About Our School

A school boy looking into a microscope and a school girl looking at an insect in glass.

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

Children join our school in the Oak Tree Nursery (ages 2½ – 3½) which is based at 6 Arkwright Road. The Nursery team work together following the Key Person system. The key person is there to help support parents as their child takes their first steps in education and to ensure that each child feel safe and secure.

The Pre-Reception and Reception (ages 3-5), are in 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.

Stephanie Piper, the Headmistress of Devonshire House

“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