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Kew College

Address: Kew College, 24-26 Cumberland Road, Kew, Surrey TW9 3HQ
Website: kewcollege.com
Founded: 1927
Number of Pupils: 296
Fees: Nursery: £2,525 per term; Kindergarten – Year 6 £4,400 per term. Bursaries are available for those entering in Years 3 and 4.
Ages: 3–11
Head Teacher: Mrs Marianne Austin BSc (Hons) MA (Hons) ACA PGCE
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Children must be registered as soon as possible after birth
Contact: Mrs Michelle Warburton, 020 8940 2039
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please contact the registrar to arrange a visit or to attend an Open Morning.

The Curriculum

The importance of English, maths and science is emphasised at the school, but within a broad curriculum. This includes art, drama, French, Latin, history, geography, technology, music and sport.

Games & The Arts

Netball, hockey, rounders, rugby, football, swimming, athletics and gymnastics. Inter-school matches. Drama and music are encouraged, there are summer plays, Christmas and spring concerts, as well as several school choirs, an orchestra, string and wind groups and music technology.

Pastoral Care

The welfare and happiness of the children is of primary importance to us. This was highlighted in the ISI Inspection report of October 2019 which concluded that ‘the quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.’ The school holds regular wellbeing days for its pupils.

Recent Scholarships

Year 6 pupils last year were awarded 29 scholarships.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Pupils should feel excited about learning and about communicating their ideas. They need an excellent grounding in core skills combined with inspirational teaching to give them the confidence to achieve their personal best in all curricular and extracurricular areas. Mutual respect between staff and pupils is of paramount importance.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Kew College is an outstanding prep school achieving high academic standards and a consistent record of scholarships to West London secondary schools.
  • ISI Inspection report of October 2019 rated the personal development of the pupils as ‘excellent’.
  • In the ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection of November 2016 the school was deemed to have met all of the ISI standards, with no action – points.
  • Well-resourced ICT facilities.
  • Residential week in France for Year 6 pupils.
  • Excellent teaching with a creative flair.
  • Forest school in Autumn term for Kindergarten.


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