Pembridge Hall

18 Pembridge Square, London W2 4EH

Profile: Pembridge Hall is an extremely popular girls’ only preparatory school in Notting Hill linked to the Wetherby School. It regained further popularity in 2009 when Claudia Schiffer’s daughter Clementine started her first term at the school (her older brother Caspar attends the Wetherby School). Due to its popularity, it does not let parents visit the school unless they already have  a confirmed place. The Independent Schools Inspectorate commends Pembridge Hall on the pupils’ outstanding personal development and excellent pastoral care. The academics are rated as good to very good, but are not in the very competitive league as the other girls’ schools reviewed here.

Admissions: Pembridge Hall admits strictly on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that applications for registration are sent within days of birth. Applications are then processed strictly by calendar month, to ensure an even distribution of birthdays throughout the year. Five places are allocated for each calendar month, followed by five waiting places. Thereafter, names are added to an ongoing, reserve waiting list.

Parents who have been allocated a definite place are invited to visit the school and meet the Headmaster during the Summer term, one year prior to entry, at which time a deposit is required to secure the place.

Exit Results: Pembridge Hall leavers continue on at leading London day schools as well as boarding schools, with the majority moving to Godolphin & Latimer School, Francies Holland School, St Paul’s School for Girls, Downe House and Wycombe Abbey (click here for a full list of senior school places).

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School reviews on this website express my personal expression, based on web research, school visits and word of mouth between parents. If you have a different experience of the school or would like to add information missing here, or if you have any other helpful hints, please leave a comment below.

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