The White House School

Address: 24 Thornton Road, London SW12 0LF
Founded: 1985
Number of Pupils: 175
Ages: 3-11 years
Fees: (Termly) Reception – Year 2, £5,300; Year 3 – Year 6, £5,750
Head Teacher: Tony Lewis
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Early registration essential, places allocated in order of registration. Settling-in day for children 1-6
Contact: Admissions; 020 8674 9514
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Weekly showrounds available by appointment only. Please contact Admissions to arrange

The Curriculum

The White House Prep School offers an excellent education, as recently confirmed by the ISI. It delivers strong literacy, maths, extra-curricular lessons and activities. Children relish challenges, enjoy working together to solve problems, have an excellent attitude to learning and are both enthusiastic and eager to participate.

Games & The Arts

Physical education is an integral part of the curriculum at the White House and all pupils are given the opportunity to develop personal fitness and participate in team activities. The annual drama production and art exhibition are highlights in the school’s calendar and illustrates their commitment to performing and creative arts and the involvement of all children in these activities.

Pastoral Care

The school provides an outstanding education which is shown through excellent 11+ results and achievements from pupils throughout the year. More importantly, the children are happy. They are encouraged to develop emotionally as well as intellectually and the ISI commented that both pupils’ personal and moral development was excellent. Dedicated and experienced staff work closely with parents to enable all children to excel as people with confidence.

Recent Scholarships

Over 50 percent of pupils receive academic, music, sports and all round scholarships to top London day schools and boarding schools when they leave at 11+. Future schools include Dulwich College, Alleyn’s, JAGS, Emmanuel, Whitgift, Woldingham and Radley.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

A culture of supporting one another combined with a safe, inspiring, engaging and fun learning environment that sets high expectations and ensures children have an empowering educational experience.

Outstanding Characteristics

A vibrant, forward thinking school with purposefully small class sizes which encourages and supports independent thinking. The school feels like one big family; this develops strong self-esteem in pupils who are confident but without arrogance.