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The White House Preparatory School and Woodentops Kindergarten has been established as a leading Independent Co-Educational Day Prep School for over thirty years. Situated in Clapham Park, five minutes from Clapham Common, in a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian house, we cater for children from 0-11 years old. In keeping with our ethos of bringing out the best in each and every child, we keep the school small and personal. Our class sizes average sixteen pupils and we make sure that every child from the beginning of their time with us feels valued and cared for with a special part to play in the everyday life of the school.

We are a close knit community with strong ties to our children's families, and believe that there is more to education than simple academics, although we excel in this area as well. We manage to teach in a non-pressured, happy way, encouraging a love of learning and bringing out the many facets of our pupils personalities. Our children enjoy a vibrant, broad curriculum that stimulates, challenges and excites. Our children are happy pupils, as we believe that they learn more and give more if they are in a nurturing place that they love. We offer excellent pastoral support and encourage manners and respect for one another. To truly educate we celebrate the creative and the physical to create a rounded individual.

We cherish childhood in all its forms, and we encourage gentleness, kindness and humility. Traditional values have been shown to hold great sway in the workplace, and we foster them in our boys and girls. Individuality, so often absent in schools these days, lost in a chase for targets and exam successes, is actively encouraged, and we manage to combine this with the academic success which is intrinsic to modern life today. We are very proud of The White House pupils who leave us at the age of eleven for a variety of prestigious London Day Schools; they stand out from their peers. Confident but without arrogance, self-assured but not pushy, with a strong moral compass and unbounded enthusiasm. The children we educate are our best advertisement.

We would love to meet you at the school and show you the calibre of our teaching, the poise and happiness of our pupils, and the facilities we offer. I am proud to be Headmaster of this high achieving school which still believes in an all-round education of the character as well as the intellect.
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