Early Years Specialists | Tailor-made education | A school of options
The overall achievement of pupils in all areas is excellent.
(ISI Inspection, 2022)
Welcome to Falcons Pre-Prep, based in Chiswick, London. We are a leading independent day school for boys aged 2 – 7, including a co-educational Nursery for girls and boys aged 2 – 4.
We are first and foremost specialists in Early Years education and we foster a love of learning through delivering a broad, balanced, exciting and stimulating curriculum which has been carefully tailored to suit this young age group.
The school, formerly known as Faulkner House Boys, was founded in 1956, and at that time located in Notting Hill. In September 1989 the school transferred to its present site in Burnaby Gardens, changing its name to The Falcons and in September 2021, we opened a new nursery class for 2 year olds that is also co-educational.
Our school is the founding member of the three schools in the Falcons Group, part of the Alpha Plus Group, one of the UK’s most successful educational organisations. The Falcons School for Girls, located in Putney was acquired in 2001, and the Falcons Preparatory School for Boys in Richmond (now known as Falcons Prep Richmond), catering at that time for boys aged 8-13, opened in September 2008.
From the moment you walk through our blue front door, you can hear the buzz of happy, confident children. Our classroom teachers are supported by classroom assistants across all year groups, providing us with a low teacher to pupil ratio which ensures that each and every child receives all the individual attention and support that he or she may require.
Physical activity, through sport or practical lessons, is an important part of a Falcons Pre-Prep student’s everyday schedule along with weekly Forest School sessions for our Nursery and Reception children, led by our Head of EYFS who is also a qualified Forest Schools practitioner. Music, French, Art, PE and ICT lessons are all taught by specialist teachers.
We pride ourselves on being a school of options. For parents looking for entry at 7+ to other leading independent schools, we work closely with these families to help them choose the right school for their son, and then assist and help prepare the boys for the 7+ exams. Being part of the same family, we also have excellent links with Falcons Prep Richmond which is where many of the boys are able to progress to at the end of Year 2 without the formalities of the 7+ entry process. Either way, our goal is to ensure a successful future of learning.
For girls leaving us at 4+, we prepare them for both selective and non-selective schools. Our girls will gain entry into one of the many wonderful independent or state schools in the area, depending on what is the best fit for your daughter and your family.
The core values of our school are Courage, Curiosity and Care and we are proud that every boy who leaves the Falcon’s Pre-Prep at the end of Year 2 displays these values in all that he does. We have high expectations of our pupils, emphasising the positive ways in which they conduct themselves within our school community and in the wider world.
I am very happy to offer 1-1 tours of our school, and would encourage any prospective parent to contact us on 020 8747 8393 or via email to make an appointment or simply request further details. I am also happy to have a video call with you and chat about how we can give your child, not just the best start but, the right start to their learning journey.
Thank you for visiting our website and I hope to hear from you.
Liz McLaughlin BSc, MEd – Head