Hazlegrove is an independent boarding and day preparatory school for 370 boys and girls aged 2–13. The School is set within 200 acres of parkland in Somerset, with direct access to the A303. Excellent facilities include a newly developed flood-lit sports area, indoor swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts, mini golf course, theatre, music school, design and art centre and a mini farm. A purpose-built, self-contained pre-prep and nursery gives pupils the ideal start to school life.
In today’s rapidly changing and demanding world, it is important that children have a breadth of opportunity to develop their abilities and potential, while enjoying the benefit of a caring, structured and secure environment. We provide this at Hazlegrove. Children are encouraged to seek high standards in academic, creative, sporting and many other areas of School life. At the same time, we are a family school and regard the happiness of the individual child, at whatever level of achievement, as of vital importance to their personal progress. . The boarding was rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted 2010/11 and pupils can board from age 7 when they join the Prep School. The full programme of evening and weekend activities, together with the large number of boarders staying in at weekends, ensures that there is always plenty to do. Music and drama play a significant role in developing personal confidence with all pupils being involved in a major production every year. Pupils have regular opportunities to perform in informal concerts and to join one or more of the large number of ensembles. Outdoor education is part of the curriculum allowing children to develop the skills to work as part of a team and confidence is built upon by pushing personal boundaries. Our aim is for pupils to leave Hazlegrove with a self-esteem which is intact, prepared to face the unknown challenges which lie ahead. Hazlegrove is a splash of colour in an increasingly grey and conformist world. It is a school that delights in children being children, it encourages individuality, and it values determination, perseverance and passion. The School has retained all that is best from the past, but, at the same time, is ready to respond to contemporary educational initiatives and to explore new technologies. Hazlegrove has a clear vision and an exciting future.