Kensington Prep School in Fulham is regarded as one of the best prep schools in the country and wins praise for its nurturing approach, rich curriculum and outstanding academic results. The school has 295 girls aged 4-11.

Kensington Prep was the first independent day school for girls to be opened by the Girls’ Day School Trust in 1873 and has been a pioneering force for women’s education ever since.

It was first known as the Chelsea School, then latterly Kensington High School. The school moved to 596 Fulham Road in Parsons Green from 17 Upper Phillimore Gardens in Kensington. The building in Phillimore Gardens was acquired after the war (when previous premises were damaged and pupils evacuated to Oxford). The senior school then closed due to lack of space, but the school name Kensington High School remained until 1987 when it was officially changed to Kensington Preparatory School.

The school’s move to Fulham in 1997 enabled its expansion and Kensington Prep has a two-form entry at 4+ and parallel classes in all years throughout the school. Entry is selective by assessment.

The Duchess of Gloucester formally opened the school in Fulham in 1997.