Prince’s Gardens Prep: Take a Sneak Peek Inside London’s Newest School

The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens. Credit: Adam Parker

Standing proudly in Prince’s Gardens in the heart of Kensington, SW7, are four white stucco townhouses that will open as central London’s newest school, Prince’s Gardens Prep in September 2020. These impressive Victorian Grade II listed buildings stretch over five floors and will, after extensive renovation, make up the school premises situated just off the academic hub of Imperial College.

Walk five minutes from the school’s front door – Headmistress Alison Melrose has even timed it – and you’ll find yourself in Exhibition Road, which takes its name from The Great Exhibition of 1851. Held in Hyde Park, it was the first of its kind to display the magnificence of British manufacturing post industrial revolution. Today, this half-mile stretch of “shared space” – which means that pupils can walk along it blissfully free
 of traffic, bar the odd Black Cab or two – is home to some of London’s most striking and world-renowned galleries, museums and academic institutions.

Prince’s Gardens is a new co-educational, independent preparatory school in the heart of Kensington for children aged 3-11 years. Benefitting from all that London has to offer on its doorstep, the school promotes an outward- looking global perspective, where every one of its pupils is prepared to step out into the world with confidence and a world-class education.

The school premises in Prince’s Gardens, Kensington, occupy four Grade II listed townhouses.
Photo credit: Adam Parker

“We want our pupils to develop the skills they need to thrive in every situation,” says Headmistress Alison Melrose. “A great education prepares children for the world. It gives them the options and choices, not just for immediate next steps, but for life. Quite simply, our pupils will be prepared for everything,” she adds.

From the importance placed on pupil wellbeing to how children are prepared for the all-important 11+, this exclusive digital supplement has all you need to know about what is sure to be central London’s most dynamic new school.

To find out more about Prince’s Gardens Prep School, its vision and exciting plans, click on the download link below.

Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, Kensington opens in September 2020. Register for a place before 13th December 2019 by emailing For more information, visit

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