About Our School


Athelstan House School is a non-selective, independent pre-preparatory school for boys and girls aged 3-7 years for Richmond Upon Thames and surrounding area.


At Athelstan House School we welcome children of all cultures, beliefs and abilities.


We attach a high priority to helping lead children towards an understanding of ‘fairness’ towards others and of being sensitive towards the feelings and needs of those around them.





Elsa Woolf - Head

What Ofsted says:

‘Pupils attain a high standard in reading, spelling and mathematics. They are well prepared for the next stage of their education.’


‘A strong emphasis is placed on pastoral care and the school helps pupils to develop into confident, articulate young people.’


‘The care shown by staff to pupils is of the highest order and results in pupils developing self-esteem and gaining a balanced awareness of the world around them.’

School News


Parent workshop

Friday 12 February

Story telling, language and rhyme
Jacqui Gillings will explore the role of story and rhyme in early learning and language development and share ideas for bringing stories to life.

Posted on 12-02-2016 07:05:13 GMT



Literacy week

w/b 29 February

Parents are invited to come and share a favourite story with their child's class.

Posted on 25-01-2016 07:04:21 GMT



Library visits

Tuesday 1 March

Story telling, researching books and making use of this fantastic facility on our door step.

Posted on 25-01-2016 07:03:04 GMT



World Book Day

Thursday 3 March

Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. Don't forget to bring the book along too!

Posted on 25-01-2016 07:02:53 GMT



Science week

w/b 14 March

All our budding scientists will be taking part in a range of investigations and hands on experiments to enhance their scientific interest and knowledge. Last year we had a boost in numbers for our popular After School Science Club after the event.

Posted on 25-01-2016 07:01:41 GMT



Open Morning

Friday 18 March

All are welcome and there is no need to book. Come along and see how the small class sizes at Athelstan House ensure each child maximises his or her potential. Meet the Head and staff team and find out how our Year 2 children have again made parents and teachers proud after their amazing performance at this year's 7+ assessments.

Posted on 25-01-2016 07:00:20 GMT


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