Why Choose Harvington?

Harvington School was founded in 1890 and in its long history has moved direction to meet the changes and trends in education.

Harvington Prep School is committed to preparing girls for senior school entrance examinations as part of the next stage of their education. The school welcomes boys in the Nursery. The children are monitored and supported very carefully at all stages of their education and we are academically very ambitious for them, preparing them for the top senior schools in London.

Set in three large and attractive Victorian buildings, modernised to a high standard, the school is proud of its spacious accommodation and uses the latest resources and technology to deliver the curriculum in a warm and caring environment.

Harvington Prep School is a school with a social conscience and a heart; the caring, warm and all-embracing nature of the school is one of its most unique characteristics and one which underpins the core values of the school’s philosophy.

The School is proud of its continuity of academic excellence and moral and ethical values. Vincit Omnia Veritas, (Truth Conquers All) is the motto the girls live by, as they grow into independent and articulate young learners, ready for the next step in their education.

11+ Success

We prepare girls for entrance into the top London Day and Grammar Schools at eleven. In recent years, girls have been offered places to the following schools:

  • Francis Holland (Clarence Gate)
  • Francis Holland (Graham Terrace)
  • The Godolphin and Latymer School
  • Heathfield School
  • Kew House Senior School
  • Langley Grammar School
  • Lady Eleanor Holles
  • Latymer Upper School
  • Northwood College
  • Notting Hill and Ealing High School
  • St. Augustine's
  • St. Benedict's
  • St. James Senior Girls' School
  • St. Paul's Girls
  • Tiffin Girls’ School
  • Queen's Gate School

Why I chose Harvington - Parent Testimonials:

Our daughter was a student at Harvington for eight years, from Nursery through to year 6. We could not be happier with the level of care and standard of education that she received. During that time Harvington made the brave decision to move to a prep school and whilst inevitably it took a little bit of time to transition we saw the benefits this year as our daughter received a clutch of offers from top schools in London. The small class sizes mean the girls get excellent tuition as well as opportunities that they would not get in larger schools. The drama department and end of year plays are of a particularly high standard. As part of the fabric of Ealing for the past 125 years or so we are delighted that our daughter has been a part of its history and cannot commend the school highly enough. Year 6 Parent.

I chose Harvington ..."because we knew it would provide a nurturing environment for our daughter to be secure, happy and healthy, whilst also empowering her to develop her full potential academically as well as in other areas such as drama, music and sport."

The staff and other parents have given us a warm welcome to the Harvington community. Our daughter enjoys her new school very much and we are delighted - Harvington has exceeded our expectations!" Transition Parent

I chose Harvington ...”because they genuinely love and care for the children. As my daughter is in Year 6 when it came to sitting her entrance exams for senior schools she was well prepared and confident in her abilities, which made the whole process less stressful. Her results were excellent which allowed her to choose her preferred senior school. I know both myself and my daughter will miss the feeling of being sheltered and the sense of community which only a small school can offer”. Year 6 Parent

I chose Harvington ...”because of the family feel this environment provides to my daughters. I feel they are nurtured, guided and encouraged to flourish into confident and happy individuals with the potential to achieve on both a high personal and academic level”. Year 5 Parent

I chose Harvington…. after we had visited several schools in the area, we decided that Harvington was the best place for our two girls. We have not been disappointed. We like the small class sizes which gives the girls one on one attention which has given my girls confidence in her abilities. The teachers are friendly and there is a warm family feel to it.
Our daughters are very happy here and enjoy going to school.
The school has lots of additional after school activities arranged by the PA which are always great fun. Year 3 Parent

I chose Harvington ...”as the school for our daughter because as soon as we walked in we knew it was the place for her. We had experienced the state system in Ealing and were unhappy with the large class sizes and the lack of one-on-one attention this meant. Small and inclusive with a 'family' atmosphere my daughter has thrived in her smaller class size at Harvington, really coming out of her shell, gaining confidence and making great friends with not just her peers but girls in lower and higher years too. The teaching and support has been second to none and communication for us as parents has been exemplary. Always with an open door policy, we know that if there is a question, query or concern over anything at all it will be dealt with promptly and efficiently”. Year 4 Parent

I chose Harvington ..."because of the teachers and the care they provide. My daughter has grown and learnt so much since she has been here. We are thrilled that she (and us) are part of this loving, warm and inclusive community.Transition Parent

I chose Harvington ...“My son has been going to Harvington Prep Nursery since he was 3 years old and he loves it. The staff are excellent and put a lot of love and effort into the development and care of the children. They do lots of creative activities to help with their learning objectives for the week. It’s so nice to pick him up and see the big smile on his face as he excitedly tells me what he learned that day. He has made lots of friends here and has grown and developed so much in the past 9 months. He has been given a great start to his education thanks to Harvington Prep Nursery and for that I will be eternally grateful”. Nursery Parent