A nurturing school with a unique structure in this part of the world, Somerhill offers the best of co-education and single-sex schooling in one setting. Housed in a Jacobean mansion with 150 acres of glorious parkland, we have all the space and facilities we need to grow amazing people.
The first step on the Somerhill journey provides a learning foundation in a co-educational, friendly environment
An emphasis on curiosity and independent thought underpins skills-based learning in single-sex lessons
Skills-based learning in single-sex lessons, with an emphasis on thinking creatively and unlocking individual potential
We have extensive indoor and outdoor facilities to support our pupils’ learning.
Our small class sizes mean teachers can give pupils individual attention and support to help them achieve their best.
We provide a good all-round education that promotes moral, spiritual, physical, emotional and practical as well as academic development.
Based on a skills-based framework, we encourage pupils to enhance their problem-solving abilities, review their own progress, and become resilient, confident individuals.
We take pride in being able to match each pupil individually to the most suitable secondary school for their onward journey. Many achieve local Grammar Schools places or secure scholarships at top Independent Secondary Schools.
“What People say about Us”
“The perfect educational model… with stonking facilities…the green spaces will make you swoon” – Muddy Stilettos
“What a great school with amazing facilities, after school clubs & hands on caring staff who bring out the best in each child. Our grandson can’t wait to get there each morning & his comment at the end of the day when asked what kind of day he’s had is “I’ve had a great day!” I think that says it all.” Grandparent
“We love being a part of this community. The teaching is excellent and my children have been so happy here with so many opportunities for learning, both inside the classroom and outside in the beautiful spacious grounds. Highly recommend whether your child is sporty, creative or academic!” Parent
Explore videos, pictures and information in our online tour to discover more about life and learning on our beautiful 150 acre site.
As one of only a handful of UK Prep schools offering Engineering on the curriculum, we believe it is crucial in preparing children for future challenges. Read more about our exciting lego robotics, rocket cars, gliders and escape room projects.
Meet the new Headteacher of SPP, Amanda McKnight.
Somerhill team pride was back alongside glorious September sunshine for the Brenchley XC Relays at St Ronan’s Prep on Friday. Magnificent runs from our Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 athletes saw Somerhill secure 1st place – and the winning trophies – in both the boys’ and girls’ events.