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St Nicholas Preparatory

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St Nicholas Preparatory

St Nicholas Prep

Address: 23 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT
Founded: 1998
Number of Pupils: 185
Fees: From £5,440 termly
Ages: 3 years to 11 years
Head Teacher: Mrs Jill Walker
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Tour, registration, assessment, interview
Contact: Clare Beckwith, Registrar
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Morning 4th October 2018

The Curriculum

We offer a kind and nurturing environment where small class sizes and dedicated staff mean that each child in our community is valued as an individual and encouraged and inspired to achieve their very best. Situated in an enviable position opposite Hyde Park, our girls and boys enjoy spacious, airy classrooms and a large garden in which to learn and play and really enjoy their prep school years.

Games & The Arts

An exciting range of after-school clubs enriches our curriculum. There is a wide choice of activities to capture everyone’s interest, from jazz dance, judo, orchestra and cookery to Lego, chess, netball and swimming.

Pastoral Care

St. Nicholas’s ethos highlights its commitment to encouraging pupils to fulfil their potential and for them to be valued equally. We place particular emphasis on a balanced, all-round education. Our pupils are happy and confident, eager to learn and to help others.

The School Inspection Service praised the quality of care for the children’s well-being and academic success, highlighting it as a particular strength of the school, adding: “This is a close reflection of the school’s aims to value all children equally and encourage them to fulfil their potential.”


Head Teacher’s Philosophy

“St Nicholas offers a vibrant, exciting and engaging curriculum which thoroughly prepares our pupils for their 11+ entrance exams to central London senior schools and beyond. Our boys and girls are happy, confident, sociable and outward looking. I am proud of the breadth of our vibrant extra-curricular and clubs programme, which means that each child’s character is developed as they enjoy challenge beyond the classroom in sport, music and drama.

St Nicholas’ families come from all around the world. We enjoy celebrating our diversity which enriches our community of learning; our children truly are ‘global citizens’. But please, do come and visit and get to know us better. I look forward to meeting with you and exploring how we can work together to give your child the best possible start.”

Mrs Jill Walker

Outstanding Characteristics

Outstanding Early Years – 2017 SIS report:

“Pupils learn well and make good progress from their different starting points. They get off to a flying start in the early years”

“The quality of the early years’ provision, including its leadership and management, is outstanding. Throughout the school, the quality of teaching and assessment is good. There are some excellent examples of teaching…”

  • Large secure 2 acre garden with direct access from school
  • Innovative and engaging Headmistress and teaching staff
  • Excellent attainment and achievement results

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