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Devonshire House Preparatory School

2 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London, England NW3 6AE

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 13
Annual Day Fees *£9870 to £20475
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 93
Part-time: 22

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mrs S Piper, BA (Hons)

Head: Mrs S Piper, BA (Hons)

Non-Denominational, co-educational, Preparatory, Pre-Preparatory and Nursery school.

Age range 2.5-13. Number of pupils - 543.

Termly fees: Nursery full day: £5,250, Pre reception and reception: £6,310, Y1-Y8: £6,825

General: The School is situated in lovely grounds in the heart of Hampstead with their own walled grounds. The aim is to achieve high academic standards whilst developing enthusiasm and initiative throughout a wide range of interests. It is considered essential to encourage pupils to develop their own individual personalities and a good sense of personal responsibility.

Curriculum: The central themes of the curriculum are the traditional subjects of literacy and numeracy. The combined sciences form an increasingly important part of the curriculum as the children grow older. Expression in all forms of communication is encouraged with classes having lessons in Art, Music, Drama, Computer and Design Technology, Physical Exercise and Games. Much encouragement is given to pupils to help to widen their horizons and broaden their interests. The School fosters a sense of personal responsibility amongst the pupils and has a warm family atmosphere.

Entry requirements: The offer of places is subject to availability and to a 'getting to know you' session for Nursery entry. Children entering the school aged 6 will be asked to do a written entry test.

General: Some quotes from ISI Inspection report: 'Devonshire House Preparatory School Early Years Foundation Stage is an outstanding setting.' 'The pupils' overall achievement is excellent and fulfils the aims of the school in providing an academic education that allows each pupil to achieve his or her full potential.' 'The quality of teaching is excellent and makes an outstanding contribution to pupils' achievement.' 'Pupils are successful in passing entrance examinations for selective senior schools, with many being awarded scholarships.'
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    What we offer

    • Classics
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Environmental studies
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Photography
    • Ancient Greek
    • English
    • French
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Football
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Ballet
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Language club
    • Orienteering
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Skiing
    • Yoga
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Particular diets
    • School bus service
    • Hearing
    • Dyslexia
    • Delicate/Medical

    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • References
    • Trial day at school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Academic
    • Music
    • Other scholarships

    Curriculum and Exams:

    • ABRSM
      Associated board of the Royal School of Music
    • Common Entrance
    • ISEB
      Independent Schools Examination Board
    • LAMDA
      London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    • UK National Curriculum

    Religious Affiliation:

    • Non-denominational

    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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