WELCOME

I am delighted to welcome you to Oliver House School, an independent school with a Catholic ethos for boys and girls aged 3-11. Oliver House is a school that values academics and qualifications and also believes that education should be so much more. Our mission is to nurture and develop the individual child in a caring, happy environment. Our ultimate aim is that our children achieve to their full potential and grow up to live happy and fulfilled lives. We are a school founded on a belief in a partnership with parents, helping them to raise their children to become young men and women of excellent character.
We are a non-selective school that offers a rigorous academic curriculum where pupils of all abilities reach their full potential. Underpinning this, our outstanding character development programme develops in our children good habits such as cheerfulness, sound judgement, resilience, generosity and responsibility. Our personalised tutorial system is tailored to each child with each tutor taking a direct interest in each child’s personal character development, regularly sharing this with parents.
Music and the arts play a central role in our curriculum. We offer a comprehensive sporting programme with weekly coaching sessions and fixtures against other local prep schools. All pupils from Reception to Year 6 enjoy a wide range of trips including our residential PGL trip in Year 5 and our cultural visit to Rome in Year 6. Children are encouraged to take an active role in our rich and varied co-curricular programme.
We are a school that celebrates each child’s unique gifts and talents and that promotes in them a desire to be the very best that they can be in all aspects of their school life. On any visit to Oliver House you will see for yourself that this is a happy school where children are respected and nurtured.
Please join us at our next Open Day, or speak to our Admissions Secretary to arrange a visit, where you can meet our pupils and see our wonderful, happy school in action. I would be delighted to meet with you and discuss the benefits of an Oliver House education and I look forward to welcoming you to the school in the future.

Rob Farrell
Headmaster

RECENT NEWS

Headmaster’s Report

We are happy to share our recent Headmaster’s Report. Mr Rob Farrell has recently taken up the headship at Oliver...
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Sports Day

This year’s Sports Day was a great success thanks to Mr Webber and all of the staff who worked incredibly hard...
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Year 1 Pirate Day Painshill Park

Year 1 Trip to Painshill Park on Friday 23 June was a great day out and pupils had a wonderful day on...
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Open Days & Visits

The best way to appreciate Oliver House School is to come and visit us.
Please contact us to find a mutually convenient date and time.

Our next Open Day is on
Saturday 7 October 2017
10am – 1pm

Sunday Times Top 100 & Inspection Reports

Oliver House School is in the Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools published in November 2016 and is ranked 69th nationally.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)
See our Full Compliance Inspection and ISI Inspection Reports

School Prospectus

Qualifications are important but education is about so much more.
Our mission is to nurture and develop the individual child so they may grow to live fulfilled and happy lives. Good character and moral integrity have a positive impact on academic performance so character education underpins our academic programme.

Character

Character is what we make of ourselves and the unique Character Development programme at Oliver House School gives pupils the tools to fulfil their true potential and to become the best possible version of themselves.
The essence of character education at Oliver House lies in equipping pupils with the freedom to make the right choices for the right reasons. This ultimately leads to a sense of purpose and deep personal fulfilment. Lessons in character education help pupils to gain an understanding of their emotions and how they can learn to master them. Our programme fosters the development and study of virtues such as sincerity, hard work, order, cheerfulness, generosity and service to others.

Quotes

  • Pupils are well educated, in accordance with the school’s aim of educating pupils intellectually, socially, morally, physically, culturally and spiritually to the highest possible standards.

    ISI Report 2014
  • Pupils’ personal development is excellent… pupils feel a valued part of this harmonious and flourishing school community.

    ISI Report 2014
  • Excellent organisation of pastoral care, together with good quality arrangements for welfare, health and safety, underpin the strong personal development of pupils.

    ISI Report 2014
  • Excellent relationships with parents help to involve them in their child’s care and education.

    ISI Report 2014
In Gaudio Serviamus

May We Serve Joyfully