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London Park School Clapham

By Anoop Bhuller

9 months ago

Address: 7-11 Nightingale Lane, London SW4 9AH (from April 2024)
Website: www.londonparkschools.com
Founded: 2023 as LPS Clapham (previously Northwood Senior)
Number of pupils: 260 capacity
Ages: 11-16 (students move on to the LPS Sixth)
Fees: £7,950 per term 
Head: Mrs Susan Brooks, Mrs Suzie Longstaff (Principal)
Religious Affiliation: All faiths welcome
Entrance Procedure: No selective entry – simply ‘Discovery Days’ to find best fit for both student and school community.
Contact: Mrs Tash McDonald – Admissions Manager
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: We hold regular Head’s Coffee mornings to enable parents to get to know more about us and to meet staff.

The Curriculum

A dynamic curriculum emphasising creativity, critical thinking, and practical skills with integrated and experiential learning at the core enables us to move through subjects quickly, capture imaginations and create strong, independent learners – with great
results. Excellent design and technology programme working with Cambridge university.

Games & the Arts

Inclusive and co-educational. Weekly sports and shared events with sibling LPS Mayfair, Emphasis on enabling students to find activities they enjoy – whether traditional team sports or more esoteric and individual including cycling at the velodrome, spike ball, Aussie rules football, climbing, and lacrosse. Rowing commencing from Summer 24. Strong Art, Drama and Design.

Pastoral Care

As a smaller school, community is everything. The happiness of each child is central to offer and there’s a strong focus on bespoke, personal care and helping students develop skills to navigate complexities of life – before needed. Excellent tutorial system and on-site counsellor. Stretching and support given in equal measure.

Recent Scholarships

Students move on to sibling LPS Sixth Form.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

As a smaller school we offer personal attention, nurture agility, promote creativity and problem-solving, a philosophy encapsulated in our mantra, ‘smaller schools for bigger thinking’, We offer a ‘breath of fresh air’ in an overheated London secondary market.

Outstanding Characteristics

A dynamic, fresh-thinking smaller school offering more individualised learning in a smaller environment, within a supportive group structure to provide ‘bigger school’ opportunities – including a stand-alone sixth form. The collaborative leadership team behind the London Park Schools group comprises Principal Suzie Longstaff; LPS Clapham Head, Susan Brooks; and Adrian Rainbow, Head of LPS Mayfair and LPS Sixth.