Independent school for boys and girls aged 11-18
School Open Day / admissions tests day: Wednesday 10 May

Admissions tests are for bursaries, scholarships and general entry.

This is not a highly pressurised day. Prospective students will take short examinations in science, English and mathematics.

Please call us or fill in the form on the right side of this page.

Bales is located in central west London W10, between Queens Park and Notting Hill. We offer Secondary education from year 7 to GCSE and A-Level. We are a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and celebrated our 50th year in operation in 2016. Now enrolling for September 2017.
Bales is a unique, small school: we pride ourselves on developing the individual as a whole. Exam results are important, but we never want to be a “grade factory”. We believe that social, cultural, and moral development is just as important as results.
Our aim is for “Continuous Personal Attention” from all staff to the students. We want every student to thrive. We have an outstanding mix of highly experienced and new, younger teachers to give a good balance.

We also have some exciting developments planned over the next few years where we will significantly increase the size of the school and provide new, world-class facilities. Phase 1 of our planning is due to be approved in March 2017 by Westminster Council.
We’d love to meet you at our Admissions Day!

Admissions day Registration Form

Please call us on 020 8960 5899 or fill in the form to book your place. We have two sessions – morning or afternoon.

Students will take entrance examinations and parents can meet with teachers and the school management team.


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Bales is regulated by Ofsted and the ISA (Independent Schools Association).
Our most recent Ofsted inspector (October 2016) included the following comments:

“Schemes of work are detailed and there is a good focus on developing pupil’s skills across a range of subjects.”

“The pupils the inspector met said that teaching is good and that they enjoy their learning across the different subjects.”
“There is evidence of promotion of pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
“Pupil’s individual achievement targets are set and their progress is assessed regularly. Pupils’ progress is shared with parents every half term and at parents’ evenings.”