Babington House School

Babington House School

Day Kent

Babington House School is an independent co-educational day school from 3 to 18 years, situated in a beautiful group of buildings on Grange Drive in Chislehurst, near Bromley.The boys and girls receive first class education in a supportive and academic environment. 

At Babington House, ““pupils throughout the school display excellent attitudes to learning that are evident in all that they do, and an atmosphere of happy endeavour permeates school life”, independent school inspectors find.

In November 2016, Babington House School had an Educational Quality and Compliance Inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The school received the highest grade possible in all categories and across every age group which, under the new Inspection Framework, is described as 'Excellent'.   This is very rare indeed particularly for an all through school from 3 to 18 years.  Babington could not have done better and such a result from a more robust inspection framework is a remarkable achievement for the school community.  

Key Findings:
Quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements – Excellent
Quality of the pupils’ personal development – Excellent

“Pupils are confident, independent learners and thinkers with high personal values and an awareness of their responsibilities in the outside world, fully reflecting the school’s aims.  They contribute fully to the happy, relaxed and close-knit community.”






Year Founded 1887
Religion Christian
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

Babington House School has a total of 365 pupils, with 14 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £4288 to £5340, per term.

115 Day Boys
(3- 18)
250 Day Girls
(3- 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.

In 2017, fantastic A and AS Level results were received by Babington Sixth Form pupils - 100% pass rate.
At GCSE Babington students achieved 92% 5 A* - C (9 – 4) including English and Maths.
71% of all GCSE grades were A* - B (9 – 5), which are particularly impressive given the new grading.

In 2018 Babington was ranked top small independent school in England for A Level results - 68% A* and A grades.

As well as excellent results in the Senior School and Sixth Form, Babington has a thriving Preparatory School for boys and girls from 4 to 11 years old and the Nursery is top of the Bromley league table for Early Years Education for the second year running.

“Our commitment to providing an academic and well-rounded education with small class sizes and an individual approach means we achieve the very best from all our pupils.  This is reflected in the impressive results achieved at GCSE and A Level", says Tim Lello, Headmaster.


Fees are inclusive of lunch. Registration fee: £100 (non-refundable) Deposit: £750 (refundable)

Scholarships & Bursaries

The Senior Department offers scholarships and exhibitions for excellence for entry into Year 7 in:
- Overall academic performance
- Art
- Drama
- Music
- Sport

Academic Scholarships are also available for Sixth Form students.




Admissions Process


We are happy to admit young people to the School at 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 should be treated as an individual. Like you we want your child 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 son or daughter would thrive here.  We talk to your child and read their 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.

The Year 7 Entrance Examination takes place in early January and involves Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English tests. These tests assess a pupil's academic ability and potential. 

Taster Days are encouraged.  For further details please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs James, Tel: 020 8467 5537 or Email:



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Forthcoming Open Days

  • Open Morning

    9:00 -12:00

    Mr Lello, Headmaster, will speak at the times detailed about the different areas of the school: 09.30am - Seniors (11 - 16 years) 10.30am - Nursery and Preparatory (3 - 11 years) 11.15am - Sixth Form (16 to 18 years) During your visit you will be taken on a tour of the school by Babington pupils, this will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes, please organise your visit to take a tour either before or after the relevant talk. Refreshments will be available. All welcome.