“The only way to educate young children properly is within a homely atmosphere, so I am going to start my own school here and now”
Molly Papirnik, Founder, 1951
Welcome to The Jack and Jill Family of Schools – a group of three independent schools providing education since 1951. The Family of Schools is now one of the few remaining family owned-and-run educational establishments in the UK.
Our family consists of three schools;
Jack & Jill Nursery & Reception School, Twickenham
Nightingale House Pre-Preparatory School, Hampton
Clarence House Preparatory School, Hampton Hill
All three schools focus on nurturing the unique potential in every child.
With one boy and one girl, Jack and Jill School started in the dining room of her home, offering traditional education in the home from home environment that she felt to be of paramount importance.
Today, the Papirnik family continues its commitment to the Jack and Jill family of schools with her granddaughter as its present Principal and members of the next generation actively involved in its day to day operation, ready for its next generation.
All three schools focus on nurturing the unique potential in every child .
We achieve this ambitious goal in four ways:
- We appoint outstanding teachers.
- We teach knowledge-rich curricula.
- We prioritise reading; and,
- We treat your child like a member of the family.
From the day your child is entrusted to our schools’ care, his or her needs are paramount. The Family of Schools puts children first.
As a result, all three schools achieve outstanding academic results. In fact, we can say our boys and girls know more and remember more than pupils in comparable schools.
‘Nurturing Unique Potential’
The Family of Schools operate within a ‘home from home’ environment inspired by our founder, Molly Papirnik.
When you are in one of our schools, it really does feel like you’re part of a family.
We do this by having, small classes, kind teachers and close relationships with parents
This ensures that a child’s unique interests and potential can be identified, nurtured and developed in a safe, supportive environment. We want every child who leaves our school to have found their passion for learning and to enjoy rigour and challenge within all areas of the curriculum.
Our ethos underpins every aspect of life at the Family of Schools.