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Hampstead Hill School

St Stephen’s Rosslyn Hill, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2PP, UK


Hampstead Hill School is an independent Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School based in St Stephen’s, a magnificent Grade I listed former church, and the adjacent School Hall in the heart of Hampstead, London.

Hampstead Hill is a non-selective school catering for children aged 2 to 7+ years.  There are five Year Groups at Hampstead Hill and each Year Group consists of four classes. The Lower School, based in St Stephen’s Hall and the Garden classrooms, is made up of Early Years (age 2–3), Pre-Reception (age 3–4) and Reception (age 4–5) and the Upper School, based in St Stephen’s, is made up of Year 1 (age 5-6) and Year 2 (age 6-7).

Hampstead Hill provides the peace of mind and security that comes with traditional teaching and values.  Alongside a wide and varied syllabus the school offers a balanced, nurturing and happy environment that gives children a stimulating and exciting introduction to early education and encourages them to learn and grow.

In the Upper School, children are prepared for the academic challenges of the 7+ entrance examinations to a wide range of future schools.  At the start of the Summer Term the Year 2 pupils, who have finished entrance examinations, move into Post Exam classes and the Year 1 pupils move into their Year 2 classes, giving the children due to sit 7+ examinations three full terms with the Year 2 Class Teachers.


  • Day
  • Co-Ed

Age Group Range :

2 To 7


The children take part in a variety of activities, including gymnastics, dance and games. Other classes include language development, simple nature study, art, craft, cookery, nutrition, poetry, & drama, PE & games, modern languages and swimming (Reception Year). History, geography and science are taught from 4 years of age. 

Lower school children have access to St. Stephen’s for movement and exercise classes and the Reception Year music, singing and dance classes are all held there. 

The school uses the swimming and indoor sports facilities at the Royal Free  Recreation Centre, which is at the bottom of the road, for children in Reception  Year and above.

The school benefits from being only a few minutes walk from Hampstead Heath with its various playgrounds as well as the historic and most interesting Kenwood Estate. The school also has special access to the South End Green Peace Garden and the Belsize Nature Reserve.

The school is very well situated for public transport and is next door to a major London hospital with an excellent Paediatric Emergency Department.  There is plenty of outside storage space for prams, scooters and bicycles.

The school offers lunches and snacks prepared and/or cooked on site with fresh, locally sourced produce delivered daily. 

Good to Know

Hampstead Hill offers flexible hours for younger children, with facilities available for up to ten hours a day, 51 weeks a year.  For parents who need it from the end of Reception Year onwards (5 years and over) the school runs a varied, exciting Holiday Scheme during all half-term and holiday periods.

Phone :

0207 435 6262


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Admission Criteria :


Selection Details :

Hampstead Hill School is a non-selective environment and as such children are not required to sit a competitive assessment. Parents are encouraged to register as early as possible (as soon as possible after birth) by completing the Admission Form on the school website. The main entry point is September each year and the school starts the process of offering in the preceding January.  There are sometimes occasional places at other points in the year.

Siblings of children within the school and ex pupils’ children are given a priority but must register as soon as possible.

In the Early Years, between the ages of 2yrs and 3yrs, there are four separate lists to ensure that children born in the Summer months have an opportunity to join the school. This is the largest entry point and around 78 places are offered each year.   In the Pre-Reception year group (3yrs turning 4yrs) there are about 24 places. In the Reception year group on average there are between 4 and 8 places. Occasional places may occur for the Year 1 age group. 

Fees :

Lower School (Nursery School and Reception Classes):

Ranges between £1,000 - £1,680 per month based on a full yearly fee depending on the number of hours between 7.45am and 5.30pm

Upper School (Year 1 and Year 2):

£18,420 per year

Scholarships :


Results :


Leavers Destination :

Main destinations - 

University College School

Westminster Under School

Colet Court (St Paul’s Prep School)

The Hall School

Highgate School

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School

St Paul’s Choir School

Belmont (Mill Hill) School

Lyndhurst House School

St Anthony’s School

North Bridge House School

Trevor Roberts School

Academy School

Westminster Cathedral Choir School

King Alfred School

Arnold House School

South Hampstead High School

North London Collegiate School

City of London School for Girls

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls

Bute House Preparatory School

Channing School

St Mary’s School

Queen’s College Preparatory School

Feeder Schools :


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