St James Preparatory School

7/8+ Entry

St James Prep is a co-educational IAPS day prep and nursery school for children aged 2-11. An oasis of calm in bustling Kensington, the school is resourced with enviable outside space (including a forest school), a fully-resourced teaching kitchen, science labs, and a new ICT Suite. It is part of the St James family of schools – St James Senior Girls’ School, which shares its site in Kensington Olympia, and St James Senior Boys’ School.

The Prep runs a comprehensive school coach network serving West and South West London, for all children in Year 3 upwards. They are luxury coaches with dedicated drivers whom the school has worked with for over 15 years. For more information, please see here.

The Prep School shares the same ethos as the Senior Boys’ School and prides itself on adding value both to the academic results and the character of its pupils. Lessons start and end with The Pause – a moment of stillness that supports focus and wellbeing. Love of learning is the preferred route to success so that pupils get great results for the right reasons, and without the stress of a hothouse atmosphere.

A number of boys join the Prep School in Years 3,4,5 and 6 to avoid the inevitable anxieties of the 11+. At these entry points applicants are invited to sit formal assessments. The Prep uses CAT4 assessments to inform its process of offering places. All applicants and their parents meet with the Head as part of the selection process and if possible, spend at least half a day with their peers.

To find our more please contact the Registrar of the Prep School, Vicky Mitchell or 0207 348 1793

Visit St James

Our next 7/8/9+ Open Morning for St James Schools is at the Prep School on the 23rd of February 2022 at 9:00am.

At the Open Morning you will hear from the Heads and pupils at the Prep, Senior Girls and Senior Boys’ schools. The Registrars of all three schools will be at the event to answer any questions you may have relating to admissions. After the Open Morning we will be inviting all applicants to a Selection Day at the Prep School – this is scheduled for the 9th of March 2022. More information on the Selection Day will be shared with you at the Open Morning.

For further information on St James Schools Open Morning and to book your space,  please see here.