Cameron House is more than a school. It is a community, where all the parents are encouraged to take an active part in their children’s education. Cameron House School was founded 25 years ago and is based in a beautiful Edwardian building just steps from King’s Road in Chelsea. This year we are happy to welcome our first ‘next generation’ pupil. Our stated aims reflect a desire to help every child attain their personal best in a loving and affirming atmosphere. We firmly believe that every child has a right to expect this from their first years at school and, as a result, we naturally get the very best academic results from all of our pupils.
Our highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff, most of whom are graduates, create a stimulating environment in which initiative and individual objectives can flourish. The Principal and Headmistress are both members of the IAPS and the school is accredited by the ISC.
Small classes and a high teacher pupil ratio are central to our approach, allowing children the necessary individual attention to reach their true potential; special provision is made for the bright dyslexic, as for the gifted children. As a result, all the children are well equipped for the move to their senior school
The curriculum at Cameron House follows a clearly structured academic course, from Reception to Year 6, allowing each child to achieve their best by the time that they sit the Common Entrance Examinations at age 11. The essential disciplines of Mathematics, English, Science, ICT, Geography, History and French are balanced with other aesthetic and practical activities – including Art and Design Technology, Drama, Music, R.E., Current Affairs and Sports and PE – to create a full and purposeful day for each child.
WE PROMOTE EXPLORATION
Cameron House School offers a unique education that helps children to grow in maturity, instilling a firm sense of self, a passion for exploration and a freedom to express creativity, balanced by good manners and a genuine interest in others.
WE STRIVE FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
The school prides itself in being what The Good Schools Guide has called ‘a serious player in feeding children into London schools where places are much sought after.’ However, despite all its academic success, our school isn’t unduly formal or a hothouse – it caters for children of every ability comfortably. Every pupil, from the very brightest to those who need help in certain areas, will be given the skills and support needed to achieve first-rate results.
WE ENCOURAGE ENERGY
Cameron House is a genuinely warm and open environment, with plenty of buzz within its walls, where children are as eager to learn as the school is to teach. Children are encouraged to be energetic in everything that they do, whether in academic, artistic or sporting pursuits.
WE NURTURE CREATIVITY
Every child has creative gifts, and it is the school’s goal to identify where an individual’s gifts may lie and to nurture them. Whether your child has a passion for art, dancing, singing, drama or a desire to play a particular instrument, Cameron House will provide the direction and specialist teaching to help them explore their talent to the full.
WE PROMOTE TEAMWORK
The school adheres to the philosophy that to succeed in life, alongside individual talents you need to be a good team player. At Cameron House teamwork is important, from pairing children in class for projects, to enforcing good sportsmanship and team endeavour on the playing field.
WE CELEBRATE FAITH
Cameron House is a Christian school but all denominations are welcome. The school believes that children need to explore the concepts of faith and selflessness early on in their education. Accordingly, we have formed close ties with St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street.
We are keen for pupils to discover individual talents at the earliest possible age by offering a wide variety of optional clubs after school. These currently include French, drama, art, ballet, tap, karate, netball, fencing, football, tennis and tournament chess, as well as individual musical instruments. Children are encouraged to join the Junior Choir while Chamber Choir is more selective in developing classical singing talent.
The learning process necessarily focuses on public exams. Boys and Girls are prepared for the entrance exam to independent London day schools at 11 years.