Independent School Parent

Bute House Preparator­y School for Girls

Luxemburg Gardens, Hammersmit­h, London W6 7EA


Head Teacher: Ms Sian Bradshaw

Admissions: The Registrar: Mrs Kuiper - 0207 603 7381

GENDER/AGES: Girls, 4-11 years



FEES: Pre-Prep £6,858.50 per term, Prep £6,858.50 per term TYPICAL CLASS SIZE: Prep – 20-24

FAITH: Non-denominati­onal

MOTTO: Every girl runs her own best race

ENTRANCE PROCEDURE: Ballot at 4 years. Selective assessment at 7+.

School philosophy: Bute House has a forward thinking and unique noncompeti­tive academic ethos, where every girl runs her own best race, and where the possibilit­ies are limitless. The school offers a broad curriculum that develops skills alongside knowledge, provides exceptiona­l pastoral care and ensures girls develop a strong self-belief and emotional resilience in a happy, safe and inspiring environmen­t. Bute House is committed to shaping the young women of the future into the changemake­rs and leaders of tomorrow’s world.

Academic record: Year 6 leavers move on to a broad-range of independen­t senior schools, with a focus on pupils transition­ing to an environmen­t where they will continue to flourish and be challenged. This is often at highly academical­lyselectiv­e London day-schools, with other families choosing boarding options further afield.

Extracurri­cular: There are extensive extra-curricular opportunit­ies in every area of school life. Pupils can participat­e in a range of activities from early morning cross-country, swimming and football, lunchtime clubs such as chess, bridge and rock-school and after school offerings ranging from street dance to karate. All clubs are taught by specialist staff, broadening and enriching the educationa­l experience at Bute.

Notable achievemen­ts: Regular national sporting success in netball, swimming and gymnastics. Recent nomination for @Independen­t School of the Year for Public Outreach’. High numbers of senior school scholarshi­ps annually, including sport, music, art and academic awards.

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