St Philip's School

Assessment & Reporting


Examinations are held at the end of the Michaelmas and Summer terms. In Forms 3 and 4, the examination process is slightly more informal and focuses on establishing examination techniques. As the boys progress through the School they are expected to be increasingly independent in the whole examination process from preparation to execution.

Year 8 boys sit two Common Entrance mock examinations in November and March, set by the Independent Schools’ Examination Board (ISEB). Final Common Entrance examinations take place in the first week of June, and are marked by boys’ senior schools.



Parents receive written effort grades at the half-term break each term and a full written report at the end of each term.

Formal parent/teacher meetings take place once per year for each year group. Outside the formal reporting process parents are always encouraged to meet teachers individually should there be anything they wish to discuss.


Head Master’s input

The Head Master is on hand to greet boys and parents most mornings and happy to discuss small concerns on an ad hoc basis.

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