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Set alongside Royal parkland, Richmond Chase offers exceptional
           living by award-winning developer Berkeley.

  Exquisite Georgian and Victorian-inspired houses set among
tree-lined streets and landscaped grounds, against a backdrop of
Richmond Park’s ancient woodlands and within a few minutes of
                     its prestigious Ham Gate.

Richmond Chase truly boasts an irresistible blend of sophisticated
 urban family living and the tranquillity of nature, all within easy
                     reach of central London.
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Introduction.....................................................Page 6

Primary Schools...............................................Page 8

Secondary Schools...........................................Page 18

Independent Schools.......................................Page 26

Colleges and Universities................................Page 34
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Richmond Chase is surrounded by some of the best schools and
     independent schools in London, supporting a range of
                 educational needs for all ages.

   With London schools getting more competitive year on year,
  catchment areas play an important factor for parents looking
                    to purchase a new home.

Only a few minutes walk away from Richmond Park and positioned
    within easy reach of central London, Richmond Chase is a
             popular choice for families of all ages.

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COLLIS PRIMARY SCHOOL                                                                                                   FERN HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
                                                              AGE GROUP 3-11                                                                                                                  AGE GROUP 3-11

                  Fairfax Road                           Overview                                      How it performs                            Richmond Road                          Overview                                       How it performs
                  Teddington                             Collis is a large community school with       The school has an Outstanding OFSTED       Kingston upon Thames                   Fern Hill is a three-form entry primary        Fern Hill pupils score above average for
                  TW11 9BS                               nursery, infant and junior departments.       rating with pupils scoring above average   KT2 5PE                                school with a 52-place nursery. It was         reading and average for writing and maths.
                                                         OFSTED describes the school as having         in maths and average in reading and                                               established in 1994 in response to a           Overall, the school outperforms the local
                  Website                                                                                                                         Website
                                                         a “calm and purposeful atmosphere to          writing. Overall, 84% of pupils meet                                              shortfall of places in the Royal Borough       authority average in all three subjects by

                                                         which all pupils respond extremely well”.     expected standards in reading, writing                                            of Kingston. The school is now housed          78% compared with 71%.
                                                                                                       and maths compared with the local                                                 in an attractive purpose-built building.
                  –– Gender: Mixed                                                                     authority average of 81%.                  –– Gender: Mixed
                                                         What to expect
                  –– Term fees: Community School         Collis’ values are summed up by five ‘Cs’:                                               –– Term fees: Community School         What to expect
                  –– Registration: Mid-January closing   care, challenge, collaboration, courage                                                  –– Registration: Mid-January closing   The Good Schools guide describes Fern
                    date for following September         and creativity. It provides a nurturing and                                                date for following September         Hill as “a top-notch school” that “regularly
                  –– Admission: Via the                  supportive environment where, despite                                                    –– Admission: Via the                  competes with neighbouring Latchmere
                    eAdmissions website                  the size of the school, each child feels                                                   eAdmissions website                  for unofficial ‘best in borough’ award”. It
                                                         valued as an individual. The grounds                                                                                            has an outside environmental area, which
                  –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding                                                                                                   –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                                                         accommodate extensive sports and                                                                                                has been developed by the parents, staff
                  –– Drive time: 13 minutes                                                                                                       –– Drive time: 5 minutes
                                                         play areas, a nature trail and a heated                                                                                         and children which includes a pond and
                  –– Distance: 3.1 miles                 outdoor swimming pool.                                                                   –– Distance: 1.4 miles                 a ‘secret garden’ with a plot for each year
                                                                                                                                                                                         group. Salad and vegetables grown by the
                                                                                                                                                                                         children are used in the school kitchen for
                                                                                                                                                                                         the children’s meals.

