- Where is the school?
On Lonsdale Road in Barnes. Nearest tube, Hammersmith . Nearest overground train station, Barnes Bridge.
- Is there a school bus?
The 609, which only runs in term time comes from Hammersmith bus station before and after school. Two school minibuses pick up in the Kensington/Notting Hill areas, mornings only, with limited spaces.
- How many pupils are at the school?
Just over 950. Pre-prep 175; Prep 375; Senior 265 and 6th form 150.
- What is the ratio of boys to girls?
The school is fully co-educational.
- What is the average class size?
20 to 22
- Is there school on Saturday?
No, but there are occasional sports matches and drama rehearsals.
- How early do I have to register?
For Pre-prep from birth. Entry at 8+, 11+ and 13+ is competitive. Registration is required approximately 12 months ahead of date of entry. Registration for the 6th form is required 12 months ahead.
- Is there a sibling policy?
Yes, in the Reception class only.
- Are there any scholarships or bursaries?
A limited number are available at 13+ and in the 6th form
- Is it easier to gain a place at 11+ or 13+?
At present there are about 9 candidates for every place at 11+ and 4 for every place at 13+. This may change from year to year.
- What does the school look for in prospective candidates?
A sound academic achievement and interest in participating fully in life at The Harrodian by involvement in sport, music, drama or art.
- Is there a verbal reasoning or non verbal reasoning exam?
For Entry at 11+ and 13+ candidates will sit an online reasoning test.
- What Common Entrance score are your looking for at 13+?
60% achievement in most papers.
- Are there places for children with specific learning difficulties?
Yes, but all entrance examinations are competitive.
- Is there support for children with specific learning difficulties?
Yes we can offer some support to children with mild specific learning difficulties.
- What sports are offered?
Football, girls football, rugby, hockey basketball, netball, swimming, tennis, athletics, rounders, cricket – additional sports such as fencing, rowing and gymnastics are offered via lunch hour clubs.
- Are there lunchtime/after school activities?
An extensive range of activities is offered at lunchtime throughout the terms. The range of activities changes on a termly basis. Sports matches are played after school.