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.


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



Official page

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