Address: Turk’s Row, Chelsea, London SW3 4TW
Founded: 1950
Number of Pupils: 206 boys, 275 girls
Ages: 3-11 (includes kindergarten)
Fees: £5,900 (kindergarten); £7,850 (upper school)
Head Teacher: Emma Studd (girls); Dan Jameson (boys); Julia Adlard (early years)
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: At 3/4+, entrance interview but non-selective on an academic basis. Entrance exam & assessment day for 8+ boys
Contact: Ms Alice Hobden, registrar on 020 7730 1652
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: By appointment. Visits welcomed all year round

The Curriculum

Garden House girls and boys explore a broad and stimulating curriculum. They enjoy a thorough, balanced education in a lively dynamic, purposeful environment, complemented by a wide variety of after school clubs, see website (including coding and debating). Excursions to museums and exhibitions enrich the curriculum and broaden horizons. Weekly assemblies provide an excellent format for pupils to project their ideas. 

Games & The Arts

Drama is part of the weekly curriculum, helping to develop presentation skills and confidence in public speaking. Sport plays an important role, helping boys and girls develop team spirit, learn new skills and disciplines. We believe all children are musical and capable of a musical competence; it enriches their education and trains them in the art of rehearsal.

Pastoral Care

Garden House is praised for its outstanding pastoral care. It ensures every child feels secure and happy so they may achieve their potential both personally and academically. The Kindness Code is strictly adhered to.

Senior Exit Schools for the Last Academic Year

Boys: King’s College Wimbledon, St Paul’s Junior, Sussex House, WCCS Westminster Under, Ludgrove and Summer Fields. Girls: Francis Holland SW1, Godolphin & Latymer, Latymer Upper, St Paul’s, Cheltenham Ladies, Downe House, and St Swithun’s.

Recent Scholarships

Francis Holland SW1.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We nurture each child to achieve their true potential. Through dedicated teaching and unrivalled pastoral care, academic success and fulfilment in sport and the arts are attainable for all. Emphasis is placed equally on manners and consideration to others.

Outstanding Characteristics

A caring, family-run school where traditional values permeate, combined with a modern approach. Our boys and girls are educated separately but meet for clubs and excursions. The school has its own garden in the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea.