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Devonshire House Preparatory School

By Coby F

3 years ago

Address: 2 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London NW3 6AE
Website: devonshirehouseschool.co.uk
Founded: 1989
Number of Pupils: 550
Fees: (termly) £7,816 to £8,394
Ages: 2-13 years
Head Teacher: Mr Henry Keighley-Elstub
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Entry in Year 1: informal, group, play-based. Years 2-7: assessment and taster morning
Contact: Mrs Helen Ridard, Head of Admissions; 020 7435 1916
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: We organise several Open Mornings per term. Alternatively, contact Admissions to arrange a private tour.

The Curriculum

Our qualified teachers make learning fun. Specialist subjects – French, Technology, Music and Games – start in Reception. From Year 3 (age 7), children learn in a senior school-like campus. They enjoy Science experiments in the lab, robot coding in the technology room or music rehearsals with the school band.

Games & The Arts

We provide solid foundations in a variety of sports including football, netball, rugby, cricket and athletis, and promote healthy competition opportunities inside and outside the school. Dynamic music and drama departments, with performances for all ages. Art and DT buzzing with creativity.

Pastoral Care

Small class sizes form a friendly, inviting, safe and happy place to learn. We listen to the child’s voice with observation and tracking. Children know they can come to teachers who will give them the necessary tools to feel more equipped to deal with future situations. Strong relationships with children and parents alongside an ethos of family values.

Recent Scholarships

We cater to children’s most unique pathways. Pupils win scholarships to a wide range of day and boarding schools every year.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Devonshire House offers an intellectual, creative learning environment in which girls and boys of all characters and learning profiles can thrive and maximise their potential. We believe that parents shouldn’t have to choose between academically rigorous and pastorally nurturing schools: their children can have both at Devonshire House.

Outstanding Characteristics

Every child has a unique character and we embrace them all. Children grow, learn and play in a safe environment. Our grounds are spacious and include an on-site forest school where children learn to take risks. ‘Pupils leave the school as confident, resilient young people who have strong self-esteem and a well-developed understanding of how to improve their own learning.’ (ISI Report).