A Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory School.

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


Oliver House was inspected by ISI in January 2020. We are proud to share the outcome of this Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection. 

Oliver House is a school where ‘pupils unanimously agree that they are encouraged to think and learn for themselves’ and that ‘their good progress is supported by small class sizes, high aspirations and encouragement by staff who know them individually very well’. 

The findings of the inspectors are : 
– Pupils of all ages demonstrate excellent speaking and listening skills, communicating
confidently and articulately across a range of subjects
– Pupil progress in numeracy is excellent
– From the EYFS upwards pupils’ excellent attitudes towards learning, fostered by the
emphasis placed on this by the schools leadership, make a strong contribution to
their achievements
– Pupil’s attitude to work, as observed in lessons, was excellent
– Pupils achieve well in lessons due to dedicated teaching staff
– Pupils steadily improve their knowledge, skills and understanding as they move
through the school
– Pupils from a young age are encouraged to support each other in their learning and
will happily evaluate their neighbour’s work
– Pupils benefit from the secure and trusting relationship between pupils and staff
– They consistently show the utmost respect for others’ ideas
– Pupils relish challenge in mathematics because teachers use every opportunity to
help reinforce mathematical vocabulary and understanding at all levels
– Pupils are competent users of information communication and technology
– Pupils take a pride in their ICT competency and enthusiastically use the computers to
develop coding skills

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