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Hammersmith Private Schools & Special Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In London Hammersmith

For anyone planning a move to or within Hammersmith in west London, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic part of London.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Hammersmith's famous areas include West Kensington, Baron’s Court and Ravenscourt Park.

The Hammersmith has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different properties to call home, from brilliantly located apartments, period terrace houses and innovative new builds to executive housing, family townhouses and apartments. 

"Hammersmith is an artsy riverside area, home to eclectic productions at the Lyric theatre and rock shows at the Apollo concert hall. Busy shops and cafes line King Street and fill the Kings Mall, while trendy gastropubs contrast with historic drinking dens like the Dove. Leafy walking trails wind along the River Thames, which is spanned by the landmark Hammersmith Bridge. The annual university boat race draws crowds." The Crazy Tourist

Hammersmith is located to the right of the River Thames in west London. It borders Brent to the north, Ealing & Hounslow to the west and Fulham to the south. 

Hammersmith had the first ever underground train service! First operating in 1864, the Hammersmith and City Line now serves 29 stations. 

For more fun facts about figures about Hammersmith and the surrounding areas of Hammersmith, scroll down to our Hammersmith feature page! 




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Hammersmith, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Hammersmith (or you already live in Hammersmith but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Hammersmith there is a big choice of high quality Hammersmith schools, with a number of the Hammersmith’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

Hammersmith’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In Hammersmith UK (Or "Priavte Schools Near Me")

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>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Hammersmith and in the suburbs of West Kensington, Barons Court and Ravenscourt Park by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

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Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Hammersmith, some of the best of which being:


Bute House Preparatory School for Girls

Hammersmith, London, England, W6 7EA

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 4-11 Years, Day

Bute House has an outstanding reputation for the academic success of the girls, but a great education encompasses so much more and, in fact, contributes to academic success. Bute House is forward thinking and offers a broad curriculum that develops skills alongside knowledge, provides opportunities for girls to excel in subjects like science and technology and develops their passions for creative and performing arts, sport and music. 

[Read More About Bute House Preparatory School for Girls…]



The Lloyd Williamson School

North Kensington, London, England, W10 5SH 

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 0-14 Years, Day 

The Lloyd Williamson School provides teaching of a high standard and all the children’s interests and talents are actively encouraged. They celebrate childhood and nurture each child to be the best they can be in a challenging and inspiring environment that ignites a passion for life and learning. 

[Read More About The Lloyd Williamson School…]



Dolphin School

Battersea, London, England, SW11 6QW

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-11 Years, Day

Dolphin School is a small, independent co-educational Christian school which thrives on on our motto: Love, Wisdom and Truth. Their approach is to encourage children to explore their different intelligences and to grow them with confidence, compassion, ambition and integrity.

[Read More About Dolphin School…]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In London, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Hammersmith, England, UK

The most popular neighbourhoods in the Hammersmith area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Hammersmith Broadway, Hammersmith, UK (11,900)

>   East Acton, Hammersmith, UK (18,700)

>  College Park, Hammersmith, UK (9,200)

>  Chelsea Harbour, Hammersmith, UK (11,300)

>  Brook Green, Hammersmith, UK (23,700)




Hammersmith is a very popular place to live and many people move to Hammersmith each year, or to near Hammersmith and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Hammersmith are looking for a bustling and vibrant location with endless opportunities to choose from. Deciding to relocate to the Hammersmith in order to enjoy a different pace of life of the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Hammersmith, England, UK

> FACT 1:  Gandhi once lived in Hammersmith! As a student studying law, Gandhi lived on Baron’s court road in Hammersmith. 

> FACT 2:  David Bowie performed his final concert in Hammersmith. His final performance as Ziggy Stardust was at Apollo in July 1973. 

> FACT 3: King Street is one of the many gems of Hammersmith. This long road offers an endless selection of shops and restaurants to choose from. However be sure to stop off at Lyric Square on a Thursday for the Hammersmith Food Market - serving everything from Thai curries, Caribbean burritos, hog roast, Lebanese feasts as well as sweet crepes and pancakes. 

> FACT 4: Chelsea F.C. is actually located in Hammersmith! The Stamford Bridge Stadium is in fact, not in Chelsea but in the lovely borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. 

> FACT 5:  Famous Hammersmithians include Lily Allen, William Morris & Hugh Grant! 

> FACT 6:  Popular TV programmes such as comedy series Bottom and TFI Friday have been filmed in and around Hammersmith. 

> FACT 7: The romantic comedy Sliding Doors was filmed in many locations across Hammersmith. One of the most famous scenes features Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah rowing underneath Hammersmith Bridge! 

> FACT 8:  Motorhead’s 1981 album is named after Hammersmith. “No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith” was decided as an appropriate name after Taylor, one of the band members was dropped on his head during some post-gig shenanigans and had to catch a train to Hammersmith whilst still in pain the next day! 

> FACT 9:  Hammersmith Bridge is the lowest bridge in London. It’s only 4 metres above the Thames… pretty weird considering Tower Bridge measures 42 metres! 

> FACT 10: Hammersmith is one of the smallest London Boroughs, coming in with a population of just under 178,000 people it certainly allows for a community vibe.

Where To Live In Hammersmith, UK

Hammersmith and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, mansion, with or without granny annex, garden or courtyard. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

For central city living, Hammersmith and the areas near Hammersmith are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Fulham Reach Hammersmith, Queen&rsquos Wharf Hammersmith, Hammersmith Central Hammersmith, Sovereign Court Hammersmith, Brackenbury Grove Hammersmith, Albion Court Hammersmith, Ashlar Court Hammersmith, Stamford Court Hammersmith, Kings Row Hammersmith, Brandenburgh House Hammersmith, Fulham Reach Hammersmith

Commuting To And From Hammersmith By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Hammersmith is especially popular with those who have offices based in London and are happy to commute into the centre for the majority of the week.

Others are happy to commute regularly to The City of London, Canary Wharf, Westminster, The West End and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Hammersmith To City of London: The City is about 13 miles by road from Hammersmith via the A4 and driving to the centre of The City from Hammersmith normally takes under 50 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The City from Hammersmith, with tubes taking from 32 minutes via the District Line to get to The City.

> Hammersmith To Canary Wharf: Canary Wharf is about 12 miles by road from Hammersmith via the A4 and driving to the centre of Canary Wharf from Hammersmith normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular tube service to Canary Wharf from Hammersmith, with tubes taking from 45 minutes to 50 minutes via the District, Jubilee or Piccadilly Lines to get to Canary Wharf

> Hammersmith To Westminster: Westminster is about 8 miles by road from Hammersmith via the A4 and driving to the centre of Westminster from Hammersmith normally takes under 30 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to Westminster from Hammersmith, with tubes taking from 35 minutes to 40 minutes via the Piccadilly Line to get to Westminster.

> Hammersmith To The West End: The West End is about 9 miles by road from Hammersmith via the A4 and driving to the centre of The West End from Hammersmith normally takes under 40 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The West End from Hammersmith, with tubes taking from 30 minutes to 35 minutes via the Piccadilly or Northern Lines to get to The West End.



Nearest Airports To Hammersmith, UK

The nearest airport to Hammersmith is London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) which is 10 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (under 11miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (under 23 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (under 27 miles).




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