Hawkesdown House School

27 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

Profile: Hawkesdown House is a pre-preparatory school in Kensington for boys aged 4 – 8. It was founded in 2001 and has gained quick popularity in the area. It combines a traditional British pre-preparatory education in a cosmolitan setting, placing particular emphasis on personal development and pastoral care for the boys. The 2009 inspection praises the schools caring environment:

Hawkesdown House School has an excellent ethos where pupils thrive. The school successfully meets its aim that all pupils are cared for and nurtured as individuals. Staff care greatly for pupils’ well being, working closely together to provide an outstanding quality of pastoral care. Health, safety, care and support have a very high priority in the school, a point appreciated by pupils and their parents. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. They are exceptionally polite and well mannered, and show levels of personal development, substantially in excess of those expected of pupils of their age“.

Most boys live in walking distance to the school and reflect the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Kensington. A quarter of the boys are bilingual or have English as an additional language. There is a wide range of extracurricular activities, with all boys taking Chess and Judo in the final two years. Pupils can also take individual music lessons and study mandarin after school.

Admissions: Parents need to register their boys via sending in the application form. This is followed by a school visit. Entry is by assessment of the boys 6 month to a year prior to entry.

Exit Results: As Hawkesdown House is a pure pre-preparatory school, all boys leave at the 7+/8+ stage, moving on to other preparatory schools in London, with some boys moving on to preparatory boarding schools.

PREP SCHOOL OFFERS 2010/2011

  • CALDICOTT
  • COLET COURT
  • HARRODIAN
  • KNIGHTSBRIDGE
  • LATYMER
  • SAINT PHILIP’S
  • SUMMERFIELDS
  • SUSSEX HOUSE
  • THOMAS’S KENSINGTON
  • WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR SCHOOL (WCCS)
  • WESTMINSTER UNDER
  • WETHERBY PREP

Exit results for prior years are listed here.

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