Welcome to Thomson House, a new two form entry, primary free school in Mortlake. Our aim is to provide an education that nurtures curiosity, kindness and courage in all our pupils. Opening in September 2013, the school will grow year on year until it reaches a full capacity of 364 pupils. We very much hope you will consider Thomson House


Thomson House is a unique school. With small class sizes, a rigorous curriculum, broad out-of-class offer, innovative teaching and a strong community focus, it combines the best traditions of the independent sector with those of the state primaries in Richmond.

We want Thomson House to be one of the most respected and admired schools in our Borough. Not only because our children will make excellent academic progress. But also because they will develop the curiosity, self-belief and courage to seize opportunities, as well as the heart and insight to do good to those around them.

Working for us

At Thomson House School we have wonderful children, really supportive parents and a fun, hard-working and passionate teaching team. If you are looking for a new challenge Thomson House School could be the place for you. We are an outstanding (Ofsted June 2015), dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative primary school with strong school values of ‘Curiosity, Kindness and Courage’.  We have total commitment to outstanding teaching and learning, small classes and a drive to constantly raise standards.

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

Living in Richmond


Discover East Sheen and Richmond

Whether or not you know of East Sheen and the surrounding area, we felt we had to give a special mention to the great aspects of living and working here.

In all the blurb available, I felt this quote from the estate agents, Savills, best sums it up:

“East Sheen…is a leafy suburb of the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, nestled between Barnes and Richmond and bordered by the River Thames to the north and the vast open spaces of Richmond Park to the south.

This charming family orientated area exudes a real community feel and offers a balance of London living together with the slower pace of country life.”

Having moved from this area 10 years ago, my family and I returned in 2016 as nowhere else in England can match it. 

Below are our top ten highlights:-

1.       Only 9 miles from central London but with the beauty of the countryside on your doorstep – Richmond Park is over 950 hectares in size (that’s more than 3.5 sq miles);

2.       The local train station is Zone 3 for London and you can get a tube from Richmond;

3.       Unrivalled access to great places: escape to Oxford, Devon or Cornwall, choose from 2 airports for escaping further afield or simply unwind at our local award winning pubs, cafes and restaurants, choosing between Richmond, East Sheen, Kew & Barnes;

4.       Unbeatable shopping: enjoy the boutiques and bars by the River Thames at Richmond or get a short cab ride to Knightsbridge;

5.       World renowned places to visit: Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens are just 2 examples;

6.       Be absorbed by London’s famous theatres or get to see shows on their way to London at Richmond’s own beautiful stage – the Richmond Theatre;

7.       Go and see amazing sporting events at the nearby Wembley Stadium, Twickenham and Wimbledon;

8.       Join the sense of community in East Sheen, which is reflected in the amazing children at the school and the very successful Parent Staff Association (PSA);

9.       Further your academic ambitions through our relationships with local universities;

10.   Live longer – residents of the London Borough of Richmond have the highest healthy life expectancy in England according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The above explains why!

Come and visit the school and see the area for yourself. 

We look forward to welcoming you.

Ofsted 2015


Thomson House has become the first free school in the Borough of Richmond to be awarded an outstanding judgement by Ofsted – and is one of only nine primary schools in the borough to be awarded Outstanding since the new tougher Ofsted framework was introduced in September 2012.

We achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating in all five areas used by the school inspectorate scheme: leadership and management; behaviour and safety; quality of teaching; achievement of pupils; and early years’ provision.

Click here to view the full report.

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