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  • 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. 
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In December our Pre-Prep staff ran the Santa race at Richmond Park and raised £1,750 in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice. Our 14s and 15s pupils also thought about how they could make it a warmer winter for others, as they bought and wrapped presents for women and children at Sutton Women’s Centre.  Read more...


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Harrodian’s third annual Film Festival showcased films that were created, produced and directed entirely by pupils in the 13s and above. A total of ten films were shortlisted and shown on a cinema screen in the Theatre in front of an expert judging panel. Read More...