WELCOME TO GARDEN HOUSE SCHOOL
Garden House School is a leading London day school offering Kindergarten, Pre-Prep and Prep schooling for girls and boys from three to eleven years of age.
We teach our boys separately from our girls, except in Kindergarten. We believe strongly girls and boys learn most effectively apart but have much to offer one another in the broader School environment. This is a structure rarely seen elsewhere in the British education system.
The Boys' School and the Girls' School are housed together in Turks Row, a purpose-designed and almost perfect space in central London. Chelsea is an exceptional area in which to run a school. The Royal Borough's unique association with Art and Literature filters through the Curriculum; we are inspired by Chelsea's history, architecture, style and energy. The School enjoys its green spaces and proximity to the River Thames.
Garden House is fortunate to have a garden, delightfully situated in the historic grounds of the Royal Hospital, a short walk from the main School building. Within these grounds, our children have space for walks and play during the School day. Sport is played in the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital, in Burton Court and across the river in Battersea Park. The children swim at two swimming pools in Chelsea and in Victoria. School plays are staged at The Royal Court Theatre, a leading national theatre in Sloane Square. All this is on our doorstep.
We do hope you find our website helpful but encourage you to visit the School. We will be delighted to meet you and to welcome you to Garden House.
AT GARDEN HOUSE WE BELIEVE THERE ARE FEW PLACES MORE MAGICAL THAN A CLASSROOM, WHERE CHILDREN’S MINDS ARE OPENED TO NEW WORLDS, FRESH POSSIBILITIES AND EVEN MORE TANTALISING RIDDLES
+ A PUPIL"S VIEW - A Year in USII
We can’t believe it’s the end of our Garden House experience and that we’re leaving this year! We wish we could restart our time at Garden House and go back to our first day in Prep. We will visit and come back when we can but nothing will be as good as our time at Garden House.
Being in USII has probably been one of the best years of our childhood. You get to learn, have fun and go through experiences you never thought would happen. If we could, we would go back in time and go through the whole year over and over again. The projects and trips have all been part of the wondrous adventures in USII. Garden House has been an amazing school and we hope that our next schools will be just as much fun
One of the most memorable parts of USII were the trips. They varied from France to Eltham Palace to the cinema. We all still remember the memories made, the fun had and the laughter cried. All these trips were an amazing bonding time and the perfect way to spend our last year together. We know that Garden House will never disappear from our heads as so many memories of our youth were created at Garden House School.
USII gave us many privileges, especially when we had finished our exams. As strange as it sounds, the sports’ teachers even trusted us to make the house cheers! We can’t believe we will have to go from the oldest in the school to the youngest. A year ago, we would have thought we wouldn’t be ready for the challenge, but the USII teachers have been understanding, knowledgeable and helpful.
USII wouldn’t be USII without Mrs Hepworth, Mrs Lilford and Mrs Studd, the kindest teachers. Most of the fun we had was because of our homework, believe it or not! We have created projects, drawings and standard homework which was almost as fun as the school trips! Our favourites were ‘Desert Island Discs’, ‘Take One Year’ and our famous ‘Mr Men’ books. Even though we have exams for the first one and a half terms, all the teachers made the experience as much fun as possible by giving us hot chocolate in between our exams!
By Stella Nathenson and Alexandra Ter Haar