Hawkesdown House School Kensington
27 Edge Street, Kensington, London, W8 7PN
020 7727 9090
Co-educational Independent Preparatory Day
|Headmistress||Mrs. J. A. K. Mackay|
|Date Appointed||April 2017|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-11|
|Number of pupils||100|
|Day fees per annum||£13,800 - £20,100|
|Average Class Size||14|
Hawkesdown House is an independent prep school for boys and girls from the age of four to eleven, with two Nursery classes for children of two and three years of age. The Walnut Tree Nursery opened at Hawkesdown in April 2019. Both are housed in a fine building in Edge Street just off Kensington Church Street where bright and airy classrooms provide a creative and welcoming environment for the children.
Hawkesdown House is dedicated to providing an outstanding early education. The children are prepared for examinations at seven, eight and eleven years old to London's selective prep schools including Westminster Under, St Paul's Juniors and Latymer, as well as for country boarding schools.
The excellence of the broad and creative educational provision enriches the children's lives across the curriculum and in all co-curricular and extracurricular activities, so fencing, judo, chess and coding, for example, are all included in the timetable.
Hawkesdown House pupils are actively encouraged to develop both their initiative and their intellectual curiosity.
The ethos and aims of the School embrace high academic standards and expectations, thoughtful teaching and individual attention and Hawkesdown House prides itself on its outstanding pastoral care. Right from the beginning, Hawkesdown House provides advice, support, reassurance and the preparation to give pupils and parents a very happy start at school.
Mrs Jenny Mackay, the Headmistress, has a deep commitment to pastoral care, academic excellence and the development of the individual. With a degree in Education from Oxford, she also has extensive experience of some of the best education in Britain, at some of London’s most highly sought after and outstanding schools.
Hawkesdown House is a happy, nurturing and successful school. There is a fantastic, dedicated staff body and wonderful collaborative approach which ensures that the curriculum meets the needs of each and every child. The school exudes busyness and celebrate the excellence and achievements of all.