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The Harrodian School

In their own words

Harrodian is still a young school but it has matured and grown up quickly. Founded in 1993 on the site of the former Harrods sports club with just 65 Pre-Prep and Prep age pupils, we now cater for approximately 1,000 boys and girls aged 4-18 in a single school integrating dedicated sections for Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior/Sixth Form. I believe three key factors account for our growing success and popularity.

The first is the amazing riverside location – an unusually beautiful place in which to work, play and grow up. We have adapted and improved our 25-acre site, custom-designing the elegant buildings to suit our needs and adding superb new facilities – science labs, ICT suites, music and drama study centres. The latest, a new floor for the Senior School complete with state-of-the-art Sixth Form and media spaces, opened in September 2017.

Academic standards live up to the environment’s quality. Harrodian delivers a balanced education across diverse subjects, employing dynamic specialist teachers and support staff who inspire our pupils to work to the limits of their potential, prepare them thoroughly for the next steps in life and help them develop a broad range of interests and skills along the way. Results are excellent with standards at every level improving year by passing year.

The third special ingredient in the mix is the unique Harrodian spirit. Parents and pupils all cherish a culture and community in which warmth, spontaneity and lasting friendships are the norm, a place which celebrates individuality and personal achievement as well as promoting a supportive community that binds Harrodians of all ages into a cohesive close-knit family.

You can learn more about us by exploring this website but to truly experience the Harrodian spirit you will need to visit us. Tours run by our staff will also allow you to meet the pupils themselves. They are our finest ambassadors and will be happy to provide some personal views of what makes Harrodian so special.

Mr James Hooke


The admissions process uses the online ISEB Common Pre Test (sometimes referred to as the Common Entrance Exam). This exam has a specific format and structure, includes a range of predictable questions types and is taken in an online/computer environment. Students should pay particular attention to the Non-Verbal and Verbal-Reasoning modules, as these sections may include question types they have never encountered before.

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  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages

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  • Area and perimeter

  • Units and measurement


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  • Vocabulary and spelling

  • Literary devices

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  • Code breaking

  • Word meanings

  • Missing letters

  • Pairing synonyms

  • Pairing antonyms

  • Word combinations

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  • Visual codes

  • Missing shapes and shape sequences

  • Matching shapes

  • Net-to-cube

  • Cube-to-net

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