A Guide to the Best Schools in Knightsbridge, London
Bordering the vast green space of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge is an affluent London borough with grand period homes and leafy garden squares. Famed for its high-end restaurants and shops (including the world famous ‘Harrods’ department store) Knightsbridge is popular with families who flock to the area to enjoy a range of both primary and secondary schools with academic results way beyond the national average.
If you’re thinking about relocating to Knightsbridge or surrounding area with your children, here’s out top five state-funded primary and secondary schools, all rated outstanding by OFSTED.
The top five primary schools in and nearby Knightsbridge, London
A state school for boys and girls aged 3-11.
This friendly primary school is located at the heart of Knightsbridge, close to Victoria station. It currently has just over 300 pupils in attendance and was rated outstanding by OFSTED in January 2020. Placed in the top 1% of primary schools, and boasting well above national average results, St. Peters places a Christian ethos at the heart of all it does. The school enjoys great support from its parents and has close links with the church at Eaton Square.
A voluntary aided school for girls and boys age 3-11, run by a charitable foundation.
Last inspected in November 2013. St Joseph’s was rated outstanding by OFSTED and identified as a rapidly improving school which has continued to perform well. Set within a rich and diverse community, the school provides an environment where pupils can grow and develop into responsible, successful, confident young people, with special attention paid to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each individual child. Respect for all cultures is high on this primary school’s agenda. St Joseph’s is in the heart of Knightsbridge, a stone’s throw away from Sloan Square.
A state school for boys and girls age 3-11.
Last inspected by OFSTED in July 2010, Oratory RC Primary School was rated outstanding and remains an enduringly popular choice with local parents, currently operating a waiting list for admissions. It’s not difficult to understand why this Catholic faith school is so highly regarded, with academic results way above national average due to the hard work and commitment of both pupils and staff.
A state school for boys and girls age 3-11.
Rated outstanding by OFSTED in May 2009, Hampden Gurney places a commitment to prayer and worship at the heart of its values. The school’s curriculum provides children with a deep understanding of quality and a high level of importance is placed on relationships with parents, the local community and the need to care for and serve others.
State school for boys and girls age 3-11.
Rated outstanding by OFSTED in September 2011, Our Lady of Victories is a thriving single form entry Roman Catholic Primary School with a happy, forward-looking ethos and a caring atmosphere that places value on the dignity and worth of each individual child. Social, emotional and spiritual development are heavily emphasised at this unique and welcoming little school.
Top five secondary schools in and nearby to Knightsbridge, London
Voluntary aided school for boys and girls age 11 to 16.
This Roman Catholic secondary school was rated outstanding by OFSTED in October 2013, this secondary faith school’s motto is ‘Serving God. Striving for excellence.’ Staff at the school firmly believe in a strong working partnership between school, parents, students and parish in order to draw out their pupils in the image and likeness of God. The school also boasts high academic standards, an excellent record of achievement in public examinations, well-established pastoral provision and an ideal preparation for adult life.
Academy for girls age 11-18 and boys age 16-18 (sixth form entry.)
As for March 2009, this academy has been rated outstanding by OFSTED. Founded in 1698, this historic school offers teaching and pastoral care based on solid C of E values and encourages students to develop the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed to lead a successful and fulfilling life.
Academy for boys and girls age 11-19.
This sponsor led academy was rated outstanding by OFSTED in December 2010 and is ambitious for the success of all students in the broadest sense possible. Pimlico Academy has the highest expectations and standards in all that it sets out to achieve, providing a stimulating and supportive environment that both parents and pupils love.
State academy for girls age 11-18.
This mainstream academy for girls was rated outstanding by OFSTED in April 2014 and boasts a culture of achievement fuelled by a love of learning, grounded in Christian values and driven by both creativity and community. Described by OFSTED as ‘an exceptional place’, Marylebone C of E school is thriving both academically and pastorally, with pupils valued as individuals and members of the community.
State school for boys and girls age 3 to 18.
This academy led mainstream school was rated outstanding by OFSTED in May 2013 and accommodates pupils throughout their entire academic journey. KSA has achieved fantastic A-Level and BTEC results over the last two years, with over 70% of students gaining a place at top third universities. The school’s sixth form provides a rigorous and transformational education that allows students to be successful at university and beyond.
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