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Year: 3-11

3 - 11 YEARS

Bassett House School

Welcome to Bassett House School. We are a leading co-ed prep school for boys and girls aged 3-11 in Notting Hill, West London, known for its nurturing and inclusive ethos.

I’ve yet to meet a child who isn’t naturally curious. Sometimes this instinct lies dormant, but it’s always there. Our job is to develop this curiosity so it becomes a lifelong love of learning.

We achieve this through a regime of creativity, encouragement, and reward; but first, we need to make sure every child feels safe, secure, and welcome. I would say Bassett House School’s outstanding characteristic is its warm and nurturing atmosphere.

I believe a teacher’s enthusiasm is infectious, and can safely say we’re not lacking in that department at Bassett. Through an enticing mix of lessons and activities, we inspire all our pupils to be inquisitive about the world and to recognise its endless possibilities.

I would like to invite you to visit Bassett House, where you can meet me and some of the teachers but, most importantly, see the children in action: their confidence and enthusiasm is something you need to experience for yourself.

About
Bassett House School

Bassett House School was founded in 1947 by Sylvia Rentoul. What began as a small school for only six pupils, over the years grew into a happy and vibrant community of around 200 children, across eight year groups.

 

Until this day, the school’s outstanding results repeatedly show that all children can excel, or “learn to fly”, regardless of early learning ability.

 

Great minds think for themselves; nurturing individuality is at the heart of our teaching. The staff believe tailor-made teaching opens up young minds to endless possibilities, and that a growth mindset approach encourages children to think creatively and form their own ideas.

 

The pupils mostly call it having fun.
We call it being the best they can be.

bassett-house-teacher-and-pupil

Children at Bassett House benefit from an excellent support system that enables them to grow their confidence and build lasting relationships.

The school has several systems in place that help students settle in, voice their problems, or encourage them to discover their interests and talents. The buddy system, the school’s different houses, and a weekly ‘communication stations’ are only some of the wonderful aspects of life at Bassett.

 

Music, Drama, and excursions add diversity to the school day.
Cricket at school
Students can take part in sports and other physical activities.
Bassett House is a co-educational school located in Notting Hill
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Bassett House School
60 Bassett Road, North Kensington, London, W10 6JP

“The pastoral care is excellent too – there are off-timetable enrichment sessions, an in-house life coach and peace lilies (which, according to NASA, purify the air) placed in every classroom.”

Tatler Magazine, 2020
3 - 11 YEARS

Orchard House School

Welcome to Orchard House.

I feel very privileged to be the new Headmaster of this wonderful school. Orchard House is one of west London’s leading prep schools with an excellent reputation, not just for outstanding academic results, but for nurturing the individual talents of each and every child.

Every parent wants to be sure their child is safe and happy at school. At Orchard House, we have small classes, dedicated teachers and an award-winning approach to pastoral care that means your child really does come first, always.

We are committed to co-education at Orchard House. Children learn together from the age of 3 to 11. Our excellent academic results see pupils heading to leading senior schools, both in London and beyond, and every year we achieve numerous awards in sport, music, art and drama, plus academic scholarships. It is a given that our pupils will move on to some of the best schools in the country but what matters to us is that they go to the right school for them. Children learn best when they are happy, we commit not only to putting all our energy into providing a happy, safe environment for your children to learn in, but we also ensure our pupils are prepared for the next stage, for the school where they will go on and flourish.

We are preparing our children for an unknown future and so, alongside the excellence of the teaching and learning, we are committed to inculcating in the children the values of kindness, honesty, tolerance, and respect. To learn to work not just for themselves but for other people. We instil in our pupils a love of learning where they appreciate the benefits of hard work, and we want to keep broadening our enrichment programme so that every child gets the opportunity to learn the skills to thrive in the future.

Above all, Orchard House is a community; a caring collective where pupils, parents and staff join together to provide the very best prep school experience, and where there’s lots of fun and laughter alongside the hard work. If we have learnt one thing in recent years, it is the value of community spirit; of working and playing together, supporting each other, looking out for our neighbour as well as ourselves.

