The Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys, previously known as Falkner House Boys, was founded in 1956. It is a Pre-Prep school for 3 – 7-year-old boys in Chiswick. In January 2021, Falcons Nursery Chiswick opened on-site for girls and boys.

The school is a constant hive of activity, inspiring boys in their learning and providing the very highest level of pastoral care.


Liz McLaughlin, Headmistress

Ms McLaughlin has been both the Primary school Assistant Principal and the Primary school Principal of the International Community School in Marylebone, and was in a leadership role there for 7 years. Prior to teaching in London, Ms McLaughlin taught in the USA (most recently at the Haley Pilot School in Boston), and in Italy (the Bilingual European School in Milan).

Ms McLaughlin studied for her first degree in English and Elementary Education at the University of Vermont in the USA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then took a Master of Education at Queen’s University in Ontario and a Master of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston, as a part of the School Leadership Program.

Ms McLaughlin enjoys horse riding in her spare time as well as continuing to improve her Italian following her time in Milan.


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