Senior School

www.kewhouseschool.com

Kew House School is an independent senior school based in west London. It is the sister school to Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School and Kew Green Preparatory School.

Parents at our preparatory schools consistently urged us to open a co-educational school for pupils aged 11 to 18 years. KHS opened in 2013 and our initial dream of moulding the development of young people from 4 years to young adulthood is now well underway. Whilst reflecting many of the traditions and values we have established over 25 years, Kew House School is modern and innovative.

We have always been committed to providing a rich and broad curriculum in a relatively small, nurturing learning environment where individual talents are identified and developed. Our senior school maintains this ethos.  Small classes, vertical tutor groups and first class specialist facilities for the teaching of science, technology, the arts and humanities can best achieve this aim.

We would like to emphasise that our preparatory schools retain their independence from the senior school. Although they are part of the same group as Kew House School, they will continue to prepare pupils for a wide range of secondary schools and we remain committed to helping our pupils achieve excellent 11+ exam results and attend the schools of their choice. Of course, we do hope that parents consider KHS, but there will be no obligation to do so.

Kew House seeks to attract intelligent pupils with a confident sense of identity and an original approach to learning, problem solving and creativity. To this end, the selection process places greater emphasis on feeder school profiles, portfolios of work and interviews alongside the entrance testing. We select year groups by cohort, seeking a blend of complimentary individual talents rather than merely interviewing the top 10 per cent of 11+ examinees.

We are proud to offer a more flexible learning environment and structure, with facilities open for learning and leisure during the extended day, at weekends and traditional school holidays.  Concerts, exhibitions, lectures by eminent speakers, cookery demonstrations - there is always something going on! The restaurant and cafe are available for students to entertain friends in the evenings or for parents to catch up over coffee whilst waiting for their children to finish lessons. Families and members of the local community are very much a part of the school.

In the 21st century, most secondary schools remain firmly modelled on traditional independent schools and state grammar schools. It is time for a change. Adolescents now mature socially and emotionally at a much younger age and an appropriate learning environment must reflect this. At Kew House School we respect each student as a valuable individual and work in partnership with student and parents to promote his/her success, welfare and happiness.

 

Maria Gardener

Director of Education

Gardener Schools Group Ltd, Kew House School Ltd

 

Theo Brehony

Managing Director

Gardener Schools Group Ltd, Kew House School Ltd

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