Homefield Preparatory School

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Homefield Preparatory School, Sutton
Motto optimus quisique(Everyone is good)
Established 1870
Closed N/A
Type Independent school
Preparatory school (UK)
New Headteacher John Towers
Founder K Rose
Location Western Road
Greater London
England, UK
Coordinates: 51°21′45″N 0°12′10″W / 51.3624°N 0.2029°W / 51.3624; -0.2029
Staff 50
Students 400 (approx.)
Gender Boys
Ages 3–13
Website www.homefield.sutton.sch.uk

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”[1] and as giving “carefully graduated preparation for Public Schools and Royal Navy, either on the classical or on the modern side”[1] for boys aged 2½ to 13.

Homefield is a feeder school for many local independent senior schools, including Reigate Grammar School, 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. In near completion is now the new Homefield Pavilion.


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[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Homefield School Website". Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Ben Barnes Video - Celebrity Interview and Paparazzi". Retrieved 2 May 2012. Barnes was educated at two independent schools for boys: Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton in South West London and King's College 
  3. ^ Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Colin Cowdrey
  4. ^ Henderson, Michael (31 March 2001). "'It was a gem of an innings' - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 May 2012. Some of the most famous cricketers, including Sir Garfield Sobers, Clive Lloyd, Ted Dexter, Ian Botham and David Gower, joined a congregation that featured representatives from Homefield preparatory school, Tonbridge, Oxford University and Kent CCC, where Cowdrey was captain for 15 years. 
  5. ^ "Wisden - Colin Cowdrey". Wisden. Retrieved 2 May 2012. From the age of four Colin used to play with his father and one of the native servants at their home at Bangalore, but soon he was on his way to England, where from five and a half until thirteen he lived at Homefield Preparatory School at Sutton in Surrey. There, Cowdrey says he really learned cricket from the headmaster, Mr. C. Walford, whom he describes as a cricket fanatic. In the summer, Sunday was the only rest-day. Mr. Walford coached the boys four days a week and the other two were devoted to matches. 

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