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MARSHGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL                                                                                       ST AGATHA’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
                                                             AGE GROUP 4-11                                                                                                                     AGE GROUP 3-11

                  157 Queen’s Road                       Overview                                      How it performs                              St Agatha’s Drive                      Overview                                       How it performs
                  Richmond                               This inclusive, multi-cultural, multi-faith   Pupils consistently score well above         Kingston upon Thames                   St Agatha’s is a Catholic school serving       The schools results in maths perform,
                  TW10 6HY                               school is larger than the average primary     average on both reading and maths and        KT2 5TY                                mainly, but not exclusively, Catholic          above average. Overall, 75% of pupils
                                                         school, with around 450 pupils, aged 4-11.    latest figures show that 95% of pupils are                                          families and their children from the           meet expected standards across these
                  Website                                                                                                                           Website
                                                         Its ambition is that every child is happy,    meeting the expected standards in reading,                                          age of 3-11.                                   subjects compared with the local authority

                                                         moral, positive, independent, multi-lingual   writing and maths.                                                                                                                 average of 71%.
                                                         and caring.                                                                                                                       What to expect
                  –– Gender: Mixed                                                                                                                  –– Gender: Mixed
                                                                                                                                                                                           In a letter from OFSTED, the school is
                  –– Term fees: Community School         What to expect                                                                             –– Term fees: Converter                credited for having “cultivated a climate
                  –– Registration: Mid-January closing   Far from feeling overcrowded, Marshgate’s                                                    Academy School                       of respect and tolerance and prioritised
                    date for following September         high specification building is set in                                                      –– Registration: Mid-January closing   the spiritual and emotional well-being
                  –– Admission: Via the                  landscaped grounds with spacious play                                                        date for following September         of pupils and staff. As a result, pupils are
                    eAdmissions website                  areas, green areas, ecology area and pond.                                                 –– Admission: Via the                  happy and show the utmost respect for
                                                         The building is equipped with the very                                                       eAdmissions website                  each other and the adults who work
                  –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                                                         latest technology both in classrooms and                                                                                          with them.”
                  –– Drive time: 9 minutes                                                                                                          –– OFSTED Rating: Good
                                                         in central resources areas. Each classroom
                  –– Distance: 2.9 miles                                                                                                            –– Drive time: 6 minutes
                                                         is resourced with carefully chosen new
                                                         and up-to-date teaching/learning and                                                       –– Distance: 1.3 miles
                                                         curriculum equipment.

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ST PAUL’S C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL                                                                                                                     THE VINEYARD SCHOOL
                                                              AGE GROUP 4-11                                                                                                                   AGE GROUP 4-11

                  Princes Road                           Overview                                       How it performs                             Friars Stile Road                      Overview                                       How it performs
                  Kingston upon Thames                   St Paul’s Primary School, Kingston Hill is     Overall, St Paul’s pupils exceed expected   Richmond                               Hidden away on the crest of Richmond           Pupils score above average in reading,
                  KT2 6AZ                                proud of its distinctive Christian character   standards in reading, writing and maths,    TW10 6NE                               Hill, a short distance from the river and      writing and maths, with the 92% of pupils
                                                         and close links with its church community.     scoring 74% compared with the local                                                Richmond Park, The Vineyard benefits           meeting expected standards, compared
                  Website                                                                                                                           Website
                                                                                                        authority average of 71%. As individual                                            from an unusually secluded and rural           with the local authority average of 81%.

                                                         What to expect                                 subjects, each is scored as average, with                                          environment. It has an excellent reputation

                                                         The school has an excellent reputation         considerable improvement seen over time                                            locally with a high ratio of applications to
                  –– Gender: Mixed                                                                      in writing.                                 –– Gender: Mixed                       available places.
                                                         for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and
                  –– Term fees: Voluntary Aided School   cultural development and is recognised                                                     –– Term fees: Community School
                  –– Registration: Mid-January closing   for the quality of its art and music. In its                                               –– Registration: Mid-January closing   What to expect
                    date for following September         most recent OFSTED report, two areas                                                         date for following September         The school focuses on developing a
                  –– Admission: Via the                  were rated as outstanding: Personal                                                        –– Admission: Via the                  lifelong love of learning and a fearless
                    eAdmissions website                  development, behaviour and welfare                                                           eAdmissions website                  approach to facing challenges. Pupils are
                                                         and early years provision.                                                                                                        encouraged to recognise that individually
                  –– OFSTED Rating: Good                                                                                                            –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                           they can make a difference to their own
                  –– Drive time: 6 minutes                                                                                                          –– Drive time: 8 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                           future and to that of our planet. As well
                  –– Distance: 1.3 miles                                                                                                            –– Distance: 2.3 miles                 as its academic achievements, Vineyard
                                                                                                                                                                                           pupils participate in a range of art forms
                                                                                                                                                                                           and active, healthy activities.

