Why is Hendon Prep one of the leading private schools in North London

Hendon Prep

Just how do you decide on which school is best? When ranking senior schools, the criteria can be as straightforward as league tables and a review of which schools achieve the best GCSE results. However, when it comes to looking at prep and pre-prep schools, we think it’s less of a quantitative measure and more of a qualitative decision process.


Inspection results
Every private school is required to be inspected and the reports can tell you a lot about a school. Here at Hendon Prep, we are proud to report that at our last inspection, the ISI or Independent Schools Inspectorate – reported that Hendon Prep has ‘met’ all Standards. The ISI also commented:

“The school aims to develop the potential in every child by making them intellectually curious and by ensuring that they enjoy their learning and develop skills that will enable them to become creative thinkers. In conjunction with parents, the school will nurture the pupils to strive for academic excellence and to aspire to become global citizens.”

The ISI do not release a league table, however, to meet all standards and receive high praise is something that we are very proud of as a school.


Leaver destinations
Another way to decide on which prep school to choose is by looking at the senior schools that students move on to. Our school leavers go on to enrol in some of the most prestigious schools in the country, including winning highly sought after scholarships. Destination schools include City of London School for Boys, Henrietta Barnet School, Highgate School, QE Boys School, St. Paul’s School and UCS. We are proud of the solid foundation we give our pupils before they progress to their new senior schools.


Parents’ reviews
A parent’s perspective is very important. We have been lucky enough to receive high praise from our parents who couldn’t be happier with the experience their child has had at our school.

“My children have been studying at Hendon Preparatory school for the past 2 years. I have noticed great improvement not only academically, but also in terms of their confidence and other important life skills. The school has a nurturing environment and at the same time demands high standards from the pupils.”


There are a wide range of private schools in Northwest London and it can be hard to know which one to pick for your child, but if you like the sound of the success that Hendon Prep achieves, please do pay us a visit and see for yourself the vibrant and inspiring environment that we promote both in and outside of the classroom. You can either visit us at one of our open days or request a prospectus to learn more. 

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