We are at an exciting stage in Orchard House’s story so do come and visit us. I look forward to welcoming you to this very special school.

About
Orchard House School

Orchard House School was founded in 1993 with 65 pupils.

 

Today, there are approximately 300 pupils and 47 teaching staff, allowing each child a great deal of individual attention. It is very rare there are more than 20 pupils in any class, and in the early years there are three teaching adults in attendance. Small group and 1:1 sessions are commonplace.

 

Teachers take lunch with the children and the extensive extra-curricular activities allow teachers and pupils to interact in a more informal atmosphere.

Student in class smiling

Children blossom when they feel secure, happy and valued.

Each child has a Pupil Pastoral Plan where they can note any private worries so that teachers may monitor their happiness and well-being. Our buddy system helps newcomers through their early days, and we encourage older children to mentor younger pupils, instilling a sense of responsibility.

The school’s House system encourages teamwork and a competitive spirit, allowing children to celebrate their own success as well as the achievements of others.

Orchard House welcomes boys and girls to its vibrant community of creative thinkers.
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Orchard House School
16 Newton Grove, Chiswick, London, W4 1LB

Orchard House School

16 Newton Grove, Chiswick, London, W4 1LB

“One pupil reports that Orchard House […] is truly ‘perfect’. Leavers head on to Hampton, Godolphin & Latymer and Kew House having enjoyed excellent teaching (staff wellbeing is taken very seriously – they have their own clubs including ultimate frisbee), sporting prowess – Year 6 swimmers reached the IAPS final this year – and clubs galore.”

Tatler Magazine, 2020
3-11 years

Prospect House School

Welcome to Prospect House.

Every child’s potential develops more readily when they feel safe, valued and happy. I am delighted our pupils thrive in the warm atmosphere of Prospect House where humour and laughter go hand in hand with serious study.

Years of teaching have taught me that every child is great at something.

At Prospect House we celebrate these strengths, encouraging children to excel. Every small success leads to greater confidence and self-belief.

We have high academic expectations for all of our pupils and place great value on effort, ensuring that they have the necessary tools to succeed.

A notable percentage of our pupils gain scholarships. All go on to prestigious senior schools armed with the enthusiasm and self-confidence which is the hallmark of a Prospect House pupil.

I can honestly say our children love coming to school and I warmly invite you to come and meet me, my team, and our pupils.

About
Prospect House School

Prospect House School was formerly a family home and retains a happy, welcoming atmosphere, starting at the front door where the Headmaster or a senior staff member greets each child by name every morning.

 

Currently, there are approximately 315 pupils, and a staff ratio of 1:7 allows each child a great deal of individual attention. In the early years, there are three teaching adults in each class, and higher up the school small sets for Maths and English allow very focused teaching. Additional small group and 1:1 sessions are commonplace.

 

The extensive extra-curricular activities allow teachers and pupils to interact in a more informal atmosphere outside of the classroom. Bonds between staff and children are strong.

 

Prospect House School is a place where every child feels valued and gains the confidence to fly.

prospect-house-teacher-and-boy

No two children are the same and every child learns differently.

Accordingly, everyone at Prospect House embraces different teaching methods, including Montessori for younger children. The freedom to refine and utilise different methods, combined with small class sizes, allows the school to tailor teaching approaches to each individual child. Progress is closely monitored, and each child has an individual Pupil Plan to ensure every need is met.

Porspect House is a happy, co-educational school for both boys and girls in the heart of Putney.
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Prospect House School
75 Putney Hill, London, SW15 3NT

“Prospect House is a school that fosters happiness and respects individuality. After almost five years as a parent here, I have witnessed how the PHS ethos translates beautifully into confident children who enjoy learning and achieve their very best. This school is a gem and I cherish it as much as my two sons.”

Former Prospect House Parent