St Nicholas Preparatory School, London, UK

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Telephone: 020 7225 1277

23 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT

ABOUT St Nicholas Preparatory School, London, UK

St Nicholas Preparatory is a co-educational independent day school in Kensington, London, SW7, for children aged 3-11 years. St Nicholas offers education from Nursery and Early Years through to Key Stage 2. The National Centre for Distance Education programme is offered for bilingual French speakers from Year 1 to Year 6.

The Nursery at St Nicholas follows the Montessori philosophy and includes the statutory guidelines as set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage. The National Curriculum for England and Wales (from Year 1) is enhanced with a rich array of extra-curricular opportunities provided by specialist teachers.

Small class sizes, a beautiful garden and enviable, easy access to London’s culture means all children experience the best of city life. St Nicholas is a warm, friendly, family-oriented school with the motto of: “Be happy in order to learn”.

“The school is successful in meeting its aims.”

“The curriculum is outstanding.”

“The quality of teaching and assessment is good and teaching is often outstanding.”

“Provision for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent.”

School Inspection Service, October 2013

We achieve excellent results year on year, allowing students to move on to destination schools that rank among the best in the country.


Jill Walker

Jill was appointed Headteacher of St Nicholas Preparatory School in September 2017.

Jill believes in celebrating effort and not just the final result so that children can feel free to try new things without fear of failure.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
3-11 yrs
English National Curriculum, Montessori
Type of School
Day School
Main Language
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