Talbot House has a long and successful record of preparing children for their secondary school. This includes the Grammar Entry tests exam for the highly selective grammar schools in the Bournemouth and Poole areas and scholarships and Entrance Exams to Independent schools including Ballard, Bournemouth Collegiate School, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Talbot Heath and Moyles Court. In the academic year 2018-2019 the success rate of Grammar Entry tests students was 93% and all pupils gained their school of first choice. The number of children reaching the success school criteria has consistently been over 90% for the last seven years.