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Bassett House leavers

Results and future schools

Finding the best senior school for your child

Bassett House provides a thorough grounding in the usual educational subjects. In the past 3 years, scholarships at leading London senior schools have been awarded to Bassett House children for art, sport, drama and academic excellence.The children are prepared with great success for the entrance examinations to leading day and boarding schools, winning offers from schools such as:

  • City of London
  • City of London School for Girls
  • Emanuel
  • Francis Holland (Regent’s Park)
  • Francis Holland (Sloane Square)
  • Frensham Heights
  • Godolphin & Latymer
  • Kew House
  • Latymer Upper
  • Mill Hill (Belmont prep)
  • Northwood College
  • Notting Hill & Ealing
  • Queen’s College
  • Queen’s Gate
  • St Benedict’s
  • St Augustine’s Priory
  • St James Senior Girls’
  • South Hampstead High
  • The Harrodian
  • Tudor Hall
  • Woldingham
  • Wetherby
  • Wycombe Abbey

We take great care to advise parents from an early stage on the school which would best suit their child’s ability and personality and we receive excellent feedback from senior schools about the achievements and success of former pupils. 

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Children have their say

Feedback from the people who really matter

“Bassett House offers tremendous opportunities to develop your talents and help pupils to be creative.”

“Bassett House’s teachers are wonderful because they give everybody a chance to shine.”

“I love the school because there are always exciting challenges in all areas of the curriculum.”

“What I mostly love about Bassett House is that you can make strong bonds with friends and all children respect each other.”

“There are wonderful opportunities for all pupils and there are fantastic trips.”

“At Bassett House, no matter what you are good at, the teachers will support you throughout your time here.”

“I love Bassett House because we have the opportunity to be creative in every subject.”

“Sports are extremely exciting and at Bassett House you are helped to develop your skills in many different games.”

ISI information

What the independent inspectors think of us

Bassett House School is routinely inspected by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate). The inspection team inspects almost every aspect of the school.

Bassett House had its last full inspection (covering the quality of education as well as regulatory compliance) in November 2019 and the ISI adjudged that the school met the highest possible grading in every area it assessed, from the children’s academic achievement to their social development.  Below are some of the inspectors’ comments, but to get a full flavour we encourage you to read the full report, accessed via the link below.

Main findings

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.”

“Pupils of all abilities achieve high standards across a broad curriculum.”

“Pupils make successful links in their learning, applying their knowledge and skills to enhance their understanding across subjects.”

“Pupils enjoy mathematics and many relish the challenges they are offered within this subject.”

“All pupils are given opportunities for additional and demanding challenge within class and as a result more able pupils attain greater depth and breadth within topics.”

“Pupils are given strong skills for learning.”

“Pupils successfully develop their abilities and interests outside of the academic curriculum, such as in art, music, drama and sport.”

“Pupils are motivated to try their best since all their successes are celebrated, whether as artist or scientist of the week, or winner of the weekly mathematics challenge.”

“They [the pupils] respond to teachers’ high expectations by settling to work quickly and demonstrate a notable willingness to have a go, confident that help is available should it be required. They particularly enjoy working together and offer advice to one another readily.”

“Pupils demonstrate exceptionally positive and determined commitment to their learning. The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.”

“Pupils have outstanding self-awareness and demonstrate quiet confidence and resilience.”

“Pupils are exceptionally well behaved; they are kind, sensitive and respectful.”

“Pupils show great care and consideration for one another within a community where relationships are warm and collaboration highly effective.”

“Pupils have a deep appreciation and respect for their school community and make a significant contribution to school life.”

“Behaviour is exemplary; pupils are courteous and sensitive.”

“Pupils’ social development is highly developed and they collaborate with great enthusiasm and effectiveness.”

“Pupils demonstrate a natural acceptance of the various backgrounds and countries that they represent and see in the local community. They accept difference as part of being unique and are genuinely interested in learning about one another’s countries, languages and religions.”

“Pupils perceive teachers as caring, saying that ‘teachers are always by your side’.”

“Pupils who are in their final year asserted that whilst their happiness at the school makes them sad to contemplate leaving, they are also confident and are being well-prepared for the opportunities of senior school.”


View the full reportS here

ICT Excellence

ICT Mark

The ICT Mark is a national accreditation scheme which gives schools recognition for their achievements in using technology to deliver excellent learning. Over 1,000 schools in the UK have achieved the ICT Mark and thousands more are working towards it.

We’ve long been accredited with the ICT Mark.