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                  57 Colne Road                          Overview                                     How it performs
                  Twickenham                             This free school has only been around for    86% of pupils were recognised as achieving
                  TW2 6QF                                a few years, but it has already been rated   a “good level of development” at Early
                                                         outstanding by OFSTED across the board.      Years Foundation Stage (72% National
                                                         The school is growing year on year. By       Average). 95% of Year 1 pupils passed the

                                                         2021/22 it will be a two-form school with    phonics screening check (81% National
                                                         classes from Reception to Year 6 with a      Average).
                  –– Gender: Mixed                       maximum capacity of 420 pupils.
                  –– Term fees: Free school
                  –– Registration: Mid-January closing   What to expect
                    date for following September         The school follows the National
                  –– Admission: Via      Curriculum. In addition, Spanish is
                                                         taught to Reception children upwards
                  –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                                                         and there are plans to introduce another
                  –– Drive time: 17 minutes
                                                         optional language further up the school.
                  –– Distance: 4.4 miles                 There is daily physical activity, ideally
                                                         outdoors, and Thinking Skills lessons
                                                         from Reception upwards. Lessons always
                                                         include activities that are differentiated
                                                         to suit all ability groups.

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                                                                 AGE GROUP 11-18                                                                                                                  AGE GROUP 11-18

                    Queen’s Road                             Overview                                      How it performs                             Clarence Avenue                        Overview                                      How it performs
                    Richmond upon Thames                     Christ’s School is the only Church of         GCSE Results: Over 31% of all entries at    New Malden                             Coombe Girls’ School (formerly Coombe         GCSE Results: Over one third of all entries
                    TW10 6HW                                 England secondary school in Richmond          grade 9-7 (A*-A) and 17% achieving the      KT3 3TU                                County Secondary School for Girls) was        graded 9-7 (A*-A) and 65% achieving the
                                                             upon Thames. Its origins date back to         top grades.                                                                        established in 1955. Its GCSE and A Level     English Baccalaureate (EBacc), which is
                    Website                                                                                                                            Website
                                                             1658, with the school formally established                                                                                       results, which are well above the national    double that of the national average.

                                                                          A Level Results: 21% of students achieved
                                                             in 1713. The learning environment is                                                                                             average, place them amongst the highest
                                                                                                           A*/A grades, 52% gained A*-B grades and                                                                                          A Level Results: A third of all entries
                                                             inspirational, supportive and happy, and                                                                                         performing schools across the country.
                    –– Gender: Mixed                                                                       there was an overall pass rate of 100%.     –– Gender: Girls (mixed at                                                           graded A* or A overall.
                                                             based on the Christian values of Love,
                    –– Term fees: Voluntary Aided School     Justice and Peace.                                                                          Sixth Form)
                                                                                                                                                                                              What to expect
                                                                                                           Notable former pupils                                                                                                            Notable former pupils
                    –– Registration: Mid-January closing                                                                                               –– Term fees: Converter                Coombe Girls’ encourages students to
                                                                                                           –– Jason Roberts, Footballer                  Academy School                                                                     –– Dame Jacqueline Wilson,
                      date for following September           What to expect                                                                                                                   be creative, tolerant and to strive for
                                                                                                           –– Nathan Ellington, Footballer                                                                                                    Children’s Author
                    –– Admission: Via the                    All of Christ’s departments benefit from                                                  –– Registration: Mid-January closing   academic, sporting and cultural excellence.
                                                             large, well-equipped specialist classrooms    –– Jody Morris, Footballer                    date for following September         The school is a Leading-Edge School           –– Sandy Denny, Folk Rock Singer
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                                                             and a comprehensive range of sports                                                       –– Admission: Via the                  (meaning it works in partnership with
                    –– OFSTED Rating: Good
                                                             facilities. Its state-of-the-art Sixth Form                                                 eAdmissions website                  other Secondary schools to solve problems
                    –– Drive time: 11 minutes
                                                             building has a music centre, ICT suite,                                                                                          and raise achievements), a Training School
                                                                                                                                                       –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                    –– Distance: 2.9 miles                   drama and sports spaces and lecture                                                                                              and part of the Coombe Academy Trust,
                                                                                                                                                       –– Drive time: 12 minutes
                                                             theatre-style science laboratories.                                                                                              comprising Coombe
                                                                                                                                                       –– Distance: 2.8 miles                 Boys’ school, Coombe Girls’ School and
                                                                                                                                                                                              Coombe Sixth Form.

