Skip to main content
  • Finton House School
    171 Trinity Road
    SW17 7HL
  • Head: Ben Freeman
  • T 020 8682 0921
  • F 020 8767 5017
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 338
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £16,602 - £16,410 pa
  • Open days: Private tours are available with the Head of Admissions, meanwhile the schools next Saturday Open Morning will be in October 2022.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

A broad range of ability was evident in the class assembly in which some pupils were able to recite large tracts of memorised text beautifully, while others were reading their one line from a prompt. However all are rewarded for their effort, enthusiasm and interest with celebration certificates each week. Frequent fundraising extravaganzas are organised by the parents and wholehearted support of the governors means this is likely to continue to grow and be a great feature of the school. DT feels vibrant and ambitious, the room filled with little wooden robots...

Read review »

What the school says...

We provide a happy, nurturing environment for children of all abilities. Results are excellent, and children leave us with a set of core values that will remain with them always. Early registration is advised for Reception. Occasional places are available in other year groups.

We have a means tested bursary to a child whose parents would not otherwise be able to afford independent education. ...Read more

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2016, Ben Freeman BEd (design technology) PG Dip (educational leadership) (late 40s). Still very much ‘the new kid on the block’ (his own words), Mr Ben, as he is known here, is not just new to Finton House but new to Wandsworth and the buzzing metropolis of London. Previously head of Windermere Prep for eight years, a school that had already munched its way through two heads in quick succession before he arrived, he was brought in to rescue the situation having been teaching at Malsis Prep school in North Yorkshire (which no longer exists).

The fresh air of the English countryside runs through Ben Freeman’s veins. Born and brought up in the Wirral, he was educated at Rossall School and then the University of West of England, Bristol....

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Special Education Needs

Finton House was founded on two principles. Firstly, we believe that young children should not have the pressures of a competitive entry system. Secondly, the environment should be inclusive with all children having the same opportunities. We wish children to accept and learn from each other. Classes are made up of children of a wide range of abilities and some of these have special educational needs. Finton House enables all children to share in the whole curriculum and to have equal access to a wide range of learning resources, which are used to enhance their successes and progress. The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) has responsibility for all pupils with special needs, and those with learning difficulties. The department also has a team of peripatetic teachers; four part-time learning support teachers, a part time speech and language therapist and a part time occupational therapist.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

☑ 30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
☑ Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
☑ Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
☑ Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

Buy Now

GSG Blog >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.