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St Nicholas Preparatory School

  172 Pupils
  Urban setting

St. Nicholas Preparatory School is a British prep-school based in South Kensington. Overlooking Hyde Park, the school is located in a spacious, Grade II-listed Victorian building with direct access to an enchanting two-acre 'secret garden' at the rear. We are a short walk away from Imperial College Sports Centre, the Royal Albert Hall and other renowned sites such as the Victoria and Albert and Natural History museums.

The school offers a unique educational experience for 3-11 year olds that begins in a fully accredited Montessori Nursery and Reception, where the Montessori Philosophy is combined with the Early Years Foundation stage. Children aged 5-11 move on to study the new English National Curriculum and, in preparation for their 11+ entry exams, the ISEB curriculum in Years 5 and 6. Our ethos is to nurture happy, confident and articulate children who will take with them into secondary school a love of learning.

We offer a secure, structured and nurturing environment that encourages each child to fulfil their own academic potential. Small class sizes, a personalised approach and a focus on developing key skills in literacy and numeracy builds confidence in all our children. Pupils benefit from library lessons in our wonderful, well-stocked library, from specialist teaching in PE, Art, French and Music, and from swimming lessons in a purpose-built 25m swimming pool at Imperial College Sports Centre. They also enjoy the use of impressive external venues for performances and prize-giving ceremonies.

School plays, concerts, curriculum related trips and residential trips of high adventure all enhance the educational experience, as do inter-school and inter-house sporting competitions. Our extracurricular programme includes a breadth of activities ranging from Judo to Lego, Cookery to Football, Ballet to Creative writing and much more, and children can learn to play a range of musical instruments, tutored by some excellent teachers.

Pupils of St. Nicholas Preparatory School are inquisitive and happy to learn. With teaching methods and facilities that create a lifelong passion for learning, children leave St. Nicholas proud of what they have already achieved, fully prepared to embrace new opportunities and to experience further success.

Contact Information

  23 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT

  0207 591 2630



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