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Glendower Prep School

Boarding 4-11yrs
Type: Pre-Prep, Prep
Pupil Numbers: 250
Entrance Procedure: The main point of entry to the school is at 4+ for Reception. Registered prospective pupils are invited to visit the School during the latter part of January in the year they are due to start. They are observed in groups of six, for 40 minutes, by four adults. Parents are not expected to be present at these sessions. Following these informal assessments, 36 places are offered for entry into Reception the following September. A short waiting list is kept in case of subsequent cancellation of a reserved place. Occasional place waiting lists are kept at every age group (exc Year 6) in case a place should become available. Should this happen girls applying will then be invited for a formal assessment of writing, comprehension and numeracy and following this may be invited to spend some time in the classroom with the year group which she would join. She will also be observed in her social interaction with her peers.
Fees per term: Termly fee for Reception to Form 6, includes all stationery, lunches, milk or juice: £6,700.

Head's Up

Glendower girls are inquisitive, intelligent and interested in the world around them – it is one of those rare places that achieves excellent academic results with a big heart at its centre. Girls are expected to be kind and caring towards themselves and others, and these core values are carried throughout the school.

The inside track from a current parent

Glendower is a small school with huge character. It is a very happy school with countless academic and extra-curricular activities on offer.

When we went to visit Glendower for the very first time, what stood out most was the confidence and maturity of the girls. Their ability to speak well and engage in conversation was endearing and they were a pleasure to talk to. We went away thinking how well they represented their school and wanting the same for our daughter. Now seven years later, our daughter has become just as confident, mature and engaging!

In Year 5 and Year 6, children get split up into very small groups in the core subjects to allow for as much personal and individual teaching as possible. Whilst it is an academic school, it strikes a balance and offers a variety of activities and experiences. They have amazing after-school clubs which are always fully subscribed.

During their time at Glendower, girls are continuously encouraged to give their best at everything they do and “give it a go” while following Glendower’s “6Rs”: Readiness, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, Resilience, Reflectiveness and Relationships.

Like the teachers, the school also enjoys a strong management team and is well organised, making it easy for parents.

Glendower is not just a school it is a community. The parents, teachers and girls all work together to make it the remarkable place that it is. Girls are enthused and one school day is never the same; there is never a chance for the girls to get bored.

Academically the school is very well placed to prepare the girls for the 11+examinations and the results speak for themselves.

Glendower offers more than just an education. At the end of Year 6, the girls leave well prepared for secondary school: confident, mature and happy. They would have also acquired a good understanding of the world with its opportunities and challenges, as well as strong life skills which will be essential for their onward journey.

As parents we love...

  • The varied timetable which offers more than just an academic education- it prepares girls for life.
  • Qualities and skills instilled by the school: well-rounded, grounded, resilient, resourceful, responsible, respectful and open-minded girls.
  • Happy children in a friendly atmosphere.

As pupils we love...

  • Science lessons in a dedicated science lab.
  • Exciting excursions, residential and school trips.
  • Varied, team and socially orientated activities and sports experiences with an unparalleled post 11+ programme.

What makes us different

Glendower Preparatory School takes pride in its reputation as one of the leading London Independent Day Schools for girls aged 4-11. The school aims to help girls develop a high degree of intellectual curiosity and academic achievement, beyond the expected levels of subject knowledge and skills. We create an environment where we celebrate individuality and personal achievements.

A particular strength of the school is that we offer specialist subject teaching from Reception, when Music, PE, ICT, Drama and French are taught by specialist staff passionate about their subjects. As the girls move into the Upper School, increased subject specialism is offered to include Humanities and Science, where the curriculum is presented using innovative pedagogy and technology in dedicated laboratories and classrooms. The school is also committed to developing creativity in all its forms and so Drama, Art and Music are all offered to give girls opportunities to develop areas of personal interest or ability.

However, Glendower is about so much more than simply giving girls access to a wide-ranging curriculum. The school places huge value on the hidden curriculum and the soft skills needed to support the girls as they leave us and continue their learning. They are encouraged to develop questioning skills, resilience, public speaking, mindfulness, kindness, self-confidence and all the other tools that we know are becoming increasingly essential for life in the 21st Century. Our Year 6 pupils leave us as well-rounded individuals with an enthusiastic attitude to life ahead.

Girls from Glendower go on to leading day and boarding schools in and around London. They leave the school with a keen sense of responsibility towards the world in which they live, a belief that they can make a difference and the confidence and desire to make that happen.


School visits on the Open Morning page of the website. To book a tour or enquire about admissions, please call Miss Shaheen, the Registrar on 020 7370 1927 to discuss your requirements.
86/87 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London Area, SW7 5JX
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