Leavers' Destinations

Our children move onto a wide selection of excellent independent secondary schools and maintained secondary schools

Duncombe has excellent relationships with both independent and state secondary schools in and around the Hertford area.

Through these relations we are able to work with our parents to advise them on the most suitable school for their children, enabling them to make an informed decision about the next step in their child’s education.

Duncombe has an excellent heritage of preparing children for the rigorous entrance tests of selective secondary schools and each year, we are proud of the achievements of our Year 6 pupils which includes acceptance into some of Hertfordshire’s top senior schools and scholarships awards for academic, music, art and all round achievement.


The most popular independent school destinations are;

  • Haileybury co-ed day and boarding school
  • Bishop’s Stortford College co-ed day and boarding school
  • St Edmunds’ College co-ed day and boarding school
  • St Albans Boys’ school with a co-ed sixth form
  • St Albans High School for girls.


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If you choose the state option, then we have a range of excellent schools within reach including Presdales, the girls’ Academy School in Ware and Richard Hale School, the science and engineering Academy in Hertford for boys.



Leavers' Destinations

Year 6 leavers’ destinations – 2018 Year 6 destinations – 2015-2018
Bishop’s Stortford College Bishop’s Stortford College
The Broxbourne School The Broxbourne School
Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls Dame Alice Owen’s
Haileybury Friends’ School
Hockerill Anglo-European College Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls
Presdales Haileybury
Queenswood The Henrietta Barnett School
Richard Hale Hitchin Girl’s School
Sherrardswood Hockerill Anglo-European College
Simon Balle The Leys
St. Albans High School The Oswestry School
Princess Helena College
Richard Hale
Simon Balle
St. Alban’s School
St. Albans High School
St. Christopher School
St. Columba’s College
St. Edmund’s College
St. Francis College
Wycombe Abbey

Full list of recent scholarship offers

Bishop’s Stortford College 5 Academic Scholarships, 4 All-rounder Scholarships, 2 Art Scholarship
Edge Grove 2 Academic Scholarships
Haileybury 14 Academic Scholarships, 3 All-rounder Scholarships, 5 Sports Scholarships
Haberdashers’ Aske’s 1 Academic Scholarship, 1 Music Scholarship
Queenswood 5 Academic Scholarships, 1 Sports Scholarship, 1 Art Scholarship
St Albans High School for Girls 2 Academic Scholarship
St Columba’s College 2 Academic Scholarships
St Edmund’s College 9 Academic Scholarships, 1 Art Scholarship, 2 Sports Scholarships, 2 Music Scholarships, 1 Music Exhibition
St Francis’ College 5 Academic Scholarships, 2 Sports Scholarships, The Headmistress’s Award
Sherrardswood 1 Academic Scholarship
The Princess Helena College 2 Academic Scholarships, 2 Sports Scholarships, 1 English Exhibition
Overseas Independent School 1 Academic Scholarship