school visits

A visit to Broadhurst School in Hampstead

Following recent press coverage on oversubscribed London nursery schools, I was kindly invited by the most oversubscribed nursery of them all, Broadhurst School in Hampstead, to come for a visit and meet Principal Miss Deirdre Berkery and Head Mistress Mrs Alison Fisher. The nursery is located on Greencroft Gardens, a mere 2 minute walk from Continue reading…

How to make the most of your nursery visit

Visiting nurseries and schools is a key part of choosing the right one for your child. Unfortunately, if your child is still little and you have no experience of nurseries, it is actually not easy to spot what a great nursery should look like, and most nurseries are experienced at showing their best side during Continue reading…

Visit to Honeywell School, Clapham

Honeywell Infant and Junior School is one of those well known and oversubscribed state primary schools in London, which is why I was in two minds about writing this review. You already have to live within 150 metres to have any chance of a place at this school, so I don’t want to make the Continue reading…

Pembridge Hall School visit

Whenever you hear people talk about oversubscribed London schools and parents emailing registration forms from the labour ward, chances are they are referring to Wetherby Pre-Prep or its sister school, Pembridge Hall, on Pembridge Square in Notting Hill. While you might hear many stories about it, it is not easy to visit the school, since Continue reading…

It’s been raining for a few days, so I am allowed to talk about the end of the summer holidays and the upcoming autumn term! Are you ready for the next school year! First of all, I have updated the schedule of Open Mornings of London prep schools, including everyone from the Abercorn School to Westminster Under! Make sure you Continue reading…

Faraday School visit

On a beautiful sunny morning, I made my way to the Faraday School in Trinity Buoy Wharf. Founded in 2009, Faraday is a small but growing independent primary school in East London, surrounded by converted warehouses that now serve a thriving artistic community. Faraday works on a low fee model to make an independent education Continue reading…

Halcyon School Open Morning

Opened in September 2013, Halcyon is the only not-for-profit, co-educational, International Baccalaureate school in central London. It is located a couple of minutes walk from Marble Arch on 33 Seymour Place. I attended a recent open morning at the school to find out more about this exciting new school. Thanks to the London tube, I Continue reading…

I am so grateful to a lovely mum in Hampstead for submitting this school visit report of the Trevor-Roberts School in North London. The school is small and you won’t find much information about it online, so I am really happy to share a family’s inside view of the school here: ——————— “Earlier this year, my Continue reading…

Kensington Prep school visit

I had often walked past the Kensington Prep School, located in a former convent building in Parsons Green, wondering what was going on behind the walls, and was happy to finally get a chance to visit last week. I arrived on a Friday morning following the morning assembly, and on the inside, the school was Continue reading…

Falkner House school visit

Falkner House is located a very short walk from Gloucester Road tube station in South Kensington, in a lovely old house on Brechin Place. It is a family run school with no external owners or governing body. The headmistress, Mrs Anita Griggs, a former Economics A-Level teacher at St Paul’s Girls’ School, inherited the school Continue reading…

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…

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…

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…

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…