Willington School

Type Independent School
Age Range 3-11
Religion Unknown
Address Worcester Road
SW19 7QQ
Reference Number 101069



Willington School, located at Worcester Road, SW19 7QQ, is a prestigious independent preparatory institution within the heart of Wimbledon, south-west London. Established in 1885, the school's founders were Annie and Ada Hale, who initially established it to cater to the growing middle class population in the Putney area. Willington School has since shifted its focus to provide an outstanding education for boys and girls aged 3 to 11.

With a strong history, the school has maintained its foundational purpose: preparing students for public school entrance exams, offering a co-educational learning environment, and nurturing the development of academic, sport, music, and art skills. The school has remained true to its motto since its inception, dedicating itself to "Non scholae sed vitae discimus," meaning "we do not learn for school, but for life".

Willington School currently has approximately 230 students, and under the leadership of Headmaster Keith Brown, the institution is committed to fostering self-confidence and happiness in its pupils, valuing kindness, honesty, respect, and humility. Students from Willington School have gone on to attend top schools, often achieving scholarships in various fields including academics, sports, music, and art.

Considered a family-friendly institution, Willington School has recently welcomed girls into the community, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for all students and families. The school encourages a broad curriculum and rich co-curricular program from its nursery years, leaving a lasting impact on pupils as they move toward their secondary education.

The school is recognized internationally for its achievements, having recently been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag and International Accreditations. Additionally, the school actively organizes cultural trips and educational experiences to enhance its students' well-rounded development, with the most recent at Verona in the 2023/2024 academic year.

General Makeup

Number of pupils
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 81.78%
Girls: 18.22%

Year Groups

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

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2011-06-16
Date Description Report
2011-05-24 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2008-01-23 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:

Name Distance
Bishop Gilpin CofE Primary School
Lake Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7EP
0.21 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
Sedding Street, Sloane Square, London, SW1X 9DE
0.42 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
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0.42 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Russell Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1QL
0.46 miles
The Priory CofE School
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0.52 miles
Dundonald Primary School
Dundonald Road, London, SW19 3QH
0.61 miles
Pelham Primary School
Southey Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1NU
0.64 miles
Wimbledon Common Preparatory School
113 Ridgway, London, SW19 4TA
0.84 miles
Garfield Primary School
Garfield Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8SB
0.88 miles
Wimbledon Chase Primary School
Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3QB
0.89 miles
Merton Abbey Primary School
High Path, Merton, London, SW19 2JY
0.99 miles
Wimbledon Park Primary School
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1.05 miles
The Norwegian Kindergarten In London
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1.06 miles
Merton Park Primary School
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1.07 miles
Smallwood Primary School and Language Unit
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1.18 miles
Park Academy
200 Dorset Road, London, SW19 3EF
1.21 miles
Albemarle Primary School
Princes Way, London, SW19 6JP
1.28 miles
Joseph Hood Primary School
Whatley Avenue, Raynes Park, London, SW20 9NS
1.32 miles
Hollymount School
Cambridge Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 0SQ
1.32 miles
Singlegate Primary School
South Gardens, Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2NT
1.34 miles
Name Distance
Ricards Lodge High School
Lake Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7HB
0.31 miles
Wimbledon College
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0.79 miles
Hall School Wimbledon
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0.97 miles
Ursuline High School Wimbledon
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1.01 miles
Harris Academy Wimbledon
59 High Path, London, SW19 2JY
1.03 miles
Norwegian School in London
28 Arterberry Rd, Wimbledon, London, SW20 8AH
1.06 miles
Rutlish School
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1.15 miles
Tram House School
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1.2 miles
Garratt Park School
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1.21 miles
Linden Lodge School
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1.36 miles
Burntwood School
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1.43 miles
Southfields Academy
333 Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 5JU
1.49 miles
Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
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1.56 miles
Nightingale Community Academy
Beechcroft Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7DF
1.83 miles
Ernest Bevin Academy
Beechcroft Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7DF
1.84 miles
Al Risalah Secondary School
145 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7TJ
1.88 miles
Al Risalah Boys' School
145 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7TJ
1.88 miles
Thomas's Putney Vale
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1.89 miles
Raynes Park High School
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2.04 miles
RISE Education
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2.04 miles


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)