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  • Hornsby House School
    Hearnville Road
    SW12 8RS
  • Head: Mr Edward Rees
  • T 020 8673 7573
  • F 020 8673 6722
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 420
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £15,900 - £17,070 pa
  • Open days: Thursday 25th November at 9am. Please go to the “Visit Us” page of our website for details of our next open morning
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

All is brought together by the school community’s positive, can-do attitude, and the house system which sees children of all ages working together on different projects. In the final year pupils work towards the leaver’s qualification the Hornsby House Certificate. This involves achievements including taking on leadership roles, displaying resilience during the year 6 trip to a Scottish activity centre, taking part in a charity event and speaking confidently in public: an ideal finale to the junior school years...

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What the school says...

Hornsby House is a co-educational independent day school for 4-11 year olds between Balham and Wandsworth Common. There are three classes in each year group and entry at Reception is non-selective. The school is warm, nurturing and inclusive, yet there is real academic rigour, driven by the talented and committed teaching staff. Pupils also enjoy an extensive and creative co-curricular programme, with over fifty clubs on offer during the week, and the school has recently been awarded Artsmark Gold.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate judged Hornsby House pupils overall achievement as excellent and found that pupils achieve high academic standards within a wide and creative curriculum. Pupils personal development was described as excellent and a strength of the school.

Most pupils go on to London day schools at age 11 and achieve an impressive number of scholarships. An open morning is held each term and prospective parents are welcome to attend this or to arrange an individual visit. Hornsby House is a charitable trust and is a member of IAPS (The Independent Association of Prep Schools).
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Edward Rees BA (40s). Previously deputy head at Dulwich College Junior School, also an ISI inspector for the past 10 years. He grew up in Hampshire and became a keen cricketer while attending Charterhouse, playing in the past for the MCC. Today he lives in south-east London and is married with a son and a daughter. Parents say he is a sociable and hands-on head, always willing to talk, and quick to respond to issues or concerns they may have. The school was founded in 1988 by educational psychologist Bevé Hornsby, best known for her pioneering work in the field of dyslexia.


At 4+ into reception. Non-selective, places are offered on a first-come first-served basis from a waiting list, in order of the age of the child at the date of registration. Priority...

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Special Education Needs

Hornsby House is sympathetic to children requiring learning support. Written tasks in class are differentiated to enable all children to work at an appropriate level. Maths setting occurs from Year 3 onwards. Each class from Reception to Year 4 has their own Teaching Assistant. Extra English and Maths lessons are available on site with qualified SpLD teachers. We have a relationship with a Speech and Language therapist who comes in to help children in school. Individual Education Plans are written termly. We also have wheelchair access.

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

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