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Homefield Preparatory School

Western Road, Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom SM1 2TE

Age Range & Fees

Age Range4 to 13
Annual Day Fees£9300 to £13650
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£0 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
350Day0
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350Total0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 70
Part-time: 30

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Mr John Towers


Homefield is one of the oldest preparatory schools in London. We are based in Sutton and cater for 350 boys aged between four and thirteen. Founded 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 first class pastoral care.

For 150 years Homefield has been renowned for its academic success and family atmosphere. 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 great education should be aimed at knowledge and skill, but also character so that our boys not only 'do well' but 'do good': This is our mission.

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.

We challenge our boys and are very ambitious for each and every one of them. These expectations are not around undue 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. 'Creative' subjects, like music flourish, but so do creative mind-sets and attitudes toward learning, questioning, toward being inquisitive and inventive.

As a charitable trust since the 1960s, a keen sense of civic and community responsibility is important to us. From an early age, our boys learn what good citizenship looks like. 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 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.

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.

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 have well-equipped science laboratories, large Art, DT and Music suites, complemented by a spacious Pre Prep Department and a two-acre adjoining playing field. We are currently investing over £7 million to provide the highest quality facilities for our boys now and for future generations. The first phase is now completed and provides the boys with a purpose built block of new classrooms, to a very high specification, overlooking our playing fields.

We are now working to replace the accommodation to the front of the building with a double level Performance Hall and Dining Room. At the same time we will create new music facilities, an ICT and Library hub. Finally, we will build a brand new all-weather sports pitch. We should have this done by late Summer 2021.

We expect to gain around 10% more green space. Our eco-credentials will include solar power, low energy under floor heating and a 'green roof'. Our boys will have space, comfort and access to an excellent learning and recreational environment.

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.

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.

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 Pre Prep Department through to the Senior Department.

We have had a 100% pass rate at Common Entrance for more than fifteen years and scholarships have been won to senior independent schools for academic, musical, sporting, artistic and all round accomplishment in the past five years.

1n 2020 our boys were awarded 27 places at selective grammar schools at 11+. Our boys also achieved amazing offers across the top senior independent 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 2020 85% of Year 8 boys scored A* to B with 64% A* & A grades at Common Entrance.

The formal 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 area, Wallington and Worcester Park.

Parent links are also very important at Homefield. The Homefield Parents' 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: registrar@homefieldprep.school
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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
  • Vegetarian
  • Hearing
  • Dyslexia
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy
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Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Please apply to school
  • Registration
  • Report from previous school
  • Visit 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

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • AGBIS
  • AMDIS
  • IAPS
  • ISBA
  • LAMDA

Religious Affliations:

  • Non-denominational


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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