One year after opening its doors on Piccadilly, Eaton Square Mayfair is a central London co-ed senior school putting its best foot forward at pace.
For many parents the path to finding the dream school for their child isn’t always a straightforward process. There are a lot of factors to consider and striking a balance between an environment that’s stimulating and exciting, which allows children to thrive and discover and develop their passions – without the stress of tough entrance exams, constant testing and physical and emotional upheaval – can be a challenge.
However, the Eaton Square Schools Group aims to eradicate that challenge and provide a well-rounded, holistic educational pathway for students, ranging all the way from nursery school through to the upper school where students can remain until they’re ready for higher education.
The Upper School entry process is balanced and well-rounded, with significant value placed on a teacher-student interview rather than just a test. This enables them to develop a much greater picture of the student as a person, rather than just their academic capabilities, and from there they can provide feedback in a much more considered and effective manner.
Launched in September 2017, the school has undergone extensive organic growth and under the strong leadership of joint heads, John Wilson and Caroline Townshend, continues to go from strength to strength.
Feedback from parents and students alike has been overwhelmingly positive and the school is looking forward to continuing to grow and build on its outstanding beginning.
Eaton Square Mayfair occupies a beautiful Grade I-listed building steeped in rich history, with beautiful original ceiling murals, a grand stone staircase and state rooms lined with historic silk wallpaper, all complemented by state-of-the art technology and science labs, a cutting-edge canteen and stunning art studio.
The school takes advantage of the fact that it is located in the middle of some of London’s greatest resources. Children spend break times in the glorious Green Park, they swim at Covent Garden, row at Fulham Reach and enjoy specialised sports facilities at Acton. They also regularly hold lessons in world-renowned galleries, host drama workshops in famous theatres and teach science in the country’s most famous museums.
The established parent body is as engaged with the school as the pupils are and has an active PTA, which is heavily involved in key decision-making processes. One of this year’s biggest highlights was the annual charity gala involving all the schools. The event raised over £130,000 for the Evelina Children’s Hospital.
This echoes the family-centred ethos, with the home-to-school partnership deeply valued, alongside a strong sense of community. The school’s aim is to ensure children develop self-confdence and respect for others, as well as a genuine love for learning with a balanced, all-round education.
For London families looking for excellence in the heart of the capital, this exciting new option is moving forward with purpose.