One of the main reasons families choose to move to West London, and particularly put down roots in W6, is because of the high standard of education available and the many excellent schools in Hammersmith.
As local estate agents, we are acutely aware that schooling often plays a large role in decision making when it comes to moving home. Whether it is state or independently run schools that parents intend to place their children in.
Here in this blog, we highlight the schools in Hammersmith to help families moving in and around W6.
Primary Schools in Hammersmith
For parents of young children, those aged 4 and over, there is an abundance of excellent primary schools in Hammersmith.
St Peter’s CE Primary School
33 St Peter’s Road, W6 9BA
St Peters CE Primary School is a highly regarded, Church of England School located just off St Peter’s Square, in a prime residential area of Hammersmith.
We had the pleasure of having an interview with Head Teacher Karen Frazer to learn more about the school.
This sought-after primary school caters to children of Nursery age and through Primary years.
Flora Gardens Primary School
Dalling Road, W6 0UD
Flora Gardens Primary School, also catering to families in Brackenbury Village, is positioned on the eastern edge of Ravenscourt Park.
Melcombe Primary School
Fulham Palace Road, W6 9ER
Melcombe Primary School is a community school located opposite Charing Cross Hospital, at the northern end of The Crabtree Estate.
A short but clear review on Google, says “Fantastic school, with dedicated and caring staff.”
Brackenbury Primary School
Dalling Road, W6 0BA
Brackenbury Primary School is a highly regarded, community school, catering to primary school aged children and with the addition of a nursery class, located in the heart of Brackenbury Village.
An incredibly highly regarded primary school, led by Head Teacher David Collins, Brackenbury Primary holds several well-attended annual events.
John Betts Primary School
Paddenswick Road, W6 0UA
Named after Dr John Betts (Died 1875) who was an English doctor and philanthropist who endowed schools in Hammersmith.
Today, John Betts Primary School is deemed to be one of the best schools in Hammersmith and is often oversubscribed, with more children applying to the school than there are places available.
Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
41a Brook Green, W6 7BL
A highly regarded primary school in Brook Green. Families often seek homes nearby with a view to securing a place within the school, but also driven by the prospect of living in Brook Green, which is a truly wonderful corner of W6 in which to reside.
St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School
Disbrowe Road, W6 8QE
St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School is located at the very southern tip of the W6 postcode area, near the border with Fulham and Barons Court.
The school ethos focuses on providing a high-quality education within a Catholic framework.
West London Free School Primary
Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, W6 0LB
A popular choice with local families, West London Free School Primary have developed their own, unique knowledge-rich curriculum that inspires pupils and promotes excellence, underpinned by a drive to overcome inequality of opportunity.
St Paul’s CE Primary School
Worlidge Street, W6 9BP
Incredibly centrally located, St Paul’s CE Primary School is positioned just a stone’s throw from King Street and near to Hammersmith Bridge.
This state-run, Primary School caters to children from nursery age and through primary years.
Secondary Schools in Hammersmith
There are a number of excellent secondary schools in Hammersmith catering to children aged 11 and up. Many also offer education for sixth form aged children.
Sacred Heart High School
212 Hammersmith Road, W6 7DG
This single sex, Roman Catholic Secondary School for girls is a highly regarded school.
Sacred Heart alumni include former prime minister Tony Blair’s daughter Kathryn Blair.
West London Free School
Years 7-11: Palingswick House, 241 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9LP
Sixth Form: 2 Bridge Avenue, Hammersmith W6 9JP
West London Free School is a relatively new school, arranged over two different sites and is led by joint Head Teachers, Rob Peal and Ben McLaughlin. We did an interview with Rob Peal and Ben McLaughlin, joint heads of West London Free School regarding the school and ethos in a recent interview.
William Morris Sixth Form
St Dunstans Road, W6 8RB
Opened over 25 years ago, William Morris Sixth Form is a dedicated sixth form setting, catering to those aged 16-19 focusing on academic and vocational excellence.
Westside Academy Trust School (Free School)
Galena House, 8-30 Galena Road, London W6 0LT
Westside School is an alternative provision secondary school that is highly regarded in the neighbourhood. Recognised for supporting children and young people with SEND.
Independent Schools in Hammersmith
There are a number of excellent independent schools in Hammersmith catering to children of all ages, dotted across the W6 postcode area.
Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School
16 Ravenscourt Ave, W6 0SL
Positioned at the southern end of Ravenscourt Park, Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School is a non-selective, co-educational independent school that caters to children from 4-11 years old.
Ecole Française de Londres Jacques Prévert
59 Brook Green, London, W6 7BE
Brook Green is home to several excellent schools with Ecole Française de Londres Jacques Prévert perhaps being one of the best-known and highly regarded of the local independent schools. They cater to boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
Bute House Preparatory School for Girls
Luxembourg Gardens, W6 7EA
Also in Brook Green, Bute House Preparatory School for Girls describes itself as a dynamic, exciting, rounded and rigorous environment in which girls flourish, thrive and have fun whilst learning.
Godolphin and Latymer School
Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG
Located on the southern side of Brackenbury Village, Godolphin and Latymer is an leading independent day school for girls aged 11-18.
Despite being positioned in the very centre of Hammersmith, the school enjoys a serene six acre site. Godolphin and Latymer school aims to “encourage girls to learn about local, national and global issues, and in so doing . . . become considerate, compassionate and courageous young women.”
St Paul’s Girls’ School
Brook Green, London, W6 7BS
Few schools in London are as celebrated as St Paul’s Girls’ School which has dominated the rankings of independent secondary schools like no other.
Named The Sunday Times Independent School of the Year 2022, you can be certain that it is one of the top schools in Hammersmith.
Latymer Upper School and Latymer Prep School
237 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LR
Latymer Upper School is one of the country’s leading fully co-educational schools, located on King Street, it is a striking feature of the area and incredibly popular with locally based families.
We had an interview with Principal of Latymer Prep, Andrea Rutterford, to find out more about the school.
Moving home with family: Considering Schools in Hammersmith
Those living in Hammersmith are fortunate to have many excellent education establishments nearby.
If you are considering buying, renting, selling, or letting in Hammersmith our team would be delighted to speak with you.