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Garden House School

Turks Row, Chelsea, London, SW3 4TW

Located in the heart of Chelsea, boys, girls, and nursery children come together under the shared roof of Garden House School. Founded in 1950 by the educator, nurse, and ballet dancer, Marge De Brissac Bernard, the school prides itself on...

Phone: +44 (0)20 7730 6652

Website: www.gardenhouseschool.co.uk

Head: Mrs Emma Studd & Mr Dan Jameson

Registrar Details:

Mrs Alice Sewell
02077301652

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Located in the heart of Chelsea, boys, girls, and nursery children come together under the shared roof of Garden House School. Founded in 1950 by the educator, nurse, and ballet dancer, Marge De Brissac Bernard, the school prides itself on its uniqueness in being family-run. The School is a small building, though bright and colourful. Situated near Sloane Square, they have a small outside playspace, and regular outings take them to a nearby park. Trips are taken to Battersea Park, where students also attend swimming lessons. Prep students attend Forest School in nearby Battersea Park, and the curriculum includes Music, Drama and Computing. 

Admission is not dependent on formal assessment, and neither is the school academically selective; instead, the children and parents meet with their prospective Headteacher.

The Kindergarten (nursery) educates boys and girls together from ages 3-4, preceding their separate education in the respective Boys’ and Girls’ Schools from Reception. Although taught separately, the school is careful to bring the boys and girls together throughout the day, in lunchtimes, after-school clubs and other extra-curriculars.  

Dan Jameson leads the Boys’ School, Emma Studd the Girls’, and Julia Adlard is the Head of Early Years. Though academically separated, the children are often brought together in their values, with a Kindness Code providing the core of the school as a whole. SEN children are provided for, with a specialist in both the boys’ and girls’ schools each, with whom both one-to-one and/or group support is available. There is a wide range of sports on offer including gymnastics, and until age 6 all children are taught ballet – though fencing is available from age 7. The girls predominantly leave the school at age 11, though the boys often leave at age 8 to attend preparatory schools. Senior schools frequented by Garden House alumni include Godolphin & Latymer, Wycombe Abbey, Wetherby and St Mary’s Ascot.

Sector: Independent

Type: Nursery, Junior School

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 472

Ages Covered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: None

Opening Date: 10/10/1957

Sibling Policy: Yes

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Selection: Not Academically Selective

Early Application: Within 6 months