London prep schools

The Attain Guide contains a comprehensive range of information for prospective parents about independent prep schools (0 to 11 or 13 years) in London.

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Alleyn's Junior School

Alleyn's Junior School
D Coed 4-11, South East London

Co-educational, academic excellence in a caring, friendly and welcoming community.

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Arnold House School

Arnold House School
D Boys 5-13, North West London

Arnold House School is a school for boys aged 5 to 13.
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Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School

Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School
D Coed 7-13, North West London

Mill Hill Belmont Prep School is part of a Foundation dating back to 1807, which also includes our Pre-Prep, Grimsdell; our Senior, Mill Hill School and The Mount, Mill Hill International. We’re only ten miles from central London and yet we have 35 acres of beautiful green space around us, with sports pitches, a nature reserve, woods to explore, and our own cross-country course; all of us feel better for such freedom to breathe.

At Belmont we believe that children thrive when they are h

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Blackheath Prep

Blackheath Prep
D Coed 3-11, South East London

Blackheath Prep is a selective co-educational day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years. We are located on a five-acre site close to Blackheath Village. We're a school where curiosity and a joyful love of learning is encouraged and where kindness, courage and ambition is at the heart of everything we do.

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Broomwood Hall Upper

Broomwood Hall Upper
D Boys 4-8, Girls 4-13, South West London

Broomwood Hall is a iaps school for boys aged 4 to 8 and girls aged 4 to 13.

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Dulwich Prep London

Dulwich Prep London
D Boys 3-13, Girls 3-4, South East London

Dulwich Prep London is an exceptional boy's preparatory school with a co-educational nursery. Dulwich Prep London provides the highest education standards, in stunning facilities and with strong links to the very best senior schools in the country.

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Falcons Pre-Prep School for Boys

Falcons Pre-Prep School for Boys
D Boys 2-7, Girls 2-4, West London

Falcons Pre-Preparatory School is an IAPS member for boys aged 2 to 7, including a co-educational Nursery for girls and boys aged 2 to 4. The Pre-Preparatory School is located in Chiswick.

The Falcons Pre-Prep is a school where children are taught how to love learning.  Our ethos is to share and discover individual talent, instill confidence and to build resilience in our students.

The children are always our first priority. Every child has the right to feel happy, safe and valued in caring and supportive surroundings. Our values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. It is our aim that every member of the school community shares this ethos, and is treated fairly and as an individual. Our outstanding team of experienced staff ensure excellent levels of teaching and the best pastoral care possible.

The curriculum is tailored to the individual needs of our students, building on their knowledge and encouraging them to achieve. Every child has equal access to the full curriculum and well-planned purposeful activities which are created with effective insight from skilled practitioners. We provide a modern, bright and stimulating environment, which allows the children to access a variety of appropriate age specific learning equipment and materials.

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Falcons Preparatory School for Boys

Falcons Preparatory School for Boys
D Boys 7-13, South West London

Falcons Preparatory Schools for Boys is an IAPS member school for boys aged 7 to 13 in Richmond. We have a Pre-Preparatory School located in Chiswick, with transport links provided between the two sites.

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Finton House School

Finton House School
D Coed 4-11, South West London

Finton House is a co-educational inclusive prep school in Wandsworth for children between 4-11 years old, with a strong family ethos. The School was founded in 1987 with two founding principles: a non-selective intake and a fully inclusive education. 


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Garden House School

Garden House School
D Girls 4-11, South West London

Garden House School is an independent day school for girls aged 4 to 11.

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Gatehouse School

Gatehouse School
D Coed 3-11, East London

Gatehouse is an independent school for girls and boys aged 3 to 11 in London's East End. It is two form entry and has 350 pupils. Entry is non-selective. Leavers go on to attend such schools as City of London Boys and Girls, Highgate, Forest, Bancroft's, Benenden, Cheltenham, Christ's Hospital
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Glendower Preparatory School

Glendower Preparatory School
D Girls 4-11, South West London

Glendower Preparatory School is an independent day school for girls aged 4 to 11.

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Grimsdell - Mill Hill Pre-Preparatory School

Grimsdell - Mill Hill Pre-Preparatory School
D North West London

Grimsdell Pre-Preparatory School is part of a Foundation dating back to 1807, which also includes our prep, Belmont; our senior, Mill Hill School, The Mount, Mill Hill International and our most recent addition, Cobham Hall School, Kent. We are a happy and caring school and, understanding that your child is an individual, we aim to develop their character and strengths.

