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Introducing Durston House, Ealing


Introducing Durston House, Ealing


Leading London prep school Durston House, began life in 1886 and has, from its earliest years, enjoyed a strong academic reputation and a fine record of preparing boys for Senior School. 

The educational experience at Durston House is one that countless parents seek for their sons. Steeped in timeless British values, couched in the excitement of the 21st century, it is well rounded and thorough. It speaks to the very core of who we are as people: to be human is to grow. At Durston House, the manner in which this growth is guided is one of relaxed, quiet integrity of purpose, allowing boys the freedom to develop themselves - this is the essence of the schools ongoing success.


Durston House students


Durston House places an emphasis on high standards of work and targets that are commensurate with each pupil's personal development. A boy’s education here is shaped by the development of his character, his curiosity to learn and discover more, and his expanding capability. These three concepts - Character, Curiosity and Capability - are the cornerstones of his success at Durston House and his success in life. We take pride in the true and visible diversity of our community and embrace pupils and staff from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. We have built a community in which mutual respect and understanding, fairness and opportunities for all are promoted within the framework of our broadly Christian foundation.


Durston House water

Entry into the Reception year is in order of registration and is non-selective. For all other years, entry assessment procedures are in place. Classes at Durston House are small in size, with three Form Groups in each year. Full specialist teaching is introduced at Year 5, with some specialism occurring in specific subjects lower down the school. Boys with specific needs are offered Learning Support. Generous ancillary staffing helps Durston House run smoothly and effectively.

Throughout the school there are regular trips, at home and abroad, an Activities Programme, offering a wide range of cultural, recreational and sporting pursuits, as well as After-School Care for boys whose parents cannot collect them until later in the day. Extensive use is made of local facilities, especially for drama and swimming. Sport is strong, with both of the school’s playing field sites having floodlit, all-weather facilities; fixtures against other schools are common and there has been much sporting success in recent years.


If you are interested in visiting the school for an open day, they are held on the following dates for 2019:

Thursday 7th February

Friday 8th February

Saturday 9th February - Introductory Information Morning 9.30-11am

Thursday 16th May

Friday 17th May

Saturday 18th May - Introductory Information Morning 9.30-11am


Please contact the Registrar (Mrs Caroline Ferns) for further details.

Telephone: 020 8991 6532  email: info@durstonhouse.org


Durston House sports day


For more information about Durston House or to register your child please visit www.durstonhouse.org. You can also get in touch with the headmaster's office if you would like to discuss registration on 020 8991 6532.

Durston House has three schools (Pre-Prep, Junior and Middle & Upper) located in Ealing.

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