Middle & Upper Schools

“The Middle & Upper Schools years are exciting and interesting times in pupils’ lives, as their learning and horizons expand. The School sets very high academic and pastoral standards and advises on senior schools, preparing pupils for these and for their scholarship exams.”

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Middle & Upper Schools for pupils from seven to thirteen years old

at Devonshire House School

For pupils approaching the eleven plus Senior Schools’ entry examinations, special emphasis is given to the requirements for these. In the top two years (Year 7 & 8), the multi-subject Common Entrance curriculum is carefully covered too.

Along with the preparation for Senior School exams, the School continues to provide a full and broad curriculum.

Pupils leave Devonshire House achieving success in their entry examinations and in some cases winning scholarships, and they are ready to embrace new challenges at their Senior Schools.

Middle & Upper Schools pupils are taught by specialists with a passion for their subjects.  There are specialist rooms for Science, Art, Design, Music and Technology.

The Games department use the external sports fields and some games and PE take place on Devonshire House’s on-site AstroTurfs.

In Music, the full time and peripatetic teachers share their love of music and musical instruments.  The School has its own choirs and national and international visits have included Prague, Venice, The Italian Embassy and other exciting locations.  Many different instruments are taught and the School Orchestra plays within the School and to larger audiences.

In the Spring Term, the Middle & Upper Schools pupils put their acting talents into the main School Play.

Educational trips are included for interest and to link into the curriculum.

The ‘Upper 8 Year’ in the Upper School has a week’s residential trip at a dedicated centre where the pupils spend time away with their peers. The ‘Upper 4 Year’ are encouraged to join a separate residential trip. The School’s skiing trips and sports tours are very popular.

There are many extra-curricular clubs in the Upper School, including debating, technology roller skating, coding and robotics, origami, a running club, and more.  Pupils leave Devonshire House confident and well-prepared and ready take on their next challenge.

Upper School