Welcome to Radnor House Prep School
We are very excited to announce the opening of Radnor House Prep School, a new co-educational prep school in Twickenham.
The school will open in September 2023 to pupils aged 2-11 years old. We will offer a broad and exciting curriculum that will instil a lifelong love of learning in young minds with a focus on fostering the individual abilities of each pupil and providing a strong foundation for them to develop the character, resilience and life skills to succeed in the modern world.
The school’s permanent home will be the excellent riverside site of Pope’s Villa, which currently houses Radnor House senior school (soon to be Kneller Hall School). With spacious premises and exceptional facilities, Radnor Prep will be the best-equipped preparatory school in southwest London. It will offer a wealth of fantastic academic and co-curricular opportunities with a focus on STEAM skills in dedicated, cutting-edge specialist spaces and a modern learning resource centre. And with a large gym, theatre space, music practice rooms and performance spaces there will be plenty of opportunity for pupils to fuel their creativity. There will be a full range of sports, including soccer, rugby, athletics and cricket using the splendid facilities at St Marys University.
In order to ensure a smooth transition for both Kneller Hall and Radnor Prep students, current Radnor House senior pupils from Year 7 – Year 13 will remain at Pope’s Villa while building works begin at Kneller Hall for the duration of the transition year of September 2023 to August 2024. We are delighted that buildings at 41 Kew Foot Rd, Richmond (next to Richmond Rugby Club) – currently operating as Falcons Prep School – will be Radnor Prep’s temporary home during these 12 months.
There will still be two superb STEAM spaces, a science lab, rooms for music, drama and, now much closer, plenty of space for PE and Games for all, including competitive sports fixtures at Richmond Rugby Club. There is a lovely spacious playground, access to a swimming pool, school hall and library. The brand new STEAM rooms will be fully equipped for a combination of traditional practical skills alongside the more focused product design. Exciting projects such as the Dyson Award, Formula One design, drone coding and building, motorised race ready boats, and stop motion animation will all form part of our new and exciting STEAM curriculum.
We have already recruited our core teaching team, all of whom are really excited about designing and implementing a new and stimulating creative curriculum. We have recruited specialist teachers for Science, History, STEAM, French, PE and Games, Music, Geography and Drama. Each pupil will have their own iPad as previously planned and will be taught to use these as an additional tool to extend and expand their knowledge and skills, fully embedded in the teaching and learning.
Our mission statement:
How can you soar, if you haven’t stumbled? How can you know the way, if you haven’t explored every turn? How can you be bold, if you’ve never felt nervous? How can you know what you want, if you haven’t discovered what you don’t? How can you enjoy the win, if you don’t know how it feels to lose? How do you know the answer, if you don’t understand the question? We champion our children to be ambitious and inquisitive. To try new things and be unafraid to fail. Challenge structures and norms. Uncover what their best is, not someone elses. Experiment and change their minds. Balance different passions and ways of learning. Embrace change and the unknown. Discover who they are not who they want to be. Because Radnor House Prep is a place where curious minds can explore.