Our School

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

Established in 1979, our school has a successful record of guiding children gently through the first vital years of school life. Over consecutive years all Athelstan House children have won a place at the preparatory school of their parents first choice.

Set in a large Edwardian house with bright, airy rooms and a well-equipped playground there is a caring, family atmosphere. Classes are small with a maximum of 12-14 children in each.

Uniquely, every class has both a class teacher and teaching assistant, allowing an excellent teacher/pupil ratio. The individual progress of every child is carefully monitored through ongoing assessments and target setting.

We are pleased to hear our school described as ‘parent friendly’ and work in partnership with parents to achieve the best possible education for their children.



At Athelstan House we create a happy, caring and stimulating learning environment where every child feels valued and can develop to their full potential.