200 Greyhound Road, London, W14 9SD
Head: Mr Neill Lunnon
Fulham School is a warm, kind, co-educational community, with well-established and thriving Pre-Prep and Prep stages, and a rapidly developing new Senior stage, that offers a distinctive and remarkable curriculum developing tenacity, creativity, and life skills. Fulham Sixth Form welcomes its first cohort in September 2021.
Notable Academic Facilities
At the Prep School, we have a brand new Art Studio housed in our new loft conversion with huge north-facing windows, which provides the most wonderful space and specialist facilities for the teaching of the creative arts. We also exploit the facilities of London to an unusual degree, and see it as an extension of our classrooms, from the Bodyworks exhibition to the traditional galleries, our students have amazing opportunities to experience and learn from all that London has to offer. The Senior School and Sixth Form are based within our new site on Chesilton Road (opened March 2021), purpose-built to introduce students to their independence and a pre-university experience in a modern, contemporary space. The building is fresh and sleek, with modern glass architecture adding brightness to the urban school environment. Chesilton Road features a wide range of modern classrooms that have been purpose-built to accommodate age-appropriate teaching for year groups 9-13. The new campus also features an art studio, two science labs and a spacious dining hall. Sixth Form students will also have access to their own social spaces.
Wellbeing & Pastoral Care
At Pre-Prep every child has their class teacher and TA, at Prep we follow the pattern of small group tutors, Heads of Year and pastoral specialists. A school counsellor is also in place and available to all ages . All senior students also have a mentor, separate from their tutor, who helps guide them and gives another friendly ear if things get tough. We are looking at an innovative programme of peer support involving student mentors too. Responsive care of this kind is very important to us but we also believe strongly in outside speakers and a PSHE programme starting in Reception and continuing to Prep, (our Fulham Core) to equip all students with the skills to deal with challenges in advance. There’s a huge range of speakers and a programme of parent talks too. Teenagers Translated have been providing parent courses (3 evening sessions) and working with our Year 7 & 8 to develop positive self-regulation within our pupils. Role Models provide week long holiday courses to pupils from Pre-Prep to Year 8 on topics such as Resilience and Leadership. With regard to changes in mental health issues, in common with all schools these are becoming both more common (and accepted) and spread across a wider age range. It is a major challenge for all parents and all those in education and we seek to offer the best possible care and advice in response to it. The ‘Head’s Offices’ across all sites are ‘open-door’ with a regular flow of pupils ‘dropping in’ to chat about all that life has to throw at them. Pastoral care by all is key including members of the non-teaching staff. There is nothing more important than the safety, welfare and well-being of our pupils. We love those smiles!
Advice For Parents
External applicants to join from ages 7, 8, 11 and 13 (school years 3, 4, 7 and 9) must register by 31st October in the year prior to September entry. Applicants for the 6th Form (school years 12 and 13) must register by 12th December in the year prior to September entry. We advise early registration for all stages of Fulham School. Our admissions team are available to answer questions, arrange tours (virtual where needed) and assist families with the application process.
We are a School in which each pupil’s personal talents are identified and developed, and where all pupils learn the confidence to embrace what they find hardest and join in with everything. From the most academic to the most creative, the most driven to the most supportive, we want each pupil to take delight in what they do, not where it will get them, and to be driven on by that delight to achieve more than they ever expected.
Highly Regarded For
When asked what they most love about their school, our children are quick to talk about their teachers and for good reason. At Fulham School we are fortunate to have such a professional, committed and caring staff who share their sense of fun and joy with the pupils as they seek to support each child in an individual way. When our pupils come to think of their future, they will face a dizzying array of options. Some will continue on to university, others will seek vocational courses or enter the work place. Wherever they go next, we want them to face their futures full of confidence and good heart, with dozens of adventures under their belts, with great friends, well-informed minds and with the intellectual confidence and resilience not only to take on the challenges ahead of them but to actively seek them out. Fulham School children are ready for anything.
We have a long-established SEN department serving all year groups offering a mix of support from paid 1-1 sessions through to small-group work and support of teachers in class. The learning support department is based in its own separate facility at the Prep School but SEN staff play a full life in the role of the school from supporting pupils in lessons, to running clubs and taking duties. Onsite OT and SALT sessions are also available. TAG group sessions are also on offer for pupils who display a distinctive interest or ability in a given subject.
GCSE, 40% of students received A*, 58% of students received A*/A, 100% of students received A*/C. Fulham Sixth Form opens in September 2021, so we will not have IB Diploma results until 2023. We are a School in which each pupil’s personal talents are identified and developed, and where all pupils learn the confidence to embrace what they find hardest and join in with everything. From the most academic to the most creative, the most driven to the most supportive, we want each pupil to take delight in what they do, not where it will get them, and to be driven on by that delight to achieve more than they ever expected.
Type: Nursery, Junior School, Senior School, Sixth Form, Through School
Day/Boarding: Day Only
Total Pupils: 729
Ages Covered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Gender (sixth form): Co-ed
Religious Ethos: Inter/Non-denominational
Opening Date: 1/17/1997
SEN: Comprehensive SEN support
Ofsted Rating: Good
Ofsted Date: 05/03/2020
Sibling Policy: Yes+ Add To My Schools List
Entry Routes: 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+, 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+, 13+, 16+
Selection: Not Academically Selective
Languages: French, Spanish, Latin, Greek
- Early Years National Curriculum
- International Baccalaureate DP