Welcome to Bassett House School: a warm, traditional school with an innovative soul, where children flourish in all areas of the curriculum. One of the many elements that makes Bassett so special is that we are small enough to ensure our educational approach and pastoral support are bespoke to the needs of our pupils, whilst being big enough to enable pupils to spread their wings and thrive.
Here, every child is known and loved, not just by the form teachers, but by our committed specialists – all of whom go above and beyond on a daily basis to nurture the spark of magic that is childhood learning.
“Staff nurture pupils to build the muscle of confidence, adaptability, tenacity and resilience; a growth mind-set is the bedrock of our pedagogy.”
I consider it a privilege to lead our staff in nurturing Bassett pupils as they grow and develop, building learning around their interests and needs. When a new family joins us, they become part of our Bassett family, which is why the admissions process is something we pride ourselves on. With that in mind, we hope you find the website useful in giving you a flavour of what we are about and the smashing array of things that bring learning to life in the classroom and beyond. We also hold regular virtual open events for parents on zoom, which provide a valuable glimpse of what we are about. However, in order to capture the true joy, spirit and enthusiasm of our inspirational staff and our AmBASSETTors (our pupils!), there is no substitute for a visit. We warmly welcome you to see first-hand what the Bassett buzz is all about!
When a new family joins us, they become part of our Bassett family, which is why the admissions process is something we pride ourselves on.Kelly Gray Headmistress
Our pupils are individual, intelligent, engaged and engaging and we are very proud of them. We carefully match our pupils to the very best senior schools in London and the South East, where senior school heads know that with Bassett pupils they will get rounded, interesting and interested pupils with a thirst for learning. Our 11+ results are exceptional – this is in no doubt down to our extraordinary staff who are talented, knowledgeable, invested, professional and care deeply about each and every child at Bassett House School. Please click here to see the list of schools to which we proudly send our pupils.
In April 2022, we were thrilled to reopen Bassett Bear House, our newly renovated home for the Early Years. The new Bassett Bear House is a state-of-the-art centre for learning, exploration and fun.
At Bassett, we value character education as highly as academia. Staff nurture pupils to build the muscle of confidence, adaptability, tenacity and resilience; a growth mind-set is the bedrock of our pedagogy. Pastoral and safeguarding care lovingly wrap around all that we offer but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself and book a tour of our lovely school. In the meantime, have a read of our school prospectus to learn more.
Mrs Kelly Gray
Headmistress | Bassett House School
BA (hons), PGCE, NPQH