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

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Christmas Party

Wednesday 16 December

The last day of term will be our Christmas Party! Children should come to school in their party clothes - no uniform, and should be dropped off at 10am and collected at 12 noon.

There will be no breakfast or after school clubs.

Posted on 22-11-2015 19:27:29 GMT



Christmas Show

Friday 11 December 10am to 11am
Hampton Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Hampton, TW12 2JT

Parents are invited to come and see the children perform in their Christmas Show. Videos of the performance will be available to order on the day.

The rest of the school day remains a 'normal' day and children should be dropped off at school and collected at their usual times.

Posted on 22-11-2015 19:24:23 GMT



Parenting Workshops open to all

Monday 30 November at 1.30pm

Following the recent success of our Parent Workshops we will be running an extra session on Monday 30 November. The workshop will begin at 1.30pm and comprise of Maths and Phonics. Current, Prospective and parents in the local area are welcome to attend.

Jill Collins will do a whistle stop tour of the New Maths Curriculum for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We will discuss the key language, imagery and apparatus used to help children acquire and understand new concepts. We will also look at what key skills the children are learning in each year group.

Jill Collins will guide you through the sequence for teaching letter sounds and sounds represented by more than one letter. We will discuss the importance of a multi sensory approach and teaching the correct pronunciation to help blending for reading and segmenting for spelling.

There will be a short question and answer slot at the end of each session.

To reserve a place please contact the school office on 0208 979 1045 or email Turn on JavaScript!.

Posted on 18-09-2015 19:41:12 BST



Showing and Open Mornings

Showing Mornings

Wednesday 2 & Friday 4 December 8.30am - 9.15am

Children are invited to show their parents and family members all the lovely festive work they have been doing this term! Parents are welcome to visit all the classrooms with their child.

Open Morning
Friday 4 December 9.30am - 11.30am

Parents of prospective pupils are welcome to come along and are given a tour of the school by current pupils. You will have the opportunity to meet the Head, Mrs Elsa Woolf and other members of staff. It is an ideal way to experience a normal working day at school and get a feel of the nurturing, family environment at Athelstan. If you would like to come along, there is no need to book and we look forward to welcoming you!

Posted on 18-09-2015 19:19:37 BST



Children in Need Mufti Day!

Last Friday's Children in Need Mufti Day was a great success. Children enjoyed a show, put on by several of the teachers explaining what it is all about and why we choose to support this cause. The children also had a great day dressed up as their favourite characters and raised £60 in doing so for a very worthy cause.

Thank you to everyone for your support!

Posted on 11-04-2015 14:13:05 BST


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