Brighton College Prep Kensington, London, UK
ABOUT Brighton College Prep Kensington, London, UK
Brighton College Prep Kensington is a happy and vibrant school for girls and boys aged 2 to 13 years.
An exciting, bright and buzzing family school, we are well known for our welcoming atmosphere, high academic standards and exceptional pastoral care. We want our pupils both to enjoy school and be inspired to achieve their full potential.
Academic excellence is at the very heart of a Brighton College education. Our experienced and dedicated teachers shape the curriculum to suit children’s needs and interests, preparing them to leave us as confident, well-prepared and highly motivated learners.
Our unique location in the heart of Kensington allows us to use the very best of London as our classroom. We make use of all the capital has to offer to enhance our pupil’s learning. With the Natural History Museum, the V&A, Hyde Park and the Science Museum on our doorstep, plus so many more awe-inspiring landmarks, we have access to the very best educational and cultural highlights as part of our daily school life.
Our facilities also include a two-acre garden for our pupils to use for daily play and outdoor learning, a Makerspace for interactive STEAM learning, and access to Imperial College sports facilities.
We believe passionately in offering a wide range of opportunities to all children, whatever their ability.
Specialist sports lessons commence in Reception with competitive play commencing in Year 3, benefitting both high-achievers and the less confident. We focus on the key sports of football, netball, rugby, hockey and cricket. Weekly swim lessons at Imperial College begin in Year 1.
There are also opportunities for pupils to get involved with additional sports such as basketball, dance, gymnastics, badminton, and karate.
In addition to music and drama teaching from Nursery onwards, pupils can participate in school ensembles and private tuition with specialist teachers from the Royal College of Music.
Brighton College Prep Kensington is proud to be part of the Brighton College Family of Schools. Brighton College is one of the country’s leading independent schools and was awarded the title of UK School of the Decade by The Sunday Times in 2020.
Mrs Gaffney has worked in leadership positions within prep schools for the past 13 years. She started her career at Old Buckenham Hall Preparatory School where she held the role of Head of Science and Designated Safeguarding Lead before progressing to Deputy Head. Mrs Gaffney then moved to Korea where she became Head of Prep School and Vice Principal for North London Collegiate School in Jeju, before relocating back to England to join the prestigious Handcross Park School in Sussex.
In addition to being an accomplished science teacher, Mrs Gaffney is passionate about curricula development, pupil progress, and innovative teaching and learning. In recent years, she has specialised in developing excellent Early Years provision, ensuring the foundations for the youngest children are well developed. Mrs Gaffney also has strong success in preparing children for entrance to leading day and boarding schools and ensuring a smooth transition to the next stage of their education. Most recently, this broad experience has allowed her to write a complete curriculum as a founding Deputy at Brighton College Singapore, where she has spent the last three years.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 2-13 yrs
- English National Curriculum, International Early Years Curriculum, ISEB
- Type of School
- Day School
- English, Mandarin, Spanish