Babington House School

Babington House School

Day Kent

Babington House Preparatory School is an IAPS for pupils from age 3 - 18 in Kent. The boys and girls receive first class education in a supportive and academic environment.

Babington opened a new co-educational Sixth Form in September 2014 that is steadily growing and offers academic A Level study and work experience.  Our vision is to provide our students with the best qualifications they can achieve and the insight and confidence they need to succeed in the world beyond school.   

Headmaster Mr Tim Lello
Year Founded 1887
Religion Christian
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

Babington House School has a total of 87 pupils, with 6 pupils in the Sixth Form.

1 Day Boys
(16- 18)
86 Day Girls
(11- 18)

About Babington House School

Babington House School is an independent day school in Chislehurst, Kent for pupils aged 3 to18 years. We select children on their academic ability and potential, as well as personal qualities. Once at Babington, they are expected to surpass their own expectations and we achieve excellent results. Babington House has high standards of behaviour, dress and conduct, benefiting from small class sizes of no more than 20 pupils and a strong sense of community. We are committed to outstanding sport, music, drama, and the arts and offer a vast array of extra-curricular opportunities.


School Fees for Academic Year 2016 – 2017 Senior Department Fees – Inclusive of Lunches Year 7 – 13 fees per term: £5,084 Administration Charges Registration fee – non-refundable: £ 50 Deposit fee – Refundable: £500

Scholarships & Bursaries


The Senior School offers scholarships for excellence in Year 7 of up to 30% off school fees in:

  • Overall academic Performance
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Sports


When a pupil exhibits the potential to achieve at a very high level in their music, drama, sports, art or academic studies, we do sometimes offer an Exhibition of up to 15% off school fees.  While it is not as prestigious as a scholarship it is nevertheless a significant award.

Fee Assistance

Assistance with fees can be applied for by a means tested Bursary.


Admissions Process

We are happy to admit girls to the Senior School at any age and any time during the academic year, provided we have space and they fulfil our entry criteria.  Our starting point is the recognition that every child is unique and that your daughter is special. Like you we want her to be happy and successful.  We select on academic ability and potential, as well as personal qualities.

We try to make the admissions experience as friendly as we can so that we, and you as parents, can work out whether your daughter would thrive here.  We talk to your child and read her most recent school report, we also discuss the application with you.  Our academic tests are usually carried out during a 'taster' day which is booked in at a time to suit your convenience.

There is a Year 7 Entrance Examination in early January for September entry that year, which involves Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths and Creative Writing tests. These tests assess a pupil's academic ability and potential.  Taster Days before or after this examination are encouraged.  If you have missed the Entrance Examination you can still apply, but a Taster Day is a requirement during which your daughter will sit equivalent tests.

As a school we will award Academic Scholarships based on the results of our entrance tests, school report and an interview.

Sixth Form

Sixth Form entry is based on an interview with the Headmaster, references from your current school, a strong GCSE profile and we normally require no less than a B grade in those subjects that you intend to take, or in equivalent subjects.

Contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Lee, Tel: 020 8467 5537 Email:



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