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St. Nicholas Preparatory School London

St. Nicholas Preparatory School is a happy, vibrant independent school with Montessori Nursery and Reception. Located in Kensington, London, St. Nicholas provides a demanding and balanced education for children aged 2.9 to 11.

We are a modern school founded on traditional values that prepares children for entrance to leading London schools. Together with academic and intellectual accomplishment we believe that the happiness of a child is a true measure of success, and that children learn best when they are happy. We therefore focus on developing the whole person and successfully prepare each pupil for life as a fulfilled adult.


School Inspection Report

March 2017

“Pupils learn well and make good progress from their different starting points. They get off to a flying start in the early years and achieve above the national expectations for this age group.”

“The quality of the early years’ provision, including its leadership and management, is outstanding. Throughout the school, the quality of teaching and assessment is good. There are some excellent examples of teaching…”

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Why choose St. Nicholas Preparatory School?

“Outstanding curriculum“

“Outstanding curriculum“

We deliver a rich and challenging curriculum judged as “outstanding” by our last two inspections (SIS 2010, 2013).

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Excellent Pupil Progress

Excellent Pupil Progress

Small classes, enhanced by teaching assistants supporting teachers, ensure the progress of the children accelerates as they move through the school.

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Wonderful outdoor space

Wonderful outdoor space

St. Nicholas has an excellent location: a large garden to the rear, Hyde Park across the road and world renowned museums just a stone’s throw away.

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