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About Us

About Us


"Most schools claim that children are at the centre of everything they do but here, it is noticeably evident" ~ GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE 2023


Headteacher's Welcome

A warm welcome to The Children’s House, a haven of calm and purpose in the heart of the city. From the moment you walk through our gates, you’ll understand why pupils and teachers love coming to school here.  The stone walls of our Grade II listed building date back to the Victorian era, imbued with history. As sunlight streams in through the old church windows pupils embrace their learning in nurturing classes, with high teacher child ratios that facilitate personalisation and close attention. Our curriculum is carefully designed to enable every one of our pupils to recognise and cultivate their own particular talents. Progress is closely monitored in order that extension or extra help and encouragement can be given when and where it is needed.

The Children’s House is a friendly and close community, where parents and staff work together on a shared endeavour to provide children with all that they need to flourish.  Our curriculum is practical and theme based, making learning active and meaningful.  Children are encouraged to be curious, to ask questions and think independently about all of the wonders of the world around them.  Classrooms buzz with creativity, with vibrant displays that reinforce and inspire.  Extracurricular activities such as whole class violin teaching for KS1, fencing, chess, LAMDA and pottery complement the daily timetable, offer a range of activities to suit every interest.

Despite being non-selective on entry, our academic attainment is excellent. This is an exciting time for the school, as our first Year Three class inaugurates our expansion into a full prep school.   With a proven track record of success at 7+, we will now be focusing on preparing pupils in a more timely fashion, for 11+, when they are mature and ready. 

Alongside curiosity, we value and nurture kindness and calm, and this is apparent as you walk around the school.  Please do browse our website and book in a visit; it would be a pleasure to show you around.

Ellie Grunewald