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Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for SW3
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PreSchools and Playgroups for London

Willcocks Nursery School

8 Prince Consort Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2BA, UK – 020 7584 5054

Very good school for kids

Wandsworth Nursery and Pre-School Academy

Dolphin House, Riverside West,, Smugglers Way, Wandsworth,, London SW18 1DE, UK – 020 8877 1135

My son has recently started the nursery in the toddler room, really friendly environment very resourceful and captivating. The room is very inviting including staff. Management seem very efficient and caring as myself and my wife have been extremely anxious about leaving our child with his specific needs. The new manager Evelyn Herrera is extremely approachable and I already feel at ease with her around. My wife explains she was also very reassured by her with our child's specific needs. I appreciate all there hard work especially in the last few weeks and continue to support as they continue to flourish.

I believe this is the best nursery in the area, its a modern, spacious design with a large outside play area. They have a fabulous, very balanced and healthy menu with fresh natural ingredients cooked on site every day by a great chef! The new Trust Us concept from Busy Bees has a great deal to offer to busy parents, and so its well worth booking a visit. They currently have vacancies too, in the baby, toddler and preschool academy rooms. Please do book a visit.

Holland Park Pre Prep School

5 Holland Rd, Kensington, London W14 8HJ, UK – 020 7602 9066

The Staff at Holland Pre Prep School is absolutely amazing. They have been very accommodating to our needs, as we joined the school mid term. Our two sons absolutely love the school and their teachers. They are excited to go to school in the morning, which says so much about their experience, and they can't stop talking about it when they are home. Coming from the US, we knew our kids would have a hard time adapting to a new school, however, the staff at HPPPS has been wonderful in helping us all. The atmosphere is sweet and charming, but the school offers a full range of academic accomplishments. I would highly recommend this jewel to anyone looking for a charming and sweet place for their children.

We are absolutely delighted with this choice of school for our 1yr old son. He only started a few of months ago but settled quickly within a couple of weeks and never stops smiling when we drop him off and collect him which is a testament to how much fun he has here. The teachers are warm, friendly and caring towards all the children in his class and their attention to detail is fantastic. We are given a detailed description of his day when we collect him and we are so impressed by the quality of food and resources that the children have access too every day. He seems to be learning a huge amount and often comes home with some form of artwork which is wonderful! Physical, social and emotional skills are all covered in a balanced way and we rate the school 'Outstanding' and have already been recommending it to all our friends!

After School Care

Bright Horizons Holland Park Day Nursery and Preschool

34 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 3BQ, UK – 020 3780 3016

My Twins have been at this nursery for a little under 3 weeks now and the staff have all been wonderful. Very kind, considerate, lots for the kids to do and fantastic outdoor space. Highly recommend!

Les Trois Oursons Bilingual Nursery

170 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6HS, UK – 020 7099 0452

Our daughter Alix really enjoyed her time at the nursery. The activities were very diverse and entertaining for children and the premises offer lots of indoor activities. The nursery really care about healthy food and having environment friendly furniture too which is a good teaching start for kids!

In my experience, this is one of the best nurseries in London. Having tried a few others, Les Trois Oursons is the most professional. It is no wonder they have an OUTSTANDING Ofsted rating. I have two other children that will also attend this nursery when they are of age. I love their approach and how they respect each child individually. The teachers are wonderful; caring and warm. Safety of the children is their first priority.

Bright Horizons Hyde Park Day Nursery & Preschool

St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London W2 3UD, UK – 020 3780 3023

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Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for London

Independent Schools for London - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Secondary Schools

The Grey Coat Hospital School and Sixth Form

98 Regency St, Westminster, London SW1P 4GH, UK – 020 7969 1950

Great club. Good variety of ability. Good coaches. Lovely social side. (There's normally a contingent that head to the pub after a fencing session.)

Had an awesome time doing the beginner course. The venue is easy to reach from work and the club is really friendly with fantastic coaches - especially good is going for a social drink in the local pub afterwards!!

Hurlingham Academy

Peterborough Rd, Fulham, London SW6 3ED, UK – 020 7731 2581

I am left particularly impressed by the school new leadership. Whilst the school did face a lot of challenges in the past, they way the staff has managed to turn things around for the good of the kids has won my review stars. The latest results speak for themselves. Keep up with the good work!

Have been well impressed by the latest set of results. Believe they are some of the best in the borough. The staff is very supportive and the community spirit is excellent.

