Twickenham Preparatory School was founded on Twickenham Green in the Baptist Church Hall in 1969 and moving to a permanent building opposite the Green soon afterwards.
In 1992 the school moved to its new home, the Beveree, a Grade II listed building linked to John Blow, the King’s Musician during the reign of Charles II.
The school has a rather unique story. In the summer of 1969 parents at a local boys Prep School were told by the owner that the school had been sold and the new owner would subsequently become the Headmaster in place of the Rev. Donald Hill.
Many parents were unhappy with this turn of events and a group of them decided to start a new school with the Rev. Donald Hill as their Headmaster. It was to be a school largely run by parents with, in those early days in particular, many volunteering their help free of charge.
Soon after the school became co-educational and by the early 1990s, a roll of about one hundred pupils meant that the search for new premises was becoming increasingly urgent.
So in 1992 Twickenham Prep moved to the Beveree in Hampton.
Since those early days in Hampton, there has been the addition of a large, welcoming and colourful Pre-Prep, a new Sports Hall, Dining Room and cloakrooms, a new Music and Art Centre and the addition of some exciting outside spaces including an amphitheatre, sports surfacing and a nature trail. Now the school is about 285 pupils strong and is a charitable trust with a board of Governors.
The school is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and is regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).