As one of the oldest prep schools in England, Homefield has been renowned for its academic success and family atmosphere since 1870. A safe and happy environment, with a real depth of specialist teaching ensures the fulfilment of our boys’ individual potential. We offer a truly cosmopolitan school, our rich diversity a real strength. A generous education should be aimed at knowledge and skill, but also at building good character.
Recently, the Covid-19 crisis saw our community strengthen. Our response was emphatic. No boy was going to be left behind. We provided Key Worker provision and a depth and range of online and live learning to raise the bar in both academics and wellbeing. Externally validated assessment showed our boys still significantly ahead of national standards. Please click here to read parent views.
Last year our boys received a phenomenal 27 grammar school offers. At Homefield we produce well-rounded boys who go on to some of the very best senior schools in the country. These expectations are not around undue pressure to pass exams. We encourage an enlightened individual who "can do all things if he will". Creative, inquisitive and inventive.
As a charitable trust since the 1960s, a keen sense of civic and community responsibility is important to us. We believe that positive values influence character and attitude. In the 21st century it's more important than ever for our boys to feel rooted within a strong moral community.
If our website is your first experience of Homefield Prep, then let me extend a warm invitation for you to make a personal visit to meet us. This is by far the best way to discover all that our school has to offer. Come and talk to the boys, I am forever delighted by their energy, joy and compassion.
Mr John Towers
John has nearly 30 years of experience in the education sector following degrees in History and in Mathematics Education. He has been a Head in two schools; leading his first to become one of the ‘most improved’ in the country and rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. John’s career has also included a tour as a School Improvement Adviser, for schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and with responsibility for ‘gifted and talented’ provision. Following this, as Director of Education for the charity 'Reach to Teach', he established schools and teacher training supporting 20,000 children in rural India. Currently, John sits as an adviser on the Independent Schools Examination Board, with his expertise in History and pedagogy helping to set assessments for prep and senior schools across the UK. He has a strong interest in developing innovative educational practice, at Homefield and more widely, and is a Fellow and a Trustee of the Royal Society of the Arts. John is an Institute of Leadership and Management qualified Executive Coach and a member of the Worshipful Company of Educators, one of the ‘Livery Companies’ of the City of London. He has two children, now in their teens, and of course Mr Chops the spaniel who has become Homefield’s much loved mascot.