Bassett House School
60 Bassett Road, Notting Hill, London, W10 6JP
020 8969 0313
|Headmistress||Mrs Kelly Gray|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-11 years|
|Number of pupils||120|
|Day fees per annum||£5,499 - £19,200|
|Average Class Size||20|
Bassett House School is a traditional prep school with an innovative soul, nestled in leafy Notting Hill. Our small size means that each child is known and nurtured by every member of staff, and each is provided with an educational journey bespoke to their strengths and needs. Committed, inspirational teachers stretch pupils who are excelling as well as providing those who require extra help, the support and tools they need to achieve their goals. Continued provision after school allows pupils the freedom to stay behind to complete homework with the help of their teachers after school; this has proven effective in fostering in pupils a positive attitude towards their learning. A plethora of clubs is on offer after this time, with wrap around care available to support busy working parents.
No two days are alike and a Bassett House pupil benefits from learning within three sites - all within walking distance from each other. Every child spends time outside every day, whether looking after the church garden with the help of charitable organisation, Growing Space, playing in the park, developing social and gross motor skills or partaking in regular sports fixtures.
With the help of expert specialist teachers, pupils are encouraged in a variety of enriching learning including building their skills in a variety of sports. During their Art lessons, pupils may learn about modern and classic artists such as Damien Hirst and Van Gogh, refining their eye for detail and manipulating a wide range of media. Pupils' artwork is proudly displayed around the school and during the annual Art Exhibition. Music classes include genres covering the popular to the gothic and fine-tuning auditory and performing skills, with peripatetic lessons readily available. Pupils are encouraged to express themselves freely during end of year performances - ranging from Peter Pan to School of Rock. Teachers make every moment matter so that pupils leave Bassett House bold and brave enough to be fearless with their dreams, in order to embark upon remarkable futures.
Residential trips are a particular highlight for Bassett children, who have recently been bug hunting at Flatford Mill, learning to sail in the Isle of Wight and considering the Viking architecture of York (to name but a few). These experiences help to develop rounded pupils with an interest in the world around them, which serves them well in their Senior School interviews.
Our most recent ISI report rated our outcomes as outstanding across the board, and of 17 Year 6 pupils, seven were awarded scholarships with over 70 offers of a place within some of London's most superior Senior Schools.
As a member of the Dukes Education group of schools, Bassett House benefits from the sharing of best practices across the group. Teachers are provided with outstanding Professional Development opportunities as well as guidance and support from the Governing Body.
Catering for Preschool (aged 3+) to Year 6, pupils learn to respect each other, have kindness and empathy towards each other and grow together. As one school leaver put it, "At Bassett House, you learn Maths and English but more than that, you learn how to be yourself."
Bassett House is proud to be the best small school in Notting Hill. We are small enough to be bespoke, big enough to thrive.