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Hawkesdown House School Kensington

Hawkesdown House School Kensington

27 Edge Street, Kensington, London, W8 7PN

020 7727 9090



Hawkesdown House School Kensington
School type Boys' Independent Pre-Prep Day
Head of school Mrs L Quilter
Boys Age Range 3-8
Number of pupils 141
Day fees per annum £15,270 - £17,565
Average Class Size 18-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Hawkesdown House is an independent school for boys from the age of four to eight with a Nursery Class for boys of three years old. It is housed in a fine building in Edge Street, off Kensington Church Street, and most of the boys live within walking distance. Founded in 2001, the School's reputation has spread by word of mouth and it is an important part of the community.

The Headmistress, Mrs Claire Bourne, a Cambridge Classics graduate, is a firm believer in single sex education for this age group. "Boys learn in such a different way from girls and we understand that completely here and cater to their needs."

She leads a young and enthusiastic staff who all have high expectations of the boys. "Our main curriculum focus is on literacy and numeracy but our syllabus is wonderfully broad. We want the boys to leave Hawkesdown House with a joy of learning so we ensure that their education is enriched in every way. Music, chess, judo, fencing and Mandarin are just some of the subjects on offer." After school clubs, School Council and a House system offer the boys many opportunities to contribute to school life. The Friday assembly for parents, where the boys’ achievements are celebrated, is always packed. "Hawkesdown House is a big family," says Mrs Bourne, "we are immensely proud of our boys and everyone here is valued for their contribution and effort."

The School is dedicated to providing an outstanding early education for the boys, who are prepared for examinations at eight years old to London's most selective Prep Schools including Westminster Under, Colet Court and Sussex House.

Parents who would like further information or to visit the School and meet the Head, should contact the School Office for a prospectus or an appointment.