- Ages: 3-13 years
- Fees: £5,730-£6,565 per term
Located between Battersea and Nine Elms, Newton Prep is a co-educational academically selective school for three to 13 years olds. It offers a rigorous academic education and has a history of getting children into some of the most academically selective senior schools. The school fills a purpose built Victorian building and has some of the most impressive facilities I have seen in a London junior school. Facilities include two new gyms, an auditorium, art studios and three science and ICT labs. Unlike many central London schools, Newton Prep has a lot of outside space, with all-weather pitches, two large playgrounds and a garden. French is on offer from Nursery and Latin from Year 5 as well as Mandarin as an after school activity. With over 600 pupils it is a large school and is known for offering a wide range of extra curricular activities which include yoga, drama, speech and gymnastics. The school is selective for entry at all levels (except for the Nursery Class) 48 children are admitted at Nursery by lottery, with an additional 30 places available at Reception following a ‘gentle’ 4+ assessment where they look for early indications of ability and potential. Mathematics and English are streamed from 5 years old. Registrations for nursery are accepted right till 30th September the years before entry, while reception should ideally be sent in by 8th July the year before entry. The current headmistress, Mrs. Alison Fleming, was previously head of Dulwich College Junior School, an excellent South London Boys school. Girls and girls go onto a variety of excellent senior schools including, City of London, Latymer, King College Wimbledon, Westminster.