• Established in 1850

    Established in 1850, Handel House is a small co-educational preparatory day school based in the pleasant market town of Gainsborough.
  • Family Atmosphere

    Classes in this happy family atmosphere are deliberately kept small in order that time and help can be given to all children to develop.
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Welcome to Handel House

Handel House School, GainbsoroughHandel House is a small, co-educational preparatory day school based in the pleasant market town of Gainsborough. The school was established in 1850 and is situated in a residential area of town, adjacent to Gainsborough Trinity football ground. We are within walking distance of the bus terminal and there are also excellent train services from Lincoln and Retford.

Handel House School, GainbsoroughAt Handel House, excellent academic standards are achieved with the help of qualified and experienced members of staff, giving guidance to the individual needs of each child within the security of a well established family atmosphere.

We have a passion for education and work to support the school’s traditional values, whilst looking forward to adding new features and modernising for an exciting future. The best way to find out about the life of the school is to pay us a visit. You are assured of a friendly welcome.

About Handel House

Our Aims

To meet the needs of every child and encourage a love of learning.

To provide a secure, happy, family-like environment and to allow all children to develop to their full potential.

To encourage personal, social and academic achievement through regular assessment and yearly examinations.

To encourage a responsibility to and for each other and to be well-mannered in both school and society.


Please click here to download a PDF version of the Handel House School & Nursery prospectus.