Sussex House School

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Sussex House School
68 Cadogan Square 07.JPG
Motto Lead me to the rock that is higher than I
Established 1952
Type Preparatory day school
Religion Church of England
Location 68 Cadogan Square
Coordinates: 51°29′40″N 0°09′41″W / 51.49455°N 0.16145°W / 51.49455; -0.16145
Local authority Kensington and Chelsea
DfE number 207/6096
DfE URN 100514 Tables
Gender Boys
Ages 8–13
  •      Stuart
  •      Tudor
  •      Norman
Colours Dark blue, ochre and mulberry
Former pupils Old Cadogans

Founded in 1952, Sussex House School is a preparatory school situated in Chelsea, London in a Norman Shaw house at 68 Cadogan Square. A Gymnasium and Music School are housed in a converted chapel in Cadogan Street nearby. The school is an independent charitable trust.


There is a full-time teaching staff of 20. Creative subjects are given a strong emphasis and boys take music and art. Team sports take place at a nearby park. Cricket is the main summer sport along with tennis, swimming, indoor football and golf. All boys have physical education classes and Sussex House has long had a high profile in fencing.

Cultural and creative activities play a major role, including theatrical productions in a West End theatre, an annual exhibition of creative work featuring large-scale architectural models and an annual competition of poetry written by pupils. There is a strong bias towards music and a programme of choral and orchestral concerts. A large number of pupils play musical instruments and typically each year pupils win awards to senior schools. The school provides a range of sporting and cultural trips.

The school has a Church of England affiliation. There is a school chaplain and weekly services are held in St Simon Zelotes Church, Chelsea. Boys of all religions and denominations are welcomed.

Sussex House is one of the principal feeder schools to Eton College.


Nicholas Kaye (M.A., A.C.P., F.R.S.A., F.R.G.S.) is the current headmaster. He read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge.[1]

He became Headmaster in 1994, having been Deputy since 1986. Shortly before taking over he initiated a buy-out from the trust which had previously owned the school as part of a group. He set-up an independent charitable trust for the school, and carried out a major restoration of the house.

He is a trustee of the Asra Hawariat School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


School fees are charged termly and are payable by the first day of each term. If a boy is withdrawn from the school either a full term's notice or a payment of a term's fees in lieu of notice must be given.

Each term costs £6,200, making the annual charge £18,600.[2]

Trustees and governing body[edit]

Trustees [3]

  • A.B. Badenoch F.C.A.
  • J.A. Crewe
  • M.A.J. Goedhuis
  • N.P. Kaye

Governing body [3]

  • J.A. Crewe Chairman
  • A.B. Badenoch F.C.A.
  • Mrs.J.M. Elias
  • G. R. Evans B.Sc., M.A.
  • Mrs. N.M. Gayner
  • M.A.J. Goedhuis M.A., M.B.A.
  • P. D. Hargreaves M.A.
  • P.P.A. Lagrange M.A.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Old boys are known as "Old Cadogans", after the street which the school is located on. The alumni magazine is The Cadogan.[4]


  1. ^ "Headmaster". Sussex House. 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  2. ^ "About Sussex House". Sussex House. 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Sussex House is an independent day school for boys aged eight to thirteen". Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  4. ^ "About the school: Old Cadogans". 

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