Notting Hill Prep School

95 Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ

Profile: Notting Hill Preparatory School is a co-educational day school which admits pupils aged from four to thirteen years. It was set up through the collaboration of parents and teachers in September 2003 and continues to believe in strong cooperation between teachers and parents. In addition to the National Curriculum, the school emphasises Art, Music and particularly Drama, developing pupils’ voice production, creative movement, improvisation, mime and speaking skills. Children are encouraged to enter Poetry and Public Speaking competitions.

The quality of teaching and pastoral care of the school have been rated excellentin a 2011 inspection:

“Pupils of all abilities and needs are extremely successful in their learning and personal development throughout the school. The school meets its aim that children of all abilities should fulfil their potential and gain a sense of achievement and self-worth. Pupils in the EYFS receive a stimulating and enjoyable start to their education which is built upon successfully as pupils move through the school. Central to the pupils’ success are their eagerness to learn and their excellent relationships with each other and their teachers. Pupils’ achievements are particularly notable in music, mathematics, science and literacy” (ISI Inspection Report, May/June 2011)

Admissions: To obtain the registration form, parents need to contact the School Secretary on 020 7221 0727. Entry into each class is decided by ballot. Siblings will be exempt from the ballot and will automatically be offered places if they are available. Unusually, Notting Hill Prep splits the children into Reception and Reception Cubs, the latter being the summer born children who will be eased into school life on a more laid back schedule appropriate for their young age.

Exit Results: Most pupils leave Notting Hill Prep at the 11+ level, with about a third staying on for the 13+. The school website Beyond Notting Hill gives full details of the 2006 – 2011 exit results. For 2011, they were:

11+ (number of leavers = 14)

Day Schools

Offers

Acceptances
American School
1
1
Arts Educational School
1
1
City of London School for Boys
1
0
Francis Holland: Clarence Gate
2
0
Francis Holland: Graham Terrace
2
0
Godolphin and Latymer
1
0
Harrodian
4
3
Highgate School
1
0
KCS Wimbeldon
1
1
Latymer Upper School
5
3
Queen’s College
3
0
Queen’s Gate
1
1
South Hampstead High
4
1
University College School
2
0
Boarding Schools
Badminton School
1
1
Cheam School
1
1
Cottesmore School
1
1
  13+ (number of leavers = 8)
Day Schools
Queen’s Gate
1
1
St Paul’s School for Boys
1
1
Westminster
1
1
Boarding Schools
Bedales
2
2
Charterhouse
2
2
Marlborough
1
1

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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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