12-14 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London, W5 2DR
020 8991 6530
|Headmaster||Mr Ian Kendrick|
|Date Appointed||January 2005|
|Boys Age Range||4-13|
|Number of pupils||376|
|Day fees per annum||£4,160 - £5,060 per term|
|Average Class Size||16|
Durston House is a leading London prep school. The school began life in 1886 and has, from its earliest years, enjoyed a strong academic reputation and a fine record of preparing boys for Senior School. The educational experience at Durston House is one that countless parents seek for their sons. Steeped in timeless British values, couched in the excitement of the 21st century, it is well rounded and thorough. It speaks to the very core of who we are as people: to be human is to grow. At Durston House, the manner in which this growth is guided is one of relaxed, quiet integrity of purpose, allowing boys the freedom to develop themselves. This is the essence of our ongoing success.
Durston House places an emphasis on high standards of work and targets that are commensurate with each pupil's personal development. A boy's education here is shaped by the development of his character, his curiosity to learn and discover more, and his expanding capability. These three concepts - Character, Curiosity and Capability - are the cornerstones of his success at Durston House and his success in life. We take pride in the true and visible diversity of our community and embrace pupils and staff from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. We have built a community in which mutual respect and understanding, fairness and opportunities for all are promoted within the framework of our broadly Christian foundation.
Entry into the Reception year is in order of registration and is non-selective. For all other years, entry assessment procedures are in place. Classes at Durston House are small in size, with three Form Groups in each year. Full specialist teaching is introduced at Year 5, with some specialism occurring in specific subjects lower down the school.