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.

At Oliver House, our aim is to deliver an outstanding education across the curriculum and our continued presence in the Sunday Times Parent Power Top 100 schools, reflects our success. As well as academic excellence, your child will benefit from our personalised, unique character development programme.

We do this by:

recruiting outstanding teachers 

embedding a culture of doing all things well

encouraging children to both celebrate their strengths and learn to be positive about their limitations

providing a rich variety of co curriculum activities (sports, music, drama, art and languages)

delivering an individual character development programme 

placing a priority on developing a working partnership with 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

Trinity Term 2020

Trinity term at Oliver House has seen pupils and teachers start off in lockdown at home. The new, virtual classrooms mean that all lessons have been held online and at home! Children throughout the school have been able to continue with keep fit videos for PE; practical activities like making jelly and rafts in Science, virtual tours to the aquarium, guess the mystery object, Zoom playdates, reading schemes and online books and much, much more! Maths and English tasks are completed every day and teachers have worked hard to make sure that children have a balance between online work and more practical projects. All classes have had weekly meetings with their classmates in a virtual classroom, for a chat and some games. Children have been busy reading, writing, calculating, baking, drawing, designing, experimenting, playing, riding, creating and praying throughout their time spent at home.

A great sense of camaraderie and community has developed over the past few months and staff, children and parents have been able to reach out for both academic and emotional support from each other. The school online learning environment has ensured that no one is isolated and communication through both emails (Google Classroom) and Zoom meetings, has remained strong.

Oliver House is now in the process of reopening to all children. The 1st June saw some groups back in their classrooms and all safety precautions being taken as per the government guidelines. Despite the social distancing and other regulations, pupils have adapted fully and are delighted to be back in school! The academic curriculum is now being delivered with a strong emphasis on emotional and social wellbeing.


Open Days & Visit Days

The best way to appreciate Oliver House School is to come and visit us. Please call the school office on 020 8772 1911 or email enquiries@oliverhouse.org.uk for more information.


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