Leavers’ Destinations

Most of our pupils leave to go to a variety of the top Independent Schools. We have a very strong record of scholarship successes and Common Entrance passes.

Swanbourne produces the most delightful, confident, articulate and interesting children who seamlessly embrace Stowe’s ethos and character. We are very proud of our strong links with Swanbourne and the consistently high achievements of the boys and girls who come from our biggest feeder prep school.

Dr Anthony Wallersteiner
Headmaster, Stowe


Swanbourne House takes pride in the close relationships which we have with a wide range of senior schools locally and nationally. While we are tied to no senior school, we are an established feeder school for many. There is no doubt that at many schools Heads and registrars will be encouraged when they see that a visiting pupil is coming from Swanbourne House; they will know the strong academic background and the wide range of opportunities which the pupil will have been exposed to here. One of the priorities for Mr Hitchings each year is to visit a large number of senior schools to keep abreast of developments at these schools to enable him to speak to Swanbourne House parents about the choice of school beyond here. In order to assist parents with this process we have produced a Senior School Information Booklet.

Below is a list of the schools that our children most commonly move on to. From here you can link directly to their website. Alternatively, please click here to view a list of the schools our pupils move on to.


Headington School

Bedford School

Kingham Hill

Bedford Girls' School

Malvern College

Bedford Modern School


Berkhamsted School

Marlborough College


Oundle School

Bloxham School

Radley College

Cheltenham Ladies

Repton School

Dean Close

Rugby School

Eton College

St. Edward's School, Oxford

Stowe School

Harrow School

Uppingham School