Kensington Prep School is regarded as one of the top prep schools in London and the country. We have a proud tradition combined with innovative teaching. Our girls achieve outstanding results and go on to some of best day and boarding schools in London and the country.
The school was named the best prep school in 2018 and has won awards for innovation and pupil experience. In the school’s most recent whole-school inspection the school was given the highest possible grade: ‘the quality of pupil learning and achievement is exceptional.’
Kensington Prep was founded in 1873, the first school to be established by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) and has been a pioneer in girls’ education and academic excellence ever since.
Kensington Prep has the perfect mix of academic rigour and a nurturing environment. The girls are lovely, confident, kind and polite.
Ken Prep Parent
Being part of the Girls’ Day School Trust means we’re supported by the largest organisation of its kind in the UK. This brings considerable investment and administrative resource, allowing us to concentrate fully on what we do best – teaching. Girls, when they leave, join the vast GDST alumnae network with alums throughout the country able to offer advice university choices, career guidance and more. See more details about the GDST here.
At Kensington Prep School we strongly believe that young girls benefit from attending an all-girls school. We find that in the absence of boys, girls are more willing to learn to take intellectual and physical risks. Visitors notice a calm, work-focused atmosphere. Girls tend to mature more quickly than boys and, therefore, require a different approach to teaching. For the majority of girls, single-sex education seems to work best.