Choosing the right nursery and first school for your child can be a daunting prospect, so we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Quainton Hall, rated Excellent for Academic Achievement and Excellent for Personal Development by Independent School Inspectorate in 2020, offers a broad education to children, from age 3 to 11, with a focus on instilling an excitement for learning, high levels of achievement, and the fostering of creative and inquisitive minds in children who are confident in all they do.

Children typically join Quainton Hall in either Nursery or Reception years and continue to the end of Year 6, aged 11. However, some children do join us at other stages and we are always pleased to welcome them.

We also invite you to visit the School at one of our Open Events.

Mrs Nishma Aleksin-Shah
020 8515 9487

Key dates

April to July 2022‘Meet the Headmaster’ open sessions
Monday 7 November 2022 & Tuesday 8 November 2022Reception Assessments
Wednesday 14 December 2022Offer letters sent out
Tuesday 10 January 2023Reception Additional Assessments

Our catchment

Quainton Hall is proud to serve the families of Harrow and surrounding areas. Our families typically come to us from a North West London catchment area including the Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Hillingdon, as well as parts of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Mid-year and non-standard year group entry

Entry into non-standard years or mid-year is by assessment and parental interview. We may also request a copy of your child’s most recent school report from their current school.  If a place is not immediately available, parents may be offered the opportunity to join a waiting list.

Moving to senior school

Quainton Hall and John Lyon – Prep and Senior together: We are an all-through co-educational school from 3 to 18. It is expected that the majority of children who enter Quainton Hall will automatically progress through each stage of the Prep School and transition into John Lyon Senior School. For this to be the case, children need to demonstrate that they have sufficient ability to cope with the demands of the curriculum at each next stage, and have the skills and maturity to do so successfully. In the transition from Prep to Senior, all children will sit an academic assessment, the results of which will assist in the smooth transfer from Year 6 into Year 7. Guidance will be provided to parents about the transition process from Quainton Hall Prep to John Lyon Senior School.

Quainton Hall maintains excellent relationships with other local senior schools in both independent and maintained sectors, and each child will receive the full support of the School as they leave us aged 11, wherever they choose to begin the next stage of their education.