Homefield Preparatory School

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Template:Infobox UK school Homefield Preparatory School is an independent school for boys in Sutton, in South London. The school established itself as "A Preparatory School for the Sons of Gentlemen”<ref name="Homefield School Website">Template:Cite web Template:Dead link</ref> and as giving “carefully graduated preparation for Public Schools and Royal Navy, either on the classical or on the modern side”<ref name="Homefield School Website"/> for boys aged 2½ to 13.

Homefield is a feeder school for many local independent senior schools, including King's College School, Whitgift, Trinity School, Charterhouse School, Dulwich College, Epsom College, Eton College and St John's School, Leatherhead. It is a strong academic school with a high scholarship rate and a vast majority going on to public schools or high performing independent or state day schools such as Sutton Grammar. It has now just completed a new £1.8m building named 'The Sutherland Building' after the Old Boy Graham Sutherland.

Houses

The houses at Homefield are named after former headmasters with the exception of Ellis which is named for Mr J ‘Bert’ Ellis who assisted with the move to the current site in the 1960s. Mr J ‘Bert’ Ellis was introduced to the school by one of the Governors, Mr Frank Williamson, who saved the situation by lending money to the school on most generous terms.

  • Ellis
  • Grays
  • Walfords
  • Bomfords

Noted alumni

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  • Ben Barnes, actor <ref name="barnes1">Template:Cite web</ref>
  • Nigel Burgess, Businessman and Single Handed Yachtsman
  • Colin Cowdrey, Ex England Cricket Captain <ref>Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Colin Cowdrey</ref><ref name="Henderson">Template:Cite news</ref><ref name="cricinfo2">Template:Cite web</ref> (Namesake of the Cowdrey Building)
  • Bob Danvers-Walker, British radio and newsreel announcer
  • John Rae, Former Headmaster of Westminster School (Namesake of the Rae Building)
  • Graham Sutherland, a painter, an etcher and a designer (Namesake of the Sutherland Building)
  • Julian Worricker, BBC Radio journalist
  • Sam Freedman, Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary of State for Education and former Director of Head of Education Research at Policy Exchange
  • Charlie Sharples, England rugby player

References

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Official page

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