Luxemburg Gardens, Hammersmith, London W6 7EA
10 reasons to choose Bute House Preparatory School
Bute House Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 84. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Hammersmith and one of the 10 best primary schools for 1 mile.
Bute House Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for girls between the ages of 4 and 11 years. The school has an academically selective admissions policy from Year 3. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Bute House Preparatory School fees are £7,545 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Bute House Preparatory School has one class per year to Year 2, three classes from Year 3, and an average class size of 21 pupils.
Destinations for Bute House Preparatory School leavers are one of 25 independent schools. On average, 85% go on to day schools, 15% to boarding schools. Of the day schools, about 30% of girls go on to St Paul’s Girls’, 20% to Godolphin & Latymer, 10% to Latymer Upper, and 5%-10% to each of Putney High School and the Francis Holland Schools. Of the pupils who move on to boarding schools, 30%-50% go on to Wycombe Abbey.
The Bute House Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum, using cross-curricular links where appropriate, and also includes PSHE, philosophy, French, Spanish. The school has a set of six ‘Learning Powers’ to encourage good learning habits. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs. In recent years the school has enjoyed national tournament success in maths.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 3.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, art, DT, dance, drama throughout, for languages from Year 1, for science from Year 4, and for all subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Bute House Preparatory School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in athletics, gymnastics, netball, swimming.
The Arts at Bute House Preparatory School
Art, music, drama and dance are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Six choirs, orchestra and over 10 instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.30am to 3.45pm. There is a breakfast club from 7.30am. Clubs can extend the day to 4.30pm.
Find another school near Bute House Preparatory School
St Paul’s Girls’ School (0.1 miles); The Godolphin and Latymer School (0.6 miles); St James Senior Girls School, Olympia (0.7 miles).
Sacred Heart High School (0.3 miles); The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School (1 mile); Fulham Cross Girls’ School and Language College (1.2 miles).