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Hazlegrove Prep School

Sparkford, Somerset, BA22 7JA

Description

Hazlegrove, a coeducational boarding and day prep school, has around 365 pupils and is committed to celebrating childhood. A vibrant and creative curriculum, exceptional pastoral care and stunning rural Somerset location combine to make children feel nurtured, motivated, inspired and encouraged to love learning for life.


Located in 200 acres of parkland just off the A303 in Somerset, the school is committed to providing the very best all-round education to the boys and girls in its care. Boarding is the heartbeat of Hazlegrove and as a result the school invests a huge amount of time and resources to get it right for children and their families. With around 100 full-time boarders, largely as the result of personal recommendation, boarding at Hazlegrove is thriving and a busy evening and full weekend programme of activities benefits both boarders and day pupils alike.


Continual review and investment in the provision of education from Nursery to Year 8 runs at the centre of this exceptional school and the success over the past three years of Year 8 pupils is testimony to this. The children have been awarded an impressive ninety-six scholarships and awards to twenty-five different Senior School schools, including Eton, Marlborough, Sherborne, King’s and Millfield. 


Aims: 



  • To inspire and guide children to lead happy, purposeful and fulfilled lives

  • To develop a sense of self and well-being in a safe and nurturing environment

  • To provide a world-class education for all which offers an exciting and valuable range of opportunities and experiences

  • To light the spark of curiosity, creativity and endeavour which will last for life

  • To build a strong day and boarding community, connected to the world, which inspires love, respect and empathy

  • To develop strong relationships and moral principles underpinned by Christian values

  • To offer the best possible preparation and guidance for each child’s future.


Values:



  • Kindness /Integrity/ Courage/ Generosity/ Grace


Sport, Music and Drama at Hazlegrove:


Sport is an integral part of the school day at Hazlegrove for all pupils from the Nursery to Year 8.  The grounds and indoor sports complex provide excellent facilities and all pupils are encouraged to join in and enjoy learning a wide variety of sports.  There is an emphasis on the development of physical fitness and co-ordination as well as skills and control.


Pupils play team games but also have the opportunity to pursue individual sports to a high standard.  Major sports for the boys are rugby, hockey and cricket whilst the girls play hockey, netball and cricket/rounders. Athletics, swimming and racket sports are also well represented. Teamwork, support, mutual endeavour and developing perseverance are all great skills for life.


The early years of education are the ideal time to instil a love of music and the arts. With expert staff and resources for instrument and singing lessons, as well as a dance studio and theatre, Hazlegrove provides the perfect stage for your young performer. 


The school encourages pupils to try out different instruments to find out what they enjoy most, and give them the joyful experience of singing or playing in bands and ensembles together. Drama classes offer pupils the chance to develop a love of the theatre and explore their creativity with improvisation. The school wants all of the children to have the confidence to stand up and speak out in front of others, and for those who want to take things further, Hazlegrove offers the chance to prepare for LAMDA examinations.


The School’s history reaches back in time to 1519. As part of the King’s School Bruton Foundation, Hazlegrove is part of an educational lineage which spans nearly five centuries. A Hazlegrovian in the 21st century is a child that is empathetic, kind and connected to the world; one who is independent but knows that developing relationships and a sense of duty to the community are integral to a successful life.  


The King’s School, Bruton Foundation comprises two schools – King’s Bruton and Hazlegrove – and offers the opportunity for a continuity of outstanding education for girls and boys from 3 to 18. The two schools are united by a common set of values and principles and bound by a shared history that stretches back to the foundation of King’s 500 years ago in 1519.

Type:
Preparatory School, Nursery & Pre-Prep School

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Contact Information

Sparkford, Somerset, BA22 7JA

Key Information

Head:
Mr Mark White MA
Residential:
 Boarding
 Day
Religion:
Church of England
Gender:
Boys & Girls
School Setting:
Rural
Number of Pupils:
374
Age Range:
Nursery & Pre-Prep
Preparatory
Fee Range (Termly):
£2,928 - £8,787
Exit exams:
 13+ Common Entrance & Scholarship
Famous Alumni:
Maddie Hinch MBE, English international field hockey player; Felix Drinkall, GB rowing; Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Mezzo Soprano

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