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  • The Lloyd Williamson School
    12 Telford Road
    W10 5SH
  • Head: Lucy Meyer
  • T 020 8962 0345
  • F 020 8962 0345
  • E [email protected]
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Pupils: 116
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £13,050 pa
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

My daughter has been at the school so far from Years 1 to 6 and I wanted to share this heartfelt review of Lloyd Williamson School… especially as they’re going to start taking children for secondary years. The 'village school’ warmth and atmosphere is unrivalled and the staff go above and beyond. There is an intimacy and kindness that pervades this school in a way it would be impossible for most schools to achieve. I love the down-to-earth community of interesting people and teachers who value the happiness of the children as much as helping them reach their full academic potential. I couldn't be happier that the school is now extending to the older years as my daughter was daunted by going to a bigger more impersonal school. Since she's been here, she wants to get to school as early possible and stay until as late as she can. The timings (from super early until 6pm) are a godsend for a working parent such as me, as I don't have to worry about her staying late and it's much more affordable than other childcare options. The children are nurtured in a way that they develop their own personalities and enjoy spending time with children of all different ages and backgrounds. And that is something rare and rather extraordinary.

Commented on 30th Nov 2017

This school is quite unique in that It develops confident and social intelligent children. At the same time they have great great academic results. Their GL Assessment was way above average. Never quite understood why it wasn't in the Good Schools Guide.

Commented on 6th Nov 2017

My son is currently in year 1 and we both love it. It feels like being part of a big family. The class size is good - 13 - so all the children get real focused attention. The standard of teaching is high but without pressure. The children are happy children - you feel it as soon as you walk in the doors. For his primary years it feels perfect.

Commented on 28th Feb 2017

we looked extensively in our area and thought Lloyd Williamson was the best option, and so it has turned out to be. Extremely friendly staff, good curricula and a welcoming and family atmosphere throughout. Our daughter is only in the toddler class which is great as the school offers options up to14. Highly recommended

Commented on 21st Feb 2017

This is a very special school with a special atmosphere. I was so lucky to find it for my 7 year old who was struggling in the state system. Since joining, he has become more confident and happy and academically had progressed wonderfully. Lloyd Williamson is like a village school in the heart of London with a warm and inclusive ethos.

Commented on 6th Feb 2017

Lloyd Williamson is a gem of a school. They foster confidence, individuality, ambition and academic excellence in children from the nursery to Reception and upwards in a very nurturing environment. The teachers are great and have varied professional backgrounds which add to the cultural enrichment that the school provides, all with a firm rooting in high academic standards that encourage each child to reach their potential. They are a great demonstration of what can be achieved with children without hothousing them. One of the things we really appreciate about the school is the opportunity for parents to get involved. Whether it be face to face time with teaching staff as and when needed or access to the head teacher, their open and personalised approach is wonderfully refreshing and makes the education of our children a wholly collaborative process. A really special school.

Commented on 5th Feb 2017

Our son is currently in Year 1 and he is thriving. We were drawn to the school by the very high levels of pastoral care and the individual approach to each child which exists alongside very good academic standards. Despite the latter, the emphasis is on learning for the pleasure of learning & not on pressure & unnecessary testing. The children study a wide range of subjects (in year 1 they do both French & Spanish), they visit a local adventure playground at lunchtime, older children are encouraged to take care of the younger ones - overall it is a place where children do very well academically & reach their own individual potential - all within a caring, community atmosphere.

Commented on 5th Feb 2017

Lloyd Williamson is an outstanding school. I have two children in the upper years and they love it. Academic standards are high but the atmosphere is nurturing rather than pressurised. The pastoral care and individual attention for each pupil is first-rate because of the small class sizes and commitment of the teaching and support staff. Communication between the school and parents is brilliant and the curriculum is taught with real creativity which ensures the children are engaged, enthusiastic and able to fulfil their potential. I've also been really impressed with the school's role within the community: regular foodbank collections, charitable fundraisers and school trips mean the children have a genuine sense of involvement and understanding of broader social issues. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Commented on 5th Feb 2017

An extremely caring school, where children, teachers and parents are all on first name terms. A very small and inclusive environment allowing children from all backgrounds to thrive. Previously only known by personal recommendation, this school is set to become one of Notting Hill's more unusual and treasured institutions.

Commented on 4th Feb 2017

I am a current parent of two children at LWS and I can't say enough about how much we love this school. The school is academic in a way most schools aren't. They focus on creating an open and inclusive and safe environment that allows the children to be free of anxiety and achievement is the outcome. Because of the small class sizes the kids get a lot of support and when it comes time to move to the next school the school team work with each family individually to ensure the child moves on the school of their choice. The level of personal attention you get for your child and as a family you won't get anywhere else. The culture of the school is diverse and celebrates uniqueness. When I say diverse I mean, culturally, and socio economic diversity. This creates a very grounded, family like school that is like an oasis in the centre of London. I truly is the best kept secret in Notting Hill. They have early drop off and late pick up for working families. They run a holiday club through all the holidays. They have their own in house catering which means the kids get a freshly cooked meal every day. The fees include all of this and are still considerably less than the rest of the local independent schools, excellent value for money proposition. The neighbourhood the school is in is fantastic. It's north of the A40 just off of Portobello and Golborne Road. The transport links are amazing and the local shops and restaurants a second to none. They also have access to three different outdoor spaces, the Venture Centre, Kensington Memorial Park and local green that allows them loads of access to outdoor play which is unusual for a central London School. All the staff are friendly and welcoming when you interact with them. All my children's teachers are inspired and have been instrumental in the enabling my children to be successful! At the end of the day the most important aspect of school life for us is how happy and how well our children are developing, and my son recently asked me if when he grows up could his children attend LWS - High praise indeed!

Commented on 2nd Feb 2017

Lloyd Williamson is one of the best kept secrets in Notting Hill. Small class sizes, caring teaching and administrative staff, high academic standards but without the obsession with testing which we have witnessed in other schools in the area and a broad curriculum with a focus on education in the widest sense including subjects like Latin and grammar, real attention to individual children and their needs and finally a wonderfully mixed parent body, most of whom live in the immediate area of the school. Highly recommended.

Commented on 7th Jan 2017

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