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The White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Kindergarten

The White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Kindergarten

24 Thornton Road, London, SW12 0LF

020 8674 9514



The White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Kindergarten
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1985
Principal Mrs. Mary McCahery
Co-ed Age Range 2½-11
Number of boys 62
Number of girls 55
Day fees per annum £4,436 (Reception - Yr 2) - £4,740 (Yr 3 - Yr 6) per term
Average Class Size 16
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations PLA
The White House Preparatory School and Kindergarten, situated in a beautiful Thomas Cubitt designed Victorian house in the heart of Clapham Park, is a school with a difference. We are focused on our children's development, and we believe that children thrive, learn and grow within a school community which values every individual. We teach in small classes where every boy and girl in this fully integrated co-educational school is encouraged to explore their talents and find their strengths. If your son enjoys art and football, we will encourage him to join our art programme from an early age so that he builds up a portfolio. If your daughter enjoys football and acting, we will actively encourage that too.

With thirty years of experience behind us, and an impressive record of academic achievement, we can give your child a wonderful education. Our children go on to a wide range of exemplary educational establishments across London and many leading boarding schools. We emphasise character, respect for others, kindness and tolerance.

Each class has their own teacher who knows them well and has high expectations based on ability. These carefully chosen members of staff are responsible for the pastoral and academic development of the children in their care. As Ofsted stated in their last report 'The White House Preparatory School and Woodentops Kindergarten provides an outstanding quality of education.'

We also provide an outstanding amount of life skills. Our children emerge happy, stimulated and full of memories of wonderful times with their friends. We have after school clubs from Spanish, Art, Sports and an Electric Car Club. One of the highlights of the school year is the annual trip to Goodwood racing circuit where the children get a chance to learn to drive the cars they have designed.

Parents receive written reports twice a year, and termly meetings with form staff to discuss your child in depth. There are two open mornings and we actively encourage a strong relationship with families of our pupils. We love to see our parents at our musical evenings, art exhibitions, sports, drama and charity events.

In 2011 we opened a day nursery which welcomes children and babies from 6 months and 5 years, allowing a seamless transition to full time school in familiar and happy surroundings. We have also unveiled a state of the art computer suite, new music room and art workshop. Drama is a lynch pin of the curriculum and we involve the whole school in our regular productions.

We invite you to come in person to see what makes The White House Preparatory School special, after all as Benjamin Franklin said, 'An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.'