St. Hugh's has an enviable record of always getting children into their first choice senior school, irrespective of whether it is state or independent, at the end of Year 8.

Many of the children also gain scholarships for their next school. These are traditionally academic, art, music, sport or general scholarships to some of the leading schools in the country. Twenty-one scholarships were gained in 2015.

In recent years pupils from St. Hugh’s have joined a wide range of independent senior schools including:


Ampleforth Fettes Gordonstoun
Greshams Harrow Kimbolton
King’s Ely Kingham Hill Lincoln Minster
Monmouth Oakham Oundle
Pocklington Queen Margaret’s Repton
Rugby Sedbergh Stamford
Stowe Uppingham Westminster