September 2011

Cameron House school is located in The Vale, a beautiful green side street off King's Road in Chelsea. You could almost mistake it for a residential building, were it not for the colourful scooters parked outside its entrance door. Upon arrival, I met an American father and another English couple who were going to do Continue reading...

For those of you who haven't seen this TED talk, I think it is very helpful to listen to this in order to remind ourselves about what's important to look for when choosing schools for our children. In the competitive London independent school environment, it is easy to believe you need to choose the prep Continue reading...

Glendower Prep School visit

Glendower Prep School is one of the top prep schools in London, with stellar exit results, and its popularity was evident in the make-up of parents during my school visit: I was the only mum with a born daughter, the other mothers were all yet to give birth! We were glad to hear then that Continue reading...

Thank you so much to mums of three Colleen and Vikki for submitting londonpreprep's first parent review!! Colleen has three children at Abercorn School in St John's Wood and has written the following in the comments section of the Abercorn School profile: I have three children at Abercorn School who have been students there since Continue reading...

Knightsbridge School visit

Knightsbridge school is a very popular school, but they offer any interested parent an appointment to visit the school at one of their show-arounds within a couple of weeks or so. When I went to visit the school, there was a group of about eight parents, at least half of them internationals. We were greeted Continue reading...

A large part of this website is dedicated to finding the best British independent preparatory school for your child, but in reality a fair share of internationals prefer their children to be educated in an international setting, particularly in a setting that nurtures entrepreneurship, groupwork and creativity rather than constant testing and test preparation. If Continue reading...

Two new series I am starting here is to feature the top international schools in London and to discuss excellent value for money if not free alternatives to private schools. One of the most popular alternatives to preparatory and private secondary schools is the French Lycee in London. It consists of the main secondary school Continue reading...

No appointment is needed for visiting the Hill House International Junior School in Knightsbridge. Parents are welcomed any morning during term time between 8.30 and 9am. How does this work, given that most other schools require parents to make an appointment well in advance, and others even fail to respond to parents enquiries unless they Continue reading...