Thomas's Kensington

Type Independent School
Age Range 4-11
Religion Unknown
Address 17-19 Cottesmore Gardens
W8 5PR
Reference Number 100534



Thomas's Kensington is a vibrant and family-oriented independent school located at 17-19 Cottesmore Gardens, London W8 5PR, offering an enriching, innovative, and holistic education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. The school is celebrated for its rich and enjoyable curriculum, fostering a creative and intellectually stimulating atmosphere.

The Thomas's Kensington community exudes warmth with its three buildings, each creating a cozy and inviting ambiance. Parents are actively included, with opportunities to attend plays, concerts, assemblies, art displays, Sports Days, and charity events, as well as to participate in talks organized for parents.

The school has a nurturing and stimulating environment, described as more low-key with less aggressive approaches to test papers compared to some other schools. Thomas's Kensington embraces a cosmopolitan culture without being overly flashy or ostentatious.

Under the headmistress Kelly Miller, who replaced Jo Ebner in September 2022, pastoral care remains a top priority, ensuring the well-being and mental health of the entire school community, children, staff, and parents alike. In September 2023, Thomas's Kensington will move to a new state-of-the-art premises, in close proximity to the current location, uniting the Lower and Preparatory schools on modern grounds.

General Makeup

Number of pupils
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 45.09%
Girls: 54.91%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 Unknown
2 Unknown
3 Unknown
4 Unknown
5 Unknown
6 Unknown

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2020-03-16
Date Description Report
2020-02-04 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2017-10-31 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2011-06-28 Light touch inspection Light touch inspection
2008-02-25 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:

Name Distance
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Name Distance
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0.29 miles
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0.46 miles
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Age Range

Special Schools

Independent Schools

Faith Schools

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)