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                                                               AGE GROUP 11-18                                                                                                                  AGE GROUP 11-18

                    Ham Street                             Overview                                      How it performs                             Richmond Road                          Overview                                      How it performs
                    Richmond                               Grey Court is a popular, thriving and well-   GCSE Results: 40% of all entries at grade   Twickenham                             Orleans Park has been voted outstanding       GCSE Results: A quarter of all grades
                    TW10 7HN                               established school close to Ham House         9-7 (A*-A) and 80% achieving five or more   TW1 3BB                                in all areas in OFSTED’s most recent          were an A* (9/8) and forty percent of
                                                           and Richmond Park. The school occupies        ‘good’ pass grades.                                                                report. Not surprisingly this mixed           grades were an A/A* (9-7).
                    Website                                                                                                                          Website
                                                           a large acreage in Ham, with playing fields                                                                                      comprehensive, with over 1,200 students,

                                                                      A Level Results: 29% of students achieved                                                          A Level Results: 30% A*/ A Grades and
                                                           and tennis courts.                                                                                                               is over-subscribed.
                                                                                                         A*/A grades, 62% gained A*-B grades and                                                                                          over 55% A*-B grades.

                    –– Gender: Mixed                                                                     87% achieved A*-C grades.                   –– Gender: Mixed
                                                           What to expect                                                                                                                   What to expect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Notable former pupils
                    –– Term fees: Converter                In OFSTED’s most recent report it said                                                    –– Term fees: Converter                Orleans Park is a happy, thriving and
                                                                                                         Notable former pupils                                                                                                            –– Rufus Sewell, Actor
                      Academy School                       that Grey Court “offers an exceptional                                                      Academy School                       successful school situated in part of the
                                                                                                         –– Andrew Gilligan, Senior Correspondent,                                                                                        –– Scott Overall, Olympic
                    –– Registration: Mid-January closing   quality of education” with “the highest                                                   –– Registration: Mid-January closing   former grounds of nearby Orleans House.
                                                                                                           The Sunday Times                                                                                                                 Marathon Runner
                      date for following September         ambition for all pupils. Only the best will                                                 date for following September         The school converted to an academy in
                                                           do”. The DFE judged the school one of         –– Ruby Bentall, Actress                                                           2012 and, two years later, opened its sixth
                    –– Admission: Via the                                                                                                            –– Admission: Via the
                      eAdmissions website                  the “100 most improved schools in the                                                       eAdmissions website                  form provision (the first, and only, Sixth
                                                           country”. Its newly opened sixth form                                                                                            Form in Richmond to be recognised as
                    –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding                                                                                                    –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                                                           building includes a bespoke drama studio,                                                                                        ‘Outstanding’).
                    –– Drive time: 4 minutes                                                                                                         –– Drive time: 12 minutes
                                                           multi-purpose activity suite, state-of-the-
                    –– Distance: 1.3 miles                 art media facilities, bespoke science labs                                                –– Distance: 3.4 miles
                                                           and four IT suites.

