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Hazlegrove Preparatory School

Hazlegrove House, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, England BA22 7JA
Tel: +44 (0) 1963 440 314

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 13 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

At Hazlegrove, we delight in children being children and encourage individuality alongside traditional qualities such as compassion and kindness. Set within 200 acres of parkland in Somerset with outstanding facilities, we welcome children of all ages into the Pre-Prep from 2 to 7 and in the Prep School from 7 to 13.

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Word From The Head

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Ed Benbow

It is my great privilege and honour to be the new headmaster of Hazlegrove, and a pleasure to welcome you to this wonderful school. The values and charms of a country boarding prep school are as prevalent today as they have ever been, and Hazlegrove is at the forefront of this.

Amidst our glorious 200 acres of grounds, we are blessed with many wonderful facilities such as our state-of the art Teaching and Learning centre, sports hall, indoor swimming pool, art and DT facilities, and theatre. These undoubtedly help put Hazlegrove into the leading category of schools in the UK. We are a day and boarding school in which a family ethos is at its very core. As a parent of boarding children, I am more than aware of the faith you invest in entrusting us to look after your children. We pride ourselves in our outstanding pastoral care, applying a proactive rather than reactive approach, in which every member of staff, whatever their role, is involved.

We also pride ourselves in our all-round excellence, and many of our pupils achieve awards in a variety of different disciplines to a range of the top senior schools in the country. However, learning goes well beyond the classroom. Our greatest desire is to provide as many opportunities and experiences for each child, so that they can discover their own unique skills and talents and develop into curious and passionate learners. We believe that every child is a human being with immeasurable potential, not simply an academic robot, and it is our goal at Hazlegrove to find and nurture that potential. We want to ensure that they have the social, emotional and academic foundations to go on to thrive at senior school and beyond. Ultimately, we want our children to become kind, confident and self-assured young people, in the backdrop of this unique, nurturing and inspirational school.

My wife Amanda and I look forward to welcoming you to Hazlegrove soon in order to show you this exciting school and share with you our vision and aims.

Ed Benbow


Open Days, Visits & Events

24-06-2024 - OPEN DAY: Book Your Visit

We would be delighted to welcome you to our next Open Day or to welcome you for an individual visit to take a tour around the School. Please click through for more information.

What We Offer

  • Common Entrance
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Trinity College Music Exams
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Horticulture
  • Language Club
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Trial day at school
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Financial Assistance
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Siblings
  • All denominations welcome
  • Christian
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range2 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£10629 to £20820
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£21705 to £27696
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£24153 to £30816
    Flexi BoardingYes
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    51Full Boarding38
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 31
    Part-time: 19

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews


    I wasn’t entirely sure we would be able to find a school that would be able to do all this as well as providing them with an excellent “traditional” education. Hazlegrove more than matches up to our expectations and we would be very happy for our boys to join you in due course.  

    Parent Survey

    We are extremely pleased that we chose to send our son to Hazlegrove, to date we feel he has definitely benefited from the overall ethos, surroundings and culture at the school.  

    Tatler School Guide

    Confident, happy boys and girls with a can-do attitude that stays with them for life go on to a raft of top senior schools, with a dazzling average of 32 scholarships each year.