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Hawkesdown House

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Hawkesdown House

Address: 27 Edge Street, Kensington, London W8 7PN
Founded: 2001
Number of Pupils: 70/130
Ages: 2-11
Head Teacher: Mrs Jenny Mackay
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational, Christian ethos
Entrance Procedure: Parents are welcome to visit the School to meet the Headmistress and to put the name of their child on the provisional list, as soon as possible after birth. Children can join the Early Nursery at two plus, or the Nursery at three plus. The offer of places in the Nursery and Reception follows discussions with parents. For those entering when there are occasional places in Years 1 and above, places are offered following an informal assessment.
Contact: Mrs Sophie Zazzarino, School Secretary and Admissions on 020 7727 9090
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Do please contact the School Office on 020 7727 9090 /  [email protected], if you would like to visit and to meet the Headmistress.   There are also Open Morning during the year, the next being on Thursday 6thJune 2019.

The Curriculum

A broad, balanced curriculum, with excellent teaching, to encourage a love of knowledge and independent thinking: “Top-notch across the whole breadth of the curriculum.”

Games & The Arts

Sport, music and drama are all carefully integrated into the school week, to develop a wide mix of talents and interests, and for a happy and varied day.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at the School is outstanding. The whole ethos of the School is of kindness, individual attention and very close links with parents: “Hawkesdown is the warmest, friendliest, most loving school we have come across in London.”

Senior Exit Schools

Pupils go on to St. Paul’s Junior, Westminster Under, Westminster Cathedral Choir, King’s College, Dulwich College, Summer Fields, Sussex House and a range of other schools, in London and elsewhere.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

The School is: A safe place where people are kind, considerate and capable, where a child can start school life happily and make early friends with confidence. A place of fun, purpose and success providing an excellent education; inspiring and challenging the mind and the imagination. In a world that is changing at an accelerating rate, we concentrate on knowing each child and understanding what is important to every family. Parents are fiercely loyal to this philosophy; it is borne out in excellent results and in the open, thoughtful and happy children.

Outstanding Characteristics

Hawkesdown provides outstanding education with individual attention for every pupil and excellent outcomes, including for the pupils’ next school entry.  Parents and staff are devoted to the School, and prospective parents are always most welcome to visit.

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