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Swanbourne House

Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England MK17 0HZ

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 13
Annual Day Fees *£1350 to £17910
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£22950 to £22950
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£22950 to £22950
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
13Full Boarding6
6Weekly Boarding3

Number of Staff

Full-time: 182
Part-time: 0

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Mrs Jane Thorpe

Established in 1920 and set within 55 acres of stunning Buckinghamshire countryside, Swanbourne House School is a Preparatory School with a difference and one you should come and experience before making such a crucial decision for your young child's education.

We aim to be a dynamic, diverse and forward thinking school offering an exemplary service in teaching and learning. Our pupils grow to understand the discipline of study as we ignite the fire for a lifelong love of learning, personal development and reflection. We aspire to develop well-rounded pupils, who rise to mental and physical challenge with optimism, open and enquiring minds, confidence and empathy. We teach children how to think and communicate responsibly and effectively and we give them the freedom and opportunity required to develop their capacity for independent, principled thought.

It is noteworthy that a significant and not co-incidental number of Old Swanbournians have gone on to be School Captains, Prefects and Sports Captains at their senior schools. They are well-grounded, well-mannered, emotionally intelligent and go on to become highly attractive candidates for the top universities and for future employers.

In a nutshell, we believe our School is exceptional. It is a School that continues to work very hard to earn and deserve its success and enviable reputation. We are there every step of the way on your child's journey through Prep School and we do our best to ensure that each and every child strives to do their best, in every regard, with confidence and determination in a happy, safe and supportive environment, with plenty of time for tree climbing and den building!

Mrs Jane Thorpe MA (Cantab)
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What we offer

  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Dyslexia

Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Trial day at school

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Other bursaries
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Music
  • Senior school entry
  • All-rounder
  • Other scholarships
  • Teaching
  • Sport
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • Common Entrance
    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Religious Affiliation:

  • Church of England

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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