Welcome to Devonshire House

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Devonshire House Preparatory School is situated in the heart of Hampstead. The School has fine Victorian premises with charming grounds and walled gardens.

The Early Years starts in the Oak Tree Nursery (ages 2 ½ – 3 ½ ) and is based at 6 Arkwright Road. The Nursery team work together following  the Key Person system.

The Pre-Reception and Reception (ages 3-5), are taught at 4 Arkwright Road. Every class has a teacher and an assistant. All the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, with PE, French and Music being taught by specialist teachers.

Junior School pupils, age 5 – 8, (Years 1 to 3), are taught just around the corner at 69 Fitzjohn’s Avenue. Here they make tremendous progress, following a full curriculum, with specialist teachers for Games, ICT, Music and French.

The Upper School pupils, age 8 -13 , (Years 4 – 8), are taught in other buildings on the Arkwright Road school site. They have a full range of specialist subject teachers, including Art , Design Technology, Science and Latin. In this environment they develop the necessary knowledge and skills to pass into a large range of London Day Schools and Boarding Schools.

Devonshire House School provides an excellent education for pupils from Nursery age through to Common Entrance for senior schools. It is a safe, warm and happy place providing interest, challenge, encouragement and understanding at every stage. The school pursues high academic standards whilst developing enthusiasm, initiative and a strong sense of personal responsibility. It is through these things that good self-esteem and confidence are built and it is with these that come generosity of spirit and fulfilment in life.

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“We believe that academic excellence is important, but of equal importance are the values that go with it. At Devonshire House we encourage boys and girls to explore their identity and strengths, and to discover skills which will help them to transform their own individual talents into accomplishments – accomplishments which will make them valued and respected and help them to fulfil their potential as they move on to their future schools and into the wider world.”

Stephanie Piper – Headmistress