Herne Hill School is the largest independent Pre-School and Pre-Prep in the country catering exclusively for 2+ year-olds through to Year 2. It is well known within its area in South London as an oasis of happy learning and as the largest feeder into the reputable local Dulwich schools. We are a member of the Independent Schools Association, the Independent Schools Council and the National Day Nurseries Association and are proud to have obtained a stellar assessment by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
By focusing on early years education, we have developed a strong expertise in making seamless the critical transition from a play-based learning approach to more structured lessons.
Our pupils consistently achieve excellent results, with the vast majority moving on to the local school of their choice. We invite you to explore our website and to contact us for further information or to visit the school – the only real way to experience our unique atmosphere.
Our grounds lie tucked away behind St Paul’s Church on Herne Hill and combine to provide a ‘homely’, safe and nurturing feel while at the same time being open, green and deceptively large – the perfect environment for young children to blossom and enjoy discovering how to learn.
The buildings consist of an Old Vicarage, the purpose built Mulberry building and, since 2016, the new Oak building with a modern, multi-functional hall and state-of-the-art Kindergarten room. Healthy hot lunches are freshly cooked on site daily for all children and staff.