- Ages: 3 – 13 years
- Fees: £7,160 per term
Chepstow House is a relatively new co-educational pre-preparatory school, opened in January 2010, for children aged from 2.5 to 13. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools, and was originally set-up to address oversubscription at Pembridge Hall and Wetherby Pre-Prep. The nursery building (Little Chepstow) is attached to the main school and offers the youngest children fantastic sized classrooms and their own outdoor area/playground. Gill Whiteside (an experienced and well know nursery educator) runs the Early Year building and provides a warm and organized learning environment. The school offers high quality education, an excellent teacher-to-pupil ratio to ensure small, highly-focused classes and outstanding facilities (including an impressively large onsite playground). A wide range of extracurricular clubs is offered after school, giving pupils the chance to try out chess, martial arts, music, fencing, gymnastics, robotics, among many others. In September 2014 Chepstow House moved to a new location and extended its age groups to offer an education from Nursery to age 13. There are no assessments for entry into Reception (4+). While the school is known to cater well to students with small classes and a good amount of individual attention, there is also a structured approach to learning and a fair amount of homework from Reception onwards. The 2018 ofsted report commended the school saying ‘pupils make excellent progress in a wide range of subjects. This is the result of consistently outstanding teaching across the school.” There are a number of teachers with specialist subject knowledge, namely in French, Latin, Art, Drama, computing, music, science and physical education. Although the 13+ exit results are only due to be published this September, results for 7/8+ exits have been excellent. This year 11+ girls results were strong with a large amount of offers from Queens College, Francis Holland, Godolphin and Latymer and South Hampstead High.