About Russell House

About Russell House

Russell House is the ideal setting to ensure children thrive, gain confidence and learn to love school. A co-educational prep school, convenient for Sevenoaks and Orpington in Kent, we have a genuine focus on individuals, identifying and encouraging the strengths of each child across all their activities.

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 and games.

Academic excellence

Alongside our happy friendly atmosphere, we have a tradition of academic excellence. In 2018 for example, our Form 7 children netted five scholarships in independent school entry exams.

All our pupils leave school at the age of 11. They are prepared carefully for grammar and independent exams. 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.