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THE KINGSTON ACADEMY                                                                                                                  THE TIFFIN GIRLS’ SCHOOL
                                                               AGE GROUP 11-18                                                                                                                         AGE GROUP 11-18

                    Richmond Road                          Overview                                        How it performs                                  Richmond Road                          Overview                                       How it performs
                    Kingston upon Thames                   The school was set up, in September 2015,       The Kingston Academy is a new free               Kingston upon Thames                   The Tiffin Girls’ School is consistently       GCSE Results: 94% of all entries at
                    KT2 5PE                                by the Kingston Educational Trust (a            school which opened its doors for the first      KT2 5PL                                rated as one of the top state schools in       grade 9-7 (A*-A) and 80% achieving
                                                           partnership between Kingston University,        time in September 2015 with a single                                                    the country. Pupils are encouraged to          grade 9-8 (A*).
                    Website                                                                                                                                 Website
                                                           Kingston College and the Royal Borough          cohort of Year 7 pupils. As such, no exam                                               aspire to excellence in everything they do,

                                                                                                                                                                             A Level Results: 38% of students
                                                           of Kingston). In June 2018 it received a        results are available for publication. The                                              whether that’s academically, creatively,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  achieved A*, 74% achieved A*/A grades
                                                           faultless inspection report from OFSTED         results of first full year group’s GCSE’s will                                          physically or socially.
                    –– Gender: Mixed                                                                                                                        –– Gender: Girls                                                                      and 92% gained A*-B grades.
                                                           in which it was judged to be outstanding in     be published when they are taken in 2020.
                    –– Term fees: Free School              all categories.                                                                                  –– Term fees: Converter                What to expect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Notable former pupils
                    –– Registration: Mid-January closing                                                                                                      Academy School                       The school’s vision is to provide “an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  –– Sarah Winckless, Olympic Bronze Medal
                      date for following September         What to expect                                                                                   –– Registration: Mid-January closing   intellectually stimulating and outward-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winner in Women’s Double Sculls
                    –– Admission: Via the                  The Kingston Academy (TKA) is located                                                              date for following September         facing school, enabling students to flourish
                                                           in newly renovated premises in North                                                                                                    and contribute to society”. There is no        –– Sophie Bray, Olympic British Field
                      eAdmissions website                                                                                                                   –– Admission: Via the
                                                           Kingston, not far from the River Thames.                                                                                                doubt that the school excels academically        Hockey Player
                    –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding                                                                                                             eAdmissions website
                                                           A further extension is planned which                                                                                                    but it also prides itself on developing        –– Katherine Parkinson, Actress
                    –– Drive time: 6 minutes                                                                                                                –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                                                           will add science laboratories, modern                                                                                                   the compassion, skills, knowledge and          –– Sophy Ridge, Sky News Senior
                    –– Distance: 1.4 miles                                                                                                                  –– Drive time: 5 minutes
                                                           classrooms, a versatile lecture theatre,                                                                                                confidence pupils need to become the             Political Correspondent
                                                           catering hall, fitness suite and sports hall.                                                    –– Distance: 1 mile                    very best version of themselves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  –– Lynne Truss, Author

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                                                                   AGE GROUP 11-18                                                                      AGE GROUP 4-18

                      Kingston Hill                            Overview                                     Clarence Lane                           Overview                                        How it performs
                      Kingston upon Thames                     The school was established in 1982 as        London                                  Ibstock Place Prep School is an                 GCSE and IGCSE results for 2018 were
                      KT2 7LN                                  a deliberately small co-educational day      SW15 5PY                                independent co-educational day school for       record-breaking: 84% of all GCSE and
                                                               school up to 65 pupils for local children,                                           pupils aged 4 to 18, providing a rich variety   IGCSE entries were graded at A* or A. 75%
                      Website                                                                               Website

