A Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory School. Rated sixth highest in London and the best
in SW London

Oliver House pupils are
happy children who
work hard and enjoy school

Our mission is to educate our children so that they will lead happy and fulfilled adult lives

We work closely in partnership with our parents involving them in every step of their child’s education.
Independent Education with a Catholic Ethos for Boys and Girls 3-11


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

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Please note the changes at the Lester Bowden store in Epsom. The Schoolwear department in the store will be re-branded...
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Silver Awards at The Wandsworth 24 Game KS1 Tournament 2018

Oliver House sent a team of three pupils to The Wandsworth 24 Game KS1 Tournament 2018, held on Wednesday 7 February 2018...
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Ancient Greece comes to Oliver House

On Wednesday 7th February the Year 5 children of Oliver House School took part in an Ancient Greece Enrichment Day. All lessons...
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Open Days & Visits

The best way to appreciate Oliver House School is to come and visit us.

Wednesday 14 March 2018
10am – 12pm

If you wish to visit at another time please contact us to find a mutually convenient date and time.

Sunday Times Top 100 & Inspection Reports

Oliver House School is in the Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools published in November 2017 and is ranked 35th nationally, 6th in London and 1st in SW London.

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 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.


  • 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