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Heady mix of traditional British education with an international flavour. Children are happy here as they have the freedom to be themselves. Head is credited with driving up academic standards. School has grown both in size and standing on his watch. A young-ish team of ‘friendly, energetic’ teachers – ‘they’re just really nice people,’ say parents, with one declaring the teaching as the best she’d come across. Always available to respond to emails or for a…

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A prestigious, co-educational, independent day school for children aged 2-11 in the heart of London. Renowned for impressive ‘three-pronged’ approach to learning; Eaton Square focuses on academic learning, learning about ourselves and learning to protect, respect and thrive in the modern world.

Entry: Early registration required for all entry levels. Main entry points are Nursery (2+ and 3+) and Prep (4+). Some occasional places in other years available. Assessment required from 4+. Priority given to internal Nursery candidates from Eaton Square Nursery Schools.

Ethos: The School maintains high standards and encourages in every child an enthusiasm for learning, good manners, self-confidence and, in all things, a determination to do their best and realise their potential. All ISI inspections since 2010 have listed the school as Excellent and fully compliant in all respects. Eaton Square genuinely and actively prioritises it values, namely its founding ‘POISE’ values of perseverance, ownership, integrity, service and empathy. It is an accredited Eco School, complete with pupil-led Eco Committee and regular campaigns to protect the planet. Great emphasis placed on experiential learning including residential trips skiing, sailing and touring Italy.

Academic Life: A vibrant and stimulating academic programme, enabling pupils to fulfil their potential. Based on the National Curriculum, excellent 11+ results achieved each year. Pupils secure offers at the UK’s leading senior schools, both day/boarding and co-ed/single sex. Leavers’ destinations: Westminster, Dulwich, St Paul’s, Putney High, Francis Holland, JAGS, Radley, Cheltenham Ladies College, Queen’s Gate and Godolphin and Latymer.

Extra-Curricular: Wide range of sports offered. Swim team is rarely beaten, with regular wins at ISA, IAPS and ESSA level. Music, Art, Design and Drama all integrated into the curriculum. Outstanding Public Speaking programme. School is even an accredited TEDx Centre, enabling pupils to perform on TEDx global stage.

Further information can be obtained from the Admissions Manager.
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Since 2019, Sebastian Hepher BEd. Previously head of Eaton House The Manor, where he oversaw its journey from foundation to thriving prep school. Began teaching career in state sector, at Hurstmere Boys’ in Kent, followed by the London Nautical School. On the London prep school circuit for 30+ years. Educated at Alleyn’s and University of Greenwich; still lives in south-east London. Married with four children, now young adults – he talks warmly about their various pursuits. A keen swimmer, he spent lockdown gazing longingly at the local lido as he walked around the park. Our latest meeting with him – via Zoom during lockdown – revealed sitting-room bookshelves stuffed with Hardys, poetry, Russian literature.

Charismatic and self-deprecating with an easy sense of humour. Every parent we spoke to described him in...

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