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 the surrounding area.


For our families and teachers alike, Athelstan House School is a truly special place. That is because it combines the best of both worlds.

There is the closeness and friendliness of a small and nurturing school and we are a school that is big on heart, big on ambition and big on opportunity.


Our size enables pupils to enjoy the freedom of their childhood within a safe and caring environment, while small classes allow all children the chance to discover and develop their talents, whilst receiving maximum individual attention.


Every child matters – wherever their talents, interests and ambitions lie and this is reflected in the ease in which each child enters the next stage of their education.

Miss Jill Collins
Head & SENCo

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

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Purposeful Care in the Holidays

We are now taking bookings for our Holiday Clubs, which will run as follows:

February Half Term 2017

Mon 13 Feb - DT (Woodwork)
Tues 14 Feb - Yoga
Wed 15 Feb - Gymnastics
Thurs 16 Feb - Playball
Fri 17 Feb - Den Building

Easter 2017

Mon 3 - Fri 7 April
Mon 10 - Thurs 13 April

Please contact Jo Pink in the school office for more information, or follow this link to the booking form.

Posted on 16-01-2017 08:44:31 GMT



Progress Meetings

Thursday 2 March 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Posted on 16-01-2017 08:42:56 GMT



Half Term

Monday 13 - Friday 17 February

Posted on 16-01-2017 08:42:16 GMT



Parent Workshop

Physical Development and How Children Learn
Friday 24 February 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Please RSVP to the School Office

Posted on 16-01-2017 08:39:42 GMT



Science and Engineering Week

Monday 13 - Friday 17 March

As part of Science and Engineering Week the school will be visiting The Discovery Centre, Bracknell on Tuesday 14 March

Posted on 16-01-2017 08:35:22 GMT



Showing Mornings

Wednesday 22 and Friday 24 March 8.30am - 9.15am

Posted on 16-01-2017 08:34:41 GMT


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