Homefield is a top preparatory school in Surrey for 350 boys aged between three and thirteen. Founded nearly in 1870, Homefield has its roots in the 19th century and its branches in the twenty-first. Throughout the School's development it has been very careful to preserve the original family ethos and intimacy, together with its reputation for academic excellence, breadth of extra-curricular sporting, musical and artistic provision and the first class provision of pastoral care.
For almost 150 years, Homefield has been renowned for its academic success, its family atmosphere, and its small class sizes. A safe and happy environment, with a real depth of specialist teaching ensures the fulfilment of our boys' individual potential. We offer a truly cosmopolitan school, our rich diversity a real strength.
Our academic success and scholarship rates are exceptional. At Homefield we produce well-rounded boys who go on to some of the very best senior schools in the country. Personal interests and passions are cultivated; whether they are artistic, linguistic, sporting or social.
As a charitable trust since the 1960s, a keen sense of civic and community responsibility is very important to us. From an early age, our boys learn what good citizenship looks like. We believe that such positive values influence character and attitude. In the 21st century it's more important than ever for our boys to feel rooted within a strong moral community and to benefit from being part of a bigger picture. They will make loyal friends here who, we hope, will stay by their side for life.
We challenge our boys and are very ambitious for each and every one of them. These expectations are not around pressure to pass exams. We encourage a young 'renaissance man', that enlightened individual who "can do all things if he will". Depth and breadth are baked into our mix, all the way from our early years right up to our teenage boys.
We are housed in an extensive purpose-built complex, with well-equipped science laboratories, large Art, DT and Music suites, complemented by a spacious Early Years Department and a two-acre adjoining playing field. Homefield prepares its boys for a very wide range of senior schools in London and the South East, including Dulwich College, Epsom College, Eton, Hampton, Harrow, King's College School, Kingston Grammar, St Paul's, St John's, Trinity, Westminster and Whitgift.
At Homefield we aim to provide
* High standards of learning for all
* High standards of teaching for all
* High expectations in a caring atmosphere
* The fulfilment of each individual's potential
* A thorough preparation for each boy's next school
* A secure foundation for each boy's future life.
Above all, we try to achieve them in a climate of expectation but not pressure.
The ISI inspection of the school in June 2017 and March 2013 endorsed these aims, noting that "Pupils make a strong contribution to their learning through their highly motivated and enthusiastic attitudes... The quality of pupils' achievements and learning is excellent." (ISI Inspection, March 2013). Homefield's strong pastoral care is delivered by form teachers right from the Early Years Department through to the Senior Department.
Our boys move on to some of the best senior schools in the country. We have had 100% pass rate at Common Entrance for more than ten years and 71 scholarships have been won to senior independent schools for academic, musical, sporting, artistic and all round accomplishment in the past four years.
Last year boys were awarded 21 places at selective grammar schools at 11+. Our boys also achieved 49 offers across the Top 10 ranked senior independent boys and co-ed schools in London and Surrey. CAT analysis of our current Year 8 boys shows an average score of 125, this is significantly above age expectations and the national average. In 2018 92% of Year 8 boys scored A* to B with 67% A* & A grades at Common Entrance.
The formal curriculum is complemented by a very rich variety of lunch-time and after-school clubs including numerous academic, sporting, artistic and musical groups and orchestras. The boys' learning is also complemented by the enrichment and benefit of frequent regional, national and overseas visits and trips. 80% of Homefield boys choose to learn how to play a musical instrument.
The school runs breakfast, after school and holiday clubs as well as a minibus service to and from the Wimbledon area and Purley/Carshalton.
Parent links are also very important at Homefield. The Homefield Association is very active and organises many charitable functions throughout the year, additionally raising funds for the school.
Homefield Preparatory School offers academic, art, music and sports scholarships.
Contact our Admissions team, Sue Evans (Registrar)/Vesna Weekley (Assistant Registrar) to book a tour of the school; we are looking forward to welcoming you: firstname.lastname@example.org