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Principal’s Welcome

Identifying one prep school from another can be a tricky task. I would welcome the opportunity to meet you to explore how we might be just the community for your family. Our unique structure at Somerhill provides an excellent education within a wonderfully happy learning environment.

While our Pre-Prep boys and girls learn and thrive together, our Prep children gain immeasurably from being in their separate sections for learning. They develop a strong allegiance to their respective section, but we are also one school community, and we make sure that outside the academic classroom they have plenty of interaction, including during break and lunch times and in our co-curricular programme, before, during and after school. As such, we’re a place where the best of both co-education and single-sex schooling meets in harmony.

Our extensive facilities afford us the benefit of excellent music, science, art, engineering, sport, swimming and outdoor play, unrivalled in most prep schools. While we have a very strong record of academic success, placing children in both grammar and independent schools at 11/13+, we are first and foremost a happy environment where children relish the huge number of opportunities they are presented with. Somerhill grows amazing people with a love of life and a passion for learning.

We look forward to welcoming you to the school.

Duncan Sinclair
Principal