Welcome to Elmhurst School

Headmaster’s Welcome

Charles SouthHello, I am Charles South and I am delighted to welcome you to the Elmhurst School for Boys’ website. I am very privileged to lead this wonderful ‘family’ school and I am very proud of all our boys’ fantastic achievements, many of which you will find described on this site.


Aims & Objectives

Elmhurst caters for boys aged 4-11 and concentrates on raising individual levels of attainment to the extent that boys will have the best possible chance of doing themselves justice in competitive entrance examinations.


Excellence in Everything

Winning the CupThe Elmhurst curriculum incorporates the National Curriculum, which is followed throughout the school. However, the National Curriculum is seen only as a minimum curriculum and our own syllabus and schemes of work are considerably more extensive.



Learning is about more than just academic studies, we look to develop the boys as young men. Having ‘Life Experiences’ equips the boys with the skills they will need to tackle any obstacle that confronts them in the future.


Parental involvement

The Elmhurst Friends’ Association was formed in September 1984 and all parents are automatically members of this Association, whose aim is specifically to organise social events and fund raising activities. Fundraising events take place on a regular basis.


Focussing on Secondary Schools

Which School your son moves on to is of major importance to all parents, we aim to help you make the right decision for your son. By helping him reach his full potential we will help him move on to the School of his choice.



Parent Workshops with Early Years Specialist, Lena Engel
Elmhurst will be hosting two highly valuable parent workshops for local parents with children of pre-school age:

Promoting Positive Behaviour: Wednesday 11th February, 7.00-8.30pm

Promoting Children’s Independence at Home: Wednesday 25th February, 7.00 -8.30pm

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Entry to Elmhurst
If you would like to visit Elmhurst, we run individual showrounds weekdays at 9.15am and 11am. Please telephone Paula or Carole on 020 8688 0661 to book your appointment.

Forest School
This year every class will go to Forest School once a week for half a term. The programme will include exploring, dens, storytelling, natural art (e.g.mud sculptures/stick art), team building games, bushcraft, campfires and cooking etc.