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Twickenham Preparatory School

Beveree, 43 High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, London, England TW12 2SA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8979 6216

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 4 - 13 Years Day

Twickenham Prep School was founded by a small group of parents in a church hall next to Twickenham Green in 1969. That small group wanted to establish a school which was pastoral, caring and sensitive to the needs of the individual child. This ethos is still the heart-beat of our school;

"TPS aspires for each child to thrive personally, socially and academically by creating an inclusive environment that promotes wellbeing, encourages curiosity and celebrates individual success."

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Word From The Head

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Mr Oliver Barrett

'Education is the foundation on which we build our future', maintained Christine Gregoire, the well-known American politician and lawyer, a statement with which I'm sure we would unanimously agree.

Choosing a school for our children is one of a parent's most significant decisions; the environment in which they are educated and the values espoused will influence them for the rest of their lives. The firm foundation derived from an outstanding education is increasingly important in these challenging times, when society needs its future leaders to be adaptable, creative and resilient, whilst also demonstrating empathy and kindness for others and care towards the environment.

Twickenham Prep School (TPS) creates such a foundation for life both for today and for the future, in a wonderful, co-educational setting. We aim to inspire a love of independent learning, underpinned by Christian values, seeking to ensure our pupils learn to be 'Calm, Courageous, Courteous and Considerate'. The staff appreciate each pupil's contribution to our community, where we provide an atmosphere of warmth, trust and care, in which all can truly flourish.

As a prep school, we are keenly attuned to ensuring that our children are readied for the next chapter. Within 11 and 13 entry, TPS pupils achieve great success, whether academic, sporting or extra-curricular, moving on to excellent independent secondary schools, including Hampton, Kingston Grammar, Lady Eleanor Holles, Sir William Perkins, Surbiton High School and St George’s College with regular academic, sporting, art and all-rounder scholarships. We are committed to working in partnership with our parents so that our pupils leave TPS as happy, confident, responsible and well-rounded individuals.

The past year has seen the substantial renovation of our new premises, ‘The Hub’, located at 51 High Street in Hampton. This fantastic new facility opened in early November and has transformed our Art and Design facilities and provided additional bright and modern classrooms for our Senior boys. The new Art and DT department has a spacious teaching area and specialist DT equipment, used weekly by children from Year 3 upwards. The Hub@51 is a statement of our aims to provide outstanding modern provision for the children and features a digital media suite, including broadcast cameras and an editing station. Further plans include opportunities for children to record and broadcast podcasts and short films, whilst the longer-term aspiration is to launch our very own radio station!
We are passionate about our Senior Prep pupils and, in particular, the opportunity we can provide for our boys to develop their personal organisation, study skills and sense of responsibility at the top of the school with all of the benefits of being that ‘big fish in a small pond’. Whilst the Hub@51 gives our Senior Prep boys a dedicated space, all our pupils have benefitted from the creation of new space on our current site which features a new teaching room as an area for drama and music groups, year group talks and workshops.
The main entry point at TPS is Reception, with places available in other year groups subject to availability and an assessment. Conscious of the needs of modern family life, we have wraparound care facilities operating from 7.30am-6.30pm and we offer morning minibus services throughout the surrounding areas.
I hope this has provided a flavour of what makes us so special. Please come and visit us, to see for yourselves how much TPS has to offer each and every child.

Open Days, Visits & Events

14-09-2024 - Discovery Day

Following the recent successes of our Spring Discovery Days we will be holding our next event in September.

If you are the parent of a 2-6 year old then join us on Saturday 14th September from 9.30am until 10.30am.

A fun-filled morning for 2-6 year olds and parents to explore our wonderful Pre-Prep, with an exciting range of activities for your little one to enjoy…. that you don’t need to clear up!

Refreshments will be available and the chance to meet our Reception team, our Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Barnes and our Headmaster, Mr Barrett.

05-10-2024 - Open Morning

Please join us for our next Whole School Open Morning on Saturday 5th October at 9.30am for talks, tours with our pupils of our Pre-Prep and Prep facilities and to see our school in action.

08-11-2024 - School Open Morning

Please join us for our next Open Morning on Friday 8th November at 9.15am for talks, tours with our pupils of our Pre-Prep and Prep facilities and to see our school in action.

Refreshments will be served at 9.15am with a prompt start at 9.30am

What We Offer

  • Common Entrance
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Ancient Greek
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Adventure Training
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Expatriate Children
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Age Range & Fees

Age Range4 to 13
Annual Day Fees *£12345 to £13755
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number Of Pupils

0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0
Boys Girls

Number Of Staff

Full-time: 34
Part-time: 14

% Pupils Gaining
GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

% Pupils Gaining
A Level Grades A – C

% Pupils Going
To University

School Reviews

Parent of Year 8 Leaver

Thank you. The last 6 years have been truly amazing. Fantastic school. The best. Couldn't have wished for more  

Year 6 Parent

As parents of two girls who have recently left TPS, we couldn’t recommend the school highly enough. There is a really strong sense of community at TPS with amazing teaching staff, parents who are eager to get involved, and children who love going to school. Probably more important to get the view...  

Year 7 Parent

Superb school. Pushes your child to be the best they can be whilst never forgetting respect and kindness to others. Excellent nurturing environment, children genuinely value their friendships and support each other. Teachers have a great relationship with the children. If our child could stay...  

Year 8 Parent

TPS has been the absolutely perfect school for our son. It is kind, caring and inclusive. Our 9 years there have been wonderful, and as he’s grown, we’ve seen a remarkable transformation, from a shy 4 year old, to a confident, drama-loving 13 year old. The Headmaster, teachers, all the staff, are...  

Year 6 and Year 4 Parent

In our experience, TPS genuinely succeeds in meeting its aim of combining excellent academic provision with a happy, caring and supportive learning environment, no mean feat in a world dominated by league tables. Our two children (Year 6 and Year 4) love their school and have both thrived since...