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Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep

Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep
D Boys 2-11, Girls 2-7, South West London

Hampton Prep is a IAPS for boys aged 2 to 11 and girls aged 2 to 7 in Middlesex.

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Hornsby House School

Hornsby House School
D Coed 4-11, South West London

Hornsby House School is a iaps for boys aged 4 to 11 and girls aged 4 to 11.
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Hurlingham School

Hurlingham School
D Coed 4-11, South West London

Hurlingham is an independent co-educational preparatory school founded in 1947. It is situated on Putney Bridge Road near to Wandsworth Park. Children join the Reception year in the September before their fifth birthday. The school's ethos is to provide a happy, secure atmosphere in which every individual child can build on his or her strengths and talents to be the best that they can be.
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James Allen's Preparatory School

James Allen's Preparatory School
D Girls 4-11, South East London

James Allen's Preparatory School is an a top independent day school in south London for girls with character and social conscience.
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Kensington Prep School

Kensington Prep School
D Girls 4-11, South West London

Kensington Prep School is an award-winning independent girls' school, situated in the heart of Fulham, with 290 girls from the age of 4 to 11 years. Entry at all levels is by assessment.

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Kew Green Preparatory School

Kew Green Preparatory School
D Coed 4-11, South West London

At Kew Green, we offer our children the opportunity to succeed, be recognised and be valued.  Our pupils grow with the faculties required to tackle the many challenges that life may have to offer. We instill tolerance and respect for others and the capacity to celebrate diversity, embrace change and understand the importance of contributing to society. Above all, we believe that children need to be nurtured, guided, motivated and inspired to allow them to blossom. We are a school of smiles, laughter and happiness where pupils fulfill their maximum potential.

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King's College Junior School, Wimbledon

King's College Junior School, Wimbledon
D Boys 7-13, South West London

King's College Junior School, Wimbledon is an independent day school for boys aged 7 to 13.

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King's House School

King's House School
D Boys 3-13, Girls 3-4, South West London

King’s House School is a mixed-ability inclusive day preparatory school for boys aged 3 to 13 years and girls aged 3 to 4 years in Richmond, London. Founded in 1946, we are a thriving prep school and specialists in educating boys. King’s House Nursery was founded in 2009, and educates both boys and girls in a safe and nurturing environment.

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Newton Prep

Newton Prep
D Coed 3-13, South West London

Newton Prep is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13.

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Northcote Lodge

Northcote Lodge
D Boys 8-13, South West London

Northcote Lodge is a day preparatory school for boys aged 8 to 13.

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Notting Hill Preparatory School

Notting Hill Preparatory School
D Coed 4-13, West London

Notting Hill Preparatory School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13.

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Prince's Gardens Preparatory School

Prince's Gardens Preparatory School
D Coed 3-11, South West London

Welcome to Prince's Gardens, a vibrant independent school for boys and girls aged 3-11 in the heart of Kensington. A Prince’s Gardens education equips our children with the confidence and resourcefulness that prepares them to flourish in a fast-changing world. The rich and exciting curriculum instils high standards and we use the wealth of local resources to inspire a love of learning. 

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Quainton Hall School

Quainton Hall School
D Coed 2-13, North West London

Quainton Hall School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13.

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Queen's College Preparatory School

Queen's College Preparatory School
D Girls 4-11, West London

Queen's College Preparatory School is a wonderfully happy school where girls enjoy life and enjoy learning. One of Central London's leading independent day schools we combine very high academic standards with fun, excitement, stimulation and plenty of encouragement. Our talented staff work closely with each and every girl, finding individual strengths, developing individual skills and interests, and truly caring about her wellbeing as well as her success.
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Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School

Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School
D Coed 4-11, West London

Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 11.

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The Rowans School

The Rowans School
D Coed 3-7, South West London

Founded in 1936, The Rowans School is an independent co-educational preparatory school for children aged 3-7 years old. In September 2017, the School joined the Shrewsbury House School Trust.

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St Helen's College

St Helen's College
D Coed 3-11, West London

ST. HELEN'S COLLEGE is a family-run, co-educational, IAPS school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, with a 2+ Kindergarten. It has a well-deserved reputation for academic and co-curricular excellence and was rated OUTSTANDING or EXCELLENT in all twelve categories in its latest ISI inspection report.

