Head's Welcome

Homefield has been renowned for its academic success and family atmosphere for over 150 years. A safe and happy environment, with a real depth of specialist teaching ensures the fulfilment of individual potential. A generous education should be aimed at knowledge and skill, but also at building good character. Our outcomes speak for themselves with “exceptionally positive” students who have “high levels of self-confidence, self-awareness and self-discipline…a well-developed sense of right and wrong…highly collaborative and supporting of each other…a strong appreciation of diversity.” (Inspectorate 2021).

Every year we receive a significant number of offers to both grammars and top independents. We serve some of the very best senior schools in the country, either at 11+ or 13+. 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 responsibility is important to us. We believe that positive values influence character and attitude. In the 21st century it's more important than ever to feel rooted within a strong moral community.

With this in mind we have recently rebuilt our School to provide a truly remarkable learning environment. We hope to inspire all with our deep commitment to ecology; a living ‘green’ roof, solar panels, and natural ventilation systems. Homefield is also a great place to work, we care about our staff morale and well-being, they are our greatest asset.

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 students and staff, I am forever delighted by their energy, joy and compassion.

Mr John Towers


John has 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 be judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. He joined Homefield in 2014 and under his leadership the school has been rated ‘excellent’ across both academic achievement and pastoral development in the latest ISI Inspection carried out in December 2021. 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 co-ed schools and teacher training supporting 20,000 children in rural India. 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 has two children, now in their late teens, and of course Mr Chops the spaniel who has become Homefield’s much loved mascot.

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