Oliver House School is ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools and is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools and NACE, the National Association for Able Children in Education. We are delighted to share the findings of the ISI Reports in this section.

The Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools
Published November 2017

Oliver House School in Clapham, London is delighted to be ranked 35th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Prep School list published in November 2017. This makes Oliver House the sixth highest rated prep school in London and the best in SW London.  

Ella Leonard, Chair of Governors said, “This has taken an enormous amount of hard work from all concerned and it shows that character based education, and education in the virtues enables our children to flourish in all areas of their lives including their academic achievement. To achieve these results consistently in a non-academically selective school is truly wonderful.”

Headmaster Rob Farrell added,  “This is a huge achievement and I would like thank all of the teachers and support staff whose dedication and effort is reflected in these results. I would also like to thank the children who worked so hard to attain such excellent results. I am incredibly proud of our school and of our children.”

ISI Report 2017

“Pupils  personal development is excellent. All-encompassing care, underpinned by strong Catholic traditions, is central to the school’s ethos ensuring pupils feel a valued part of this harmonious and flourishing school community.” Early Years Foundation Stage receives recognition such as, “Adults support the children’s learning and  development exceptionally well and make excellent use of the indoor and outdoor environment. High quality provision for all children includes, well-organised activities for the very youngest to explore an extensive range of materials and exciting indoor and outdoor activities to develop literacy and numeracy skills.”

Oliver House’s Headteacher commented, “we are delighted that the findings of the ISI demonstrate the enormous progress across the board we have made over the last few years. We are particularly proud of the report’s clear recognition of our character development programme which underpins the school’s success and also of the outstanding accreditation of our Early Years Foundation Stage on all levels.
The Chairman of Governors, Ella Leonard commented, “On behalf of the whole Board I would like to express our delight at this formal recognition of the quality of education provided by Oliver House. I am particularly encouraged that the inspectors have highlighted that the school is extremely successful at achieving so many of our core aims and particularly at preparing pupils for the next stage of their lives.”