                                                               with a particular emphasis on catering for                                           of opportunity in a friendly, supportive        of pupils achieved three A grades or better
                                                               the needs of individual pupils.                                                      atmosphere with a strong family ethos. The      at A Level, and in terms of the overall
                                                                                                                                                    school is on the edge of Richmond Park in       percentage of entries graded at A* or A,
                      –– Gender: Mixed                                                                      –– Gender: Mixed                        south west London.                              pupils’ performance surpassed the national
                                                               What to expect
                      –– Term fees: Assessment fees apply.     As a completely mainstream independent       –– Term fees: Acceptance Deposit                                                        figure by almost double.
                        £5,631 per term.                       school, the school has established a           of £1,650. See website for details.   What to expect
                      –– Registration: Register during         reputation for delivering first class        –– Registration: £150 fee.              “The quality of academic and other              Notable former pupils
                        the year preceding desired year        education to students of all academic          See website for details.              achievements is excellent, so fulfilling        –– Dame Irish Murdoch, Novelist
                        of admission                           abilities especially students with SEN       –– Admission: Interview                 the school’s aims for the intellectual and        and Philosopher
                      –– Admission: Non-selective.             (Special Educational Needs). The needs         and examination                       personal development of pupils. Since the       –– Emily Blunt, Actress
                        Via assessment.                        of individual students can be met with                                               previous inspection [2010], the school has
                                                                                                            –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding
                                                               class sizes of fifteen students or less,                                             successfully raised its academic standards
                      –– OFSTED Rating: N/A                                                                 –– Drive time: 12 minutes
                                                               enthusiastic teaching and excellent                                                  and senior pupils attain excellent results in
                      –– Drive time: 8 minutes                                                              –– Distance: 3.9 miles
                                                               pastoral care.                                                                       public examinations, including GCSEs,
                      –– Distance: 1.9 miles                                                                                                        the International GCSE (IGCSE), A levels
                                                                                                                                                    and the Pre-U.” – ISI Inspection Report
                                                                                                                                                    sporting facilities.

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KINGSTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL                                                                                                                      LATCHMERE SCHOOL
                                                               AGE GROUP 11-18                                                                                                                AGE GROUP 3-11

                      London Road                          Overview                                     How it performs                             Latchmere Road                       Overview                                      How it performs
                      Kingston upon Thames                 Kingston Grammar School is one of the        GCSE Results: 85% of grades were A*/A       Kingston upon Thames                 Latchmere School is an academy school for     Overall, Latchmere pupils exceed expected
                      KT2 6PY                              most successful co-educational schools       or 9-7. Nearly 60% of all grades were       KT2 5TT                              boys and girls aged 3-11 years. It recently   standards in reading, writing and maths,
                                                           in the country and has a long tradition      A*/9/8. 95% of students achieved at                                              became part of the Latchmere Academy          scoring 80% compared with the local
                      Website                                                                                                                       Website

                                                           of developing individual talent and          least one A*/9/8.                                                                Trust and works alongside other local         authority average of 71%. As individual
                                                           encouraging high aspirations.                                                                                                 schools to enhance learning opportunities     subjects, pupils score above average in
                                                                                                        A Level Results: Over 30% of grades
                                                                                                                                                                                         for our children and staff.                   reading and average in writing and maths.
                      –– Gender: Mixed                                                                  were A* or equivalent. 66% of grades were   –– Gender: Mixed
                                                           What to expect                               A*/A, with nearly 95% A*-B. Nearly 90%
                      –– Term fees: £6,640 per term        “Pupils exhibit very strong study skills                                                 –– Term fees: Converter              What to expect                                Notable former pupils
                                                                                                        of students gained places at their first
                      –– Registration: Times vary.         and are able to think for themselves and                                                   academy school                     Each class of pupils has its own designated   –– Dame Jacqueline Wilson,
                                                                                                        choice university.
                        Fee applies. See school website.   work independently, due in large part to                                                 –– Registration: : See Kingston      teacher, but children are often taught          Children’s Author
                      –– Admission: Exam/interview.        carefully planned and well-structured                                                      Council website for details        by other teachers, who are either from
                                                                                                        Notable former pupils
                        Apply via the school website.      lessons and a curriculum that challenges                                                 –– Admission: Via the Kingston       the same year group or are specialists in
                                                                                                        –– Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham
                                                           and captivates pupils”. “Almost without                                                    Council website                    particular subjects. The use of specialist
                      –– OFSTED Rating: Outstanding                                                     –– James Cracknell, Olympic Rowing
                                                           exception, pupils declared their enjoyment                                                                                    teachers for Sports, Music, Art and French
                      –– Drive time: 14 minutes                                                           Gold Medallist                            –– OFSTED Rating: Good
                                                           of coming to school and taking part in                                                                                        is a strength of the school. Within each
                      –– Distance: 2.7 miles                                                            –– Michael Frayn, Playwright and Novelist   –– Drive time: 4 minutes
                                                           lessons”. Education Quality Inspection                                                                                        class and across the year group, there
                                                           Report, May 2017.                            –– Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the           –– Distance: 0.8 miles               are flexible grouping arrangements
                                                                                                          City of London Police                                                          and differentiation so that children can
                                                                                                                                                                                         progress at their own appropriate rate
                                                                                                                                                                                         and level.

