Russell HouseRussell House

An Independent Co-educational Preparatory School for Children aged 2-11

  • Russell House School, Station Road, Otford, Sevenoaks, TN14 5QU
  • Telephone: 01959 522352


Russell House

Important Notice



Our school curriculum is extended through a wide range of activities, outings and residential trips, from orchestras to chess club, visting authors to five days in France.

Activities take place at lunchtime or after school and cover sports, science, languages and the arts. As well as being fun, they allow the children to extend their knowledge and skills and pursue their interests.

Activities may change depending on demand, but regularly include: 

  • Science, Astronomy, Chess, 
  • Speech (including preparation for LAMDA exams), Drama, Art and DT
  • Junior and Senior Orchestra
  • French, German and Spanish
  • Gymnastics Club, Gymnastics Squad
  • Tennis, Judo, Dance (Ballet, Modern, Street, Tap) and Yoga

Outings and workshops

Children experience their first school outing when they are in the Nursery and take a trip to a local farm or other attraction with parents and carers. Moving up through the school, they enjoy regular outings as well as visits and workshops within school. They explore local historic houses and castles, learn about how Sainsburys works, investigate rivers at Horton Kirby and travel to London's art galleries and museums, among others.

Residential trips

The Russell House camp programme is a highlight for our senior pupils. It gradually builds the level of challenge as the pupils move up through the school.

It begins in Form 4 where the children camp overnight in the school grounds. They construct their own tents, take part in a treasure hunt and build their own campfire to enjoy toasted marshmallows.

In Form 5 the children spend a weekend at a nearby outdoor centre and take part in activities including the zip wire, geocaching, bridge building and swimming.

In Form 6, the children head further afield spending a weekend based around watersports. This is also a two-night residential trip with a number of challenging activities.

In Form 7, the children cross the channel to spend five nights under the stars camping by a beautiful Chateau outside Paris. As well as many outdoor activities, they spend a day in Paris, visit the battlefields of the Somme and immerse themselves in French language, food and culture.


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