Norland Place School

162-166 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH

Profile:Norland Place School is a co-educational, non-selective school for boys aged 4-8 and girls aged 4-11. Established in 1876, it has a reputation for high academic standards and traditional values and is located in walking distance from Holland Park Tube Station. It was widely published in the press a couple of years back when Tory Chancellor George Osborne, who attended Norland Place himself before moving onto St Paul’s, decided to send his two children to Norland Place despite being offered a place at an outstanding state primary in Westminster (see press report).

Although the school is non-selective, the ability of most pupils at the school is well above the national average according to standardised tests. The schools quality of teaching is supposed to be good but not outstanding.

Admissions: Norland Place operates a non-selective admissions policy similar to Pembridge Hall and Wetherby:

There is no assessment of children before they are offered a place at the Reception entry stage but they should be registered as soon as possible. We operate both a ‘definite list’ and a ‘waiting list’. Four ‘definite’ places (two boys’ and two girls’) are allocated to children born in each calendar month, on a first come first served basis“.

Exit Results: Norland Place does not publish senior school placements. It might provide more details during school visits, but those are limited to parents who have already registered their children at the school. The only information provided on the school website is the following:

“Boys are taught up to the age of 8+ and are prepared for the competitive exams for the London Day Preparatory Schools and/or for admission to a wide range of boarding preparatory schools at that stage. Girls are taught up to the age of 11+ which means that Years 4, 5 and 6 consist of girls’ only classes. Girls are prepared for the Common Entrance examination for girls’ senior boarding schools and for the competitive examinations held by the London Girls’ Senior Day Schools

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Norland Place is not very open about providing information about the school for the general public, so if you have a connection to the school and want to contribute, I would very much appreciate it! Please do get in touch by leaving a comment below.

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