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                                                        (DEUTSCHE SCHULE LONDON)
                                                              AGE GROUP 6-16

                      Douglas House                       Overview                                      How it performs
                      Richmond                            DSL is accredited and supported by the        The level of content with the school
                      TW10 7AH                            Federal Republic of Germany. It caters        among our pupils, parents, teachers and
                                                          for pupils from Kindergarten through          employees is regularly assessed by the

                                                          the bilingual Abitur and the IB diploma,      Bund-Länder-Inspektionen BLI and the
                                                          offering an appealing and challenging         OFSTED inspections in comprehensive
                                                          educational programme with specific           or partial inspections. They form the basis
                      –– Gender: Mixed                    emphasis on German language and culture.      for all further planning and the decision-
                      –– Term fees: £7,560 per year                                                     making process which prioritizes school
                      –– Registration: £500 fee.          What to expect                                development goals.
                        See website for details.          The German School of London currently         Bund-Länder-Inspektion (Federal
                      –– Admission: Non-selective.        has around 890 pupils from more than          Inspection)
                        Application form available        35 nations. Lessons are mainly taught
                        on the school website.            in German and, from age 6-16, the
                                                          pupils follow the Baden-Württemberg
                      –– OFSTED Rating: Good
                                                          curriculum that leads to the Mittlere Reife
                      –– Drive time: 7 minutes
                                                          Prüfung (the German equivalent to GCSE
                      –– Distance: 1.7 miles              examinations). Sixth-form students follow
                                                          the German International Abitur and the
                                                          International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
                                                          programme as a dual qualification.

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON                                                                                                                KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
                                                                      AGE GROUP 18+                                                                                                                    AGE GROUP 18+

                            South Kensington                     Overview                                      Notable former pupils                         Strand                               Overview                                     Notable former pupils
                            London                               Imperial College London is consistently       –– Sir Alexander Fleming, Medical Scientist   London                               King’s College London is the fourth oldest   –– Florence Nightingale, Social Reformer
                            SW7 2AZ                              ranked among the best universities in the                                                   WC2R 2LS                             university in England, ranked 31st in the      and Statistician
                                                                                                               –– H G Wells, Author

                                                                 world for science, technology, engineering,                                                                                      world (QS World University Rankings          –– Joseph Lister, Surgeon and Pioneer
                            Website                                                                            –– Robert Winston, Professor                  Website
                                                                 medicine and business.                                                                                                           2019) and 7th best university in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                    –– Virginia Woolf, Author
                                                                                                               –– Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical                                                (THE World University Rankings 2019).
                                                                                                                 Officer for England                                                                                                           –– Desmond Tutu, Anglican Cleric
                                                                 What to expect
                            –– Gender: Mixed                                                                                                                 –– Gender: Mixed
                                                                 Consistently rated amongst the world’s                                                                                           What to expect
                            –– Term fees: £9,250 per academic    best universities, Imperial is committed                                                    –– Term fees: £9,250 per academic    London’s most central university, King’s
                              year for 2019-20                   to developing the next generation of                                                          year for 2019-20                   offers around 180 degree programmes
                            –– Registration: Applications open   researchers, scientists and academics                                                       –– Registration: Applications open   covering an exceptionally wide range of
                              from May for admissions the        through collaboration across disciplines.                                                     from May for admissions the        traditional core subjects and innovative
                              following October                  It is a multidisciplinary space for                                                           following October                  new studies. Partnerships exist with
                            –– Admission: Via UCAS website       education, research, translation and                                                        –– Admission: Via UCAS website       The British Film Institute and leading
                                                                 commercialisation, harnessing                                                                                                    NHS hospitals as well as with many
                            –– 2019 UK ranking: 4*                                                                                                           –– 2019 UK ranking: 26*
                                                                 science and innovation to tackle                                                                                                 global connections.
                            –– Drive time: 28 minutes                                                                                                        –– Drive time: 48 minutes
                                                                 global challenges.
                            –– Distance: 9.3 miles                                                                                                           –– Distance: 11.8 miles

