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We’re used to being dropped into lessons with star teachers but even so the year 3 geography lesson we joined on tectonic plates, complete with earthquake drill, ranked among the best. In keeping with the unpressurised ethos of Kew Green, homework is lighter than at some preps: ‘For me, time at home should be family time,’ says head. ‘Read, yes, learn your tables and spellings — otherwise we ramp it up as we get to 11-plus.’ A parent told us, ‘It's not a hot house, but the…

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What the school says...

Kew Green Preparatory School was opened in 2004 by London Preparatory Schools Ltd, the owners of Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School. In its short life the school has achieved excellent results and has a lengthy waiting list especially for entrance at Reception. A few places are available in Yr1 to Yr6. We operate daily bus services from Chiswick, Barnes and Richmond.
As well as being in an exceptionally beautiful position on the River Thames, beside Kew Green, each school term is packed with activity where a loving, energetic and happy atmosphere is generated. Recent months have brought residential trips to Norfolk, a production of Oklahoma, our Thames Heritage Tapestry displayed at Hampton Court Palace, our artwork displayed at The National Gallery, a Netball Tour to Brussels as well as our numerous after school clubs.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2011, Jem Peck (50s). Like so many prep heads, he is from a teaching family, though not the tweed-jacket-and-Labrador mould. His mother was a primary teacher and both he and his sister have followed in her footsteps, with his partner a headmistress too.

After a BSc (geography) and PGCE (science) at Kingston University, he taught at St John’s, Kingston for nine years, then spent six years in the corporate world focusing on event production and marketing before coming back to teaching, joining as deputy head in 2005. In another life he’d have relished a career in music and he still writes songs and plays in a band. ‘I’ve been a sound engineer, written music for films and adverts, play the drums, guitar, bass, piano. Running a school is not all...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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