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King's House School
Established 1946
Type Independent school
Preparatory school
Head Mark Turner
Location Kings Road
Richmond, London
TW10 6ES
England, United Kingdom
Staff 86
Students 450
Gender Boys
Ages 3–13

Blue & White


King's House School is an independent day preparatory school in Richmond, London.

Founded in 1946,[1] King's House School has 450 pupils aged between 3 and 13.[2]

Present school

The school is currently split into three parts:

  • King's House Nursery School (ages 3–4)
  • King's House Junior School (ages 4–8)
  • King's House Senior School (ages 9–13)


  • 35-acre sports ground and club house[3]
  • State of art theatre
  • Music and Mac suite
  • Gymnasium
  • Astroturf
  • Science laboratories
  • Theatre[2]
  • 2 ICT Suites[4]


The school specialises in the three sports of rugby, cricket and football. Football operates at the beginning of the year until the winter term, when rugby comes in play. Cricket follows in the summer term. Sports lessons take place at King's House Sports Ground in nearby Chiswick[3]

The school also supports;[2]

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fitness training
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Cricket

Major achievements

  • 2006 National IAPS General Knowledge Award[5]
  • School Choir
  • Jazz Band
  • Orchestra
  • Brass Group

2015 u14 National Rugby champions

Historical case of child abuse

Former teacher Michael Porteous was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for sexually abusing a pupil at the school in the 1970s.[6] The school issued a statement, saying: "We are shocked that a former teacher of the school abused his position of trust in this way and committed a deplorable crime against a pupil in his care."



  1. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  2. ^ a b c Boys 3–13. Girls 3–4. "King's House School". Independent Schools Council. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Sports". King's House School. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Computing". King's House School. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
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  6. ^ Proto, Laura (8 October 2014). "Richmond King's House School 'saddened' it could not stop paedophile teacher's 'deplorable' crimes in the 1970s". Your Local Guardian. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. ^ Day, Elizabeth (9 October 2005). "Dallaglio: my secret life as Tina Turner's backing vocalist". Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 14 January 2008.
  8. ^ Goldsmith, Annabel (2004). Annabel: An Unconventional Life. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0297829661.
  9. ^ Membery, York (16 April 2011). "Me and my school photo". Weekend (Daily Mail): 6.

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Coordinates: 51°27′34″N 0°17′35″W / 51.45941°N 0.29298°W / 51.45941; -0.29298