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KINGSTON UNIVERSITY                                                                                                      ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY
                                                                     AGE GROUP 18+                                                                                                            AGE GROUP 18+

                            Penrhyn Road                        Overview                                     Notable former pupils                   Waldegrave Road                     Overview                                      How it performs
                            Kingston upon Thames                The university specialises in the arts,      –– Tony Ball, former Chief Executive    Twickenham                          Founded in 1850, St Mary’s is generally       75% of outgoing undergraduates
                            KT1 2EE                             design, fashion, science, engineering, and     of BSkyB                              TW1 4SX                             acknowledged to be the oldest Roman           in 2017/18 achieved a 2:1 or

                                                                business. Its four campuses can be found     –– David Chipperfield, Architect                                            Catholic university in the United Kingdom.    First Class Honours degree.
                            Website                                                                                                                  Website
                                                                in and around Kingston town centre, with                                                                                 It is situated in the leafy borough of
                                                                                     –– Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief
                                                                a free bus connecting the sites.                                                                                         Richmond upon Thames, just a short            Notable former pupils
                                                                                                               Harper’s Bazaar
                                                                                                                                                                                         train journey away from the hustle and        –– Mo Farah, Olympic British
                            –– Gender: Mixed                                                                 –– Lawrence Dallaglio, Former England   –– Gender: Mixed                    bustle of central London.
                                                                What to expect                                                                                                                                                           Distance Runner
                            –– Term fees: £9,250 per academic                                                  Rugby Captain                         –– Term fees: £9,250 per academic
                                                                Kingston University was ranked a top 10                                                                                                                                –– Chris Chibnall, Television
                              year for 2019-20                  London university in the recent Guardian                                               year for 2019-20                  What to expect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Writer and Producer
                            –– Registration: See website        League Table (2019), which was a leap of                                             –– Registration: See website        Around a third of the offering at St Mary’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       –– Pete Postlethwaite, Actor
                              for details                       23 places from the previous year. Many                                                 for details                       is dedicated to teacher education and
                                                                of its courses, such as sport science,                                                                                   there are a growing number of                 –– Nihal Arthanayake, TV and
                            –– Admission: Via UCAS website                                                                                           –– Admission: Via UCAS website
                                                                pharmacy, journalism, fashion and design                                                                                 undergraduate and postgraduate                  Radio Presenter
                            –– 2019 UK ranking: 95*                                                                                                  –– 2019 UK ranking: 105*
                                                                also feature in the top 10 nationally and                                                                                programmes in subjects such as Sport,
                            –– Drive time: 12 minutes                                                                                                –– Drive time: 16 minutes
                                                                lead the listings for London.                                                                                            Drama, Theology and Business.
                            –– Distance: 2.4 miles                                                                                                   –– Distance: 4.3 miles              Voted number 1 in London for course
                                                                                                                                                                                         teaching and satisfaction (Guardian
                                                                                                                                                                                         University League Tables 2020).

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                            Roehampton Lane                     Overview                                         Notable former pupils
                            London                              The University of Roehampton, formerly           –– Chris Robshaw, England Rugby Player
                            SW15 5PU                            Roehampton Institute of Higher                   –– David Rossdale, Bishop of Grimsby

                                                                Education, is a public university in the
                            Website                                                                              –– Tim Woolcock, Painter
                                                                United Kingdom, situated on three major
                                                                sites in Roehampton, south-west London.          –– Lyn Brown, Politician

                            –– Gender: Mixed
                                                                What to expect
                            –– Term fees: £9,250 per academic   Roehampton University is a close-knit
                              year for 2019-20                  community set within a beautiful and
                            –– Registration: See website        inspiring campus. It has first-rate facilities
                              for details                       including a biomechanics laboratory,
                            –– Admission: Via UCAS website      physiology laboratory and sport &
                                                                exercise psychology laboratory as well
                            –– 2019 UK ranking: 71*
                                                                as an enviable library, arguably the
                            –– Drive time: 15 minutes
                                                                best in London.
                            –– Distance: 4.1 miles

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