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Kensington Wade

Fulham Palace Road, London W6 9ER

Kensington Wade is an award-winning, bilingual nursery and prep school in west London for children aged 3-11. At Kensington Wade half the lessons are taught in English and half in Mandarin, giving children complete fluency in both languages.
Kensington Wade

Phone: 02030962888

Website: www.kensingtonwade.com

Head: Mr Huw May

Registrar Details:

Mrs Chetna Kava
020 3096 2888
admissions@kensingtonwade.com

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Kensington Wade is an award-winning, bilingual nursery and prep school in west London for children aged 3-11. At Kensington Wade half the lessons are taught in English and half in Mandarin, giving children complete fluency in both languages.

Notable Academic Facilities

From September 2023, we will have a dedicated, well-equipped STEAM room.

Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

"The happiness and wellbeing of our children is a huge priority at Kensington Wade and we have an open and caring culture. We work extremely closely with our families to make sure that their children feel safe and loved by every member of our staff.

Every pupil at Kensington Wade is genuinely known as an individual by all staff and every child is treated as an important member of our school community. We value the opinions of our pupils and they have the opportunity to represent our School Council. We actively offer opportunities for every child to succeed and we all celebrate and share their happiness when they do.

We have dedicated time at staff meetings for pastoral care matters and the Head meets regularly with teaching staff to discuss pupils’ wellbeing and progress.

Form teachers hold termly progress meetings with their parents and, as a school, Kensington Wade has an ‘open door’ policy with parents encouraged to come into school to share any concerns they may have with us.

At Kensington Wade we foster close relationships with our families and we are most definitely a school for all children. It does not matter if a child’s family does not speak Chinese, we are well equipped for this and provide support for help at home."

SEN Information

We have a part-time SENCO.

Advice For Parents

"Prospective families typically visit Kensington Wade either at an open morning or on a school tour as a first step. During this time you will have the opportunity to see the school, meet teaching staff and members of the Senior Leadership Team and discuss any questions you may have.

The next step is to complete an application form to register for a place (available from our Head of Admissions). We will then invite you and your child for a taster session / assessment. This usually takes place two terms before their applied start date, for example, in the January before a September start."

Typical Child

A child who is open to learning another language fluently.

Highly Regarded For

Our immersive Mandarin programme.

Leavers' Attainment

We will have our first Year 6 leavers' cohort in July 2024 as the school was only founded in 2017.

Sector: Independent

Type: Nursery, Junior School

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 105

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

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: None

Opening Date: 01/09/2017

SEN: Comprehensive SEN support

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Ofsted Date: 03/05/2018

Sibling Policy: Yes

Financial Assistance: Academic scholarship, Music scholarship, Bursary, Sibling discount

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Entry Routes: 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+, 7+

Selection: Academically Selective

Languages: Spanish, Chinese

Curriculum:

  • British
  • Early Years National Curriculum

Recreational Space:
Secure playground