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8-13 YEARS

Northcote Lodge

“Welcome to Northcote Lodge.

I hope that you enjoy finding out more about this wonderful school and come and see the magical alchemy of academic excellence, sporting prowess, musical achievement and dramatic performance that makes it so special and successful.  More importantly, I hope that we can convey the vibrancy and happiness that permeates the place; because that, above all is what really matters. Happy boys will enjoy school and do well – and that is what we offer here, in spades.

We combine the very best in modern education within a traditional setting and moral framework to ensure that we educate the ‘whole boy’. This means that alongside academic excellence, we also place great value on manners and respect for others. It is these softer, but essential skills that will equip a boy for life beyond his senior school into a future workplace where collaboration, creativity and innate self-confidence will matter more than ever.”

“Most boys leave us at 13 although some boys leave (and join) at 11 too. Boys regularly win places and scholarships in all subjects to some of the country’s leading public schools – both day and boarding. Above all, we will work with parents to ensure that a boy goes to the school that is right for him.

With 250 boys and no plans to get any bigger, we are small enough for everyone to know each other well and large enough to field teams that can hold their own against much bigger schools. Sport is a large part of a Northcote boy’s life and we are lucky to have the green expanse of Wandsworth common just across the road.  With a long but rewarding school day we can offer boys the opportunity for plenty of extra-curricular opportunities and the benefit of doing all homework at school so that come 6.00pm a boy can go home and relax, knowing his day’s work is done.

So – a wonderful setting, dedicated staff, exemplary pastoral care and a rewarding day provide an excellent preparation for boys as they move on to the next stage in their education and life beyond. If this is something that you feel would be right for your son, please come and meet us.  Please remember that as part of the Northwood Schools family, most boys come to Northcote Lodge from Broomwood Hall Lower School, so a place there guarantees a place with us.  For those looking for a place at 8 from another school, you are most welcome – but do be aware that these places are limited.  Above all, I hope you enjoy learning more about us and we look forward to meeting you and showing you around a school of which we are all extremely proud.”

Northcote Lodge

Northcote Lodge is a single-sex prep school for boys aged 8 to 13 who collaborate closely with the girls from Broomwood.

We are a small school, with around 250 boys, and with no plans to grow significantly. This means we are big enough to field winning teams, but small enough to know all of our boys by name.

We are a day school in the heart of London. We adhere to traditional values that are as important today as they’ve ever been, whilst using the latest technological innovations to equip boys with the skills they need for a changing world.

Our motto, ‘Si je puis’ (I will if I can) – exemplifies our desire to give boys the confidence to know that by trying to do their best, they reap the rewards of personal satisfaction and achievement. During his time at Northcote Lodge, every boy should be able to find something he can shine at and thus know the pleasure in achievement – be it in the classroom, on the sports pitch, or in music and drama.


So while we’re rightly proud of our boys’ outstanding successes in Common Entrance, we’re just as proud of their achievements on the sports fields and in the music, art and drama that are embedded into our curriculum. Perhaps more than this, we measure our success, as a school, by the character and manners of our boys. We pride ourselves on being a friendly school that places importance on the traditional values that boys carry with them for life.  Things like kindness, compassion, teamwork and consideration for others – the basics of good manners.  We call this ‘The Northcote Way’.

  • Do your best to be your best self
  • Listen
  • Share
  • Forgive
  • Be helpful
  • Be kind
  • Be truthful
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated

Independent Schools Inspectorate 2022: Excellent in all areas

Northcote Lodge is a traditional boys prep school in South West London
8 - 13
8 - 13
Northcote Lodge Prep School
Northcote Lodge, 26 Bolingbroke Grove, SW11 6EL

Northcote Lodge

Northcote Lodge, 26 Bolingbroke Grove, SW11 6EL