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Back at base camp, we found pupils engaged in a wide range of learning styles – everything from lively discussions about wind pollination (with pictures they’d taken of wind pollinated flowers on iPads) to older girls giving eloquent speeches in preparation for the compulsory English Speaking Board exams (which all pupils do). When quizzed by us on their favourite aspects of each topic, we wondered if they might actually jump out of their seats, such was their enthusiasm to reel off example upon example...

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What the school says...

Rupert House has a long and distinguished record of preparatory education for children. Starting with the creation of a strong sense of belonging within the school, we deliver a journey of academic, social and sporting discovery that inspires children to learn, grow and achieve individual success. We believe that happy children develop confidence and discover their full potential. ...Read more

What the parents say...

Rupert House is a great school. My daughter attend and all the teachers there have been helpful, and only appear to have their pupils best interest at hear. Mrs C Lynas the headteacher she's a great leader.

Commented on 24th Apr 2018

We have two daughters at Rupert House School who joined in Years 1 and 3. It is always a worry moving schools for children, but we were delighted with how welcome our girls were made to feel and how quickly they settled. In the 18 months they have been at Rupert House they have positively thrived. Rupert House is, without doubt, a wonderful, nurturing environment for children, but one in which the teachers ensure children are given the space to grow and learn at their own pace and given support if they need it. The academic curriculum is taught dynamically and the opportunities outside of the academic curriculum are huge: so much music, sport, art, DT and drama. Teaching and non-teaching staff give above and beyond, creating a wonderful school community and providing super role models for our children. We couldn’t recommend Rupert House School highly enough.

Commented on 28th Feb 2018

My daughter is now in Year 5 at Rupert House having joined in Nursery. Rupert House has given her the confidence to believe in herself and follow her dreams. The curriculum is excellent, with the option of attending a fantastic selection of clubs. A true family school with outstanding pastoral support and great academic results. I would highly recommend it and thank all the staff for their hard work.

Commented on 4th Feb 2018

Rupert House has taken a very personal approach to each of our daughters. The teachers are both passionate and caring - their diligence and energy is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond our expectations. A nurturing culture exists throughout the school and the curriculum is well rounded with commitment to art, drama, music and sport alike. Our daughters have grown and developed at Rupert House. We are very grateful for the care and attention they receive and would wholeheartedly recommend the school.

Commented on 1st Feb 2018

Our eldest daughter started Rupert House aged 3 in Rupert Bears (the pre-school). 4 years later she is still very much enjoying school life and is thriving both academically and socially. Her little sister is now following the same path. The curriculum is varied and it's really nice to see so much music and sport incorporated into the timetable alongside the core subjects. The staff, children and parents are lovely. We are very pleased we chose Rupert House for our children and look forward to seeing where it takes them next!

Commented on 19th Jan 2018

With 2 daughters in Upper School who’ve lived on 4 continents, we can say with assurance that Rupert House School provides a top International benchmark of academic strength, strong extra-curricula sporting activities and a very impressive music/drama/arts program that you would imagine belongs to a much bigger school. Mrs Lynas the amazing Head, leads from the front and all her staff are hand-picked and finely tuned in maturity, years of experience and that sought after element of common sense. Children are drilled in manners, courtesy and respect and stand out in confidence. Rupert House feeds into several of the UK’s most prestigious & top-ranked secondary schools and in our mind it has been worth every penny.

Commented on 19th Jan 2018

Our Y6 daughter has been at Rupert House since nursery, and it’s been a pleasure to see her thrive and grow there, both academically and in various extra-curricular interests. Teaching is outstanding, with a focus on individual progress and challenge as well as group work - the staff get to know all the pupils well and are able to support and stretch each child as needed. The atmosphere is happy, friendly and conscientious. We’ll be sorry to say goodbye to Rupert House this year, but we know our daughter has been well-prepared for secondary!

Commented on 18th Jan 2018

My two girls have been at the school since they were 3 and have been extremely happy and well cared for. The teachers are wonderful and always very happy to help if you need to talk to them. I'd highly recommend Rupert House.

Commented on 18th Jan 2018

Rupert House provided a wonderful, nurturing environment for both of my girls and instilled in them a great work ethic, the skills to learn, to question and be interested in the world around them. The staff are all amazing and there was never a day they didn't want to go to school. As parents we were so lucky to find such a great school to set them up well for their next journey. A huge thank you again to Mrs Lynas and all the staff.

Commented on 18th Sep 2017

Our daughter is in her 5th year at the school. She is becoming a wonderfully positive and well rounded little girl who goes into school with a smile on her face. The school environment is warm and welcoming and that is in no small part down to the teaching staff who support, teach and nurture the children in the best possible way for the individual child. Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her time at the school and will continue to do so amongst a very happy school family. We would recommend the school to anybody.

Commented on 7th Mar 2017

What a wonderful pre prep and amazing prep school in the centre of Henley! A very happy place for children to learn. My daughter has gone from strength to strength and loves every day at school.

Commented on 21st Feb 2017

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Clare Lynas MA PGCE NPQH (50s). Previously deputy head at Thorngrove, Newbury. Before that, taught at assorted independent preps across London, Berkshire and Hampshire. Studied English at St Andrews, then did primary level PGCE at Edinburgh, initially with the aim of becoming an educational psychologist, ‘but I fell in love with the teaching,’ which – true to her word – she says she still does. ‘It’s essential to teach because part of caring for children is knowing and understanding them.’ Later did a masters in child development and a secondary level PGCE.

No-nonsense, candid and big-hearted, she strives for a non-hierarchical atmosphere – ‘We’re a small school so all staff get stuck into duties that need doing, including wiping tables, and I’d like to think I’m part of...

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