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St James Preparatory School

St James Preparatory School
D Coed 3-11, West London

St James Preparatory School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11.

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St John's School

St John's School
D Boys 3-13, North West London

St John's is an IAPS Preparatory School for boys aged 3 to 13 owned the Merchant Taylors' Educational Trust

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St Paul's Junior School

St Paul's Junior School
D Boys 7-13, South West London

St Paul's Junior School is an independent day school for boys aged 7 to 13.

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Staines Preparatory School

Staines Preparatory School
D Coed 3-11, South West London

Founded 1935 | IAPS | Co-educational | Non-denominational | Non-selective | Pre-Prep & Prep

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The Study Preparatory School

The Study Preparatory School
D Girls 4-11, South West London

The Study Preparatory School is an independent day school for girls aged 4 to 11.

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Twickenham Preparatory School

Twickenham Preparatory School
D Boys 4-13, Girls 4-11, South West London

Twickenham Preparatory School is a leading and successful independent co-educational day school for children aged 4 to 13 situated in Hampton, South West London. The School was originally founded on Twickenham Green in 1969 by a small group of parents and moved to its new home in Hampton in 1992 to accommodate its growing numbers. The founding aim from its inception – to establish a school with high academic standards that was pastorally strong, caring and sensitive to the needs of the individual child – is still the heartbeat of the School 50 years on, and today, Twickenham Prep continues to achieve these aims and provides an exceptional all-round education to 285 pupils across Pre-Prep, Prep and boys in Years 7 & 8.

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Unicorn School

Unicorn School
D Coed 3-11, South West London

Unicorn School is an iaps co-ed school for children aged 3 to 11, located opposite Kew Gardens in Surrey.

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Wimbledon Common Preparatory School

Wimbledon Common Preparatory School
D Boys 4-8, South West London

Wimbledon Common Preparatory School is an independent day school for boys aged 4 to 8.

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D Coed 2-13, North West London
D Coed 2-11, North West London
D Coed 4-11, West London
D Coed 3-11, West London
D Girls 4-11, South East London
D Boys 2-11, North West London
D Coed 5-11, East London
D Coed 4-11, South West London
D Boys 3-7, Girls 3-11, North West London
D Boys 3-7, Girls 3-11, West London
D South East London
D Coed 2-13, North West London
D Boys 4-11, South West London
D Boys 4-13, West London
D Boys 3-11, Girls 3-5, South West London
D Boys 4-13, Girls 4-11, South West London
D Coed 2-13, South West London
D Coed 5-11, North West London
D Girls 4-11, North London
D Boys 4-13, North West London
D Coed 2-13, South West London
D Coed 2-11, West London
D Coed 2-11, North West London
D Boys 4-13, North West London
D Coed 3-11, North London
D Coed 4-11, North West London
D Coed 4-11, South West London
D Boys 4-13, North London
D Coed 3-11, North London
D Coed 3-11, South West London
D Coed 3-13, South West London
D Boys 7-13, North West London
D Boys 4-11, South West London
D Coed 3-11, North West London
D Boys 4-13, Girls 4-11, South West London
D Coed 4-11, West London
D Boys 7-13, Girls 7-11, North West London
D Coed 2-11, South East London
D Girls 4-11, South West London
D Coed 3-11, South West London
D Coed 3-11, West London
D Coed 4-13, North West London
D Girls 3-16, North London
Coed 4-11, South West London
D Girls 4-11, West London
D Coed 3-11, South West London
D Coed 2-11, North West London
D Coed 3-11, South East London
D Coed 3-11, North West London
D Coed 3-11, North London
D Girls 3-11, North West London
D Boys 5-13, North West London
D Girls 4-11, North West London
D Girls 4-16, North West London
D Boys 3-13, North West London
D Boys 2-7, Girls 2-11, North West London
D Coed 3-11, South East London
DB Coed 4-13, East London
D Boys 8-13, South West London
Coed 3-11, South West London
Coed 3-11, South West London
Coed 3-11, South West London
Coed 3-11, West London
D Boys 4-13, South West London
North West London
D Boys 3-4, Girls 3-11, South West London
D Coed 3-11, North London
B Boys 8-13, South West London
DB Boys 8-13, South West London
D Boys 7-13, South West London
D Boys 3-8, West London
D Boys 8-13, West London
D Boys 4-13, South West London