Lower School (Early Years and Key Stage One) Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Upper School (Key Stage Two) Years 3-6
The curriculum at Cameron House follows a clearly structured academic course, from Reception to Year 6, allowing each child to be fully prepared by the time they sit their senior school entrance examinations at age 11. Class Teachers usually teach the majority of the academic subjects to their pupils, however from the Reception class onwards, children are often taught by specialist teachers, such as in French, ICT, art, music and PE.
In their early years at Cameron House, the pupils are given a broad and exciting introduction to many areas of learning. At the heart of the curriculum are the core subjects of mathematics, English, science and ICT. In addition, geography, history, French and other aesthetic and practical activities such as art and DT, drama, music, current affairs, debating, RE., PSHCE and physical education are included to ensure a balanced curriculum and to create a full and purposeful day for each child.
At 11, boys go on to a range of schools including: Latymer Upper, Alleyn’s, Dulwich, Emanuel, Colet Court, City of London, Westminster Under, Harrodian, Ibstock Place and other day and boarding schools. Girls move onto schools such as St Paul's, Godolphin and Latymer, City of London, Putney High, Francis Holland, Queen’s Gate, Harrodian, Queen’s College and Latymer Upper, as well as a number of day and boarding schools.
The school is designed to be completely child-centred, modern and warm, creating the right atmosphere for learning. Expectations and results are high, yet the atmosphere at Cameron House is not unnecessarily pressurised; its programme is designed to develop each child's personality and to stretch and extend his or her individual talents. A high teacher/pupil ratio is essential to Cameron House's success. Excellent provision is made for children of exceptionally high IQ, or unusual ability, e.g. Explorers’ and Discovery Clubs, String Group and Artists' Group. The aim is to instil a firm sense of self, a passion for exploration and a freedom to express creativity, balanced by good manners, confidence, kindness and a selfless interest in others.
One of the first tasks is to foster a joy of reading, which Cameron House believes is the best foundation for future learning, reinforced by age-specific libraries and book corners in each class. All pupils can access the school's own intranet, interactive whiteboards, class laptops and the computer suite.
From their earliest years, music, drama, art and sport form an integral part of the children's school life and excellent local facilities allow the pupils to engage in a wide variety of sports. Unusually, a large proportion of our children learn karate, which builds physical confidence. Verbal communication skills are also developed, leading to Guildhall Speech and Drama Examinations. Other popular clubs include Latin, Chess, Touch Typing, Karate, Sewing, Mad Science, Ballet, Art, Drama, Football, Tennis, Tap, Spanish and Fencing and many more. Three active choirs, a school orchestra, string group as well as singing and percussion classes, composition and musical appreciation classes and individual instrument and singing lessons, lead to grade examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
There is a genuinely open dialogue between parents and teachers, also fostered by The Friends of Cameron House (FoCH). This contributes to the welcoming feel of the school. The Headmistress of Cameron House, Dina Mallett, is always delighted to give parents a tour of the school so that they can experience its special qualities for themselves.
In 2005 Cameron House School celebrated its Silver Jubilee—25 years of educating happy, confident children, many of whom returned to commemorate the event at our Anniversary Concert. The School held a Silver Jubilee Gala and Christmas Service of Celebration at St Luke's Church, Chelsea. As a lasting memorial, a beautiful glass panel, which records the diversity of life in the school today, was installed in the entrance hall for everyone to enjoy for another 25 years.
For more information, please contact the Headmistress, Mrs Dina Mallett, BA Ed (Hons) at:
Cameron House School
4 The Vale
Tel: 020 7352 4040
Fax: 020 7352 2349