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Devonshire House Preparatory School

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Devonshire House Preparatory School

Address: 2 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London NW3 6AE
Website: devonshirehouseschool.co.uk
Founded: 1989
Number of Pupils: 650
Fees: £5,600 per term
Ages: 2 and a half – 13
Head Teacher: Mrs Stephanie Piper
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Early Years entry by informal, group, play-based assessment. Years 1 to 7 assessment/taster morning.
Contact: Mrs Helen Ridard, Head of Admissions – 020 7435 1916, [email protected]
School Visits: Contact Admissions to arrange a tour or attend one of our termly Open Mornings; dates advertised on the website. 

The Curriculum

There is specialist teaching from Reception in many subjects and the older children receive a broad and challenging curriculum leading to CE and scholarship. ‘Pupils are highly motivated in their learning.’ (ISI report) 

Games & The Arts

PE and games play an integral part in our overall timetable, as do Music and Art. Providing solid foundations in a variety of sports: football, netball, rugby, cricket, athletics, and dance. Dynamic, busy music and drama departments, with performances at all ages. Art and DT buzzing with creativity.

Pastoral Care

Small class sizes, friendly, inviting, safe and happy place to learn. We listen to the ‘child’s voice’ with observation and tracking. Children know they can come to teachers who will listen to pupils’ issues and give the necessary tools for children to feel more equipped to deal with future situations. Strong relationships with children and parents alongside an ethos of family values. 

Recent Scholarships

DHS pupils win scholarships to a wide range of day and boarding schools every year.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

 We seek to offer a high quality education whilst ensuring that the emotional needs of our children are also met. We aim for their development into confident, caring individuals with a passion for learning, initiative and a sense of responsibility for others and for the world around them.

Outstanding Characteristics

Outstanding pastoral care enables pupils to feel part of the Devonshire House family. With plenty of opportunity to develop interpersonal skills and for children to discover their own strengths and talents. ‘Pupils leave the school as confident, resilient young people who have strong self-esteem and a well-developed understanding of how to improve their own learning.’ (ISI Report)

 

 



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