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The Little Courtiers at Hampton Court House

By Anoop Bhuller

6 months ago


Address: The Little Courtyard, Hampton Court House, Richmond-upon-Thames, KT8 9BS
Website: www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk/school/early-years/
Founded: 2001 (Hampton Court House)
Number of Pupils: 25
Ages: 2-5
Fees: £5,352 – £5,530 (Termly, and 15 hour funding accepted)
Head Teacher: 
Genevieve Mackenzie, Head of Early Years at Hampton Court House
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Selective: candidates invited to trial days
Contact: Dale Cash, Head of Admissions
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings held fortnightly during term-time

The Curriculum

The Little Courtiers enjoy a bespoke, child-centred curriculum, combining the EYFS with Forest School and drawing from Montessori and Reggio Emilia pedagogy which focuses on the holistic child as an individual.

Games & The Arts

 Sports and the arts are a strong focus in our curriculum through specialist lessons like PE, Forest School, Art, Music and Performance.

Pastoral Care

Through parent partnership we use a combined approach, utilising the EYFS, a positive behaviour management system and Jigsaw, a PSHE programme. Every child is treated as a unique individual. They are taught to express themselves well, regulate their emotions, resolve conflict in a positive way, have manners, recognise the importance of their voice and to assert it in a respectful way. Safeguarding is key to excellent pastoral care.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘Place the child and their families at the centre of every decision I make. I think of early years as a nurturing springboard to ensure children have the best start in life. It is our responsibility to foster a sense of awe and wonder of the world.’– Genevieve

Outstanding Characteristics

The Little Courtiers pre-prep at Hampton Court House stands out for its passionate staff dedicated to early years education. With beautiful grounds fostering outdoor exploration, its child-centred approach and bespoke curriculum nurture a love for learning. Children thrive, making remarkable progress from their starting points, cultivating happiness and a positive learning environment.