A brand new senior school for
2017 is set to be an incredibly exciting time for Eaton Square as we prepare to open the doors to our brand new senior school next September.
Based right in the heart of London at 106 Piccadilly, Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair, is located in a stunning Grade I listed building directly opposite Green Park. The building’s rich history, iconic design and central location make it the perfect base for many families with young children across central London.
Connected to our existing Eaton Square Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory schools, as well as the wider Minerva Education group (which includes Hyde Park School in South Kensington and The Lyceum School in Shoreditch) the new school will cater for up to 420 students aged 11 upwards.
Eaton Square Upper will span across four storeys and a basement, featuring a purpose built student canteen, lecture style classrooms, multiple science laboratories and a beautiful art room. What’s more, we’ll also be taking full advantage of our local surroundings through partnerships with local sports clubs, outdoors lessons in Green Park and regular trips to London’s most well-known cultural institutions.
The idea for Eaton Square Upper was born out of a clear need for a new senior school in the capital – and after talking to our current parents, it was apparent that many were keen to see their children progress from prep to senior school with a seamless transition and continuity in care and provision of services.
Not only will the school be available to children already attending one of our preparatory schools, but we will also be welcoming new students on a non-selective basis.
Continuing with our longstanding, family-focused ethos, our admission process will take a holistic approach that will incorporate online test results, a reference from the pupil’s current Head, and interviews with pupils and parents.
Rather than hoping to select from one particular gender or strata of current academic level, we will provide an education which celebrates the diverse skills and aptitudes of pupils in London and maximises the benefits of enabling them to interact and learn from each other.
About the Headmaster - Phillip Williams
Phillip read Mathematics and Philosophy at Merton College Oxford and graduated with a first class degree in1990. He then became an analyst for the American firm of management consultants, ZS Associates, where he helped to found their first European office. After this introduction to the commercial world, Phillip decided to pursue a career in education.
He was appointed by Winchester College in 1992 as a mathematics teacher, where he also coached Athletics, Shotokan Karate, Winchester College Football, and contributed towards numerous musical activities. He joined the Senior Management Team at Winchester College as Under Master in 1997, with responsibilities for the curriculum and school-wide organization. In 2003 he moved to Francis Holland Sloane Square where he was the Senior Deputy Head before joining us as the inaugural Headmaster of Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair.
Phillip’s hobbies include listening to music, performing classical music, and the mathematics of symmetry in many dimensions. In 2006 he married Orpha Phelan in St James’s, Piccadilly. Orpha is an international opera director, who has directed productions in London, Copenhagen, Malmö, Melbourne and Sydney. They have two boys, aged three and five, who are full of character.
Eaton Square Upper School106 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NL
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