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Homefield Preparatory School

Western Road, Sutton, Surrey, England SM1 2TE

Age Range & Fees

Age Range4 to 13
Annual Day Fees *10425 to 15045
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *0 to 0
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Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
320Day0
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0
320Total0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 70
Part-time: 30

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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Mr John Towers, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., P.G.C.E., N.P.Q.H., F.R.S.A.


As one of the oldest prep schools in England, Homefield has been renowned for its academic success and family atmosphere for over 150 years, since 1870. 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. A generous education should be aimed at knowledge and skill, but also at building good character.

Recently, the Covid-19 crisis saw our community strengthen. Our response was emphatic. No boy was going to be left behind. We provided Key Worker provision and a depth and range of online and live learning to raise the bar in both academics and wellbeing. Externally validated assessment showed our boys still significantly ahead of national standards.

Every year our boys receive a phenomenal number of grammar school offers. At Homefield we produce well-rounded boys who go on to some of the very best senior schools in the country. These expectations are not around undue pressure to pass exams. We encourage an enlightened individual who "can do all things if he will". Creative, inquisitive and inventive.

Homefield prepares its boys for a very wide range of independent 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.

As a charitable trust since the 1960s, a keen sense of civic and community responsibility is important to us. We believe that 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.

At Homefield we aim to provide a safe and happy environment, with a real depth of specialist teaching, to enable academic success. We invest in an ambitious curriculum for all our boys. This goes beyond English, maths and the sciences. Quality and vitality also underpin the humanities, the arts and sport. This breadth and depth ensures a wider fulfilment of our boys’ individual potential, in ‘head, hand and heart’.

We seek to develop deeper study skills and aptitudes toward learning, such as research and collaboration, in order to inspire independent thinkers who work well with others and are eager for challenge.

We aspire to be a truly cosmopolitan school, with a rich diversity both, reflecting and supporting our place as a charity within the wider community of London. We aim for a generous education of knowledge and skill, but also ethical character so that our boys not only ‘do well’ but ‘do good’. With roots in the 19th Century, our mission embraces the 21st Century where well-being and civic virtue are key to our school’s character and success.

We have well-equipped science laboratories, large Art, DT and Music suites, complemented by a two-acre adjoining playing field. We are currently investing over £8 million to provide the highest quality facilities for our boys now and for future generations. The first and second phases are complete and so far we have provided the boys with a purpose built block of new classrooms, to a very high specification, overlooking our playing fields plus a brand new double level Performance Hall and Dining Room. At the same time we have created new music facilities and an ICT and Library hub. Finally, we will build a brand new all-weather sports pitch. All of this will be done by the Summer of 2022. We have gained around 10% more green space. Our eco-credentials include solar power, low energy under floor heating and a 'green roof'. Our boys have space, comfort and access to an excellent learning and recreational environment.

Why Homefield is the perfect choice for your son:

- Exciting curriculum specifically designed for boys
- Exceptional academic success (scholarships and grammar school offers)
- Real depth of specialist teaching
- Boys are happy, well rounded and polite
- Founded 150 years ago and one of the oldest boys' prep schools in England
- Prepared and responsive to Covid-19

We achieve success in a climate of expectation but not pressure.

We have had a 100% pass rate at Common Entrance for more than fifteen years and 103 scholarships have been won to senior independent schools for academic, musical, sporting, artistic and all round accomplishment in the past six years.
Our boys have been awarded 50 places at selective grammar schools at 11 over the past 3 years and have also achieved amazing offers across the top senior independent schools in London and Surrey. CAT analysis of our Year 8 boys shows an average score of 125, this is significantly above age expectations and the national average. In 2021 73% of Year 8 boys scored A* to B with 51% A* & A grades at Common Entrance.
Our ambitious curriculum is complemented by a very rich variety of lunchtime 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, Worcester Park and Carshalton areas.

Parent links are also very important at Homefield. The Homefield Parents' & Friends' Association is very active and organises many charitable functions throughout the year, additionally raising funds for the school.

Contact our Admissions team, Sue Evans/Vesna Weekley to book a tour of the school; we are looking forward to welcoming you: registrar@homefieldprep.school
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Thanks Homefield school, excellent all-round education for my son.

Aisha Hamid



Both my boys are so happy at Homefield. All the teachers are so personable with a wonderful open door policy.

Shailesh Nair



Our twins have been at Homefield since Reception. We have found the school very welcoming and our boys are extremely happy . What we were looking in a school was overall development of the child including good pastoral care. The teachers and staff are very friendly and approachable. I am sure the...

What we offer

  • Classics
  • Critical thinking
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Engineering
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Theology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Adventure training
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Drama productions
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Particular diets
  • School bus service
  • Hearing
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy
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Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Report from previous school

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Other bursaries
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Junior school entry
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • Senior school entry
  • All-rounder
  • Other scholarships
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Means tested scholarships
  • Languages
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • ABRSM
    Associated board of the Royal School of Music
  • Common Entrance
  • ISEB
    Independent Schools Examination Board
  • LAMDA
    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Trinity College Music Exams

Religious Affiliation:

  • Non-denominational


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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