Homefield Preparatory School
For decades the school has been renowned for its family atmosphere, small class sizes, and fulfilment of individual potential and academic success. Homefield establishes a safe and happy environment, with a real depth of specialist teaching. Values drive our organisation and that shines through, whether it is the good manners of the boys or the decisions we make over what we teach and how we teach it.
Our well-rounded boys go on to some of the very best senior schools in the country. We cultivate their personal interests and passions; whether they are artistic, linguistic, sporting or social. Our academic success and scholarship rates are exceptional.
We are housed in an extensive purpose-built complex, with well-equipped science laboratories, large Art, DT and Music suites, complemented by a spacious Early Years Unit and a two-acre adjoining playing field.
Homefield prepares its boys for a very wide range of 46 senior schools in London and the South East, including Dulwich College, Epsom College, Eton, Hampton, Harrow, King’s College School, Wimbledon, Kingston Grammar, St Paul’s, St John’s, Trinity, Westminster and Whitgift.
At Homefield we aim to provide • High standards of learning for all • High standards of teaching for all • High expectations in a caring atmosphere • The fulfilment of each individual’s potential • A thorough preparation for each boy’s next school • A secure foundation for each boy’s future life. Above all, we try to achieve them in a climate of expectation but not pressure! The ISI inspection of the school in 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 in the Early Years Unit and Junior Departments, and by form tutors in the Senior Department. Last year the boys in the Upper 6th form safely qualified via Common Entrance and Scholarship for 10 different senior schools, successfully maintaining Homefield’s 100% pass rate at Common Entrance over the last ten years. 83 scholarships have been won to senior independent schools for academic, musical, sporting, artistic and all round accomplishment in the last three years.
The formal curriculum is complemented by a very rich variety of lunch-time 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.
The school runs breakfast, after school and holiday clubs as well as a minibus service to and from the Wimbledon area.
The Music and Drama Departments also regularly perform in the local community and invite local schools and neighbours to their events. Parent links are also very important at Homefield. The Homefield Association is very active and organizes many charitable functions throughout the year, additionally raising funds for the school. Homefield School offers academic, art, music and sports scholarships. Contact us to book a tour of the school; we are looking forward to welcoming you.