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About St Philip's

St Philip’s is a small Roman Catholic preparatory school for approximately 100 boys aged 7-13. It was established in 1934 and is still located on its foundation site in the heart of Kensington in central London. In 2024, the school will begin a three-year expansion phase that will see it become a school for approximately 160 boys aged 4-13.

The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum that combines a strong academic, moral and religious education with a range of creative and sporting opportunities. It aims for every pupil to feel a valued member of the school community and to have a sense of being personally nurtured. Having experienced this, we hope that each boy is inspired to respond to others in a similar fashion.

Boys leave St Philip’s and go onto the senior school that is best-suited to their individual needs. The school enjoys strong links with all the senior schools it feeds, and counts among those the greatest schools in England.

Since 2019, almost half of our boys have moved onto Eton, Harrow, City of London or Dulwich.

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Of over 200 leavers since 2010 approximately…

  • 25% have gone onto Eton, Harrow and Winchester


  • 25% have gone onto to City of London, Dulwich, KCS Wimbledon, St Paul’s and Westminster

  • 50% of the boys going onto boarding go to Eton, Harrow or Winchester

  • 50% of the boys going onto day go to St Paul’s, Westminster, KCS, City of London, Dulwich

In a nutshell: great results, clear values, good fun.

The Good Schools Guide 2023




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