during their time at West Lodge, which will give them confidence and excellent preparation for their transfer to secondary school.