Kneller Hall & Radnor senior

What is Kneller Hall?

Opening in September 2023, Kneller Hall is the new home for Radnor House senior school. It is an ambitious new co-ed school for 11-18-year-olds located in Twickenham in an historic, Grade II listed-building that was previously home to the Royal Military School of Music.

Kneller Hall will combine tradition with innovation. The spacious location is the ideal setting for the impressive school that is opening within it, with state-of-the-art facilities and a forward-thinking, modern curriculum set within a grand building originally built by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the early 18th century. The Duke of Cambridge opened a music school on the site in 1857 and Kneller’s music heritage will be recognised and preserved, with music and the arts a key feature of the curriculum.

Ethos

Kneller Hall will be an exceptional environment where children have space to think and to breathe. It will provide a refreshing and innovative curriculum both inside and outside of the classroom that puts children and their happiness at the heart of education.

Kneller Hall will not be dedicated solely to learning the right answers or getting the best marks in exams. Young people will be empowered to be the agents of their own future success, encouraged to embrace critical thinking, to interrogate all situations and understand the importance of grit and resilience in order to become the very best possible versions of themselves.

Kneller Hall & Radnor Prep

As a fellow Dukes Education senior school, Kneller Hall School offers priority entry to pupils at Radnor House Prep.

Priority access means that a pupil at one Dukes school enjoys preferential entry to another, but it is not a guarantee of acceptance. Each school has its own admissions criteria, and an assessment process for entry, and every pupil needs to meet the minimum criteria. A child that meets the eligibility criteria to join another Dukes school moves straight to the front of the queue. This can take a good deal of uncertainty and stress out of the 11+ and 13+ Process.

If pupils prefer to continue on to a Dukes senior school, we may be able to confirm acceptance during Year 5, subject to meeting the entry criteria.

Development

Dukes Education is sensitively restoring and developing the 60,000 sq ft interior of Kneller Hall and the extensive 30-acre site to create a truly exceptional school for the 21st century.

New developments include:

  • Outstanding facilities for science and technology, with fully equipped science labs and cutting-edge design-technology-innovation suites.
  • New studios for art, textiles and design, alongside dedicated music and performance areas.
  • A brand-new sports hall, turf sport pitches and a multi-use games area (MUGA).
  • The creation of an ecological corridor with an outdoor space set aside for Forest School – more than half the outdoor space at Kneller Hall is designated as Metropolitan Open Land
  • Which means it must be retained as green space for the pupils to explore and enjoy.

For more information, please visit www.knellerhallschool.org or email admissions@knellerhallschool.org

Every Dukes school is dedicated to giving its students the foundations for an extraordinary life – and we are thrilled that through the purchase of Kneller Hall, and investment in Radnor House, we can set even more young people on the path to happy, successful and fulfilling futures. The site is a wonderful local landmark, and we are looking forward to building links with many local and community groups as we progress with this exciting project.   Aatif Hassan, Founder and Chairman, Dukes Education
The expansion of Radnor House into the new buildings at Kneller Hall cements the school’s standing as a leader in education, and provides the opportunity to expand our provision of a world-class educational experience for all our pupils. We will draw on the very best educational expertise, research and innovation to empower each pupil with a deep love of learning and agile critical-thinking skills. Libby Nicholas, Managing Director, Dukes Education

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