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


Welcome to Oliver House School, an independent school with a Catholic ethos for boys and girls aged 3-11. Oliver House is a school that recognises the unique character and talents of each individual child and encourages them to become the best that they can be. The outstanding teaching of the curriculum is complemented by a personal character development programme that is delivered through our tailored tutor system. Not only learning set academic skills, our children are encouraged to think creatively and act with initiative and responsibility. This is done by providing a broad range of activities throughout the school year and creating opportunities for boys and girls to develop the important life skills they will need to be happy and successful adults. We embrace Catholic principles as our guide to school life. Key to our success, is a partnership with parents, where the school encourages close links with those who are most important to every child – teachers and parents.
If you seek a school that has a complete, rounded education at its heart, it would be my pleasure to give you a personal tour around Oliver House.

Debbie Morrison


The Michaelmas term is traditionally a long and busy one! Many of the Year 6 children are preparing for their 11+ assessments and they are practising both their written and spoken techniques in order to get into the secondary school of their choice. Annual autumn events are planned such as visits to the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Olympic Athlete visit.

The Verse speaking Competition is a highlight of the term and this year we also have a family music concert hosted by all our peri teachers which includes a harpist and saxophonist. Music assemblies are held by the children and if pupils do not have a flair for music it may well be that they showcase their talents on the football or netball pitch. Budding artists have their creations displayed about the school and any notable behaviour or effort is rewarded in the weekly assembly where merit and writing badges are given out.

We also celebrate Harvest Festival and raise money for charities during advent with the school council meeting to decide the charities to support. Meanwhile we had news from our link charity, Junkabal School, to thank the children for the £3,000 we have recently sent which allows 40 children to have schooling for a year.

The grandparents’ Tea and the 9 Lessons and Carols, as well as all the Nativity performances, are good opportunities for families to join in with the celebrations. Threaded throughout our school is the love of our faith and commitment to our motto – ‘In Gaudio Serviamus.’

Open Days & Visit Days

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


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 top in SW London.

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