About Russell House

About Russell House

We are a co-educational prep school, ideally located for families in the Sevenoaks and Orpington areas in Kent. Children at our school are happy, curious and engaged, enjoying a broad, inspiring curriculum. 

Children join our Pre-Prep classes at the age of 2 for a gentle introduction to school life. We engage their natural curiosity, encouraging them to explore the diverse shapes, sounds and textures around them - indoors and out.

What struck me, even from the beginning, was how utterly friendly everyone was! Like a big family away from home.

Russell House Pupil

As children move through Nursery, Transition and Form 1, we build a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy while incorporating science and ICT, humanities, modern languages, gym, games and music.

Academic excellence

Alongside our happy friendly atmosphere, we have a tradition of academic excellence. Our 2023 leavers for example received eight scholarship offers following the independent school entry exams, which ranged from academic to art, choral to sport.

All our pupils leave school at the age of 11. They are prepared carefully for grammar and independent transfer. They move on to excellent secondary schools in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Orpington including Judd and St Olave's for the boys or Tonbridge Grammar and Newstead Wood for the girls. Many pupils each year receive offers from Sevenoaks School. 

If you're looking for a school where your child will blossom, aim high and excel while taking part in a rich programme of academic and extra-curricular activities, you'll love Russell House.