Westminster City School

55 Palace St, Westminster, London SW1E 5HJ, UK – 020 7963 6300

Wonderful school very loud in shops and blame on greycoat please come if u are a boy when you start there is no going back

Independent Schools

Chelsea Independent College

517-523 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HD, UK – 020 7610 1114



Garden House School

Turk's Row, Chelsea, London SW3 4TW, UK – 020 7730 1652


St James Junior School

Earsby St, Hammersmith, London W14 8SH, UK – 020 7348 1777

A very carefully thought out environment where children feel safe to develop! Cultivates childrens' abilities. Very good grounds and facilities!

Both my son and my daughter have been very happy there. I am aware of a small number of problems in the 1970's but that is a very long time ago !

Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for SW3 3RS . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Hallfield Primary School

School House, Porchester Gardens, London W2 6JJ, UK – 020 7087 4960

This school was terrible when I reached year 5. I just thought it was terrible and just plain bad. But when I was in year 6 It was nightmare. Not because of the teacher he's kind. But I just hated it. But now I'm in secondary I miss this school so much. I would love to be back in It. Amazing best students. :).

wow being in this was sooo dope kids where so nice teachers where sooooo nice 👍 the only sad thing is when you leave to go secendary OML some ppl get what they want and some don’t OML sometimes I would cry so much I’ll do anything to regret saying this I’d give £50k just to make me forget saying I hate this school I’m soooo sorry for saying dat I regret it sooo much I take it back cuz I cry every night for it and have nice dreams of it

Soho Parish Primary School

23 Great Windmill St, Soho, London W1D 7LF, UK – 020 7432 7320

small community school which is relaxed, no uniform needed and teachers get called by their first names! AMAZING reception teacher (steven) children love school. the head teacher isn't very popular with everyone but things are getting better

This is a great school.

Marlborough Primary School

Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3AP, UK – 020 7589 8553

We have our children attending the School. They are really happy, and of course we are happy at all. The school has a excellent team of people leading from Mrs Finer and all professors. The educational level is high and the school has an integration and inclusive process which is awesome. Congratulations Marlborough, achievement for all!!

I've just taken a tour of the new school - WOW! I urge you all to go and see this state-of-the-art, purpose-built educational facility for yourself. The view from the rooftop multi-use-games area is quite something. The combination of outstanding teachers and this stunning new facility gives me the assurance that my children are at the right school.

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial, inspecting and regulating services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Click for the full database of OFSTED's inspection reports - check out schools in SW3 or anywhere in the country.
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Independent Schools Council Website - has a search facility: by county, school or postcode. The ISC brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors and represents over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas.
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Lists more than 31,000 UK state and independent schools and colleges, including over 26,000 UK School, College and University Websites. Search for schools or search for educational establishments anywhere in the UK by geographical county, postcode, name or LEA.

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Dyslexia support centres
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Special schools for London for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

College Park School

Garway Rd, London W2 4PH, UK – 020 7221 3454

I worked as a long term supply with College park for 6 months, and sadly had to leave because my visa had ended. The staff are friendly and supportive, the students are amazing, and overall was a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. I loved the energy and care all the staff members had for the children. I would highly recommend College park as a place to start or progress in your career, or a new school for your children.

I had the pleasure of working at College Park School. The pupils are amazing and very gifted. The staff is very good and supportive to the pupils and to each other. It is a very nice environment where to work and learn! Great job everyone!

Abingdon House School

4-6 Abingdon Rd, Kensington, London W8 6AF, UK – 0845 230 0426

Centre Academy London

92 St John's Hill, Clapham, London SW11 1SF, UK – 020 7738 2344

Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near London or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for SW3 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for London which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Westminster Adult Education Service

Lupus Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AT, UK – 020 7297 7297

really good teachers that make such an amazing amount of effort! but unfortunately i do feel that this college lacks resources. people with disabilities in the class require personal assistance ... unfortunately these poor people are left to deal with there own situations or the teacher has to take time out to show them. when i studied my graphic design level 2 the people in my class .. i made some good friends and i couldn't have asked for a better teacher but again i do feel that we lacked resources. The people at reception ... some of them are really friendly and some of them are just really unhelpful. The facilities at this college really do need to be improved but if your looking for somewhere as just a stepping stone then definetly book in ... the teachers are very experienced.

