Scholarships

Southbank International School in London has launched an IB Diploma scholarship. The two-year, merit-based scholarship covers 100% of Southbank’s tuition fees for the duration of the programme, and is worth over £50,000. Applicants with strong academic potential and a commitment to the qualities and philosophy of the IB ethos are encouraged to apply before the Continue reading…

There is a lot of talk about how the cost of private schools has risen in London over the last years, and many parents who planned to send their kids to private schools are not so sure if they can afford it anymore. School fees have risen far above inflation over the last years and Continue reading…

Have you decided already if you want to go for a state or a private primary school? Are you hearing very conflicting views on this? I talk to parents confused by the views they receive from friends and acquaintances all the time. They range from “private schools for 4 year olds are a waste of money” Continue reading…

Hill House School 2012 exit results

Hill House International Junior School is London’s largest preparatory school educating up to 1,000 children aged 4 to 13, so I have been waiting for the 2012 11+ and 13+ results for quite a while. I am happy to report they have just added them to their website in the section “After Hill House“!   Continue reading…

Which Central London Prep Schools offer Scholarships?

This is the second post in my series on school fees and financing. In the last post, I highlighted those prep schools with the most affordable fees. In this post, I want to highlight all the prep schools that offer scholarships and bursaries among those featured on London Pre-Prep’s top prep schools and what the conditions Continue reading…

Affordable private schools in Central London

Opting for the private school route in Central London is a large financial  commitment for most families, particularly in these times and for those parents with two or more children. Adding the cost of uniforms, school trips and extracurriculars to the fees, you can expect to pay up to £20,000 per child per annum, and this Continue reading…

3 weeks ago, I highlighted in my newsletter that Cameron House School in Chelsea was the first prep school to report 11+ examination results for 2012. I am now happy to share that most prep schools profiled here are publishing their results for future schools their pupils have gained access to and I can provide 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…

Garden House School in Chelsea has introduced a new merit-based scholarship covering 50% of school fees! It is open to boys in year 3 (for entry into year 4 in September 2011), and is assumed to be repeated each year. This looks like a fantastic opportunity for a high achiever currently attending state schools to Continue reading…