Stockwell Centre

1 Studley Rd, London SW4 6RA, UK – 020 7450 1809

Good community centre with much activity

So much potential here

English Gardening School

66 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS, UK – 020 7352 4347

View video testimonials by recent students (including Chelsea Flower Show award winners) on the school's website, on the 'About Us' page. This is the foremost gardening school in the country.


Language Schools

Berlitz UK Ltd

233 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DN, UK – 020 3435 5520


The London School Of English

15 Holland Park Gardens, Kensington, London W14 8DZ, UK – 020 7605 4123

This was a great experience for me! I look forward to visiting again soon!

A school of excellence! From the first moment it was the experience I wished for. Everyone at the school was so determined and helped me to get the most out of my precious time! The staff was very friendly and supported me in any way necessary! The teachers helped me to improve my skills continously and to develope a higher level of confidence in using the english language. It's the place where I met a lot of interesting people. A little advice: just have the faboulus lunch at the school restaurant and improve your skills with new friends from all over the world! Special thanks to Rosie, Christina, Heather, Anne, Hauke, Chris, Daragh and Simon...you have been great!!

Simon & Simon International: Language and Cultural Training

1811, Portland House, Bressenden Pl, Westminster, London SW1E 5RS, UK – 020 7821 0999

Learning English with Simon&Simon made me feel more confident and showed me the way to continue to acquire new knowledge. The teacher was very professional. Thank you for the opportunity. I would highly recommend Simon&Simon to everyone .

I took English lessons from Simon & Simon for 6 months to improve my business English. I have had English lessons (and other language lessons before) and have not had great results. With Simon & Simon however, I got a fantastic teacher. He had many years of experience and yet seemed fresh and energetic every time he taught. The one piece of advice I would give anyone considering language lessons is to make sure you get a really good teacher. It may sound obvious but a good teacher is many times better (and thus better value for money) than an average one.

Language Schools for London

Language schools for SW3. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for London

Private Tuition for SW3
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Private Tutors

Tavistock Tutors

30 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 0SS, UK – 020 7803 1190

Fantastic customer service reps who arrange for helpful and knowledgable tutors very promptly. I would highly recommend their services.

Really happy with their service. Tavistock were able to find a tutor that matched the requirements provided. Tavistock diligently check in to ask if things are going well. Correspondence has been quick and friendly.

Simply Learning Tuition

43 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 5FJ, UK – 020 7350 1981

It was a pleasure working for Simply Learning Tuition. They were always professional and very helpful with their support and resources. Residential jobs took me to interesting places and the families I stayed with were always very accommodating.

I have been a registered tutor with SLT for 6 years. In every role SLT have placed me in, I have felt well-qualified and well-suited to the child as an individual. I am never shoe-horned into a role for the sake of filling it, meaning the family I am working with can be assured of the best possible tuition. I always feel supported in terms of the academic and pastoral sides of the job, and know that advice is there if I need it. This is especially valuable when working across international borders. Wherever I am in the world, I know that I can rely on SLT to respond to me as promptly as if I have just wandered into the office.

Tutor House

2 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D 3PX, UK – 020 3950 0320

Tutor House not only provided for our daughter a way forward at a difficult time, but a transformational experience. Over two years two fine tutors home-schooled our daughter in English Literature and Politics, which enabled her to complete her qualifications and for which she received an A* in both subjects. This was not an easy assignment. Our daughter suffers from a rare and complicated medical condition which had led to her being removed from school entirely. During this period she was frequently ill and her otherwise productive sessions were interrupted as a consequence. Throughout both tutors continued to set a very high standard of academic achievement, and she persisted, trying to meet it as best she could. In January, we received the happy news that she has been offered a place at Cambridge University, which she has accepted. What seemed to us at the start a very daunting mountain to climb has resulted, through her work with Tutor House, in a place at the mountaintop. I can't assess this wonderful turn of events without acknowledging that profound contribution which has had the power to change the course of a single life so dramatically, and for which we, as parents, are naturally so grateful.

Tutor house helped me with my resits in PE and Psychology helping me go from 3Bs at A level to A*AB. Both Alex and Inez were great with helping me with exam technique and confidence leading up to the exam. They also advised with personal statement writing for UCAS and university, giving me helpful tips and advice which contributed to me getting an unconditional offer to study at the University of Birmingham. I would really recommend tutor house, their tutors are knowledgeable and motivated to help you get your best grade.